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Cellana strigilis strigilis

Cellana strigilis strigilis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order: Patellogastropoda
Suborder: Patellina
Superfamily: Patelloidea
Family: Patellidae
Genus: Cellana
Species: C. strigilis
Subspecies: C. strigilis strigilis
Trinomial name
Cellana strigilis strigilis
Hombron & Jacquinot, 1841

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


This subspecies is endemic to New Zealand's sub-Antarctic Auckland and Campbell islands.

Shell description

The shell is very large and solid, broadly ovate, and of high profile. It is coarsely radially ribbed with about 20 primary ribs, with a much weaker rib in each interspace.

The external shell coloration is light brown, spotted and streaked with yellowish-white. The interior is rayed in dark brown and cross maculated, with the muscle attachment mark on the underside of the shell yellowish-brown.

The maximum shell length is 80 mm, width 68 mm, and height 39 mm.


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

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