Paralepetopsis ferrugivora

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Paralepetopsis ferrugivora
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Patellogastropoda
Superfamily: Lottioidea
Family: Neolepetopsidae
Genus: Paralepetopsis
Species: P. ferrugivora
Binomial name
Paralepetopsis ferrugivora
Warén & Bouchet, 2001[1]

Paralepetopsis ferrugivora is a species of sea snail, a true limpet, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Neolepetopsidae, one of the families of true limpets.[2]


The largest reported specimen was 9.2 mm in diameter.[3]


The species is normally found in deep-sea hydrothermal vents and seeps. They have been found in the Mid Atlantic Ridge.[4] They can survive in water from 2.52-4.96 degrees Celsius, and at depths from 1,620-3,500 feet.[5]


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