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Fissurella nimbosa   (Linnaeus, 1758)

rayed keyhole limpet

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Fissurella nimbosa   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Gastropoda | Patellogastropoda | Fissurellidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Leal, J.H. 2003. (Ref. 355)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 5.0 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435); common length : 3.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 355)

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

Climate / Range
Tropical; 18°N - 13°S, 76°E - 32°E (Ref. 83435)

Distribution
Western Atlantic: Greater Antilles and Caribbean to Brazil.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Short description
Shell of medium size, elliptical. Sculpture or irregular, radial grooves and narrow, flat ribs, all crossed by fine lines. Margin irregular. Orifice oblong, large with sides bearing small upward projections. Colour: greyish to pinkish white, usually with purple blotches and lines between ribs. Internally with green and whitish concentric bands. Border of orifice internally deep green.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

On hard substrates; species belongs to a family with a habitat located in the intertidal or shallow subtidal hard substrates (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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Mass conversion

Internet sources
Alien/Invasive Species database | BHL | BOLD Systems | Check for other websites | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | FishBase | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown