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Pacific Plate Limpet, Tectura scutum, or Lottia scutum Had quite a bit of difficulty determining the scientific name of this limpet. The preferred name in our area, the Salish Sea, is Tectura scutum although the majority of the references I read named the species, Lottia scutum. This specimen was found on the underside of a small rock. This photo is a full frame at 1:1, this little limpet is only about 8mm in its longest measurement. So, when on the beach picking up a small rock can provide all sorts of interesting photographic subjects.  Canada,Geotagged,Lottia scutum,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Pacific Plate Limpet, Tectura scutum, or Lottia scutum

Had quite a bit of difficulty determining the scientific name of this limpet. The preferred name in our area, the Salish Sea, is Tectura scutum although the majority of the references I read named the species, Lottia scutum. This specimen was found on the underside of a small rock. This photo is a full frame at 1:1, this little limpet is only about 8mm in its longest measurement. So, when on the beach picking up a small rock can provide all sorts of interesting photographic subjects.

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''Lottia scutum'' is a species of sea snail, a true limpet, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Lottiidae, one of the families of true limpets.

Similar species: Patellogastropoda
Species identified by gary fast
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By gary fast

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Uploaded Sep 14, 2018. Captured Sep 13, 2018 13:44 in 315 Whaletown Rd, Whaletown, BC V0P 1Z0, Canada.
  • E-M5MarkII
  • f/14.0
  • 1/80s
  • ISO1600
  • 60mm