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Long Live the Queen

Picture by: Bob Glazer, courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Picture taken on: April 16th, 2009

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The queen conch is a large, marine, gastropod mollusk. Mollusks from the Latin word molluscus, meaning soft are a phylum of invertebrates with over 100,000 known species. The queen conch is a long-lived species, generally reaching 20-30 years old; however, the lifespan has been estimated as up to 40 years.

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