Lottia edmitchelli Lipps, 1966:250

Rocky shore limpet



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Acmaea mitchelli Lipps, 1963 (junior homonym); Acmaea edmitchelli Lipps, 1966; Collisella edmitchelli Lipps, 1966:250


Conservation Status

Extinct (Régnier et al., 2009; Cowie et al., 2017)

Last record: 1861

IUCN status: Extinct



California, United States


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Lipps, J. H. (1966). A new name for Acmaea mitchelli Lipps. The Veliger 9: 250.


Other references:

Bouchet, P. (1996). Collisella edmitchelli. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. (http://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 15 July 2013.

Cowie, Robert H., Régnier, Claire, Fontaine, Benoît, and Bouchet, Philippe. (2017). Measuring the Sixth Extinction: what do mollusks tell us? The Nautilus 131(1): 3-41.

Lindberg, David R. (1978). On the Taxonomic Affinities of Collisella edmitchelli (Lipps) (Gastropoda: Acmaeidae) a Late Pleistocene Limpet from San Nicolas Island, California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 77(2): 65-70.

Lindberg, David R. (1984). A Recent specimen of Collisella edmitchelli from San Pedro, California (Mollusca: Acmaeidae). Southern California Academy of Sciences, Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 83(3): 148-151.

Lipps, J. H. (1963). A new species of Acmaea (Archaeogastropoda) from the Pleistocene of San Nicolas Island, California. Los Angeles County Museum Contributions in Science 75: 1-15.

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Lottia edmitchelli (Lipps, 1966). Accessed at: http://molluscabase.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=594478 on 2022-04-03

Régnier, Claire, Fontaine, Benoît and Bouchet, Philippe. (2009). Not Knowing, Not Recording, Not Listing: Numerous Unnoticed Mollusk Extinctions. Conservation Biology 23(5): 1214-1221.

Turgeon, D.; Quinn, J.F.; Bogan, A.E.; Coan, E.V.; Hochberg, F.G.; Lyons, W.G.; Mikkelsen, P.M.; Neves, R.J.; Roper, C.F.E.; Rosenberg, G.; Roth, B.; Scheltema, A.; Thompson, F.G.; Vecchione, M.; Williams, J.D. (1998). Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates from the United States and Canada: mollusks. 2nd ed. American Fisheries Society Special Publication, 26. American Fisheries Society: Bethesda, MD (USA). ISBN 1-888569-01-8. IX, 526 + cd-rom pp.


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