Patella vulgata

Patella vulgata, common name the common limpet or common European limpet[2] is a species of sea snail. It is a typical true limpet; a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Patellidae, with gills.[1] This species occurs in the waters of Western Europe.

Patella vulgata
Live Patella vulgata on a rock in Wales
Shell of Patella vulgata
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P. vulgata
Binomial name
Patella vulgata
Synonyms[1]
  • Patella conica Anton, 1838
  • Patella hypsilotera Locard, 1892
  • Patella radiata Perry, 1811
  • Patella vulgata var. aurea Dautzenberg & Durouchoux, 1906
  • Patella vulgata var. communis Brown, 1844
  • Patella vulgata var. elevata Jeffreys, 1865
  • Patella vulgata var. major Dautzenberg & Durouchoux, 1906
  • Patella vulgata var. secernenda Dautzenberg, 1887

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