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limpet

a marine gastropod MOLLUSC of the genus Patella that has a single, conical shell. When exposed at low water it attaches itself very firmly to the substrate, usually rocks.
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irradians as well, and the genome of the limpet Lottia gigantea contains nine G[alpha] proteins (Krishnan et al.
This is in agreement with the results obtained in the gastropod molluscs Lottia gigantea (Thomas-Chollier et al.
Isla del Coco, Costa Rica Especies Estrato 1 2 4 5 Bahia Chatham Nerita scabricosta Enero 2007 Nodilittorina aspera Nodilittorina modesta Lottia mesoleuca Fissurella virescens 2.
She said that the experiments showed that nodal and Pitx were active or expressed on the right side of embryos in the right-handed snail Lottia, and on the left side in the left-handed snail Biomphalaria.
palliopunctatus, Nodilittorina aspera (Philippi, 1846), Nerita scabricosta Lamark, 1822, Isognomon janus Carpenter, 1857, Nodilittorina modesta (Philippi, 1846), Petaloconchus complicatus Dall, 1908, Chama echinata Broderip, 1835, Hoffmannola hansi Marcus & Marcus, 1967, Lottia mitella (Menke, 1847), Petaloconchus macrophragma Carpenter, 1857, Chiton articulatus Sowerby, 1832, Fissurella gemmata Menke, 1847 y Mancinella triangularis (Blainville, 1832)(Cuadro 4).
For example, Hewatt (1934:55) reported high abundances of a "small growth form" of the limpet Lottia digitalis most likely to be L.
Territorial behavior of the owl limpet, Lottia gigantea.
Six species of gastropods recorded a wide vertical distribution through the intertidal: Lottia mesoleuca, Mancinella speciosa, M.
The behavioral ecology of the limpet Lottia gigantea: interaction between territoriality, demography, and protandric hermaphroditism.
Variation in the limpet Lottia gigantea population structures, growth rates, and gonadal production on southern California rocky shores.
Species Major prey Glaucous-winged Gull Pollicipes, Strongylocentrotus, Lottia, Katharina Black Oystercatcher Lottia, Mytilus, Strongylocentrotus Northwestern Crow isopods, Lottia, Strongylocentrotus Black Turnstone amphipods, Semibalanus, Balanus, Lottia, Littorina Surfbird Littorina, Mytilus, Semibalanus, Balanus, Lottia Black Brant Ulva Western Sandpiper isopods, amphipods, chironomids, Littorina Wandering Tattler chironomids, amphipods, small molluscs Savannah Sparrow chironomids Song Sparrow chironomids Fox Sparrow chironomids Snow Bunting chironomids Lapland Longspur chironomids Water Pipit chironomids Winter Wren chironomids Great Blue Heron fish Harlequin Duck amphipods, small snails, Mytilus
Kemp and Berthess (1984) found that differences in growth rate induced shell shape variation in Littorina littorea; Appleton and Palmer (1988) showed that Thais lamellosa developed differential aperture characteristics when exposed to waterborne stimuli released by predatory crabs and damaged conspecifics; Lindberg and Pearse (1990) demonstrated that the color and apertural morphology of the limpet Lottia asmi changed with different substrates and diets.