Cap-Shaped False Limpet

Montfortula rugosa (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834)

Small limpet-shaped, conical shell, with sculpture of coarse radiating ribs, sometimes crossed by finer concentric ribs that may form beading where they intersect. Shell may be uniformly white or fawn, or with radiating greenish or grey zones

How to identify Montfortula rugosa?

What habitats does Montfortula rugosa live in?

Lives low on the shore, attached to rocks, especially on moderately sheltered shores

What is the distribution of Montfortula rugosa?

South-eastern and south-western Australia from West Australia to South Queensland Including Tasmania

How big does Montfortula rugosa grow?

Can grow up to 2.5 cm

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