Species Images
From mid tide, Far North. 35mm
A common Limpet found throughout the country from mid to low tide on rocks
An old eroded specimen
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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 ornata (Dillwyn, 1817)

Classification:Gastropoda - Patellogastropoda
Family:NACELLIDAE
Size/Grows to:Length 50mm, Width 40mm, Height 12mm
Distribution:North, South and Stewart Island. On mid tidal rocks
Geographical Range:ACFE.
Notes:
Ornate Limpet
References and Publications:
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.43)