Patella rustica Linnaeus, 1758
rustic limpet
Patella rustica
photo by Pillon, Roberto

Family:  Patellidae (patellid limpets)
Max. size: 
Environment:  benthic; marine
Distribution:  Northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea: Spain.
Biology:  Members of the order Archaeogastropoda 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: SeaLifeBase Team, - 07.08.07
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 18.10.17

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