Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Helcion
Family: Siphonariidae (Mollusca/Gastropoda)
Taxon : Marine Molluscs
Group : Animal

SPECIES
pectunculus
NOTES

Small cap-shaped shell to 22 mm. It lives in rock crevices which have a higher humidity and lower surface temperature than the adjacent exposed rock surfaces. The smaller, younger limpets live at the back and the older, bigger limpets at the crevice mouth.


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


Colour
Notes: The outside of the shell is banded in yellow and brown and the inside is white
Colour: Brown
Notes: Banded with yellow
Colour: Yellow
Common Name
Plates
Borde
Spiny ribbed limpet
Dungestreepte klipmossel
Prickly 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
Patinastra pectunculus



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