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(Pennant, 1777)

Description (shell):
Shell pyramidal, flat-sided, apex pointed; taller than broad. It may be distinguished from Jujubinus striatus by more nodular ornamentation to the spiral ridges, which are fewer in number (4-5 compared with 8-9) on the upper part of the body whorl.

Size:
Up to 8 x 7 mm.

Colour:
Varies: background may be pale brown, reddish or greenish; white areas may occur on spiral ridges and nearly always there are blotches of carmine, which often form alternating red and white stripes on the whole shell.

Animal:
Much as in other Gibbula species. Lacks mid-ventral fold on snout; margins of cephalic lappets are lobed. The three pairs of epipodial tentacles have each a basal sense organ. Snout and sides of foot are brown, its sole cream, like neck lobes and cephalic lappets.

Habitat and Distribution:
Has similar distribution and habitat as Jujubinus striatus but is less common.

Jujubinus exasperatus