Meta Keyhole Limpet

(Ihering, 1927)

Diodora meta

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Lepetellida

Fissurellidae

Fissurellidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 194113

Shell Information

Length up to (mm): 16

Dextral

Chirality:

This is a small flattened oval shaped shell. The round opening is located near the apex of the shell which is slightly forward and central on the shell. It has a grid of radial and concentric ridges.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

East Florida to Brazil

0 to 110 meters

Diet:

Herbivore; They graze on algae.

Habitat:

Marine; Hard substrates

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Diodora meta (Ihering, 1927). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=419344 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