Patella ulyssiponensis

Patella ulyssiponensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Patellogastropoda
Superfamily: Patelloidea
Family: Patellidae
Genus: Patella
Species: P. ulyssiponensis
Binomial name
Patella ulyssiponensis
Gmelin, 1791
  • Patella aspera Lanarck, 1819
  • Patella athletica Bean, 1844 (junior synonym)
  • Patella azorica Nuttal in Jay, 1852
  • Patella baudonii Drouet, 1858
  • Patella bonnardii Payraudeau, 1826
  • Patella caerulea var. tenuistriata Weinkauff, 1880
  • Patella donacina Anton, 1838
  • Patella listeri Monterosato, 1888
  • Patella lowei d'Orbigny, 1840
  • Patella orbignyana Nordsieck & Talavera, 1979 (dubious synonym)
  • Patella paulinoi Locard, 1894
  • Patella pontica Valenciennes in Monterosato, 1888
  • Patella pontica Milaschewitsch, 1914
  • Patella repanda Gmelin, 1791
  • Patella spectabilis Dunker, 1853
  • Patella spinosula Meuschen, 1787
  • Patella spinulosa Mörch, 1853
  • Patella tarentina Salis Marschlins, 1793
  • Patella teneriffae Mabille, 1888 (dubious synonym)
  • Patella ulyssiponensis deserta Christiaens, 1973
  • Patella vulgata var. albula de Gregorio, 1884
  • Patella vulgata var. cimbulata de Gregorio, 1884
  • Patella vulgata var. comina de Gregorio, 1884
  • Patella vulgata var. depressaspera de Gregorio, 1884

Patella ulyssiponensis, common name the rough limpet, or China limpet[2] is a species of sea snail, a true limpet, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Patellidae, one of the families of true limpets.[1]


In Madeira Island in Portugal, Patella ulyssiponensis, known locally as Lapa, is eaten after cooking in a pan with garlic and lemon juice.


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