E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Wildlife of British Columbia

Lottia paralella (Dall, 1921)
Pacific Eelgrass Limpet
Family: Lottiidae
Photo of species

© Aaron Baldwin  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #7557)

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Distribution of Lottia paralella in British Columbia
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The Pacific Eelgrass Limpet is found along the Pacific Coast, from Alaska to California.

DNA work has shown that this is a distinct species from Lottia alveus (extinct) (Harbo, 2002).

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
BC Ministry of Environment: BC Species and Ecosystems Explorer--the authoritative source for conservation information in British Columbia.

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Lottia alveus

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General References

Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2024-06-12 8:35:59 AM]
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