Project Description

The red-flecked mopalia (Mopalia spectabilis) has a pattern of bright red, red-brown, or orange markings combined with blue on the shell plates that aid in its identification. The girdle is wide and banded with a hairy surface.  The red-flecked mopalia can grow to 2.75 inches (7 cm) long, with a range from southern Alaska to central California.