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Limpets

Common Tortoiseshell Limpet

Testudinalia testudinalis

  
(1-2: San Carlos Beach, Monterey / 3: Monastery Beach, Carmel-By-The-Sea)

In the first image, it's the spotted shell in the center. The bigger things that look like volcanoes are barnacles.


Giant Keyhole Limpet

Megathura crenulata

       
(1,3-5: San Carlos Beach, Monterey / 2: McAbee Beach, Monterey / 6: Whaler's Cove, Point Lobos / 7-8: Nudibranch City, Santa Cruz Island)

This is a giant keyhole limpet shell:
(1: Lovers Point, Monterey)


Keyhole Limpet

Diodora aspera

       
(1,4,6-8: San Carlos Beach, Monterey / 2-3: Whaler's Cove, Point Lobos / 5: Bluefish Cove, Point Lobos)


Pacific Plate Limpet

Lottia scutum

  
(1-3: Whaler's Cove, Point Lobos)


Two-Spot Keyhole Limpet

Fissurellidea bimaculata

 
(1: Monastery Beach, Carmel-By-The-Sea / 2: Whaler's Cove, Point Lobos)


Whitecap Limpet

Acmaea mitra

  
(1-3: San Carlos Beach, Monterey)