Rosy Keyhole Limpet

Rosy Keyhole Limpet
Fissurella rosea (Gmelin, 1791)
Family:  Fissurellidae

The Rosy Keyhole Limpet is rare on S. Hutchinson Island.

Rosy Keyhole Limpet collected on S. Hutchinson Island in October, 2020.

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Fissurella rosea
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Fissurella rosea
Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Animalia
Phylum:     Mollusca
Class:     Gastropoda
(unranked):     clade Vetigastropoda
Superfamily:     Fissurelloidea
Family:     Fissurellidae
Subfamily:     Fissurellinae
Genus:     Fissurella
Species:     F. rosea
Binomial name
Fissurella rosea
(Gmelin, 1791)

    Fissurella huttoni Suter, 1906
    Fissurella lilacina Lamarck, 1822
    Fissurella squamosa Hutton, 1873
    Fissurella (Cremides) rosea (Gmelin, 1791)
    Fissurella sculpta Pilsbry, 1890
    Lucapina itapema Ihering, H. von, 1927
    Patella rubeola Röding, 1798

Fissurella rosea, common name the rosy keyhole limpet, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Fissurellidae, the keyhole limpets.[1]

The size of the shell varies between 17 mm and 40 mm.
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This species occurs in the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and off the Lesser Antilles; in the Atlantic Ocean off Southern Brasil.
Fissurella rosea, basal view

    Fissurella rosea (Gmelin, 1791). Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species.

    Rosenberg, G.; Moretzsohn, F.; García, E. F. (2009). Gastropoda (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 579–699 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

External links
"Fissurella (Cremides) rosea". Retrieved 16 January 2019.

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