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Cellana exarata

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Kingdom  Animalia
Superfamily  Lottioidea
Genus  Cellana
Higher classification  Cellana
Phylum  Mollusca
Family  Nacellidae
Scientific name  Cellana exarata
Rank  Species
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Similar  Cellana sandwicensis, Cellana talcosa, Ruditapes largillierti, Chiton magnificus, Saxidomus nuttalli

Cellana exarata, common name the black-foot opihi and Hawaiian blackfoot is a species of edible true limpet, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Nacellidae, one of the families of true limpets.

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Distribution

This species is endemic to the islands of Hawaii.

Habitat

This limpet lives in the splash zone, higher up in the intertidal zone than Cellana sandwicensis.

Description

Both the shell and the foot of the animal are black in color.

Human use

This species is used as a food item; it is considered not as high in quality as the yellow-foot opihi, Cellana sandwicensis.

References

Cellana exarata Wikipedia


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