Taxonomy

Lottia pelta Rathke, 1833, Sitka, Alaska, United States.

OTHER COMMON NAMES None known.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS Shell of medium height with slightly anterior apex, sculptured with heavy radial ribs, fine riblets, and/or concentric growth lines. Shell color ranges from blue-black to light brown with or without white markings; white markings typically drawn out into radial rays and blotches; interior shell surface blue-white with brown stained interior muscle scar. Up to 2.3 in (60 mm) in length.

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