Lottia digitalis

Lottia digitalis (Rathke 1833)

Common Names

Ribbed Limpet (English)

Languages: English

Description

Morphology

The sides of the shell are not parallel, the aperture is oval, and the intermediate area is white.

Author(s): Nelson, Jocelyn
Rights holder(s): Nelson, Jocelyn

Diagnostic Description

The shell is coloured white to brown with tessellate markings, and has coarse radial ribs that are rounded, and are usually not lighter than the interspaces. The ribs are stongest on the posterior slope, and are somewhat absent at the anterior end. The apex is located in the anterior quarter of the shell, and may overhang the edge of the shell. The anterior slope is concave.

Author(s): Nelson, Jocelyn
Rights holder(s): Nelson, Jocelyn

Size

The shell can be up to 25mm.

Author(s): Nelson, Jocelyn
Rights holder(s): Nelson, Jocelyn

Ecology

Habitat

Found in the high intertidal and splash zone amid acorn barnacles.

Author(s): Nelson, Jocelyn
Rights holder(s): Nelson, Jocelyn

Status

Status in BC

Native (Lamb & Hanby)

Author(s): Nelson, Jocelyn
Rights holder(s): Nelson, Jocelyn

Distribution

Native range

Northern Alaska to northern Mexico.

Author(s): Nelson, Jocelyn
Rights holder(s): Nelson, Jocelyn

Reference Collection

Sample Number

403

Author(s): Nelson, Jocelyn
Rights holder(s): Nelson, Jocelyn

References

Lamb, A., & Hanby BP. (2005).  Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest. 398.
Light, S. F., & Carlton J. T. (2007).  The Light and Smith manual: intertidal invertebrates from central California to Oregon. 1001.