What is limpet?

  • (noun): Mollusk with a low conical shell.
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Limpet is a common name for a number of different groups of sea snails and freshwater snails (aquatic gastropod mollusks). The common name is applied to those snails that have a simple shell which is broadly conical in shape, and either is not spirally coiled, or appears not to be coiled in the adult snail. In other words the shell of all limpets is shaped more or less like that of most true limpets.

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List Of British Isles Rockpool Life - Animals - Molluscs
... octopus, Octopus vulgaris Little cuttle, Sepiola atlantica Gastropods Keyhole limpet, Diodora apertura Slit limpet, Eumarginula reticulata Tortoiseshell limpet, Acmaea tessulata ...
Australian Freshwater Limpet
... The Australian freshwater limpet or Tasmanian freshwater limpet, scientific name Ancylastrum cumingianus, is a species of air-breathing freshwater snail ...
Limpet Burn
... Limpet Burn is a watercourse in Aberdeenshire, Scotland whose discharge is deemed part of the North Sea coastal drainage ... Prominent geographic features in the vicinity of Limpet Burn are Megray Hill and Kempstone Hill ... Notable buildings in proximity to Limpet Burn are Ury House, Muchalls Castle and Chapel of St ...
Other Limpets
... Marine The keyhole limpets and slit limpets - Fissurellidae The hydrothermal vent limpets – Neomphaloidea and Lepetodriloidea The nerite limpets – Phenacolepadidae The hoof snails - Hipponix and other ...
Cellana Radians
... Cellana radians, common name the golden limpet, is a species of true limpet, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Nacellidae, which is one of the true limpet families ...

More definitions of "limpet":

  • (noun): Any of various usually marine gastropods with low conical shells; found clinging to rocks in littoral areas.