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Limpet

Limpet

(Science: zoology)

1. In a general sense, any hatshaped, or conical, gastropod shell.

2. Any one of many species of marine shellfish of the order docoglossa, mostly found adhering to rocks, between tides.

The common European limpets of the genus Patella (especially. P. Vulgata) are extensively used as food. The common new England species is Acmaea testudinalis. Numerous species of limpets occur on the Pacific coast of America, some of them of large size.

3. Any species of Siphonaria, a genus of limpet-shaped pulmonifera, living between tides, on rocks.

4. A keyhole limpet. See fissurella.

Origin: Prob. Through french fr. L. Lepas, -adis, gr.


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What kind of shellfish is in this coal gangue fossil?

Looks like a limpet to me, not a bivalve. Don't know about the golden layer.

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by wbla3335
Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:08 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: What kind of shellfish is in this coal gangue fossil?
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Limpet Shell Profile - A Level coursework

Limpet shell can change? :shock: I never knew that :? Maybe it is different species or subspecies? :roll:

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by Dr.Stein
Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:33 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Limpet Shell Profile - A Level coursework
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Limpet Shell Profile - A Level coursework

Hi, Im doing my A level biology coursework and my title relates to how Limpet Shell Profile is affected by distance from the low water mark. What I was wondering is if anyone could help me with info on; Why/How does limpet shell shape change? Do any birds prey ...

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by Frogman
Sun Oct 08, 2006 7:30 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Limpet Shell Profile - A Level coursework
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I don't think so...

... I would hate to unknowingly torture Her Majesty. ----------------------------------------- I've seen her eating the sugar daintily out of her limpet shell-- but I scared her away. nurge :?

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by helpmyqueen
Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:24 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
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"Twenty questions"-biology game

Is it a chiton? Is it a slug? Is it a welk? Is it a limpet? Is it an oyster? I'd guess more but I don't want to be selfish and ask more than five questions at once. :D

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by alextemplet
Sat Mar 18, 2006 4:33 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Twenty questions"-biology game
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