Lister's Keyhole Limpet

(d'Orbigny, 1847)

Diodora listeri

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Lepetellida

Fissurellidae

Fissurellidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 386850

Shell Information

Length (mm): 38-45

Dextral

Chirality:

This is an oval shaped shell that is highly elevated. The slit-like opening is located at the apex of the shell which is the slightly towards the front in the center. The shell has distinct concentric ribs intersected by radial folds. It is white with black splotches arranged in irregular radial lines.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

East Florida to Brazil

0 to 10 meters

Diet:

Herbivore; They graze on algae.

Habitat:

Marine; Rocky intertidal and other hard substrates areas

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Diodora listeri (d'Orbigny, 1847). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=419343 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.