The common tusk shell (Antalis vulgaris) is a small scaphopod mollusc present around the
Maltese Islands. It is generally found offshore living in soft sediment. The mollusc lives
inside the shell, which is open at both ends. The lower (wider) part of the shell is where
the foot is and this is usually buried in the muddy substrate. The upper (narrow) part is
above the surface and is used for water exchange (waste elimination and respiration).
This species is not common.