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ACMAEIDAE, PATELLIDAE, FISSURELLIDAE (Limpets & Keyhole Limpets)

SIPHONARIIDAE (False Limpets)

An unusual Family - they are common and easy to collect living on rocks on the shoreline. It may be because they are so common that these shells are not very popular amongst collectors. South Africa has some large interesting species.

The False Limpets are Pulmonates, that is, they are air breathing and can not live under water.

Limpet species - 120

Patella Limpet species - 100

Keyhole Limpet species - 80

False Limpet species - 50

 

Patella longicosta - 72.5mm, F+++,

South Africa. $10

Patella oculus - 87mm, F+++,

South Africa. $10

 

 

Acmeidae

Patellidae

Limpets

Patella Limpets

Patella tabularis - 119mm, F++, South Africa. $15

BIG!!!

Patella compressa - 95mm, F+++, South Africa. $12
Patella granatina - 75mm, F+++, South Africa. $8
Patella argenvillei - 87mm, F+++, South Africa. $10
Patella laticostata - 88mm, F+++, Western Australia. Australia's biggest Limpet. This species often has Patelloida nigrosulcata attached. $10
Cellana solida - 75mm, F++, South Australia. $6
Cellana solida - 60mm, F++, South Australia. $6
Cellana sp - 65mm, F++, South Australia. $7
Cellana tramoserica - 49mm, F+++, Queensland. $5
Patelloida alticostata - 33mm, F++, Western Australia. $6
Fissurellidae
Keyhole Limpets
Scutus antipodes (Roman Sheild Limpet)- 80mm, F++, New South Wales. $5
Scutus antipodes (Roman Sheild Limpet)- 84.5mm, F+++, New South Wales. $6
Scutus unguis - 47mm, F+++, Tanzania. $3
Diodora jukesii - 38mm, F+++, Queensland. $5
Amblychilepas scutella - 32.6mm, F+++, South Africa. $3
Fissurellidea aperta - 30.4mm, F+++, South Africa. $5
Montfortula rugosa - 20mm, F+++, New South Wales. $2
Siphonariidae
False Limpets
Siphonaria gigas - 50mm, F+++, Panama. $4
Siphonaria currumbinensis - 29mm, F+++, Queensland. $3
Siphonaria sp. - 25mm, F+++, Queensland. $3
Siphonaria marza - 24mm, F+++, Queensland. $2

 

 

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