Trimusculus conicus

Identification 5

Distinguishing Characteristics
An endemic limpet of New Zealand that has strong radial ribs.

Size
Can grow up to Length 29mm

Distribution
Found in the low tide zone on rocks throughout New Zealand

Summary 6

Trimusculus conicus is an air-breathing sea snail or false limpet, a pulmonate gastropod mollusc in the family Trimusculidae, the button snails.

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Andrew Spurgeon, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/18921372
  2. (c) lisa_bennett, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Lisa Bennett, https://inaturalist.nz/photos/1812708
  3. (c) Andrew Spurgeon, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/18921365
  4. (c) Peter Poortman, www.nzshells.net.nz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by tangatawhenua, http://www.nzshells.net.nz/Images/291E.jpg
  5. (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
  6. Adapted by tangatawhenua from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trimusculus_conicus

More Info

iNaturalist NZ Map

Location Aupourian, Cookian, Forsterian, Kermadec Islands, Moriorian
Depth Low Tide