Noah's Keyhole Limpet

(Linnaeus, 1771)

Puncturella noachina

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Lepetellida

Fissurellidae

Fissurellidae

Shell Information

Length (mm): 12

Dextral

Chirality:

This is a relatively tall oval shaped shell with a spiral at the apex. There is a narrow slit just in front of the apex. This shell has small radial fine radial ridges. It has a full tan color and white interior.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

Greenland to Massachusetts

0 to 1609 meters

Diet:

Herbivore; They graze on algae.

Habitat:

Marine

Misc. Facts

This is also sometimes called Noah's Punctured Shell.

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Puncturella noachina (Linnaeus, 1771). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=139975 on 2021-06-23

Rosenberg, G. 29. Malacolog 4.1.1: A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca. [WWW database (version 4.1.1)] URL http://www.malacolog.org/

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