Buccinulum corneum  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Main synonym = Euthria cornea    Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Mollusca / Neogastropoda / Sorbeoconcha / Buccinidae
Spindle euthria     Maltese name not known
Worldwide distribution:
Frequency in Malta:
Further Information:
The Buccinulum corneum is a sea snail pertaining to Buccinidae family, often called Whelks. This species is distributed in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Average size 5 cm but can grow ro 6.5cm. The snail often has vivid orange-amber colours. Scarce but not rare, specimens photographed on the Northern coast in Gozo.
Special contributor, data input & photos for the Mollusca section courtesy of Owen Mifsud

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