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Patella pellucida


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lexID:
6088 
AphiaID:
147459 
Scientific:
Patella pellucida 
German:
Durchscheinende Häubchenschnecke oder Napfschnecke 
English:
Blue-rayed Limpet 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Not assigned (Order) > Patellidae (Family) > Patella (Genus) > pellucida (Species) 
Initial determination:
Linnaeus, 1758 
Occurrence:
Europæiske kyster, Østlige Atlanterhav 
Size:
1.5 cm - 2 cm 
Temperature:
°C - 20°C 
Food:
Alger 
Tank:
~ 50 Liter 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-09-22 19:50:29 

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Patella pellucida Linnaeus, 1758

This limpet is found on eastern Atlantic coasts from Iceland and Norway, to Portugal. It is absent from the Baltic Sea, East Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands.

This shell has bright blue rays. The small limpet lives in at depths up to 30 m.

Patella pellucia feeds on the kelp of genus Laminaria.

This photo was taken in Scotland.The name Ansates pellucida is not accepted by WoRMS.The correct term is patella pellucida.

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