NZ Mollusca

Cirsotrema zelebori (Dunker, 1866)

Cirsotrema zelebori
Washed up alive on beach with animal, Far North, NZ, 24mm
Cirsotrema zelebori
Close-up showing sculpture, 24mm
Cirsotrema zelebori
Found washed up on ocean beaches, 16mm
Classification: Mollusca - Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Ptenoglossa - Epitoniidae - Cirsotrema
Size/Grows to: Height 30mm, Width 11mm
Distribution: Three Kings Islands, North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands [A.C.F.M.]
Notes: Wentletrap. Endemic
Some known Localities
  • Rarawa Beach, Far North, NZ
  • Whatuwhiwhi, Karikari Peninsula, Northland, NZ
  • Tutukaka Harbour, Whangarei, Northland, NZ
  • Whangarei Heads, Northland, NZ
  • Hawkes Bay, NZ
  • Smith, N. Oct/1996: Notes on two Epitoniums, Poirieria, 19 (p.38)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.252)

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