Puncturella expansa

Puncturella expansa, common name the broad puncturella, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Fissurellidae, the keyhole limpets and slit limpets.[1]

Puncturella expansa
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Vetigastropoda
Order: Lepetellida
Family: Fissurellidae
Subfamily: Zeidorinae
Genus: Puncturella
P. expansa
Binomial name
Puncturella expansa
(Dall, 1896)
  • Cranopsis expansa (Dall, 1896)
  • Rimula expansa Dall, 1896 (original combination)


The size of the shell varies between 25 mm and 40 mm.


This species occurs in the Pacific Ocean from Baja California, Mexico to Panama; off the Galápagos Islands


  1. ^ a b MolluscaBase eds. (2020). MolluscaBase. Puncturella expansa (Dall, 1896). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=575133 on 2020-09-24
  • Keen M. (1971) Sea shells of tropical West America. Marine mollusks from Baja California to Perú, ed. 2. Stanford University Press. 1064 pp.

External linksEdit

  • Dall W.H. (1896). Diagnoses of new species of mollusks from the west coast of America. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 18 [1895]: 7-20.
  • To World Register of Marine Species
  • "Cranopsis expansa". Gastropods.com. Retrieved 16 January 2019.