| Erosaria spurca (Linnaeus, 1758)|
| Taxonomical Classification: Animalia / Mollusca / Gastropoda / Mesogasteropoda / Cypraeidae |
| Mediterranean Cowry Maltese name not known|
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This beautiful and highly polished mollusc was once common on our shores but became rare possibly due to over-picking by humans to sell in exotic necklaces and other ornamental stuff. Now it is a protected species and cannot be picked up (dead or alive).
| Special contributor, data input & photos for the Mollusca section courtesy of Owen Mifsud |
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