Species Images
redimiculum form - The most abundant limpet of eastern Otago and Stewart Island. 44mm
flemingi form - Snares Islands. 50mm
Campbell Island. 54mm
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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.
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 =

Cellana strigilis (Hombron & Jacquinot, 1841)

Classification:Gastropoda - Patellogastropoda
Size/Grows to:Length 75mm, Width 65mm, Height 30mm
Synonyms:(=redimiculum Reeve, =flemingi Powell)
Distribution:Stewart Island, Foveaux Strait, and the east coast of the South Island up to Kaikoura. Also Auckland, Snares and Campbell Islands. On mid tidal rocks
Geographical Range:CFAnE.
References and Publications:
  • Reisser, C.M.O., Marshall, B.A., Gardner, J.P.A. 2012: A morphometric approach supporting genetic results in the taxonomy of the New Zealand limpets of the Cellana strigilis complex (Mollusca: Patellogastropoda: Nacellidae), Invertebrate Systematics, 26 (p.197)
  • Penniket, J.R. Aug/1988: The Genus Cellana in New Zealand, Poirieria, 15(5) (p.14)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.44)

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

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