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Lottia pelta   (Rathke, 1833)

shield limpet

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Gastropoda | Patellogastropoda | Lottiidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic.  Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northeast Pacific: Alaska to Mexico. Boreal to tropical.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 5.4 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95344); common length : 4.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 312)

Short description Morphology

Apex near center, irregular ribbed slopes. Some possess a brown colored shell with alternating brown and white checks at the edge. Other colorations of this limpet exist and can be found in the same area. Both the substrate the limpet lives and its diet determine the color of its shell (Ref. 312).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It has a shell length of 4 cm (Ref. 312). Maximum shell height at 1.5 cm (Ref. 95344). Occurs in the middle to high intertidal zone (Ref. 312); common from the low to mid-intertidal; the largest individuals are found lower on the shore farthest from effect of wave action (Ref. 310). Non-selective herbivores, consuming a wide variety of algae (Ref. 312). Commonly found in mussel beds and associated with brown algae (e.g., the sea palm, Postelsia) 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

Gallivan, G. and J. Danforth. 1999. (Ref. 312)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Mass conversion

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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 6.1 - 12.7, mean 8.5 (based on 365 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown