Limpet is a common name for a number of different kinds of saltwater and freshwater snails; it is applied to those snails that have a simple shell which is more or less conical in shape, and either is not spirally coiled, or appears not to be coiled in the adult snails.The Cayenne Keyhole Limpet is a herbivore, and uses its radula to scrape algae from rocks. Its powerful foot creates strong suction to keep waves from washing it off the rocks. Water for respiration and excretion is drawn in under the edge of the shell and exits through the "keyhole" near the peak.The eggs of this species are yellow and are stuck to rocks.
lives in inlets and offshore waters attached to rocks or shells and is occasionally found washed up on sound and ocean beaches.
@blowing rocks preserve. Special Status:None. Is found from New Jersey south through the West Indies to Brazil.