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Family: Patellidae patellid limpets (See list of species below)

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35 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Cymbula compressa
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Cymbula granatina
[granite limpet]
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Cymbula miniata
[pink-rayed limpet]
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Cymbula nigra
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Cymbula oculus
[goat's eye limpet]
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Cymbula safiana
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Helcion concolor
[variable limpet]
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Helcion dunkeri
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Helcion pellucidus
[translucid limpet]
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Helcion pruinosus
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Patella adansonii
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Patella asprea
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Patella caerulea
[rayed Mediterranean limpet]
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Patella candei
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Patella canescens
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Patella chapmani
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Patella depressa
[black-footed limpet]


Patella ferruginea
[ferreous limpet]
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Patella intermedia
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Patella kermadecensis
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Patella lugubris
[mournful limpet]
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Patella miliaris
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Patella pellucida
[blue-rayed limpet]
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Patella pica
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Patella rustica
[rustic limpet]
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Patella safiana
[safian limpet]


Patella ulyssiponensis
[China limpet]


Patella vulgata
[common limpet]
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Patina pellucida
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Scutellastra cochlear
[pear limpet]


Scutellastra flexuosa
[star-shaped limpet]
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Scutellastra granularis
[granular limpet]


Scutellastra laticostata
[wide-ribbed patella]
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Scutellastra longicosta
[duck's foot]


Scutellastra peronii
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35 Species of Family Patellidae
(patellid limpets)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Cymbula compressa Southeast Atlantic
Cymbula granatina granite limpet Southeast Atlantic
Cymbula miniata pink-rayed limpet Southeast Atlantic
Cymbula nigra Mediterranean Sea.
Cymbula oculus goat's eye limpet Southeast Atlantic
Cymbula safiana Mediterranean Sea
Helcion concolor variable limpet Southeast Atlantic
Helcion dunkeri Southeast Atlantic
Helcion pellucidus translucid limpet Northeast Atlantic.
Helcion pruinosus Southeast Atlantic
Patella adansonii Southeast Atlantic
Patella asprea Northeast Atlantic
Patella caerulea rayed Mediterranean limpet Mediterranean Sea
Patella candei Northeast Atlantic
Patella canescens Southeast Atlantic
Patella chapmani Eastern Indian Ocean
Patella depressa black-footed limpet Northeast Atlantic and Me
Patella ferruginea ferreous limpet Mediterranean Sea
Patella intermedia Mediterranean Sea.
Patella kermadecensis Southwest Pacific
Patella lugubris mournful limpet Eastern Central Atlantic
Patella miliaris Southeast Atlantic
Patella pellucida blue-rayed limpet Northeast Atlantic and th
Patella pica Western Indian Ocean
Patella rustica rustic limpet Northeast Atlantic and Me
Patella safiana safian limpet Eastern Atlantic and the
Patella ulyssiponensis China limpet Northeast Atlantic, Medit
Patella vulgata common limpet Northeast Atlantic
Patina pellucida Northeast Atlantic
Scutellastra cochlear pear limpet Southeast Atlantic
Scutellastra flexuosa star-shaped limpet Indo-Pacific. 9.5 SHL
Scutellastra granularis granular limpet Southeast Atlantic
Scutellastra laticostata wide-ribbed patella Eastern Indian Ocean
Scutellastra longicosta duck's foot Southeast Atlantic
Scutellastra peronii Eastern Indian Ocean



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