Rosy Keyhole Limpet
Length (mm): 24-35
This a slightly conical shell that is relatively flat. It has a round opening near the apex of the shell which is centrally located. It has radial ribs, sometimes with noticeable concentric growth lines. The shell can be pinkish to brown to white in color and has a white interior.
East Florida to Brazil
0 to 40 meters
Herbivore; They graze on algae.
Marine; Hard substrate
MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Fissurella rosea (Gmelin, 1791). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=419358 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.