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Limpets on rocky shore

Observed: 17th February 2011 By: elizabethayerselizabethayers’s reputation in Invertebrateselizabethayers’s reputation in Invertebrateselizabethayers’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Removal of weed would have helped

Te limpet on the right could well be P.depressa which is characterised by well developed posterior lateral ribs on the shell and an apex about 1/3 the shell length from the front.

I'm far less sure about the animal on the left it could be an old high shore P.vulgata but many P.ulyssiponensis can look like this. Did you look at the foot colour or mantle edge tentacles?

Mike Kendall