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Molluscs of Tasmania

Ranellidae – Cymatiinae: Cabestana spengleri (Perry, 1811) (‘Spengler’s rock-whelk’)

Synonym(s): spengleri Perry, 1811 boltenianus A. Adams, 1854 barthelemyi Bernardi, 1857 procerum Iredale, 1929.

Typical shell-length 180 mm. Very variable in shell size, shape and thickness. Larger size, tapered spire and (when alive) scaly periostracum help to distinguish this species from C. tabulata. Lives intertidally and subtidally amongst rocks and seaweed, from very sheltered to very exposed environments. Native. Occurs in southern and eastern Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS, VIC and SA); also New Zealand. In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread and common species, especially in the S.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Tonnoidea
Family: Ranellidae
Subfamily: Cymatiinae
Genus: Cabestana

A-L Localities for Cabestana spengleri

Bangor: Lagoon Bay
Bangor: Tasman Bay
Bangor: Two Mile Beach
Bay of Fires: Break Yoke Beach to Pebbly Beach
Beaumaris: Shelly Point
Bicheno: Courland Bay
Bicheno: Diamond Island
Bicheno: Redbill Beach
Binalong Bay
Binalong Bay: gulches
Blackman Bay: Little Chinaman Bay
Blackman Bay: Long Spit: bay to E
Blackmans Bay
Black River Beach: northern end
Black River Beach: southern end
Bruny Island: E coast (unlocalised)
Bruny Island (unlocalised)
Cape Barren Island: SE of Tar Point
Cape Portland: Petal Point
Cape Portland: Roses Bay
Carlton Beach: Spectacle Island
Carlton: Park Beach
Chain of Lagoons
Chain of Lagoons: Four Mile Creek: beach
Charlotte Cove
Clarke Island: Black Point
Clarke Island: Black Point – beach to S
Clarke Island: Kangaroo Bay to Seal Point
Clifton Beach (unlocalised)
Clifton Beach: western end
Coles Bay: Honeymoon Bay
Coles Bay: Richardsons Beach
Coles Bay (unlocalised)
Coningham: foreshore
Cox Bight (unlocalised)
Cremorne: foreshore
Cremorne: Pipe Clay Head to Cape Deslacs
Davey River: Carvers Point
Denison Beach: Porch Rocks
Denison Beach: rocks at southern end
Denison Beach (unlocalised)
Derwent channel
Devonport: Bluff Beach
Devonport: Mersey River
Dodges Ferry: Red Ochre Beach
Douglas River: beach
Eaglehawk Neck: eastern side
Earlham: foreshore
East Devonport: Moorland Beach
East Devonport: Pardoe Point
Eastern Frederick Henry Bay: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 16
East Ulverstone
East Ulverstone: Buttons Beach
Eddystone Point (unlocalised)
Falmouth: foreshore
Falmouth: Mariposa Beach
Flinders Channel: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 17
Flinders Island: Foochow Beach
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Beach: southern end
Flinders Island: Killiecrankie: foreshore
Flinders Island: Northeast River: mouth
Flinders Island: Palana Beach
Flinders Island: Patriarch Beach
Frederick Henry Bay: Sloping Island
Frederick Henry Bay (unlocalised)
Freycinet Peninsula: Bryans Beach
Freycinet Peninsula: Cooks Beach
Freycinet Peninsula (unlocalised)
Freycinet Peninsula: Wineglass Bay
Friendly Beaches
Georges Bay: Blanche Point
Georges Bay: Humbug Point
Georges Bay: St Helens (unlocalised)
Granville Harbour
Great Musselroe Bay
Great Oyster Bay
Greenes Creek: beach
Hawley Beach: foreshore towards Point Sorell
Hellyer Beach
Hobart: Sandy Bay: Long Beach to Blinking Billy Point
Howden: foreshore
Hunter Island: Cave Bay
Hunter Island: Shepherds Bay
King Island: City of Melbourne Bay
King Island: Grassy Harbour: Sandblow Bay
King Island: Lavinia Beach: beach nr Lake Martha Lavinia
King Island: Naracoopa: foreshore
King Island: Seal Bay: Black Point
King Island: Seal Point
King Island (unlocalised)
King Island: Yellow Rock Beach
Kingston Beach
Koonya: Shelly Beach
Lauderdale: Roches Beach
Lauderdale: Seven Mile Beach
Leith: Lillico Beach
Lime Bay
Lime Bay: Black Rock: beach
Lime Bay: Green Head
Little Musselroe Bay: Lyme Regis Lagoon
Little Musselroe Bay: northern end
Little Musselroe Bay: Tree Point area
Little Swanport: Saltworks Beach
Louisa Bay
Low Head (unlocalised)

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M-Z Localities for Cabestana spengleri

Macquarie Harbour: Kelly Basin
Maria Island: Bloodstone Beach
Maria Island: Booming Bay
Maria Island: Coxswain Creek: foreshore
Maria Island: Darlington Bay
Maria Island: Encampment Cove
Maria Island: Four Mile Beach
Maria Island: Gulls Nest Point
Maria Island: Hopground Beach
Maria Island: Howells Point & Painted Cliffs
Maria Island: Oyster Bay
Maria Island: Point Lesueur
Maria Island: Return Point
Maria Island: Shoal Bay: McRaes Isthmus
Maria Island: Trigonia Corner
Marion Bay: Bream Creek foreshore
Marion Bay: northern beaches
Marion Bay (unlocalised)
Marrawah: Green Point
Marrawah: Green Point Beach
Mayfield Beach to Mayfield Point
Mayfield Point to Little Christmas Island
Monk Bay
Musselroe: Cape Naturaliste
Musselroe Point
Narawntapu: Badger Head
Narawntapu: Bakers Beach
Narawntapu: Copper Cove
Narawntapu: Griffiths Point
Nine Mile Beach & Dolphin Sands
Norfolk Bay: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 11
Norfolk Bay: Flinders Trench
North Bruny Island: Cape Queen Elizabeth
North Bruny Island: Dennes Point
North Bruny Island: Killora Bay
North Bruny Island: Miles Beach
North Bruny Island: Nebraska Beach
North Bruny Island: Roberts Point
Nubeena: Roaring Beach
Opossum Bay: The Spit & Shelly Beach
Orford: East Shelly Beach
Orford: Emerald Beach
Orford: Millingtons Beach
Orford: Raspins Beach
Orford: Shelly Beach (unlocalised)
Orford: Spring Beach
Orford (unlocalised)
Peggs Beach (unlocalised)
Penguin: Lonah & Lodders Point
Pirates Bay: Fossil Island
Pirates Bay (unlocalised)
Planters Beach to Fishers Point
Port Arthur: Little Possum Beach
Port Davey: Bond Bay
Port Davey: Bramble Cove
Port Davey: Hannant Inlet
Port Davey: Schooner Cove
Port Sorell (unlocalised)
Primrose Beach to Carlton Bluff
Primrose Sands
Prion Beach
Randalls Bay
Ransons Beach
Rheban Beach
Robbins Island: Ransonnet Bay
Rocky Cape: Castle Rock Bay
Rocky Cape: Forwards Beach
Rocky Cape: Picnic Beach & rocks to S
Sandy Bay: Nutgrove Beach
Scamander (unlocalised)
Scamander: Wrinklers Beach
Schouten Island: Sandspit Point
Seymour Beach: northern end
Sisters Beach
Sloping Lagoon: Lagoon Beach
Sloping Main: Black Jack Point
Snug Beach
South Arm: Fort Beach
South Arm: Hope Beach: southern end
South Arm: Mary Ann Beach & Gellibrand Point
South Arm: Pigeon Holes
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay: southern end
South Bruny Island: Cloudy Bay Lagoon
South Bruny Island: Cloudy Beaches: eastern beach
South Bruny Island: Cloudy Beaches: western beach
South Bruny Island: Neck Beach: Blighs Rocks
South Bruny Island: Tasman Head
South Cape Bay: Lion Rock: beach to SE
Southport Lagoon: northern end
Stanley: Anthony Beach
Stanley: Godfreys Beach
Stanley: Halfmoon Bay
Stanley: Tatlows Beach
St Helens Point
Stumpys Bay (unlocalised)
Swansea: Coswell Beach
Swansea: Jubilee Beach
Swansea: Kelvedon Beach
Swansea: Kelvedon Beach: Shelly Point
Swansea: Kennedia Beach
Swansea: Lisdillon Beach
Swansea: Spiky Beach
Swansea (unlocalised)
Swanwick: foreshore
Tamar River: Kelso: foreshore
Taroona: Alum Cliffs
Taroona Beach
Taroona: Dixons Beach
Taroona: Hinsby Beach
Tasmania (unlocalised)
The Gardens: beach
The Gardens: Coffeys Gulch
The Gardens: Cosy Corner
The Gardens: Seatons Cove
The Gardens: Swimcart Beach
Tinderbox Beach
Tinderbox: Fossil Cove
Tomahawk Island
Trial Harbour
Trial Harbour area
Verona Sands
Woodbridge: Fleurtys Bay & Point
Woodbridge: foreshore & Birchs Point
Woolnorth: Woolnorth Point
Wykeholm Point & Bay

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