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Lobatus Gallus

Stromboidea


Original Description of Strombus gallus by Linnaeus, 1758:

  • "S. testae labro dilatato: antice mucronato longissimo, dorso coronato, cauda obtusa."

History and Synonymy

Lobatus gallus (Linnaeus, 1758: 743) (Strombus)

  • Syn.: Strombus solitaris Perry, 1811: pl. 52
  • Syn.: Strombus solitaries Perry, 1811: unnumbered page, in caption to pl. 75, p. 501 in Petit (2009) [err. pro. solitaris]
  • Syn.: Lambis velum Röding, 1798: 65

1766

In Rumphius, 1766, pl. XXXVII, fig. 5 (Rumphius does not give any name)

1811

Original Description of Strombus solitaris by Perry, 1811, p. (following pl. 52):

  • "Shell univalve, spiral, the cheek or Maxilla Oris turned backwards, and spread out like a flap, the cheek also cut open and farrowed at the top and bottom, near to where it joins the beak; the beak twisted inwards and backwards."
  • "The inside of the Strombus Solitaris (so named from the circumstance of its having only one horn or spine) is of a bright red colour, and the whole shell both within and without, is undulated and tuberculated, the beak and spire are sharp and pointed, and like the body adorned with red streaks."
  • "The present shell which we have now executed is drawn from an original in Mr. Bullock's Museum, and is a native of Africa and the East Indies. It has more of singularity perhaps than beauty of colour, and resembles in its outline an Urn or Vase upon the side where the spire forms the principal termination."

Strombus solitaris Perry, 1811, pl. 52

1843

Strombus gallus in Kiener, 1843, pl. ?

Strombus gallus juvenile in Kiener, 1843, pl. ?, fig. 2

1844

Strombus gallus in Duclos, 1844, pl. 19, fig. 3, 4, 5, 6

1847

Strombus galius in Berge, 1847, pl. 38, fig. 2

1850

Strombus gallus in Reeve, 1850, Strombus, pl. 9, fig. 18


Specimens from private collections

Lobatus gallus (Linnaeus, 1758); Brazil; 141 mm; Coll. Chong Chen Comment Chen:

  • Commonly called the "Rooster-tail Conch", this species exhibit a great variety of colours from purple to gold to dark brown.

Lobatus gallus (Linnaeus, 1758); off Pernambuco State, Brazil; 182 mm; Coll. Christian Börnke

Lobatus gallus (Linnaeus, 1758); Juvenile; off Pernambuco State, Brazil; 62 mm; Coll. Christian Börnke

Lobatus gallus (Linnaeus, 1758); San Antonio, Puerto Rico Island, USA, northeastern Caribbean Sea; t: 133 mm, b: 102 mm; Coll. Paul Merrill

Lobatus gallus (Linnaeus, 1758); Mangel Halto, Aruba Island, The Netherlands; while snorkeling on seagrass at about 2 m; 7/2014; Coll. Jordy Wendriks

Lobatus gallus (Linnaeus, 1758); off Arrondissement des Cayes, SW Haiti, Hispaniola Island, Greater Antilles; taken on sand bottom with sea weed, at 8-12 m by local free diver; 155 mm; 2/2015; Coll. Christian Börnke

Lobatus gallus (Linnaeus, 1758); off Arrondissement des Cayes, SW Haiti, Hispaniola Island, Greater Antilles; taken on sand bottom with sea weed, at 8-12 m by local free diver; 156 mm; 2/2015; Coll. Christian Börnke

Lobatus gallus (Linnaeus, 1758); Guadeloupe Island, Lesser Antilles, Caribbean; Coll. Paul Kanner

Lobatus gallus (Linnaeus, 1758); Haiti, Hispaniola Island, Greater Antilles; Coll. Heiko Laertz

Lobatus gallus (Linnaeus, 1758); off Recife, Pernambuco State, Brazil; 133 mm; Coll. Ulrich Wieneke

Lobatus gallus (Linnaeus, 1758); freak; Camocin, Ceará State, Brazil; from lobster nets, sand, depth 30-40 m, 159 mm; Coll. Maria Demertzis


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