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Geographic Distribution

Antarctic Convergence illustration Antarctic convergence

Bathymetric Specimen Dispersal

1 individual specimen found for Cerithiella astrolabiensis.

Cerithiella astrolabiensis (Strebel, 1908)  Species


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Cerithiella astrolabiensis (Strebel)

Bittium astrolabiensis Strebel, 1908, p. 48, pl. 4, fig. 51a-c.

Cerithiella astrolabiensis Thiele, 1912, p. 261.

TYPE LOCALITY. Astrolabe I., 63º 9’ S, 58º 17’ W, 95 m.

St. 363. 2.5 miles S 80º E of South-east point of Zavodovksi I., South Sandwich Is., 26 Feb. 1930, 329-298 m.

Strebel’s type was a juvenile of five post-nuclear whorls and measured 3.3 × 1.3 mm. The St. 363 example, which I judge to be the adult of the species, has 9½ post-nuclear whorls and measures 11.5 × 3.9 mm. The species differs from seymouriana only in being proportionately broader and more tightly coiled.”

(Powell, 1915: 112)


Type Status Catalog No. Date Collected Location Coordinates Depth (m) Vessel
  898296 2/10/1969 Antarctic Ocean 63.4° S , 62.2° W 91 – 95 Hero R/V

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