FAUNA and FUNGHI of MALTA
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Cantareus aspersus  (Müller, 1774)
Main synonym = Helix aspersa    Müller, 1774
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Mollusca / Gastropoda / Pulmonata / Helicidae
Brown garden snail, Garden snail     Ghakrux ragel
Worldwide distribution:
Frequency in Malta:
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Further Information:
This mollusc feeds mostly on the sicilian squill and also the shell is not as hard as that of the cantareus aspersa and in juveniles is also 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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