LIMPET is a small (to 50 mm across) marine MOLLUSC belonging to the gastropod class. Its soft body is protected by a single cone-shaped shell. It inhabits inshore waters along the coast, where it attaches to rocks, other solid objects and SEAWEED. Limpets are primarily herbivores. Many species are present in BC. Members of one family, known as keyhole limpets, have a hole at the top of the shell, which distinguishes them from so-called "true" limpets. They are prey for birds, SEA STARS and...

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