Star limpet

This limpet shell was collected at the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa and donated to the museum in 1919. Its scientific name ‘longicosta’ literally means ‘long ribs’ and is so called due to the shape of the shell.

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Collection Area Region
Southern Africa
Collector Excavator
Jewell, Miss Florence (from the collection of)
Common Name
star limpet
Simple Name
mollusc: shell
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901); Edwardian (1901-1914)
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PATELLIDAE: Patella longicosta Lamarck: star limpet: long-spined limpet