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White Cap Limpet

Photo 1: White Cap Limpet (Photo taken at Willow Point.)


White Cap Limpet: Acmaea mitra


This limpet has a very high profile compared to other limpets giving it its other common name of 'dunce cap limpet'. The shell is white, but it is usually encrusted with organisms, especially pink Encrusting Coral, which ironically is a favourite food of the limpet. The shell is nearly circular with the apex being centrally located (photo).






Marine Life Guide to North Vancouver Island