FAUNA and FUNGHI of MALTA
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Cantareus apertus  (Born 1778)
Main synonym = Helix aperta    Born, 1778
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Mollusca / Gastropoda / Pulmonata / Helicidae
Goat Snail,     Mogħza
Worldwide distribution:
Frequency in Malta:
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Further Information:
This snail feeds mostly on monocotyledon plants known as squill (Urginea spp.; Scilla spp.) The shell is not as hard as that of the Cantareus aspersa and in juveniles the shell is even translucent. The flesh of the mollusc is blackish.
Special contributor, data input & photos for the Mollusca section courtesy of Owen Mifsud










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