- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Mollusca
- Class: Gastropoda
- Subclass: Patellogastropoda
- Superfamily: Lottioidea
- Family: Lottiidae
- Scientific name: Tectura virginea
- Norwegian: hvit skillpaddesnegl
It is similar to the T. testudinalis, but even smaller, not exceeding a diameter of 15 mm and a height of 6 mm. The base color is white. Purple or pink bands along the edge of the shell is common.
This limpet prefers smooth rocks where it feeds on red algae. It has been reported from the tidal zone and down to 100 meters depth.
The white tortoiseshell limpet is known from the Atlantic coasts of Europe, from the North Sea to the Mediterranean.