Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Scutellastra
Family: Patellidae (Mollusca/Gastropoda)
Taxon : Marine Molluscs
Group : Animal

SPECIES
argenvillei
NOTES

An oval shell to 90 mm, with a high dome and an eroded, finely ridged surface. The riblets project slightly at the margin forming teeth. Lives on semi-exposed rocky shores and eats mainly kelp. Juveniles live on top of adult shells.


AUTHORITY
(Krauss, 1848)
Sub Author
Conservation
Uncommon
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Outside brown or black and interior white with a brown or orange centre
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Plates
Borde
Klipmossel
Argenvilles 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
Patella argenvillei



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