Air-breathing Limpet
Siphonaria diemenensis

Summary

False Limpets belong in the group known as pulmonates, meaning 'lung breathing'. They trap air under their shell when water covers them during high tides so that they can still breathe. They are likely to have had terrestrial ancestors. The shell is conical, wider than high, with straight, white ridges that radiate from the centre to the edge. Inside of shell brownors


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Habitat

Exposed rocks at all tide levels

Distribution

Southern Australia

Size

Shell up to 3 cm long

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This distribution guide is provided by The Atlas of Living Australia
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