NZ Mollusca

Cellana radians (Gmelin, 1791)

Cellana radians
Common intertidal limpet, 52mm
Cellana radians
, 51mm
Cellana radians
On low tidal rock. Henderson Bay, Far North
Cellana radians
Intertidally on a rock, Karikari Peninsula, Northland, NZ
Cellana radians
Intertidally on a rock, Karikari Peninsula, Northland, NZ
Classification: Gastropoda - Patellogastropoda - Nacellidae - Cellana
Family: NACELLIDAE
Size/Grows to: Length 50mm, Width 45mm, Height 20mm
Distribution: North, South and Stewart Island. Common in the intertidal zone [A.C.F.]
Notes: Radiate Limpet. Endemic
Some known Localities
  • North West Bay, Great Island, Three Kings Islands, NZ
  • South East Bay, Great Island, Three Kings Islands, NZ
  • Off Hinemoa Island, 23-24 metres, Three Kings Islands, NZ
  • North Cape, Far North, NZ
  • Tom Bowling Bay, Far North, NZ (Fossil)
  • Kapowairua, Spirits Bay, Far North, NZ
  • N end of Waikuku Beach, SW of North Cape, Far North, NZ *2
  • Tapotupotu Bay, Far North, NZ
  • Cape Maria van Diemen, Far North, NZ
  • Ohao (Coal) Point, Parengarenga Harbour entrance, Far North, NZ
  • Parengarenga North Head, Far North, NZ
  • Scott Point, N end Ninety Mile Beach, Far North, NZ
  • Paxton Point, Great Exhibition Bay, Far North, NZ
  • Rarawa Beach, Great Exhibition Bay, Far North, NZ
  • Matai Bay, Karikari Peninsula, Northland, NZ
  • E end of Puheke Beach, Karikari Peninsula, Northland, NZ *2
  • Cable Bay, Doubtless Bay, Northland, NZ
  • Tauranga Bay, Whangaroa, Northland, NZ
  • Reef Point, Ahipara, Far North, NZ
  • Tapeka Point, Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ
  • Long Beach, Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ
  • Owhata Beach, Herekino Harbour, Northland, NZ
  • Poor Knights Islands, Northland, NZ
  • Opononi, Hokianga Harbour, Northland, NZ
  • Omapere to South Head, Hokianga Harbour entrance, Northland, NZ *2
  • Tutukaka Harbour, Whangarei, Northland, NZ
  • Maunganui Bluff, Northland, NZ
  • Reotahi, Whangarei Heads, Northland, NZ
  • Taurikura Bay, Whangarei Heads, Northland, NZ
  • Sail Rock, off Bream Bay, Northland, NZ *2
  • Mangawhai Heads, SE of Whangarei, Northland, NZ *2
  • Katherine Bay, Great Barrier Island, Hauraki Gulf, NZ
  • Great Barrier Island, Hauraki Gulf, NZ
  • Port Fitzroy, Great Barrier Island, Hauraki Gulf, NZ
  • Little Barrier Island, Hauraki Gulf, NZ
  • Oruawharo Bay, Great Barrier Island, Hauraki Gulf, NZ
  • Goat Island, Leigh, Northland, NZ
  • Mathesons Bay, Leigh, Northland, NZ
  • Tryphena, Great Barrier Island, Hauraki Gulf, NZ
  • Shoal Bay, Tryphena, Great Barrier Island, Hauraki Gulf, NZ
  • Great Mercury Island, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Opito Bay, NE of Whitianga, Coromandel, NZ
  • Campbells Bay, Auckland, NZ
  • Oneroa, Waiheke Island, Auckland, NZ
  • Onetangi, Waiheke Island, Auckland, NZ
  • Narrow Neck Reef, Auckland, NZ
  • Rangitoto Island, Auckland, NZ
  • Buffalo Beach, Whitianga, Coromandel, NZ
  • North Head, North Shore, Auckland, NZ *2
  • Muriwai, Auckland, NZ
  • Cooks Beach, Mercury Bay, Bay of Plenty, NZ *2
  • St Heliers Bay, Auckland, NZ
  • Bethells Beach, Auckland, NZ
  • Piha, Auckland, NZ
  • Cornwallis, Manukau Harbour, Auckland, NZ
  • Puponga Point, Cornwallis, Manukau Harbour, Auckland, NZ, On rocks at low tide
  • Whatipu, Manukau Entrance, Auckland, NZ
  • West Paratutae, Whatipu, Auckland, NZ
  • Rabbit Island, Bay of Plenty, NZ *2
  • South East Bay, Mayor Island, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Mayor Island, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Waikato Heads, NZ *2
  • S coast, White Island, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Ohauora Bay, White Island, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Karewa Island, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Kopongatahi Point, Cape Runaway, Bay of Plenty, NZ *2
  • Otamaroa, Cape Runaway, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Hicks Bay, East Cape, NZ *2
  • Te Araroa, East Cape, NZ
  • Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • East Cape, NZ
  • Bryants Beach, Raglan, Waikato, NZ
  • Rurima Islets, NW of Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Mouth of Motu River, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Ohope Beach, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Tokomaru Bay, East Cape, NZ
  • Marokopa, S of Kawhia, Waikato, NZ
  • Gap S end of Kiritehere Beach, S of Kawhia, Waikato, NZ *2
  • Tolaga Bay, East Cape, NZ
  • Tatapouri Point, E of Gisborne, NZ *2
  • Gisborne, NZ
  • New Plymouth, Taranaki, NZ
  • New Plymouth, inside Leeward Breakwater, Taranaki, NZ
  • Between Mahia & Auroa Point, Mahia Peninsula, Hawkes Bay, NZ *2
  • Tataraimaka, historic site headland S of New Plymouth, Taranaki, NZ *2
  • Te Heruotaraia Point, Mahia Peninsula, Hawkes Bay, NZ *2
  • Warea, SW of New Plymouth, Taranaki, NZ
  • Opunake, SSW of New Plymouth, Taranaki, NZ *2
  • Ohawe Beach, Hawera, Taranaki, NZ *2
  • Cape Kidnappers, Hawkes Bay, NZ
  • Patea, Taranaki, NZ
  • Waiinu Beach, S of Waitotara, Wanganui, NZ
  • Ototoka, NW of Wanganui, NZ
  • Wharariki Beach, Cape Farewell, Tasman, NZ
  • S end Kaihoka beach, NW of Collingwood, Nelson, NZ *2
  • Paturau, W of Collingwood, Nelson, NZ
  • Stephens Island, Cook Strait, NZ *2
  • Mataikona, N of Castlepoint, Wairarapa, NZ
  • Patons Rock, SE of Collingwood, Nelson, NZ
  • Chetwode Islands, Cook Strait, NZ *2
  • Castlepoint, Wairarapa, NZ
  • French Pass, Marlborough Sounds, NZ
  • Paekakariki Beach, Wellington, NZ
  • Pukerua Bay, Wellington, NZ
  • N end of Kaiteriteri Beach, W Nelson, NZ *2
  • Plimmerton, Wellington, NZ
  • Riversdale, SE of Masterton, Wairarapa, NZ
  • Scotts Beach, Heaphy Track, Northern Westland, NZ
  • Mana Island, Cook Strait, NZ *2
  • Ship Cove, Queen Charlotte Sound, Marlborough Sounds, NZ
  • Titahi Bay, Porirua, Wellington, NZ
  • Clova Bay, Manaroa, Pelorus Sound, Marlborough Sounds, NZ
  • Kina Bay,Tasman Bay, NW of Nelson, NZ
  • Karamea River mouth, Northern Westland, NZ
  • Flat Point, SE of Masterton, Wairarapa, NZ *2
  • Evans Bay, Wellington, NZ
  • Karaka Bay, Wellington, NZ
  • Breaker Bay, Wellington, NZ
  • Lyall Bay, Wellington, NZ *2
  • Island Bay, Wellington, NZ
  • Red Rocks, Wellington, NZ
  • Black Reef, Steeples, 1-3 metres, off Westport, Westland, NZ
  • Marfells Beach, Clifford Bay, Marlborough, NZ *2
  • Westport, Westland, NZ
  • Cape Campbell, Marlborough, NZ
  • Cape Foulwind, W of Westport, Westland, NZ
  • Carters Beach, Westport, Westland, NZ
  • Kekerengu Point, SW of Cape Campbell, Marlborough, NZ
  • Waipapa Point, SW of Cape Campbell, Marlborough, NZ
  • Seventeen Mile Bluff, Barrytown, NNE of Greymouth, Westland, NZ *2
  • Amers Beach, Kaikoura Peninsula, Canterbury, NZ *2
  • Seal Reef, Kaikoura Peninsula, Canterbury, NZ
  • Motunau, NNE of Christchurch, Canterbury, NZ
  • Cliffs N of Waipara River mouth, South Island, Canterbury, NZ
  • Gillespies Beach, NE of Haast, Westland, NZ *2
  • New Brighton beach, Christchurch, Canterbury, NZ
  • Sumner Beach, Christchurch, Canterbury, NZ
  • Taylors Mistake (Te Onepoto), near Lyttelton, Canterbury, NZ
  • Godley Head, Lyttelton Harbour, Canterbury, NZ
  • Lyttelton Harbour, Canterbury, NZ
  • Birdlings Flat Cliffs, Banks Peninsula, Canterbury, NZ *2
  • Open Bay Islands, off Haast, Westland, NZ *2
  • Jackson Bay, Westland, NZ
  • Timaru, Otago, NZ
  • St Anne Bay, entrance to Milford Sound, 10-14 metres, Fiordland, NZ *2
  • Two Thumb Bay, N of Caswell Sound entrance, 15 metres, Fiordland, NZ *2
  • Oamaru, Northern Otago, NZ
  • Cape Wanbrow, Oamaru, Otago, NZ
  • Orore Point, SW of Oamaru, Otago, NZ
  • Moeraki, S of Oamaru, Otago, NZ
  • Shag Point, Otago, NZ
  • Karitane Peninsula, NE of Dunedin, Otago, NZ
  • Long Beach, Purakanui, NE of Dunedin, Otago, NZ
  • Off Long Island, Dusky Sound, 44 metres, Fiordland, NZ *2
  • Near Taiaroa Head, Otago Peninsula, NZ *2
  • Papanui Beach, Otago Peninsula, NZ
  • St. Clair, Dunedin, Otago, NZ
  • South Port, Chalky Inlet, Fiordland, NZ
  • Wakapatu Beach, W of Riverton, Southland, NZ
  • Riverton, Southland, NZ
  • Tirohanga, Nugget Point, Otago, NZ
  • Back Beach, Greenhills, Invercargill, Southland, NZ
  • Waipati Beach, SW of Dunedin, Otago, NZ
  • Porpoise Bay, Catlins, Southland, NZ
  • Waipapa Point, Southland, NZ
  • Bungaree Beach, NW of Oban, Stewart Island, NZ
  • Lee Bay, Stewart Island, NZ
  • Halfmoon Bay, Stewart Island, NZ
  • Ringaringa, Stewart Island, NZ *2
  • Outer Island, Ernest Islands, Mason Bay, Stewart Island, NZ
  • Easy Harbour, Stewart Island, NZ
  • Ernest Island, off Port Pegasus, Stewart Island, NZ *2
more localities
References:
  • Penniket, J.R. Aug/1988: The Genus Cellana in New Zealand, Poirieria, 15(5) (p.9)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.43)

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

*2 © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa CC BY-NC-ND