Scientific name Diodora
Higher classification Fissurellidae
|Lower classifications Cayenne keyhole limpet, Diodora dysoni|
diodora demartiniorum buzzurro russo 2004 george moraitis 4 9 2014
Diodora is a genus of small to medium-sized keyhole limpet in the family Fissurellidae.
- diodora demartiniorum buzzurro russo 2004 george moraitis 4 9 2014
- Diodora being poked and prodded ignored by pycnopodia
- Life habits
Diodora being poked and prodded ignored by pycnopodia
Like all other fissurellids, Diodora species are herbivores, and use the radula to scrape algae from rocks. An exception is D. apertura, which grazes on sponges such as Hymeniacidon.
Water for respiration and excretion is drawn in under the edge of the shell and exits through the "keyhole" at or near the apex.
Species in this genus include:
Further species include