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Cellana strigilis redimiculum

Cellana strigilis redimiculum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order: Patellogastropoda
Suborder: Patellina
Superfamily: Patelloidea
Family: Patellidae
Genus: Cellana
Species: C. strigilis
Subspecies: C. strigilis redimiculum
Trinomial name
Cellana strigilis redimiculum
(Reeve, 1854)

Cellana strigilis redimiculum is a subspecies of large limpet, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Nacellidae.


This subspecies is endemic to the South Island of New Zealand south of Kaikoura.

Shell description

The shell is large and solid, broadly ovate, with the nucleus at about the anterior fourth or fifth. It is strongly sculptured with about 20 rounded primary radial ribs, mostly with a much weaker radial in each interspace; the whole crossed by dense but weak concentric growth lines.

The external coloration of the shell is deep orange-brown with light-blue ocellate markings and streaks in the radial interspaces. Internally it is light yellowish-brown, with a golden sheen.

The maximum length is 78 mm, width 65 mm, and height 34 mm.


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

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