Fasciolaria lignaria  (Linnaeus 1758)
Main synonym = Murex lignarius    Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Mollusca / Gastropoda / Sorbeoconcha / Fasciolariidae
Mediterranean Tulip Shell     Maltese name not known
Worldwide distribution:
Frequency in Malta:
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Elongated shell (normally 4-5.5cm) which varies in colour from grayish brown to reddish orange-brown. Snail vivid red. Endemic of the Mediterranean sea. Rather common in Malta where it lives at coastal habitats. Specimen photographed from Gozo.
Special contributor, data input & photos for the Mollusca section courtesy of Owen Mifsud

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