Is the endemic Maltese Top-shell Gibbula nivosa extinct?

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Schembri, Patrick J.; Borg, Joseph A.; Deidun, Alan; Knittweis, Leyla; Mellado Lopez, T.;
(2007)
  • Publisher: La Commission Internationale pour l'Exploration Scientifique de la Mer Méditerranée
  • Subject: Gastropoda -- Malta | Trochidae -- Malta | Endangered species -- Malta | Marine habitat conservation -- Malta

The trochid gastropod Gibbula nivosa, endemic to the Maltese Islands, has recently only been found in two Maltese bays, where it occurred on seagrass leaves and under stones at depths of 1-4m. Intensive sampling of Cymodocea nodosa and Posidonia oceanica meadows, sedime... View more
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