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The shape of the limpet varies. The closer the limpet is to the water, the flatter and smaller its shell.
The shape of the limpet varies. The closer the limpet is to the water, the flatter and smaller its shell. The farther the limpet is from the water, the wider and taller its shell. This design is an adaptation that God programmed into the species’ DNA for survival. Without this adaptation, the waves would beat against and be more likely to pull away a tall, wide limpet close to the water. This is an example of adaptation, not evolution.
CLASS: Gastropoda (gastropods, slugs, and snails)
ORDER: Patellogastropoda (limpets)
FAMILY: Patellidae (marine limpets)
GENUS/SPECIES: Patella vulgata
Size: Up to 2.4 in (6 cm) in diameter
Diet: Algae, diatoms, and blue-green algae
Habitat: Rocks on shores of Northeastern Atlantic coast, from the Arctic Circle to Portugal