Pied Limpet

Patelloida latistrigata (Angas, 1865)

Oval, conical shell with a very low profile and flattened apex. Shell bears about ten to twelve weak, rounded radial ribs, the gaps between them much wider than the ribs themselves, giving rise to a deeply crenulated margin. Apical area usually eroded, flattened and lacking ribs. Colour pale grey-brown, sometimes darker between the ribs, and with apical area often with fine brown marbling. Interior of shell white on the ribs and black between them; apical area clearly demarcated and strongly marked with black or brown marbling on a pale background

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What habitats does Patelloida latistrigata live in?

Lives intertidally attached to rocks

What is the distribution of Patelloida latistrigata?

Southern and eastern Australia from QLD to SA including Tasmania

How big does Patelloida latistrigata grow?

Can grow to around 15mm

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