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Spider conchs .Lambis chiragra.The shells of the genus Lambis, also belonging to the STROMBIDAE family, are commonly called spider conches. They have long extension-fingers. The Lambis chiragra have several subspecies, therefore shells can be found with noticeable variations in size, colour and pattern. It lives in the sand of the Indo-Pacific seashore, where it is common...The females of some species are generally much larger, have more well developed knobs on the dorsum, and have the spines angled upward (occasionally nearly vertical). The males of the species are generally much smaller, occasionally much more colorful, less knobby, with the spines being near horizontal.