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More common in the south. 57mm
Found washed up on Bream Bay. Not usually found this far north. 40mm
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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.
K=
Kermadec Islands
A=
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
C=
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
F=
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
M=
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
An=
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
FW =
Freshwater
L =
Land
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced

Cellana flava (Hutton, 1873)

Classification:Gastropoda - Patellogastropoda
Family:NACELLIDAE
Size/Grows to:Length 60mm, Width 50mm, Height 25mm
Distribution:From eastern Bay of Plenty to Otago
Geographical Range:CFE.
Notes:
Golden Limpet
References and Publications:
  • Penniket, J.R. Aug/1988: The Genus Cellana in New Zealand, Poirieria, 15(5) (p.11)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.43)