Fissurellidea patagonica (Strebel, 1907)
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Family:  Fissurellidae (keyhole limpets)
Max. size:  2.24 cm SHL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 0 - 15 m
Distribution:  Southwest Atlantic and Southeast Pacific: Uruguay to Falkland Islands and Strait of Magellan to Beagle Channel.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found on rocky bottoms in channels and open and exposed coasts (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:  harmless
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Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 17.12.12

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