Cabestana spengleri (Perry, 1811)

Common Name: 
Spengler's Triton
Distribution: 

Common throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the South-West Pacific region: Australia and New Zealand. In Australia recorded from southern Queensland to Tasmania and South Australia.

Ecological Notes: 

Among rocks and cunjevoi on exposed rocky shores, depth to 80 m.

Additional Notes: 

Typically fawn colouration with brown grooves, shell is covered by a thin, smooth, yellowish-brown periostracum when alive. Sculptured with strong spiral ribs, the outer lip is thickened and strongly toothed within. Feeds on ascidians. Grows to 15 cm.

References: 

Graham J. Edgar. Australian Marine Life, 2nd Edition, 2008. Reed New Holland Publishers. p.298.

The Seashells of New South Wales, Des Beechey, Senior Fellow, Australian Museum, Release 25. Website at https://seashellsofnsw.org.au/Ranellidae/Pages/Cabestana_spengleri.htm. Accessed 26/10/2018.