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Columbella rustica


Columbella rustica is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Columbellidae, the dove snails. Biconical shell, about 2cm long with a slightly elevated turn. The color is very variable, usually brown with small irregular spots of a whitish tone, or it can also show white or yellowish tones. The empty shells are colonized by hermits, annelids and porifers.


Shallow bottoms, under stones and in bottom crevices; at a depth that varies between 1 - 12m. Rocky coast of La Manga (Murcia).

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eulalia rubio
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eulalia rubio

San Javier, Región de Murcia, Spain

Spotted on Aug 14, 2020
Submitted on Aug 14, 2020

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