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Cellana strigilis chathamensis

Cellana strigilis chathamensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order: Patellogastropoda
Suborder: Patellina
Superfamily: Patelloidea
Family: Patellidae
Genus: Cellana
Species: C. strigilis
Subspecies: C. strigilis chathamensis
Trinomial name
Cellana strigilis chathamensis
(Pilsbry, 1955)

Acmaea chathamensis Pilsbry, 1891

Cellana strigilis chathamensis is a subspecies of large limpet, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Patellidae, one of the families of true limpets.


This subspecies is endemic to New Zealand's Chatham Islands.

Shell description

The shell is large and solid, nearest to the subspecies Cellana strigilis bollonsi, but with a simpler colour pattern, the dark brown radial streaks being numerous, straight and narrow, never blotched.

The internal shell coloration is yellowish-brown.

The maximum shell length is 72.5 mm, width 56 mm, and height 32 mm.


* Powell A. W. B., New Zealand Mollusca, William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland 1979 ISBN 0-00-216906-1

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