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Acmaea mitra Rathke, 1833
Phylum Mollusca, Class Gastropoda, Subcl. Eogastropoda, Order Patellogastropoda, Family Acmaeidae

Apex central, height tall (30 mm), anterior slope convex; lacks radial sculpture; to 35 mm long; white but often encrusted with coralline algae. 

Common, on rocks with encrusting and erect coralline algae; low intertidal zone to subtidal; exposed & protected outer coast; browses on coralline algae.

Geo Range: Aleutian Islands, Alaska to Baja
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Similar species:  see table

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