Maltese Cross Limpet

Patelloida insignis (Menke, 1843)

A sea snail, true limpet identified by the markings of a cross somewhat similar to the Maltese Cross hence the name, although this marking may be warn and fadded across speciemens

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What habitats does Patelloida insignis live in?

Lives subtidally attached to rocks

What is the distribution of Patelloida insignis?

Southeastern and southwestern Australia including Tasmania

How big does Patelloida insignis grow?

Can grow up to around 3cm

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