Rosy Keyhole Limpet

(Gmelin, 1791)

Fissurella rosea

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Lepetellida

Fissurellidae

Fissurellidae

Shell Information

Length (mm): 24-35

Dextral

Chirality:

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.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

East Florida to Brazil

0 to 40 meters

Diet:

Herbivore; They graze on algae.

Habitat:

Marine; Hard substrate

Misc. Facts

Citations

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.