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Mediterranean Limpet searching for her specie.
11-03-2009, 10:18 AM,
Mediterranean Limpet searching for her specie.
Hey everybody happy to meet you in this foroum. My name is Hector Giourgis and I am ichthyologist and scuba instructor from Greece and I am very interest in species identification. I have made a blog-site for the animals of Mediterranean sea (<!-- w --><a class="postlink" href=""></a><!-- w -->).

At my first post I am looking if anyone can help me with this small limpet. I find it at the Aegean sea (eastern Mediterranean sea) at the depth of 13m and it is not bigger than 2mm.

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11-04-2009, 02:28 PM,
Mediterranean Limpet searching for her specie.
2 mm ??  Wow!  What are you using for a camera?  In the Mediterranean there are a few species of very tiny limpets of the genus Propilidium, in the family Lepetidae.  And, also a few species of Cocculina, in the family Cocculinidae. It could be one of these.  But I think it is going to be difficult to ID with any degree of certainty.  Your shell could also be a small juvenile of a larger species. There are several limpet species in your area, including Cellana radiata, Patella caerulea, Patella rustica, and perhaps Patella ferruginea and Patella ulyssiponensis. Your shell could be a juvenile of any of them.

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