Scaly Limpet

Scutellastra peronii (Blainville, 1825)

Not as common as other limpets around Tomahawk coastal area it can be found from time to time washed up along Tomahawk Beach and subtidaly under or on rocks

How to identify Scutellastra peronii?

An oval conical shaped shell that has its apex off centre it features twenty or more ribs that are often scaly it is coloured orange to brown whilst younger specimen can be paler with dark radial stripes.

What habitats does Scutellastra peronii live in?

Lives intertidally to subtidally attached to rocks

What is the distribution of Scutellastra peronii?

Southern Australia from WA to NSW including Tasmania

How big does Scutellastra peronii grow?

Can grow to around 50mm

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