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Capulus ungaricus
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Link: Alboran seashells
Capulus ungaricus (Linnaeus, 1758)
W - 15mm H - 9mm
Wied iz-Zurrieq
37m depth on sand
13/7/97
Uncommon
Capulidae
The Hungarian cap (Capulus ungaricus) or bonnet shell, is so-called because of its unusual shape resembling a Hungarian cap. The animal is limpet like and feeds by filterfeeding. It is capable of slow movement and is usually found attached to shells of some larger bivalves.