Cellana denticulata

Identification 3

Distinguishing Characteristics
An endemic limpet of New Zealand.

Size and distribution
Up to 70mm in size, it is found throughout the North Island and down to Kaikoura, but is more common in the south. Lives on rocks, usually around the mid tide mark.

Summary 4

Cellana denticulata, or the denticulate limpet, is a species of true limpet, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Nacellidae, one of the families of true limpets.

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Lisa Bennett, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Lisa Bennett
  2. (c) Tony Wills, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), uploaded by Tony Wills
  3. (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
  4. Adapted by tangatawhenua from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellana_denticulata

More Info

iNaturalist NZ Map

Location Aupourian, Cookian
Depth Mid Tide