Trimusculus conicus

Identification 4

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

Can grow up to Length 29mm

Found in the low tide zone on rocks throughout New Zealand

Summary 5

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

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More Info

iNaturalist NZ Map

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