Length = 12mm. Collected from Fleet, Dorset on 26/05/1986.
<em>Calyptraea chinensis</em> (Linnaeus, 1758)
The map provided here shows the distribution of the species based on Conchological Society data.
Generally found on shells or under stones on sheltered shores. Feeds by filtering particles from the plankton.
- Conical shell containing a distinctive tongue shaped 'shelf'
Relatively thin shell up to 15mm across and 5mm high. White or yellow in colour. There is a tongue shaped shelf within the shell. Outside of the shell is lightly sculptured with growth lines parallel to the edge.