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Fissurella barbadensis(Gmelin, 1791)
Common Name: Barbados keyhole limpet

Maximum reported size: 41 mm. The shell exterior is usually dirty-cream colored, usually speckled with shades of brown. The interior is white at the margins but greenish elsewhere, with paler bands. A thin brown line usually borders the green internal callus. The soft parts of the animal are mostly yellow, with many olive-brown or purple-brown thin lines on the head and flanks. Similar color can be seen on the yellow tentacles.
Other Literature
Hughes, R. N. 1971. Ecological Energetics of the Keyhole limpet Fissurella Barbadensis . Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 6(3): 167-178
In Bocas Del Toro
Reported ByAxel A. Olsson & Thomas L. McGinty
LocalityArchipelago de Bocas del Toro
Compiled by
Lexi Weintraub
Redfern, C. 2001. Bahamian Seashells., Inc. Boca Raton, Florida. Page: 6.

Franz, C. 1990. Differential Algal Consumption by Three Species of Fissurella Mollusca Gastropoda at isla de Margarita, Venezuela. Bulletin of Marine Science.46(3): 735-748

Franz, C. J. 1990. Seasonal Diurnal and Nocturnal Activity patterns of Three Species of Caribbean Intertidal Keyhole Limpets Mollusca Gastropoda Fissurella. Veliger. 33(2): 155-165

Franz, C. J. 1990. Feeding patterns of Fissurella Species on Isla de margaritea, Venezuela: Use of Radulae and Food Passage Rates. Journal of Molluscan Studies. 56(1): 25-36.

Lewis, J. B. 1960. The fauna of rocky shores of Barbados, West indies. Canadian Journal of Zoology Vol. 38:391-435.

Olsson, A. A. & McGinty, T. L. 1958. Recent marine mollusks from the Caribbean Coast of Panama with the description of some new genera and species. Bulletins of American Paleontology Vol. 39 NÂș198
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