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Lambis Millepeda

Stromboidea


Original Description of Strombus Millepeda by Linnaeus, 1758, p. 743:

  • "S. testae labro decadactylo, digitis inflexis, fauce substriata, dorso gibbere compresso.."

Locus typicus: "Habitat in O. Asiae." (Linnaeus, 1758); "We hereby designate Olango Island on the east side of Cebu Island, Central Visayas Region, Philippines, as the type locality." (Abbott, 1961)

Linnaeus cited

  • Bonan. recr. 3. t. 311.
  • List. conch. t. 868. f. 23. & 869. f. 24.
  • Rumph. mus. t. 36. f. I.
  • Argenv. conch. t. 18. f. B.

History and Synonymy

Lambis millepeda (Linnaeus, 1758: 743) (Strombus)

  • Syn.: Pterocera millipeda Lam. ex Linn. Gill, 1870: 135 [?err. pro millepeda]

1742

in Argenville, 1742, pl. 18, fig. B

1766

Cornuta millepeda in Rumphius, 1766, pl. XXXVI, fig. I

1842

Pteroceras Millepeda in Sowerby, 1842, pl. 11, fig. 3

1843

Pterocera millepeda in Kiener, 1843, pl. ?

1851

Pterocera millepeda in Reeve, 1851, Pterocera, pl. 6, fig. 10


Specimens from private collections

Lambis millepeda (Linnaeus, 1758); Philippines Islands; Coll. Guido Poppe

  • left column: Olango Island, Cebu Province, Central Visayas Region; taken in 8 m during night dive; 125,4 mm; 2003; no. 373909
  • middle column: Jetafe, Bohol Province, Central Visayas Region; dived in 10-15 m; 138,9 mm; 2009; no. 505820
  • right column: Along the coast of Northern Bohol Island, Bohol Province, Central Visayas Region; collected by local fishermen; 140,6 mm; 8/2007; no. 412533

Lambis millepeda (Linnaeus, 1758); growth series; Philippines Islands; Coll. Guido Poppe

  • l: Olango Island, Cebu Province, Central Visayas Region; 10-25 m; 51,4 mm; 2012; no. 699941
  • Olango Island, Cebu Province, Central Visayas Region; 10-25 m; 73,4 mm; 2012; no. 678469
  • Olango Island, Cebu Province, Central Visayas Region; 10-25 m; 102 mm; 2012; no. 678468
  • r: Bohol Island, Bohol Province, Central Visayas Region; 10-25 m; 120,9 mm; 2012; no. 693400

Lambis millepeda (Linnaeus, 1758); brown colour; Philippines Islands; Coll. Guido Poppe

  • left column: Nocnocan Island, Bohol Province, Central Visayas Region; 10-35 m; 120,5 mm; 2012; no. 668971
  • middle column: Along the coast of northern Bohol Island, Bohol Province, Central Visayas Region; collected by local fishermen; 123 mm; 8/2007; no. 412540
  • right column: Mactan Island, Punta Engano; collected by local fishermen with lumun-lumun nets; 25-50 m; 121,5 mm; 2009; no. 556969

Lambis millepeda (Linnaeus, 1758); purple colour; Philippines Islands; Coll. Guido Poppe

  • left column: Bohol Island, Bohol Province, Central Visayas Region; 10-25 m; 117,6 mm; 2012; no. 717423
  • middle column: Bohol Island, Bohol Province, Central Visayas Region; collected 10-25 meters deep by local fishermen; 156 mm; 2010; no. 562286
  • right column: Nocnocan Island, Bohol Province, Central Visayas Region; from fishermen; 135 mm; 2005; no. 283093

Lambis millepeda (Linnaeus, 1758); Honiara, Solomon Islands; intertidal in sand and weed; 143 mm; 12/1971; Coll. Ulrich Wieneke

Lambis millepeda (Linnaeus, 1758); unusual colour forms; Philippines Islands; Coll. Guido Poppe

  • left: Pandanan Island. 8 m; 130,5 mm; 4/2008; no. 442118
  • middle: Olango Island, Cebu Province, Central Visayas Region; 10-25 m; 134,8 mm; 2012; no. 694177
  • right: Olango Island, Cebu Province, Central Visayas Region; 10-25 m; 141,1 mm 2011; no. 636408

Lambis millepeda (Linnaeus, 1758); unusual colour forms; Philippines Islands; Coll. Guido Poppe

  • left column: Olango Island, Cebu Province, Central Visayas Region; 15-30 m; collected by local fishermen; 123,5 mm; 2010; no. 597743
  • middle column: Olango Island, Cebu Province, Central Visayas Region; Taken 8 m; during nightdive; 147 m; 2003; no. 320886
  • right column: Palawan Island, Palawan Province, Mimaropa Region; 10-25 m; collected by local fishermen; 192 mm; 2010; no. 601167

Lambis millepeda (Linnaeus, 1758); with Spondylus sp. attached to the spire; Bohol Island, Bohol Province, Central Visayas Region, Philippines; Coll. Ulrich Wieneke

Lambis millepeda (Linnaeus, 1758); inside coral; Bohol Island, Bohol Province, Central Visayas Region, Philippines; Coll. Ulrich Wieneke

Lambis millepeda (Linnaeus, 1758); extra digit(s); Philippines Islands; Coll. Guido Poppe

  • left column: Bohol Island, Bohol Province, Central Visayas Region; 10-25 m; 146,8 mm; 2012; no. 704826
  • middle column: Punta Engano, Mactan Island, Cebu Province, Central Visayas Region; 133,5 mm; 9/2006; no. 373645
  • right column: Palawan Island, Palawan Province, Mimaropa Region; taken at 10-25 m; collected by local fishermen; 158 mm; 2008; no. 498704

Lambis millepeda (Linnaeus, 1758); freaks; Philippines Islands; Coll. Guido Poppe

  • tl: Balabac Island, southern Palawan Province; taken at 10-25 m; 136.8 mm; 2006; no. 360503
  • tm: Bohol Island, Bohol Province, Central Visayas Region; 20-25 m; collected by local fishermen; 135,1 mm; 2009; no. 503675
  • tr: Caubian; collected by local fishermen; 138,8 mm; 2009; no. 536927
  • bl: Caubian; collected by local fishermen; 128 mm; 2009; no. 674410
  • bm: Olango Island, Cebu Province, Central Visayas Region; 10-25 m; 98,9 mm; 2011; no. 635951
  • br: Calituban Island, Bohol Province, Central Visayas Region; 10-25 m; 135,1 mm; 2012; no. 693902

Lambis millepeda (Linnaeus, 1758); freaks; Philippines Islands; Coll. Guido Poppe

  • tl: Olango Island, Cebu Province, Central Visayas Region; found at 10-25 meters deep water; collected by local fishermen; 143,4 mm; 2010; no. 578263
  • tm: Nocnocan Island, Bohol Province, Central Visayas Region; collected 10-15 meters deep; by local fishermen; 133,5 mm; 2009; no. 526622
  • tr: Olango Island, Cebu Province, Central Visayas Region; taken 8 m during night dive; 127,3 mm; 2003; no. 320883
  • bl: Olango Island, Cebu Province, Central Visayas Region; 10-25 m; 92,2 mm; 2012; no. 695404
  • bm: Olango Island, Cebu Province, Central Visayas Region; collected by fishermen; 107,7 mm; 2006; no. 367183
  • br: Calituban Island, Bohol Province, Central Visayas Region; taken at 10-20 m; collected by local fishermen; 120,3 mm; 2007; no. 403254

Lambis millepeda (Linnaeus, 1758); freaks; Philippines Islands; Coll. Guido Poppe

  • tl: Olango Island, Cebu Province, Central Visayas Region; collected 20-25 meters deep by local fishermen; 111,8 mm; 2009; no. 529032
  • tm: Palawan Island, Palawan Province, Mimaropa Region; dived at about 25 m, from local fishermen; 146,3 mm; 2006; no. 362030
  • tr: Calituban Island, Bohol Province, Central Visayas Region; 10-25 m; 122,9 mm; 2012; no. 678518
  • bl: Bohol Island, Bohol Province, Central Visayas Region; 10-15 m; 107,2 mm; 2011; no. 629389
  • bm: Balut Island, Sarangani Islands group, Davao Occidental Province, Davao Region; 118,8 mm; 2007; no. 376326
  • br: Balicasag Island, Bohol Province, Central Visayas Region; taken Tangle net; 100 m; 111,8 mm; 2006; no. 568660

Lambis millepeda (Linnaeus, 1758); freaks; Philippines Islands; Coll. Guido Poppe

  • left column: Nocnocan Island; dived at about 25 m; from local fishermen; 103,7 mm; 2006; no. 362031
  • middle column: Masbate Island, Masbate Province, Bicol Region; 40-50 m; collected by local fishermen; 110,8 mm; 2010; no. 574746
  • right column: Olango Island, Cebu Province, Central Visayas Region; 10-25 m; 98 mm; 2011; no. 659209

Lambis millepeda (Linnaeus, 1758); freaks; Philippines Islands; Coll. Guido Poppe

  • left column: Balut Island, Sarangani Islands group, Davao Occidental Province, Davao Region; shallow; 109,3 mm; 2007; no. 376339
  • middle column: Laminusa Island, Sulu Archipelago, Sulu Province, A.R.M.M. Region; collected 10-25 meters deep, by local fishermen; 109,5 mm; 2010; no. 568586
  • right column: Laminusa Island, Sulu Archipelago, Sulu Province, A.R.M.M. Region; collected 10-25 meters deep, by local fishermen; 130,1 mm; 2010; no. 580140

Lambis millepeda (Linnaeus, 1758); freak; Olango Island, Cebu Province, Central Visayas Region, Philippines; Taken by divers at 10m deep; 114 mm; Coll. Hitoshi Ikeda


Photos of living specimens

Lambis millepeda (Linnaeus, 1758); Visayas, Philippines; 6/2014; Photo Steven Weinberg


References

  • Abbott, 1961
  • Gill, T., 1870. On the Pterocerae of Lamarck, and their mutual relations. American Journal of Conchology 5(3): 120-139.

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