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Rough keyhole limpet

Diodora aspera

Description:

These pics show some of the anatomy of the Rough keyhole limpet. The head and mouth are in the centered between two tentacles, which are used as sensory organs.

Habitat:

Spotted in a tide pool at low tide at Tongue Point Marine Sanctuary.

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4 Comments

Brian38
Brian38 11 months ago

Thanks so much Neil. I was lucky to find this one moving around on a rock edge. Their ability to leave a position and come back to the same place by using their sencors is remarkable. Tongue Point is one of those rare places that reveals something new everytime you go there.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 11 months ago

Back at your favourite spot, Brian? I love this area with its beautiful wildlife, and your amazing spotting. This one is awesome and I am flabbergasted!! I have never seen a limpet from this perspective.

Brian38
Brian38 11 months ago

Thanks Mauna. I just cant stay away from there. I did find some interesting things.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 11 months ago

Back at Tongue Point, I see. That’s wild!

Brian38
Spotted by
Brian38

Washington, USA

Spotted on Aug 3, 2019
Submitted on Aug 4, 2019

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