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Rafinesque, 1815

Shell conical or cap-shaped with no spiral coiling; operculum absent. Foot large and oval, with horseshoe-shaped muscle attachment to shell. Mantle cavity a shallow groove around base of foot, deepening to nuchal cavity behind the head. Mantle edge bears pallial gills; no ctenidium in nuchal cavity.

Source: Hayward et al., 1990.

The following subtaxa of this family occur in the region:

Genus Ansates
Ansates pellucida
Genus Patella
Patella intermedia
Patella ulyssiponensis
Patella vulgata

Family Patellidae