Fissurella picta (Gmelin, 1791)
large banded keyhole limpet
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Family:  Fissurellidae (keyhole limpets)
Max. size:  8.6 cm DL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 0 - 105 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic and Eastern Pacific: Argentina, Chile and Falkland Island.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  This is an intertidal herbivore found on rocky substrates, stones, silt, shell and coral fragments from the lower intertidal areas (Ref. 87801). Members of the order Patellogastropoda are mostly gonochoric and broadcast spawners. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktonic trocophore larvae and later into juvenile veligers before becoming fully grown adults (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Dar, Christine - 12.08.11
Modified by: Bato-David, Elizabeth - 30.01.13
Checked by: Rosenberg, Gary - 12.08.11

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