limpet

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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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All shallow-water (with the exception of species of Erginus) and intertidal Patellogastropoda are regarded as broadcast spawners with external fertilization.
In the Gastropoda, ASOs have been identified in larvae of the Heterobranchia, Caenogastropoda, Patellogastropoda, and Neritimorpha.
The anatomy of some new archaeogastropod limpets (Order Patellogastropoda, Suborder Lepetopsina) from hydrothermal vents.