FAUNA and FUNGHI of MALTA
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Gibbula varia  (Linnaeus, 1758)    -    hermaphrodite
Main synonym = Trochus varius   
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Mollusca / Gastropoda / Vetigastropoda / Trochidae
Variable Topshell     Maltese name not known
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As its name implies very variable in colouration, In shape may be almost flat to more elongated with grooved sutures. Umbilicus deep and wide. Sculpture limited to concentric grooves.
Special contributor, data input & photos for the Mollusca section courtesy of Owen Mifsud












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