Free Content Contributions to the Biology of the Queen Conch, Strombus Gigas

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The biology of Storombus gigas Linnaeus is described on the basis of a study conducted at St. John, Virgin Islands, over a period of two and one-half years. The economic importance, systematic position, size, sexual differences, sex ratio, habitat, growth, movements, feeding habits, reproduction, development, predators and commensals of this abundant gastropod are discussed.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 1964

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