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chathamensis form - Chatham Islands, on low tidal rocks. 47mm
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Key to Geographical Ranges
The symbols K.A.C.F.M.An. are used to indicate the geographical range of the species. They have been adopted to give an approxomation of the range of each species within New Zealand.
Kermadec Islands
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
FW =
L =
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
I =

Cellana oliveri Powell, 1955

Classification:Gastropoda - Patellogastropoda
Size/Grows to:Length 65mm, Width 50mm
Synonyms:(=chathamensis of authors not Pilsbry, =bollonsi Powell)
Distribution:Chatham, Antipodes and Bounty Islands
Geographical Range:MAnE.
References and Publications:
  • Reisser, C.M.O., Marshall, B.A., Gardner, J.P.A. 2012: A morphometric approach supporting genetic results in the taxonomy of the New Zealand limpets of the Cellana strigilis complex (Mollusca: Patellogastropoda: Nacellidae), Invertebrate Systematics, 26 (p.200)
  • Penniket, J.R. Aug/1988: The Genus Cellana in New Zealand, Poirieria, 15(5) (p.15)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.45)

Note: Localities are approximate, and represent only some of the known localities for the species.

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