Le Quesne, W.J.F. and Hawkins, S.J.
Direct observations of protandrous sex change in the patellid limpet Patella vulgata
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 86, (1), . (doi:10.1017/S0025315406012975).
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Direct observations of sex change were made on Patella vulgata, which has long been considered a protandrous hermaphrodite based on indirect methods. Thirty per cent of the male limpets that were marked during the spawning season in 2003 here female when they were re-examined during the spawning season in 2004. This confirms that protandry does occur within the superfamily Patellidae
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