Scientific Name: Lucapina sowerbii
Reef Compatibility: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gal
Max Size: 1 1/2 inches
Approximate Purchase Size: 3/4 to 1 1/4 inch
Notes: The Fleshy Limpets are typically half an inch long or larger, and feed on unwanted filamentous algae, cyanobacteria, diatoms and even hydroids. Limpets have an oval, laterally compressed shell that tapers to an off-centered blunt point the Fleshy Limpet covers it's shell with it's brightly colored mantel. Limpets have a tiny hole at the crest of their shell where it becomes a point, which they use for waste and water exchange.