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Megathura crenulata   (Sowerby I, 1825)

giant keyhole limpet
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Classification
Gastropoda | Patellogastropoda | Fissurellidae
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Main reference
Bisby, F.A., M.A. Ruggiero, K.L. Wilson, M. Cachuela-Palacio, S.W. Kimani, Y.R. Roskov, A. Soulier-Perkins and J. van Hertum. 2005. (Ref. 19)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 12.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 865)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 0 - 33 m (Ref. 865)

Climate / Range
Subtropical

Distribution
Eastern Pacific: USA to Mexico.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It is found on rocky substrate from intertidal to a depth of 33 meters (Ref. 865). 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. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown