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Thetystrombus latus
Naturalis Biodiversity Center - ZMA.MOLL.46097 - Persististrombus latus (Gmelin, 1791) - Strombidae - Mollusc shell.jpeg
Shells of Thetystrombus latus from the Naturalis Biodiversity Center Collection
Scientific classification
  • Lambis carnaria Röding, 1798
  • Lambis carnea Röding, 1798
  • Lambis fasciatus Gmelin, 1807
  • Strombus adansoni DeFrance, 1827
  • Strombus auratus Spalowsky, 1795
  • Strombus bubo Deshayes, 1833
  • Strombus bubonius Lamarck, 1822
  • Strombus dilatatus Lamarck, 1822 (Invalid: junior homonym of Strombus dilatatus Swainson, 1821)
  • Strombus fasciatus Gmelin, 1791 (Invalid: junior homonym of Strombus fasciatus Born, 1778)
  • Strombus latus Gmelin, 1791 (basionym)
  • Strombus latus f. arenensis Bernard, 1982 (Unavailable name: infrasubspecific (ICZN Art. 15.2))
  • Strombus latus f. minima Bernard, 1984 (Unavailable name: infrasubspecific (ICZN Art. 15.2))
  • Strombus latus f. portgentilensis Bernard, 1984 (Unavailable name: infrasubspecific (ICZN Art. 15.2))
  • Strombus mediterraneus Duclos, 1844

Thetystrombus latus, commonly known as the Bubonian conch, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Strombidae, the true conchs.


The shell size varies between 70 mm and 165 mm.


The Bubonian conch occurs in the Atlantic Ocean off West Africa, Senegal, Gabon, Cape Verde, Ascension Island and Angola.

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