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Cellana exarata

Cellana exarata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order: Patellogastropoda
Family: Patellidae
Genus: Cellana
Species: C. exarata
Binomial name
Cellana exarata

Cellana exarata, common name the "black foot opihi", is a species of edible true limpet, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Nacellidae, one of the families of true limpets.

Distribution

This species is endemic to the islands of Hawaii.

Habitat

This limpet lives in the splash zone, higher up in the intertidal zone than Cellana sandwicensis.

Description

Both the shell and the foot of the animal are black in color.

Human use

This species is used as a food item. It is considered not as high a quality food as the yellow foot ophi, Cellana sandwicensis.

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