Surfgrass Limpet

Surfgrass Limpet

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Caption: Surfgrass Limpet (Tectura palacea), a small limpet that lives entirely on surfgrass, Phyllospadix. It scrapes the layer of microscopic algae that covers the surface of the grass. It is found in the eastern Pacific Ocean, along the shores of North America.

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Keywords: chaffey limpet, chaffy limpet, gastropod, invertebrate, limpet, lottiidae, marine invertebrate, marine life, mollusk, pacific life, pacific ocean, phyllospadix, sea grass, sea life, sea snail, surfgrass limpet, tectura palacea

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