Twelve thousand recent patellogastropods from a northeastern Pacific latitudinal gradient.
- Author(s): Kahanamoku, Sara S;
- Hull, Pincelli M;
- Lindberg, David R;
- Hsiang, Allison Y;
- Clites, Erica C;
- Finnegan, Seth
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2017.197
Body size distributions can vary widely among communities, with important implications for ecological dynamics, energetics, and evolutionary history. Here we present a dataset of body size and shape for 12,035 extant Patellogastropoda (true limpet) specimens from the collections of the University of California Museum of Paleontology, compiled using a novel high-throughput morphometric imaging method. These specimens were collected over the past 150 years at 355 localities along a latitudinal gradient ranging from Alaska to Baja California, Mexico and are presented here with individual images, 2D outline coordinates, and 2D measurements of body size and shape. This dataset provides a resource for assemblage-scale macroecological questions and documents the size and diversity of recent patellogastropods in the northeastern Pacific.