Orange-Edged Limpet

Cellana solida Blainville, 1825

A large, oval, conical limpet with about 30 radial ribs or flutes and with the apex slightly off-centre. Colour usually grey-brown with darker flecks and with concentric banding sometimes evident. Apex tends to be eroded and paler in colour, as do the radial ribs. Internally the shell is usually somewhat pearly (nacreous), and in adults often bears a prominent orange band separating the uniformly grey apical region from the more variegated margin

Protected:Limpets are protected in Tasmania you are not allowed to collect or use them for bait

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What habitats does Cellana solida live in?

Rocky shores from low-tide to almost high-tide level, particularly on exposed coasts.

What is the distribution of Cellana solida?

South-eastern Australia

How big does Cellana solida grow?

Can grow up to around 6.5cm

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