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Lottia paradigitalis (Fritchman, 1960)
Phylum Mollusca, Class Gastropoda, Subcl. Eogastropoda, Order Patellogastropoda, Family Lottidae

Small limpet to 20 mm long; fine concentric lines, rarely with radial riblets; apex at front third of shell & often eroded white; height moderate; anterior slope straight;  gray-green with white speckling or blue-gray with white rays bifurcating at margin, but color highly variable; interior all white.

Common, on rocks, top of mid intertidal zone, exposed to protected outer coast.

Geogr. Range: Alaska to Pt. Conception
Synonyms: Collisella paradigitalis  (C. borealis & L. strigitella were formerly considered the same spp., but all are now sep. spp.)
Similar species: see table ; L. digitalis & L. austrodigitalis have dark brown central areas on interior of shell.

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