Lottia antillarum

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Lottia antillarum
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Patellogastropoda
Superfamily: Lottioidea
Family: Lottiidae
Genus: Lottia
Species: L. antillarum
Binomial name
Lottia antillarum
G.B. Sowerby I, 1834
Synonyms[1]
  • Acmaea antillarum (G. B. Sowerby I, 1834)
  • Acmaea elegans Philippi, 1846
  • Acmaea wottonae Christiaens, 1975
  • Patella candeana d'Orbigny, 1847
  • Patella opea Reeve, 1855
  • Patella pulcherrima Krebs, 1864
  • Tectura antillarum (G. B. Sowerby I, 1834)

Lottia antillarum is a species of limpet in the family Lottiidae.[1] It is known commonly as the Antilles limpet.[2]

Distribution[edit]

This marine species occurs in the Gulf of Mexico, in the Caribbean Sea. and off the Lesser Antilles [1]

Description[edit]

The size of the shell varies between 10 mm and 28 mm.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lottia antillarum G.B. Sowerby I, 1834.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 8 April 2010.
  2. ^ Lottia antillarum. Hardy's Internet Guide to Marine Gastropods.
  • Nakano T. & Ozawa T. (2007). Worldwide phylogeography of limpets of the order Patellogastropoda: molecular, morphological and paleontological evidence. Journal of Molluscan Studies 73(1): 79–99.