LAMBIS STUDY 16x20 (SH-17)
South Pacific , 16" x 20"
Lambis is a genus of snail commonly referred to as Spider Conches for the elaborate, spindly protrusions that rim their shells. Lambis are equipped with long eyestalks which protrude from the narrow canal at the anterior of the shell.
Lambis are also known for their unusual ambulatory method. Rather than sliding slowly like most snails, their strong foot and thorny operculum propels them in short bursts or leaps. Such an elegantly adorned shell hopping across the ocean floor is an singular sight indeed.