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limpet,

marine gastropodgastropod,
member of the class Gastropoda, the largest and most successful class of mollusks (phylum Mollusca), containing over 35,000 living species and 15,000 fossil forms.
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 mollusk with a simple, flattened, conical shell, found in cooler waters of the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans. Certain species creep over rocks, feeding on algae during high tides, but when the tide recedes they return instinctively to the same spot occupied previously, to await the return of high water. The muscular foot clings so powerfully that limpets are found in wave-swept areas where few other forms of life can survive. The keyhole limpet is named for its central opening, through which respiratory currents pass. Limpets range up to 4 in. (10 cm) in length, but most are smaller; there are several freshwater species. Limpets are classified in the phylum MolluscaMollusca
, taxonomic name for the one of the largest phyla of invertebrate animals (Arthropoda is the largest) comprising more than 50,000 living mollusk species and about 35,000 fossil species dating back to the Cambrian period.
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, class Gastropoda, order Archeogastropoda.

limpet

[′lim·pət]
(invertebrate zoology)
Any of several species of marine gastropod mollusks composing the families Patellidae and Acmaeidae which have a conical and tentlike shell with ridges extending from the apex to the border.

limpet

1. any of numerous marine gastropods, such as Patella vulgata (common limpet) and Fissurella (or Diodora) apertura (keyhole limpet), that have a conical shell and are found clinging to rocks
2. any of various similar freshwater gastropods, such as Ancylus fluviatilis (river limpet)
3. a small open caisson shaped to fit against a dock wall, used mainly in repair work
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Change([double Species Range([dagger]) dagger]) Acmaea mitra C - `Collisella' scabra C + Lottia digitalis C - Lottia limatula C - Lottia pelta C + Tectura scutum N - Signif- Species icance P Acmaea mitra * 0.02 `Collisella' scabra * 0.05 Lottia digitalis 0.13 Lottia limatula 0.27 Lottia pelta * 0.02 Tectura scutum * 0.05 ([dagger]) C, cosmopolitan; N, northern.
Africa (Marion Is.) Nacella delesserti 86.7 England (Plymouth) Patella vulgata 20.0 Scotland (Orkney Islands) Patella vulgata 35.0 USA (San Nicolas Island) Lottia gigantea 57.8(*) USA (San Juan Island) Lottia pelta 38.0 USA (San Juan Island) Lottia digitalis 28.5 USA (San Juan Island) Lottia strigatella 2.8 USA (San Juan Island) Tectura scutum 38.0 USA (Maine) Tectura testudinalis 2.4 Australia (se coast) Cellana tramoserica 23.9 Australia (se coast) Patelloida alticostata 73.9 Australia (se coast) Notoacmea petterdi 57.9 New Zealand (Leigh) Cellana rodians 49.2 New Zealand (Motu Bay) Cellana arnota 18.2 Mean Mean density size Locality ([m.sup.2]) (mm) S.
This is in agreement with the results obtained in the gastropod molluscs Lottia gigantea (Thomas-Chollier et al.
Molluscs Acmaea mitra Cryptochiton stelleri Katharina tunicata Lottia digitalis L.
Experimental manipulation of shell color and morphology of the limpets Lottia asmi (Middendorf) and Lotia digitalis (Rathke) (Mollusca: Patellogastropoda).
Variation in the limpet Lottia gigantea population structures, growth rates, and gonadal production on southern California rocky shores.
Our model was modified from a heat-budget model originally developed for the intertidal limpet Lottia gigantea (Denny and Harley, 2006), calculating the same heat flux components as the limpet model, but adding in a behavioral component by altering the area of conduction, surface area for convection, and projected area facing the sun depending on the modeled shell orientation and foot position (see below).
Genetic evidence for the cryptic species pair, Loilia digitalis, and Lottia austrodigitalis and microhabitat partitioning in sympatry.
DA Combined epi Concentration %, Total DA and iso-DA by NORA Detected by Organism by HPLC (ppb) ELISA (ppb) NORA ELISA Chthamalus fissus/dalli 281.7 0.00 0.00 Chthamalus fissus/dalli 1,137.1 15.41 1.36 Littorina scutulata 198.7 10.57 5.32 Littorina scutulata 682.0 15.98 2.34 Littorina scutulata 119.5 0.00 0.00 Lottia digitalis 236.7 0.00 0.00 Lottia digitalis 477.9 13.91 2.91 Lottia digitalis 390.6 10.31 2.64 DA % Total DA Concentration Detected by by Biosennse Biosense Organism ELISA (ppb) ELISA Chthamalus fissus/dalli 0.02 0.01 Chthamalus fissus/dalli 1.53 0.13 Littorina scutulata 3.02 1.52 Littorina scutulata 1.02 0.15 Littorina scutulata 0.17 0.14 Lottia digitalis 0.10 0.04 Lottia digitalis 0.09 0.02 Lottia digitalis 0.78 0.20 TABLE 2.
I, and the gastropods Lottia gigantea, Biomphalaria glabrata, and Ilyanassa obsoleta), the rapid rate at which information is accumulating for Crepidula and the diversity of laboratories working on C.
Examination of nonhaliotid gastropod cohabitants in abalone production systems indicated that common intertidal gastropods such as turban snails (Tegula spp.) and limpets (Lottia spp.) were susceptible to infestation, at least under conditions of intense exposure (Kuris & Culver 1999).