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Montfortula rugosa
Naturalis Biodiversity Center - ZMA.MOLL.303034 - Montfortula rugosa (Quoy, J.R.C. & J.P. Gaimard, 1834) - Fissurellidae - Mollusc shell.jpeg
preserved specimen
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
(unranked):
clade Vetigastropoda
Superfamily:
Fissurelloidea
Family:
Fissurellidae
Genus:
Species:
M. rugosa
Binomial name
Montfortula rugosa
(Quoy & Gaimard, 1834)
Synonyms
  • Emarginula rugosa Quoy & Gaimard, 1834
  • Emarginula conoides Reeve, 1842
  • Subemarginula rugosa Suter, 1913
  • Montfortula lyallensis Mestayer, 1928
  • Montfortula chathamensis Finlay, 1928
  • Montfortula conoidea Reeve, 1842

Montfortula rugosa, common name the cap-shaped false limpet, is a species of keyhole limpet, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Fissurellidae.

Description

The size of the shell varies between 9 mm and 25 mm.

Distribution

Montfortula rugosa, a marine species, is found off Australia (from West Australia to South Queensland), Tasmania and New Zealand.

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