Patelloida latistrigata, Orford,TAS, Photo: Graham Edgar
Patelloida latistrigata, Hobart, TAS, Photo: Graham Edgar
Small limpet with a variable shape that enables it to occupy small depressions in rock. It is therefore rarely noticed despite being the most abundant limpet on many southeastern Australian rock platforms. It usually has about 12 large ribs with dark markings between and is speckled with black towards the centre of the shell. The species is often found beside the small honeycomb barnacle Chamaesipho tasmanica.
Max Size: 3 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 19.8-25.2°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Widespread (100% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Many (16 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney