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Scientific name: Helcion pruinosus
Common name: Rayed limpet
Phyulm Sub Phylum Class Sub Class Order Sub Order Family Sub Family Genus Species
Mollusca Not Defined Gastropoda Eogastropoda Patellogastropoda Patellina Patellidae Not Defined Helcion Helcion pruinosus


Short Description:

Flatish fragile shell that is oval shaped.Apex about one-third from front margin.Surface smooth,pale brown,shot woth beautiful iridescent green spots and rays

Iridescent green spots and rays 
Size: 35mm
Behaviour: Hide benath low shor-boulders and emerges at night
Depth: Subtidal to 5m 
Distribution: Troughout Southern Africa 


Rocky shores


Similar Species:
  • None

Database Statistics
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Photographer Date City Area Dive site Temp Size Depth Camera Photo Video
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-01-17 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Tidal pools 19 25mm 1m Fujifilm FinePix A500 photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-09-11 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Tidal pools 18 15mm 1m Fujifilm FinePix A500 photo
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