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PATELLA FROM SPAIN
12-19-2011, 10:31 AM,
#1
PATELLA FROM SPAIN
Hello, this Patella come from Samil beach, in Vigo, north of Spain, atlantic coast, in 15-July-2010.

Does anyone knows the specie?

Thanks.

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12-19-2011, 10:17 PM,
#2
Re: PATELLA FROM SPAIN
Hi,
might be Patella ulyssiponensis Gmelin, 1791. This species is rather variable with several subspecies (aspera, bonardii and so on......).
Kind regards: wolf
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12-20-2011, 03:14 AM,
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Re: PATELLA FROM SPAIN
I initially agree with Wolf, but can you tell me if it has stripes. If you look in the inside can you see a black or brown band leading from the spire to the outer lip and then a white band, and then a black band, etc. This is a characteristic of the P. ulysiponensis from the Tarragona area. Not that I find them very often; more often than not I find P. caerula, and not many P. vulgata. I always thought P. ulysiponensis was more predominent in the Canary Island area.

Best wishes,

Emma.
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12-29-2011, 08:00 AM,
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Re: PATELLA FROM SPAIN
Thakns a lot Wolfi and Emma.

It has the black an withe stripes that Emma tell, but are not very clear.
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