Distribution

Both historically and today, Strombus gigas, the queen conch, is limited in range to just the Caribbean Sea and its surrounding waters, including southern Florida and parts of the Gulf of Mexico. S. gigas is found as far North as Bermuda and as far Southeast as the Atlantic coast of northern Brazil (1).

S. gigas is limited in depth from a few inches of water to as deep as 76 meters. However, the species seldom ventures below depths of 30 m; this is often attributed to light limitations for plant and sea grass growth; that of which serves as the species’ primary habitat and food source (1).

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