Easiest of limpets to recognise because of its distinctive eight-rayed shape. The star pattern is most pronounced at sites with heavy wave exposure, and animals are also flatter at these sites. The species is extremely abundant in NSW, where it occurs most commonly on flat coralline algal-encrusted rock just below low-tide level.
Max Size: 4 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 13.0-19.6°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Rare (1% 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: Few (3 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