Scutellastra argenvillei

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Scutellastra argenvillei
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Scutellastra argenvillei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Patellogastropoda
Superfamily: Patelloidea
Family: Patellidae
Genus: Scutellastra
Species: S. argenvillei
Binomial name
Scutellastra argenvillei
(Krauss, 1848)
  • Patella (Scutellastra) argenvillei Krauss, 1848
  • Patella argenvillei Krauss, 1848

Scutellastra argenvillei 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]


This marine species occurs off Namibia and South Africa.

Scutellastra argenvillei, ventral view


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