Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

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

SPECIES
granularis
NOTES

A flattened, oval shell to 45 mm. The ribs have distinct white knobs. Often eroded exposing a brown cap. Lives on exposed rocks high on the shore. An endemic herbivore which grazes on algae.


AUTHORITY
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Brown rim below. Underside white with an orange-brown centre, brown rim and a white muscle scar
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Hoedjie
Skilpad
Beaded limpet
Bekraaldeklipmossel
Granular limpet
Habitat
NOTES: Collected 1990 on the beach at the river mouth
HABITAT NAME: Beach
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Scutellastra granularis



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