Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

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

SPECIES
longicosta
NOTES

A flattened limpet to 60 mm with 7-11 large projecting ribs giving it a star-shaped appearance. A territorial limpet from the mid-tidal zone which grazes mainly on an encrusting alga, Ralfsia verrucosa. Juveniles live on other shells.


AUTHORITY
(Lamarck, 1819)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Interior is bluish-white with a dark rim. The outside is brown
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Spider limpet
Long ribbed limpet
Long ribbed limpet
Spiked limpet
Skerppuntige klipmossel
Ducks foot
Habitat
NOTES: Collected 1988-1990 on the beach at the river mouth
HABITAT NAME: Beach
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Scutellastra longicosta
Patella decemcostata
Patella granatina
Patella multiradiata
Patella tabularis



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