Species Images
Raoul Island, on rocks at low tide. 85mm
Key to Geographical Ranges
The symbols K.A.C.F.M.An. are used to indicate the geographical range of the species. They have been adopted to give an approxomation of the range of each species within New Zealand.
Kermadec Islands
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
FW =
L =
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
I =

Scutellastra kermadecensis (Pilsbury, 1894)

Classification:Gastropoda - Patellogastropoda
Size/Grows to:Length 125mm, Width 105mm
Distribution:Kermadec Islands. On rocks at low tide
Geographical Range:K.E.
References and Publications:
  • Brook, F.J., Marshall, B.A. 1998: The coastal molluscan fauna of the northern Kermadec Islands, southwest Pacific Ocean, Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 28 (p.214)
  • Ridgway, S.A., Reid, D.G., Taylor, J.D., Branch, G.M., Hodgson, A.N. 1998: A cladistic phylogeny of the family Patellidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda), Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 353 (p.1648)
  • Fleming, C.A. 1973: Kermadec Island giant limpet occurring fossil in New Zealand, and relict distribution in the tropics, New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 7(1) (p.160)
  • Oliver, W.R.B. 1914: The Mollusca of the Kermadec Islands, Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute, 47 (p.510)

Note: Localities are approximate, and represent only some of the known localities for the species.

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