Further SEM assessment of radular characters of the limpets Patella caerulea Linneaus 1758 and P-rustica Linneaus 1758 (Molluscs: Gastropoda) from Antalya Bay, Turkey

Mutaf B. F., Akist D.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, vol.33, no.3, pp.359-365, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/zoo-0707-3
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.359-365
  • Keywords: Mollusca, Gastropoda, Patella caerulea, Patella rustica, radula, LITTORINIDAE, PATELLOGASTROPODA, MORPHOLOGY, ANATOMY, TEETH
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


This paper aims to elucidate the structure and design of radulae of 2 species of limpet, namely Patella caerulea and P rustica. Samples were examined by light microscope and SEM Although the general formula is the same, the pattern of each dentition differed between the 2 species General morphology and histology of odontophore showed structural significance of the organ, suggesting a further study to confirm ecological choice of the genus at different intertidal levels.