This limpetlike shell has
a long slit just anterior to the apex of the shell. The
slope of the shell does not have a seam running down it. The
is slightly less than the width, and total length is up to 2 cm.
Puncturella galeata (Gould,
|Puncturella galeata from 100 m
depth, San Juan Channel.
Width about 1.5 cm, 2 cm long.
|(Photo by: Dave Cowles
How to Distinguish from
Similar Species: Puncturellas
have the narrow slit anterior to the apex. Several species
seam running down the anterior slope of the shell. P.
grows up to 1 cm long and has a height about equal to the width.
Geographical Range: Alaska
Depth Range: Fairly
I have found Puncturellas
only in deep trawls (in the San Juan channel)
British Columbia page Note: The puncturella on this
not look like this puncturella
World, volume 1
General Notes and
Observations: Locations, abundances,
A closeup view of the slit. Photo by Dave Cowles, July 2000
Two different individuals. Photo by Dave Cowles July 2000
The inside of the shell is uniformly white. Photo by Dave
Authors and Editors of Page:
Dave Cowles (2005): Created original page