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Key to Geographical Ranges
The symbols K.A.C.F.M.An. are used to indicate the geographical range of the species. They have been adopted to give an approxomation of the range of each species within New Zealand.
K=
Kermadec Islands
A=
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
C=
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
F=
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
M=
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
An=
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
FW =
Freshwater
L =
Land
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced

Spirula spirula (Linnaeus, 1758)

Classification:Cephalopoda - Coleoida - Spirulida
Family:SPIRULIDAE
Size/Grows to:Length 20mm, Width 15mm
Distribution:North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands
Geographical Range:ACFM
Notes:
Rams Horn. Rams Horn
References and Publications:
  • Eagle, M.K. Oct/2013: The small, enigmatic Cephalopod Spirula spirula (Linnaeus, 1758) (Decabrachia, Suborder Spirulina) from the Tasman Sea, Poirieria, 37 (p.13)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.439)

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