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Profile lexID: 6148 AphiaID: 234208 Scientific: Testudinalia testudinalis German: Schildkrötenschnecke English: Plant Limpet , Common Tortoiseshell Limpet Category: Escargots de mer Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Not assigned (Order) > Lottiidae (Family) > Testudinalia (Genus) > testudinalis (Species) Initial determination: (O. F. Müller, ), 1776 Occurrence: Atlantique nord, Atlantique Ouest, Canada, îles britanniques, littoraux européens Size: 1.5 cm - 2.5 cm Temperature: 10°C - 22°C Food: algues Tank: ~ 50 Liter Difficulty: facile CITES: Not evaluated Related species at: Catalog of Life
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Testudinalia testudinalis (O. F. Müller, 1776)
Testudinalia testudinalis,the plant limpet,is a small conical limpet with the apex anterior and smooth shell with fine radiating ridges. The shell is white, grey, brown or green.The mantle edge is copper-green with two rows of fine tentacles.
The plant limpet eats by grazing on algae found on rock surfaces. They scrape films of algae from the rock with a radula.
Biota >Animalia (Kingdom) >Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Patellogastropoda (Subclass) > Lottioidea (Superfamily) > Lottiidae (Family) > Testudinalia (Genus)
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