Jujubinus exasperatus  (Pennant, 1777)
Main synonym = Trochus exasperatus    Pennant, 1777
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Mollusca / Gastropoda / Vetigastropoda / Trochidae
English name not known     Maltese name not known
Worldwide distribution: Widely distributed along the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts up to England.
Frequency in Malta: Common - Widely distributed along the Maltese coasts and especially common at Marsaxlokk and Pretty Bay.
Status: Native
Habitat: Marine - Widely distributed in shallow water among Posidonia.
Further Information:
The largest Jujubinus species reaching up to 13mm in size. Has a conical shape. Has very strong basal cords which are easily visible. Differs from Jujubinus striatus in having less spiral cords usually 4 as shown in one of the photographs.
Special contributor, data input & photos for the Mollusca section courtesy of Owen Mifsud

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