Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Subclass Patellogastropoda > Superfamily Patelloidea > Family Patellidae > Genus Patella

Patella depressa Pennant, 1777

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

PatellaLinnaeus, 1758accepted genus name
Ansates G. B. Sowerby II, 1839 synonym
Helcion (Ansates) Sowerby, 1839 synonym
Patina Gray, 1847 synonym

Species group names

Patella auricola da Costa, 1771 synonym
Patella electrina Reeve, 1854 synonym
Patella goudoti Mabille, 1888 synonym
Patella intermedia Murray in Knapp, 1857 synonym
Patella laevigata Gmelin, 1791 synonym
Patella mabillei Locard, 1892 synonym
Patella plumbea vatheleti Pilsbry, 1891 synonym
Patella taslei Mabille, 1888 synonym
Patella vulgata var. debilis Pallary, 1920 synonym
Patella vulgata var. picta Jeffreys, 1865 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: platte schaalhoren sources: Adema, J.P.H.M.; de Bruyne, R.H.; Perk, F.A. (1989). Preliminary name list of marine molluscs and shells, regularly washed ashore along the coasts of the Netherlands and Belgium [Voorlopige naamlijst van de mariene mollusken en de regelmatig langs de kust van Nederland en België aangespoelde schelpensoorten]. De Strandvlo 9(2): 49-59
 English: black-footed limpet sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English-United States: Black-footed Limpet


original description

Pennant, T., (1777) British Zoology, vol. IV. Crustacea. Mollusca. Testacea: i-viii, 1-154, Plates 1-93. London.

basis of record

Backeljau, T. (1986). Lijst van de recente mariene mollusken van België [List of the recent marine molluscs of Belgium]. Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen: Brussels, Belgium. 106 pp.

additional source

Nakano T. & Ozawa T. (2007). Worldwide phylogeography of limpets of the order Patellogastropoda: molecular, morphological and paleontological evidence. Journal of Molluscan Studies 73(1): 79–99.

additional source

Koufopanou et al (1999). A molecular phylogeny of the patellid limpets (Gastropoda: Patellidae) and its implications for the origins of their antitropical distribution Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 11(1):138-156





External Links

GenBank (114 nucleotides; 61 proteins)
Marine Life Information Network - UK
Barcode of Life (20 barcodes)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (43 publications)


Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S. (2014). Patella depressa Pennant, 1777. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:151374




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