Notoacmea potae

Identification 3

Distinguishing Characteristics
An endemic limpet of New Zealand. Recognisable by the "bowler hat" shape where the potae part of the name comes from. Potae comes from the Maori word for a cap.

Size
Can grow up to Length 13mm, Width 10mm

Distribution
Found in the intertidal tide zone on rocks throughout New Zealand This species lives on rocks and dead bivalve shells in sheltered inlets throughout NZ, and grows to 13mm.

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) unkn0wn1nv3rt3brat3s, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://inaturalist.nz/photos/3861447
  2. (c) Peter Poortman, www.nzshells.net.nz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by tangatawhenua, http://www.nzshells.net.nz/Images/048M.jpg
  3. (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

More Info

iNaturalist NZ Map

Location Aupourian, Cookian, Forsterian
Depth Mid Tide