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Gibbula umbilicaris  (Linnaeus, 1758)    -    hermaphrodite
Main synonym = Trochus umbilicaris   
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Mollusca / Gastropoda / Vetigastropoda / Trochidae
    Maltese name not known
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Reaches up to 17mm in size. Differs from other Gibbula species in having a deep umbilicus and a narrow aperture compared to the rest of the shell.
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