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From low tide, Whangarei Heads. 115mm
From low tide, North Auckland
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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.
Kermadec Islands
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
FW =
L =
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
I =

Cabestana spengleri (Perry, 1811)

Classification:Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Tonnoidea (Superfamily) > Cymatiidae (Family) > Cabestana (Genus)
Size/Grows to:Length 188mm, Width 115mm
Distribution:North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands. Low tide to about 15 fathoms. Also from Australia and Kermadec Islands
Geographical Range:KACFM
Spenglers Trumpet. Marine
References and Publications:
  • Brook, F.J., Marshall, B.A. 1998: The coastal molluscan fauna of the northern Kermadec Islands, southwest Pacific Ocean, Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 28 (p.220)
  • Morley, M.S. Oct/1995: A Small Point - Features of the Protoconchs of Cymatium parthenopeum parthenopeum (Salis, 1793) and Cabestana spengleri (Perry, 1811): Ranellidae, Poirieria, 17(4)
  • Douglas, W.N. Aug/1985: Periostracum preservation, Poirieria, 14(2) (p.12)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.164)
  • Douglas, W.N. Mar/1968: Cabestana spengleri from Manukau Harbour, Poirieria, 4(3) (p.39)

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

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