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Patelloida striata
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Patelloida striata
Taxonomic Group: Mollusks-Gastropods


Patelloida striata is a small limpet commonly known as the Streaked Limpet. It has a broad native range in the Indo-Pacific spanning from central Japan to the Caroline Islands, north of Papua New Guinea. This species is not known to be established beyond its native range; however, in 1924 it was reported as being abundant in Samish Bay, Washington. A population is no longer present on the Pacific coast of North America. This species inhabits intertidal rocky shores and oyster beds.

*This species is not currently established beyond its native range.

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Fofonoff PW, Ruiz GM, Steves B, Simkanin C, & Carlton JT (2018)
National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System.
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