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Fish and Marine Life Illustrations

Conch Shell Illustrated


conch shell

Queen conch and shell (Strombus gigas), watercolor pencils, watercolor and gouache

About the illustration:
Commissioned by: Smithsonian Institute

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Further information about this illustration is detailed here: coral reef

About conches:

Per Wikipedia, "Conches have spirally constructed shells. This spiral shell growth is usually dextral (right-handed) but on very rare occasions it can be sinistral (left-handed)." Conches of the genus Strombus are referred to as "true conches". The shell is notched so the eye stalks can protrude from the shell. They move by using the operculum, part of the foot. They are invertebrates and gastropods. Queen conches, also known as pink conches, are found in the Caribbean Sea. The body consists of the head, the visceral mass, and the foot.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda

More about queen conches:

Enchanted Learning: Queen Conch or Pink Conch



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