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Cellana radians

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Kingdom  Animalia
Superfamily  Lottioidea
Genus  Cellana
Higher classification  Cellana
Phylum  Mollusca
Family  Nacellidae
Scientific name  Cellana radians
Rank  Species
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Similar  Cellana, Cellana ornata, Cellana stellifera, Cellana strigilis, Gastropods

Cellana radians, common name the golden limpet, is a species of true limpet, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Nacellidae, which is one of the true limpet families.

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Description

The foot and the head are lightly colored whereas Cellana flava has darker colored soft tissues.

The orange shell exhibits different morphological varieties, even in the same location. The shell can be grayish white on the outside with rather flat ribs that are somewhat darker. Its interior is iridescent and white, with gray muscle impressions. The apex is off-center and sometimes worn off.

Ecology

Cellana radians is found on rocks and other hard substrates in the littoral and sublittoral zones of the seas around New Zealand and Australia.

References

Cellana radians Wikipedia


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