Fat Tuna


Rough Limpet

Patella ulyssiponensis aspera

Is a species of gastropod mollusk belonging to the family Patellidae. The species is known by the common name of Rough Limpet, being the object of intense capture for human consumption in several regions, including in the Azores.

Conservation Status

Although local stocks appear to be healthy, they have shown some signs of decline.

Principal fishing methods

Hand Picked


This species lives on rocks in the shallow sublittoral and intertidal zones. It is a keystone species which is of ecological importance as a grazer.


June to Sptember



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