Northland to Hawkes Bay and Mahia Peninsula. Washups on sandy beaches and alive below low tide
Common Cask or Tun Shell, Marine, Characterised by a deep canaliculate suture
References and Publications
Vos, C. 2007A Conchological Iconography 13, The family Tonnidae, ConchBooks, Hackenheim, Germany (p.102)
Morley, M.S., Hayward, B.W., Raven, J.L., Foreman, G.A., Grenfell, H.R. 2006 Intertidal and shallow subtidal biota of Mahia Peninsula, Hawkes Bay, Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 43 (p.35)
Morley, M.S. Jul/2005 Presumes Tonna cerevisina spawn, Poirieria, 31 (p.26)
Paul, W.J. Mar/1979 New Zealand Tonnidae, Cookia, 3(1) (p.18)
Powell, A.W.B. 1979New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.161)
Grange, K.R. Mar/1974 The feeding of Tonna cerevisina, Poirieria, 7(3) (p.57)
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 approximation of the range of each species within New Zealand.
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