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Fissurella nubecula   (Linnaeus, 1758)

cloudy keyhole limpet
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Gastropoda | Patellogastropoda | Fissurellidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Sessile; depth range ? - 200 m (Ref. 2754).  Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean: France to Angola (Ref. 438). Turkey, Mediterranean Sea. Fissurella nubecula var. ex forma squamifera in Aegean Sea (Ref. 2754).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cmCommon length : 2.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 438)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected from the sublittoral zone, from low tide up to a depth of 200 m. On rock exposed by the low tide (Ref. 417). Collected from the supralittoral and mediolittoral or intertidal zones (Ref. 2754). Occurs at the low tide mark. 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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Fischer, W., G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.). 1981. (Ref. 438)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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