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Diet: Limpets are herbivores (plant-eaters) that eat during the day. They eat marine algae and other marine vegetation. Limpets eat using a radula, a rough tongue-like organ that has thousands of tiny denticles (tooth-like protrusions).
Anatomy: The soft body is divided into the head, the visceral mass, and the foot (which is small). The limpet has a long pair of tentacles on the head; it has a light-sensitive eyespot located on the base of each tentacle. The biggest limpets are up to 4 inches (10 cm) wide, but most are smaller. The limpet's shell is not coiled.
Predators: Many fish, starfish, birds, and people eat limpets.
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