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Fissurella nimbosa
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Fissurella nimbosa
Taxonomic Group: Mollusks-Gastropods

Overview:

Fissurella nimbosa is commonly known as the Rayed Keyhole Limpet. Its native range extends from Mexico and Puerto Rico to northern Brazil, where it is typically found on tropical rocky intertidal shores. In 2017, two shells of this limpet were recorded in Coral Cove Park, Palm Beach County, Florida. No live specimens were found so the establishment status of this species is unknown. Coral Cove Park is about 2000 km from the nearest known established population.

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Citation:

Fofonoff PW, Ruiz GM, Steves B, Simkanin C, & Carlton JT (2018)
National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System.
http://invasions.si.edu/nemesis/.
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