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Tectura scutum   (Rathke, 1833)

plate limpet
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Gastropoda | Patellogastropoda | Lottiidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

Size / Weight / Age

Common length : 6.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 312)

Environment

Benthic

Climate / Range

Temperate

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northeast Pacific: from the Bering Sea to Pt. Conception (North of Sta. Barbara). Climate: polar to subtropical.

Short description

Shell is long and flat; with the peak near center. Smooth to touch. The coloration varies, but the shell is frequently green with irregular white spotting from the edge to the peak. Shell often bearing tufts of green algae (Ref. 312).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Shell length to 5 cm and height to 1.5 cm in Ref. 95344. Occupies the mid- to low intertidal and shallow subtidal zones (Ref. 95344). Herbivorous feeding mainly on larger encrusting red algae of the middle tidal zone. Moves up and down the rocky substrate with the rise and fall of the tides; it shows greater activity at night, as do all limpets (Ref. 312). 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


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