family Fissurellidae


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Noun1.family Fissurellidae - marine limpets
mollusk family - a family of mollusks
class Gasteropoda, class Gastropoda, Gasteropoda, Gastropoda - snails and slugs and their relatives
Fissurella, genus Fissurella - type genus of the family Fissurellidae: keyhole limpets
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The volcano keyhole limpet Fissurella volcano (Reeve 1849) is a prosobranch gastropod of the family Fissurellidae. It is found from northern California through the Baja California Peninsula of Mexico, attaching to rocks of the tidal zone, where it feeds mainly on benthic microalgae, although it may also browse on macroalgal fronds (Hobday 1995).

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