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Cellana strigilis flemingi

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

Cellana strigilis flemingi 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 Snares Islands.

Shell description

The shell is narrowly ovate, with the apex at the anterior fourth or fifth in adults, and at one eighth or less in juveniles. Young shells are sculptured with about 24 broad low radial folds, later developed into rounded primary ribs, with a weak radial in each interspace.

Coloration of the exterior is uniformly olive-brown, but with a bluish ocellate pattern extending down to about 15 mm from the apex. The interior is metallic dull smoky-grey, with the dark rib pattern, and sometimes the ocellate pattern as well, showing through.

Length is up to 53 mm, width up to 41.5 mm, and height 22 mm.


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

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