NZ Mollusca

Tugali elegans Gray, 1843

Tugali elegans
Alive under rocks at low tide, 45mm
Tugali elegans
The Grooved Limpet, is found under stones at and below low tide
Tugali elegans
Alive under a rock at low tide, Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ, animal 40-45mm
Tugali elegans
Alive under a rock at low tide (showing partially hidden shell), Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ, animal 40-45mm
Classification: Mollusca - Gastropoda - Vetigastropoda - Lepetelllida - Fissurellidae: Emarginulinae - Tugali
Family: FISSURELLIDAE: EMARGINULINAE
Size/Grows to: Length 50mm, Width 30mm
Distribution: Northern part of North Island and Chatham Islands [A.C.F.M.]
Notes: Endemic
Some known Localities
  • Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ
  • Reotahi, Whangarei Heads, Northland, NZ
  • Queen Charlotte Sound, Marlborough Sounds, NZ
  • Chatham Islands, NZ
References:
  • Bracegirdle, S. Nov/2003: Four Limpets - Owhiro Bay, Wellington, Cookia, 15 (p.20)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.40)

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