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#1 splashandsun

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 05:22 AM

The shell was approx. 12-15cm long, found on a rocky ledge in 20m depth, off Malta in the Mediterranean Sea. From one end I saw what I think could be the snail. The „spikes“ were not soft but could be moved slightly when touched. I've searched on the internet but to be honest I don't have a clue what family etc. it belongs to so my search hasn't been successful.
Thanks for helping me out!
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#2 scubamarli

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 03:56 PM

In the second photo, it looks like some sort of Triton. We have one in BC that has the same hairy bits. That's about all that I can guess.
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#3 splashandsun

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Posted 16 January 2005 - 03:18 AM

Thanks Marli, I continued my search with your hint and it's probably a Cymatium aquatile.
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