Talk:Limpet

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A note[edit]

This is my first work on wikipedia, so I am apt to get a lot of sylistic things wrong... since no one else seems to be working on the limpets, that is probably OK... As I have time, I'll try to make it look more like some of the better ToL entries. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mooseo (talkcontribs) . 2005

Opihi[edit]

Added section on Opihi, which is a major and prototypical food item in Hawaii, much like Poi, Kalua Pig, et cetera. Although Limpet is so far an article with a biological bent, Opihi currently redirects here to Limpet, so I simply made it a new section stub for now. I also added See also and references sections-- currently these are under Opihi, but could be moved to the bottom of the parent article if need be. Also, the section title is Opihi (food) rather than Hawaiian Opihi (food), or rather than adding the okina-- this is so the section can be more easily used as an anchor, for example like this: Opihi.

Is it possible to remove the re-direct for Opihi? Limpets are a group of gastropods found around the world, while Opihi is the cultural maifestation of limpets in on location (Hawaii). I think that the Opihi stuff is really interesting, but it seems to skew the whole limpet section, implying that they are somehow mostly found in Hawaii. The links, especially, are very location specific. I don't really know how to go about changing this.

This sounds like a really good idea to me... the "In Hawaii" section seems to tilt the whole thing. Removing all of that from "limpet" and talking about this cultural food which happens to be a limpet is a great idea —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mooseo (talkcontribs) .
I'd like to see more about the mechanics of consuming limpets as food. How are they usually harvested and cooked, for example? --NoelMac 12:48, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Classification[edit]

Can we differentiate between the different types of limpets more clearly? At the moment this page seems to be a mishmash of a number of different types of limpet. The picture looks to me like the common limpet Patella vulgata, but is shown alongside the taxonomy of tortoiseshell limpets, (family Acmaeidae). The word limpet describes a wide range of animals, mostly of the order Archaeogastropoda, but also animals such as slipper limpets (Family Calyptraeidae). Perhaps this page should focus on Limpets of the Family Patellidae, with seperate pages for keyhole limpets and tortoiseshell limpets. --Bobbyboyuk 17:51, 29 April 2006 (UTC)

All of those sound like good ideas... as long as the main entry for "limpet" has links to the other ones, that would make it much cleaner. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mooseo (talkcontribs) .

P. candei[edit]

Hi, I have added P. candei (I needed it for the Canarian Black Oystercatcher), but I am not 100% on whether it is considered valid... as P. gomesii (with 2 "i" - corr that) was in the list but candei was not, and as a 2002 study found gomesii to be a well-differentiated subspecies of candei, I have slightly changed the present arrangement. Note that gomesii still (red)links to the page titled Patella gomesii; not having read the 2002 paper, I did not change this but maybe one of you mollusc experts will want to do that. In any case, as gomesii is aparently close to extinction, it might warrant a page on its own. Dysmorodrepanis 18:16, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

Questions[edit]

~~Hi~~ CAn you guys please tell us where limpets are located? i need this information very much. I would appreciate it if you guys put that on there. Or else.  :- 68.1.149.69 21:10, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Hello - i am currently researching the morphology of limpets and have read many contradicting investigations. If chemicals are released (when clamping down to the rock) to promote the vertical growth of limpets, then why are limpets which are exposed to greater wave action (so need to clamp down more) have a flatter shape? Would be very grateful if you could help with this asap! Hannahdalton9 15:13, 13 November 2007 (UTC)
OK, just a quick note to point out that:
1. This page is for discussing and planning improvements to the article; it's not for questions about the general topic of limpets.
2. Wikipedia is not here to do your homework or write your term paper for you.
Best wishes, Invertzoo (talk) 11:37, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

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Disambiguation page for Limpet?[edit]

And making the limpet article be separate from the Patellogastropoda article. I do think these are both really good ideas! Should have been done a long time ago. Invertzoo (talk) 19:21, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

(Not disambig, but article with explanations.) Done. --Snek01 (talk) 21:46, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Incomplete article[edit]

This article is incomplete in my opinion, as it has a low rating on the quality scale, so I have added an incomplete tag at the top of the page. George Georgeh109 (My Talk Page) 21:17, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

If you feel the article is incomplete as it stands, it would be helpful if you would tell us what you think should be added to it. Since the word Limpet is a common name that has been applied to so many gastropods that have very little in common in terms of anatomy and lifestyle, really the best thing this article can do is to simply link to those relevant groups. Invertzoo (talk) 21:37, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Recent extreme templating[edit]

I removed the phrase "raising suspicion of plagiarism" from the template. I believe that is going beyond what is necessary and appropriate to say. Invertzoo (talk) 01:19, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Disputed[edit]

When appending "factual accuracy disputed" tags to an article, it is customary to leave a message on the talk page explaining what in particular is thought to be inaccurate. Without that message there is no "dispute" that can subsequently be settled. Invertzoo (talk) 01:23, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Over-templated[edit]

I cut down the number of templates used. The essential points are made well in the lead template at the top. It is not necessary to template every section. Invertzoo (talk) 14:40, 27 August 2014 (UTC)