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ladyfsu

New member
Looking for scientific name or info on this limpet - I have 4 that have gotten large but I haven't noticed them on any corals or sponges.

limp49.jpg
 

pagojoe

Team RC
It's a Lucapina species, most likely Lucapina aegis. There are a few other options, but you'd have to have the mantle withdrawn to ID it. These are the ones that people often accuse of eating their softies, or other things that many aquarists don't want eaten. Their diets are probably broader than most of the fissurellids, and no doubt also include whatever they can scrape off your rocks.

http://www.gastropods.com/7/Shell_4627.html

http://www.gastropods.com/4/Shell_4624.html

http://www.gastropods.com/5/Shell_4625.html

http://www.gastropods.com/6/Shell_4626.html


Cheers,



Don
 

ladyfsu

New member
Thanks!!!!

I've never seen them eat anything that I don't want them too...actually I have no idea what they're eating. I sure think they're pretty though. :)
 

ladyfsu

New member
:) Yes I noticed the avatar! I like it!!

I'm afraid I don't know much about these guys except a little hearsay. I just know that most people I talk to know nothing about these guys. I was hoping to hear that they aren't too awful because I just think they are as cool and bright as can be. I'm not going to evict any until I see a problem. I have never had any pest eat my corals (yet :eek: ), and until that happens...they're staying!

Thanks again.
 
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