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ID for limpet
09-07-2012, 09:00 AM,
ID for limpet
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This Diodora species was acquired about 4 years ago with locality data as Alamitos Bay, Mexico and named Diodora inaequalis. It is not this species as I have those from West Mexico. Alamitos Bay is actually in California not Mexico so the puzzle was to try to identify both origin and name. It looks a bit like Diodora yokoyomai from Japan although darker than images I have seen of that species. Any help would be appreciated.

09-17-2012, 09:52 AM,
Re: ID for limpet
What size is it? Any chance of an interior photo? That may help. At first glance it looks like the European Diodora graeca.
09-20-2012, 08:09 AM,
Re: ID for limpet
[Image: P1010861_zpsd2831340.jpg]

Here is the interior, quite nondescript. The shell is 25mm. long but has finer radials than D. graeca and the keyhole is round whereas in graeca it is more a long oval.
09-22-2012, 11:47 AM,
Re: ID for limpet
Sorry, that one has me stumped. I can see why it was named as inequalis though, the outside is a dead ringer but the inside is very different. Maybe a gerontic specimen?

09-23-2012, 05:46 AM,
Re: ID for limpet
Thanks, Dave. Doesn't seeem to have the right shape for inaequalis but maybe I have to leave it at that for now.

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