Gibbula ardens  (von Salis, 1793)    -    hermaphrodite
Main synonym = Trochus ardens   
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Mollusca / Gastropoda / Vetigastropoda / Trochidae
    Maltese name not known
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Frequency in Malta:
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A large species reaching up to 15mm in size. Has a deep, large, circular umbilicus, and a wide aperture. Sutures are deep and have a stepped shape. Sculpture variable of numerous concentric cords. The columella has a basal fold. Distinguished from Gibbula umbilicata by the large aperture and basal fold, from Gibbula albida by the large umbilicus.
Special contributor, data input & photos for the Mollusca section courtesy of Owen Mifsud

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