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Fissurella barbadensis   (Gmelin, 1791)

Barbados keyhole limpet

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Fissurella barbadensis   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Gastropoda | Patellogastropoda | Fissurellidae
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Main reference
Leal, J.H. 2003. (Ref. 355)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 4.1 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435); common length : 3.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 355); max. reported age: 2 years (Ref. 2823)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 0 - 8 m (Ref. 83435)

Climate / Range
Tropical; 32°N - 6°N, 92°E - 57°E (Ref. 83435)

Distribution
Western Atlantic.
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Short description
Shell of medium size, elliptical. Sculpture of irregular, coarse, radial ribs. Margin irregular. Orifice almost circular. Colour: greyish to pinkish white, usually with purplish blotches and lines between ribs. Internally with green and whitish concentric bands. Border of orifice internally deep green.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Intertidal on rocky and other hard substrates; present in coral reef environments (Ref. 355). Members of the order Patellogastropoda are mostly gonochoric and broadcast spawners. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktonic trocophore larvae and later into juvenile veligers before becoming fully grown adults (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown