CONOMUREX LUHUANUS - (LINNAEUS, 1758)
Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Stromboidea (Superfamily) > Strombidae (Family) > Conomurex (Genus)
Le Conomurex luhuanus est probablement le strombe le plus commun au monde, certains conservent encore l'ancien nom : Strombus luhuanus. Ce coquillage se trouve très souvent en grand nombre dans les zones sableuses.
Strombus luhuanus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Se cuit comme les moules. A déguster en salade.
The shell of C. luhuanus ranges from a more common length of 5 cm, to a maximum length of 8 cm. C. luhuanus is often mistaken for a Cone snail, mainly because of the conoidal outline of its shell, which is relatively unusual among the Strombidae. Its stromboid notch, though not as conspicuous as observed in many species that used to belong to Strombus (such as Lentigo lentiginosus), is deep and easily distinguished. The interior may be slightly lirate. The external color of the shell may be either white with an orange, brown/tan pattern of blotches, or completely brown/white. The interior is usually colored strong orange, red or pink, and the inner lip border is black or chocolate brown.
Conomurex luhuanus, common name the Strawberry conch, is a species of medium-sized sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Strombidae, the true conchs.
The shell of C. luhuanus ranges from a more common length of 5 cm, to a maximum length of 8 cm.