Gastropoda | Patellogastropoda
Servicio Nacional de Pesca y Acuicultura. 2011. (Ref. 90098)
Size / Weight / Age
Benthic; depth range 0 - 15 m (Ref. 105490)
Climate / Range
Subtropical; 16°S - 40°S, 75°W - 70°W
Southeast Pacific: Peru and Chile.
Occurs in the lowermost intertidal zone and immediate subtidal zone to 15 m on upper surfaces of rocks. In deep tide pools at low tide (Ref. 105490). Inhabits sublittoral rocky zone (Refs. 106267, 106270). Found on matrices of the tunicate Pyura praeputialis (Ref. 66198). Members of the Family Fissurellidae are herbivorous, grazing on algae (Ref. 104247). 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)
Threat to humans
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