Cancellate Fleshy Limpet

(Reeve, 1850)

Lucapina suffusa

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Lepetellida

Fissurellidae

Fissurellidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 375908

Shell Information

Length (mm): 24-36

Dextral

Chirality:

This is a slightly conical shell that is relatively flat. It has a oval opening near the apex of the shell which is slightly forward and central. The shell has alternating large and small beaded radial ridges This shell can be white to brown in color with a white interior.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

North Carolina to Brazil

0 to 24 meters

Diet:

Herbivore; They graze on algae.

Habitat:

Marine; Hard substrate

Misc. Facts

This is also sometimes called the Cancellated Keyhole Limpet.

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Lucapina suffusa (Reeve, 1850). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=419367 on 2021-06-23

Rosenberg, G., F. Moretzsohn, and E. F. Garc?a. 29. Gastropoda (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 579?699 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico?Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas.

Andrews, J. (1971). Seashells of the Texas Coast. University of Texas Press.