Shelf Limpet

Sigapatella calyptraeformis (Lamarck, 1822)

A low coiled rounded shell the whorls are low and rounded with a prominent apex. The colour varies from whites to greys and violets. Some speciemens may have a furry brown periostracum.

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What habitats does Sigapatella calyptraeformis live in?

Lives subtidally atttached to stones and the shells of living molluscs

What is the distribution of Sigapatella calyptraeformis?

Southern Australia from WA to NSW including Tasmania

How big does Sigapatella calyptraeformis grow?

Can grow to around 25mm

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