Cellana exarata

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Cellana exarata
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Cellana exarata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Patellogastropoda
Superfamily: Nacelloidea
Family: Nacellidae
Genus: Cellana
Species: C. exarata
Binomial name
Cellana exarata

Cellana exarata, common name the black-foot opihi and Hawaiian blackfoot[1] is a species of edible true limpet, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Nacellidae, one of the families of true limpets.

Distribution[edit]

This species is endemic to the islands of Hawaii.

Habitat[edit]

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

Description[edit]

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

Human use[edit]

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

Ventral view

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