Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Dendrofissurella
Family: Fissurellidae (Mollusca/Gastropoda)
Taxon : Marine Molluscs
Group : Animal

SPECIES
scutellum
NOTES

A thick shell to 35 mm with both ends raised so that it never lies flat. Has a smooth, oval keyhole and the exterior is covered with fine radial threads. Lives in low tide pools and grazes on algae. Endemic.


AUTHORITY
(Gmelin, 1791)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Pink shells
Colour: Pink
Notes: Shells sometimes grey
Colour: Grey
Common Name
Surfers button
Knopie
Keyhole limpet
Saddle shaped keyhole limpet
Habitat
NOTES: Collected 1988 on the beach at the river mouth
HABITAT NAME: Beach
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Amblychilepas scutellum



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