Patella caerulea

Patella caerulea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Patellogastropoda
Superfamily: Patelloidea
Family: Patellidae
Genus: Patella
Species: P. caerulea
Binomial name
Patella caerulea
Linnaeus, 1758
  • Patella alba da Costa, 1771
  • Patella alba Anton, 1838
  • Patella calicula Li Chang, 1930
  • Patella cancellata Risso, 1826
  • Patella favaniana Risso, 1826
  • Patella fragilis Philippi, 1836
  • Patella grisea Risso, 1826
  • Patella grisea de Blainville, 1825
  • Patella hellespontiana Monterosato, 1888
  • Patella margaritacea Gmelin, 1791
  • Patella nacrina de Gregorio, 1884
  • Patella richelmia Risso, 1826
  • Patella riparia Nardo, 1847
  • Patella scutellina Locard, 1892
  • Patella silicina Röding, 1798
  • Patella squama de Blainville, 1825
  • Patella subplana Potiez & Michaud, 1838
  • Patella vulgata var. plumbea Röding, 1798

Patella caerulea, is a species of limpet in the family Patellidae. It is known by the common names Mediterranean limpet and rayed Mediterranean limpet.[1] It is native to the Mediterranean Sea.[1]


The size of the shell varies between 20 mm and 72 mm.

The thin shell is depressed,spreading, usually more or less distinctly 6 or 7 angled. The riblets rather fine and notably unequal. [2]


This species occurs in the Mediterranean Sea; in the Atlantic Ocean off the Canary Islands, Madeira and the Azores.


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  1. 1 2 Patella caerulea Linnaeus, 1758. In: MolluscaBase (2015). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species.
  2. G.W. Tryon (1891), Manual of conchology, structural and systematic: with illustrations of the species
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