Patella candei

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Patella candei
Patella tenuis crenata 01.JPG
Patella candei shell
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P. candei
Binomial name
Patella candei
d'Orbigny, 1840
Synonyms

Patella aspera var. simrothi von Martens, 1888
Patella chlorosticta Gmelin, 1791
Patella citrullus Gould, 1846
Patella gomesii Drouet, 1858
Patella moreleti Drouet, 1858
Patella ordinaria Mabille, 1888
Patella saxea F. Nordsieck, 1975
Patella teneriffae Mabille, 1888
Patella tenuis Gmelin, 1791
Patella tenuissima Turton, 1802

Patella candei is a species of sea snail, a true limpet, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Patellidae, one of the families of true limpets.[1]

Description[edit]

The naturalist Alcide d'Orbigny named the gastropod after Ferdinand de Candé.[2]

The size of the shell varies between 20 mm and 80 mm.

Distribution[edit]

This species occurs in the Atlantic Ocean off the Canary Islands and Madeira.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Patella candei d'Orbigny, 1839. Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 8 April 2010.
  2. ^ Vik, Andrew, "Candé, Ferdinand de", conchology.be, Conchology, Inc., retrieved 4 August 2018

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