Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

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

SPECIES
oculus
NOTES

A flattened, oval shell to 90 mm with 10 radiating ridges extending from the margin. Grazes on algae in the lower intertidal zone. Starts life as a male and later changes to a female.


AUTHORITY
(Born, 1778)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: A brown to black exterior. The interior has a central light-coloured muscle scar surrounded by a white to bluish border and a brown edge
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Swartpuntbakkie
Spoon limpet
Eye limpet
Oogklipmossel
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 oculus
Patella oculuschirci



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