Cellana strigilis

Identification 2

Distinguishing Characteristics
An endemic limpet of New Zealand, it is easily recognisable by the 20 prominent ribs with weaker ribs in between. The radiate / tortoiseshell limpet can also have 20 ribs, but they are not as pominent as the ones on this.

Size and distribution
Up to 75mm in size, it is found from the lower North Island south on rocks, usually around the mid to low tide mark. Very common around barnacles.

Summary 3

Cellana strigilis strigilis is a species of large limpet, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Nacellidae, one of the families of true limpets.

Sources and Credits

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  2. (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
  3. Adapted by tangatawhenua from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellana_strigilis

More Info

iNaturalist NZ Map

Location Antipodean, Cookian, Forsterian
Depth Low Tide, Mid Tide