Gastropod Archives

Flamingo Tongue
Stuart Wynne 16th January 2019 No Comments

One of the most ornate Caribbean gastropods, the Flamingo Tongue (Cyphoma gibbosum) is also one of the most vicious. It creeps around the reef environment, and consumes corals, favouring sea fans and sea rods. Slithering up its structure, …

Read More
Queen Conch
Stuart Wynne 8th November 2017 No Comments

The Queen Conch (recently reclassified from Strombus gigas to Lobatus gigas) is one of the largest gastropods in the Caribbean, and by far the most delicious. It forms extensive fisheries throughout the region, and is so heavily exploited that …

Read More