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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
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Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Patellogastropoda (Subclass) > Lottioidea (Superfamily) > Nacellidae (Family) > Cellana (Genus)
Genus: Cellanamap >
Cellana craticulata (Suter, 1905)
Length 35mm, Width 28mm, Endemic
Kermadec Islands. On intertidal rocks [K.]
Cellana denticulata (Martyn, 1784)
Length 70mm, Width 60mm, Height 30mm, Endemic
Three Kings Islands and northland to Kaikoura. More common in the south [AC]
Cellana flava (Hutton, 1873)
Length 60mm, Width 50mm, Height 25mm, Golden Limpet. Endemic
From eastern Bay of Plenty to Otago [CF]
Cellana oliveri Powell, 1955 (=chathamensis of authors not Pilsbry, =bollonsi Powell)
Length 65mm, Width 50mm, Endemic
Chatham, Antipodes and Bounty Islands [MAn]
Cellana ornata (Dillwyn, 1817)
Length 50mm, Width 40mm, Height 12mm, Ornate Limpet. Endemic
North, South and Stewart Island. On mid tidal rocks [ACF]
Cellana radians (Gmelin, 1791)
Length 50mm, Width 45mm, Height 20mm, Radiate Limpet. Endemic
North, South and Stewart Island. Common in the intertidal zone [ACF]
Cellana stellifera (Gmelin, 1791)
Length 70mm, Width 55mm, Endemic
North, South and Stewart Island. Below low tide [ACF]
Cellana strigilis (Hombron & Jacquinot, 1841) (=redimiculum Reeve, =flemingi Powell)
Length 75mm, Width 65mm, Height 30mm, Endemic
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 [CFAn]