Tortoiseshell Limpet

(O. F. M?ller, 1776)

Testudinalia testudinalis

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Lottiidae

Lottiidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 242117

Shell Information

Length (mm): 20-40

Dextral

Chirality:

This shell has dark radial lines marking a lightly colored limpet shell.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

Maine to New York

0 to 91 meters

Diet:

Herbivore

Habitat:

Marine; On Rocks in shallow water areas

Misc. Facts

This shell is also sometimes called the plant limpet or tortoise shell limpet.

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Testudinalia testudinalis (O. F. M?ller, 1776). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=234208 on 2021-06-23

Rosenberg, G. 2009. Malacolog 4.1.1: A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca. [WWW database (version 4.1.1)] URL http://www.malacolog.org/