<em>Leptochiton scabridus</em> (Jeffreys, 1880)
Leptochiton scabridus showing bright red foot
It is a rare species with a relatively restricted distribution being confined to south west Britain, the west of Ireland and south to the Channel Islands and Brittany coast.
Lives on the underside of rocks embedded in sand. It feeds by grazing material from the rock surface using its radula. It occurs very low on the shore down into the subtidal.
- Bright red foot (when alive)
- Coarse sculpture on valves gives them a rough appearance
Size: Up to about 8mm long. Shape: Relatively narrow girdle with the shell making up 80-90% of the width.