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n. - Type genus of the family of conchs.

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  • There is also a colony of queen conch Strombus gigas.
  • For more than 25 years, all attempts at culturing pearls from the queen conch (Strombus gigas) have been unsuccessful-until now.
  • Shells were used principally for beads and other ornaments, but also for trumpets (Strombus and Murex), and as receptacles (Haliotis).
  • In terms of absolute numbers, and the number of ruins in which they have been found, the leading shells are Olivella, Glycymeris, Strombus, and for more
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