Clanculus cruciatus  (Linnaeus, 1758)    -    hermaphrodite
Main synonym = Trochus cruciatus   
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Mollusca / Gastropoda / Vetigastropoda / Trochidae
    Maltese name not known
Worldwide distribution:
Frequency in Malta:
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Like other Clanculus has a toothed columella which is toothed. Differs from Clanculus jussieui in having granular chords on the surface, and from Clanculus corallinus as it lacks the strong bifid tooth at the base of the columella.
Special contributor, data input & photos for the Mollusca section courtesy of Owen Mifsud

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