Translation of limpet in Spanish:

limpet

lapa, n.

Pronunciation /ˈlɪmpɪt//ˈlɪmpɪt/

noun

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    lapa feminine
    he clings / sticks to me like a limpet se me pega como una lapa informal
    • Two species of limpets, previously unrecorded for the West Point area, have also been found during this study.
    • Many of the taxa that apparently diverged in the Paleozoic now are limpets and retain little information about the morphologies of their coiled ancestors.
    • Barnacles are crustaceans like crabs and shrimps but, because of their appearance, until the 19th century they were thought to be molluscs like limpets and whelks.
    • The sand was dotted with saucer - sized jellyfish, rocks and pools are squidgy with jelly buttons encrusted with limpets, barnacles and winkles and are seedbeds for mussels.
    • Brains of limpets and abalones are much simpler than brains of garden snails and slugs in histological differentiation.
    • The shape of a limpet's shell has a great deal to do with whether the animal remains securely attached to its rock or is ripped off and thrown onto dry land or into the waiting tentacles of a hungry sea anemone.
    • Two thirds along things change, there are some scattered rocks covered in barnacles, limpets, mussels and seaweed.
    • In coastal areas, they eat mussels, barnacles, and limpets.
    • While Pisaster has a very broad diet that includes barnacles, limpets, snails, and chitons, mussels are its preferred prey.
    • The ‘lock-and-key’ fit of homing limpets may have more to do with resistance to dislodgment than with desiccation.
    • Slipper limpets have also made their way across the Atlantic, taking over areas off the coast of the British Isles and Northern Europe.
    • Entering the water from the shore, the first animal we spot may well be a mollusc such as a limpet or dog-whelk.
    • It seems that as limpets creep across rocks, eating algae, they also eat chalk.
    • Lottiid and especially fissurelid limpets, neither of which feed predominately on macroalgae, also have given rise to large-bodied taxa in certain temperate oceans.
    • There is a gap of several tens of millions of years between the Middle Permian when the last Metoptomatids lived, and the Middle Triassic when the true limpets appear.
    • Secondary gills are found in Ancylids, which are freshwater limpets adapted to life in fast-flowing streams.
    • Some species of limpets have been shown to spend their entire lives within a few cm of their home scars, while others can move upwards of 1 m during a single tidal cycle.
    • Mussels and limpets are their primary food, but Black Oystercatchers prey on a wide range of shellfish and other creatures found along the rocky shore.
    • In particular, they noted that modem patelloid limpets have segmented scars due to bundling of the large retractor muscle.
    • Modern species thrive under intense herbivory from snails, chitons, and limpets, and this has been suggested as one reason for their success.