Common Limpet

Originally posted on Moments In Time:
Patella vulgata Have you ever wondered what the underside of a limpet looked like? Note the large muscular foot, the relatively small mouth above, and the tentacles either side. The Common Limpet has an ashen-grey or greenish-blue shell, sometimes with a yellow tint, and with radiating ridges. It is…

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The Odd Little Limpet Shell

The Limpet shell is quite different than what you think of as a “sea shell”.   It is round or oval and cone shaped, like a little volcano or pointed hat, or they can also be almost flat.  Their shape is influenced by their habitat.  The ones that live where there is more wave action have […]

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