Tortoiseshell Limpet

Cellana radians

How to Recognise It 3

The tortoiseshell limpet, also known as the radiate limpet is the most variable of the New Zealand limpets. This page showcases the tortoiseshell look of the limpet, with it's distinct tortoisesehell look.

Summary 4

Cellana radians, common name the golden limpet, is a species of true limpet, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Nacellidae, which is one of the true limpet families.

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iNaturalist NZ Map

Depth High Tide, Low Tide, Mid Tide
Location Aupourian, Cookian, Forsterian