Gibbula philberti  (Recluz, 1843)    -    hermaphrodite
Main synonym = Trochus philberti   
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Mollusca / Gastropoda / Vetigastropoda / Trochidae
    Maltese name not known
Worldwide distribution:
Frequency in Malta:
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Reaches up to 11mm in size. It has a deep umbilicus. The characteristic sculpture of 3-4 unequal chords showing more than the rest identifies this species. A similar species is the much rarer Gibbula leucophaea which has numerous thin cords (7-9) and has a flat base.
Special contributor, data input & photos for the Mollusca section courtesy of Owen Mifsud

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