Limpet

Mollusca – Gastropoda

Distribution:       

Most limpet species have a cone-shaped shell and a muscular foot, with which they cling tightly to the reef or to other hard substrates. Grazing on algae at high tide, limpets generally return to exactly the same place where they left their mark on the rock at low-tide.

limpet-with-scar

Did you know?

Look carefully on the rocks to see if you can see the scars or marks left behind by limpets that haven’t yet returned after feeding.

Limpet - live