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Nature Portfolio > invertebrates > gastropods > limpets
Rayed Mediterranean Limpet, Common Limpet, Keyhole Limpet, Chinaman's Hat, American Slipper Limpet
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Reference NumberEnglish NameScientific NamePhoto Details:Native
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Description LocalityCountryContinent
mf 0730Rayed Mediterranean LimpetPatella caerulealive animal attached to rock underwaterAkrotiri, Cyprus GreeceEuropeNorth-east Atlantic, Mediterranean3300 x 2200 Mediterranean Limpet
mf 0729Common LimpetPatella vulgatajuvenile attached to rock in scar left by adult, surrounded by barnaclesKimmeridge, Dorset EnglandEuropeNorth-east Atlantic, Mediterranean1500 x 1000 Common Limpet
bf 1476Common LimpetPatella vulgatalive animal attached to rock at low tideWeymouth, DorsetEnglandEuropeNorth-east Atlantic, Mediterranean1500 x 1000 Common Limpet
bf 0476Common LimpetPatella vulgatalive animal feeding underwaterKynance Cove, CornwallEnglandEuropeNorth-east Atlantic, Mediterranean300 x 200 Common Limpet
gs 0028Common LimpetPatella vulgatatall shells on sheltered shore exposed at low tide-EnglandEuropeNorth-east Atlantic, Mediterranean600 x 400 Common Limpet
bf 2476Common LimpetPatella vulgataempty shell washed up on sandy beachHerm, Channel IslandsEnglandEuropeNorth-east Atlantic, Mediterranean3300 x 2200 Common Limpet
bf 3476Common LimpetPatella vulgatamarks left on rock by limpet grazing on algaePortland, DorsetEnglandEuropeNorth-east Atlantic, Mediterranean1500 x 1000 Common Limpet
bf 0493Keyhole LimpetDiodora graeca (D. apertura)collection of empty shells washed up on sandy beachHerm, Channel IslandsEnglandEuropeNorth-east Atlantic, Mediterranean3300 x 2200 Keyhole Limpet
bf 0499Chinaman's HatCalyptraea chinensisempty shell washed up on sandy beachHerm, Channel IslandsEnglandEuropeNorth-east and Sout-east Atlantic, Mediterranean1500 x 1000 Chinaman's Hat
bf 0597American Slipper Limpet (Common Atlantic Slippersnail)Crepidula fornicataliving tower of shells on sandy beachWeymouth, DorsetEnglandEuropeNorth Atlantic900 x 600 American Slipper Limpet
            


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