More Pictures? Acanthinucella spirata
(de Blainville, 1832)
    Mollusca, Gastropoda, Thaididae

    Height: 20-37 mm

    Habitat: nestled in mussel beds, under rocks and on crevices in the high and mid intertidal

Documented occurrences of Acanthinucella spirata:


Localities by County, City/Area, and Name Year Earliest* Latest*

Los Angeles

Long Beach

Alamitos Bay 1952 1952 1952

Alamitos Bay 1901 1957

Alamitos Bay 1961 1961 1961

Alamitos Bay 1962 1962 1962

Alamitos Bay -999 2001

Alamitos Bay -999 2001

Long Beach General 1922 1922 1922

Long Beach General 1922 1923

Long Beach General 1902 1969

Malibu

Big Rock 1947 1947 1947

Camp Hess Kramer (Cramer) 1969 1969 1969

Leo Carrillo State Park 1963 1963 1963

Malibu Beach 1956 1956 1956

Malibu Beach 1956 1956 1956

Malibu Beach 1975 1979

Malibu Cove 1912 1912 1912

Point Dume 1971 1971 1971

Sequit Point 1962 1962 1962

Marina del Rey

Marina Peninsula EM 1988 1994

Marina Peninsula IZ 1988 1994

Palos Verdes Peninsula

Abalone Cove 1945 1945 1945

Abalone Cove 1949 1949 1949

Abalone Cove 1949 1949 1949

Bluff Cove 1962 1962 1962

Fisherman's Cove 1919 1919 1919

Flat Rock Point 1960 1960 1960

Flat Rock Point 1962 1962 1962

Flat Rock Point 1980 1980 1980

King Harbor Breakwater 1977 1977 1977

Palos Verdes General 1951 1951 1951

Palos Verdes General 1956 1956 1956

Palos Verdes Point -999 2001

Redondo Beach General 1954 1954 1954

Playa del Rey

Playa del Rey 1940 1940 1940

San Clemente Island

Horse Cove 1939 1939 1939

San Clemente Island General 1901 1957

San Pedro

Cabrillo Beach General 1948 1948 1948

Cabrillo Beach General 1949 1949 1949

Cabrillo Beach General 1957 1957 1957

Cabrillo Beach General 1960 1960 1960

Cabrillo Beach General 1960 1960 1960

Cabrillo Beach General 1960 1960 1960

Cabrillo Beach General 1960 1960 1960

Cabrillo Beach General 1961 1961 1961

Cabrillo Beach General 1965 1965 1965

Deadman's Island 1939 1939 1939

Fish Harbor Breakwater 1922 1923

Point Fermin 1923 1923 1923

Point Fermin 1940 1940 1940

Point Fermin 1940 1940 1940

Point Fermin 1953 1953 1953

Point Fermin 1918 1959

Point Fermin 1960 1960 1960

Point Fermin 1960 1960 1960

Point Vicente 1961 1961 1961

Point Vicente 1962 1962 1962

Portuguese Bend 1922 1923

Portuguese Bend 1923 1923 1923

Portuguese Bend 1929 1929 1929

Portuguese Bend 1938 1938 1938

Portuguese Bend 1939 1939

Portuguese Bend 1939 1939 1939

Portuguese Bend 1942 1942 1942

Portuguese Bend 1937 1961

Portuguese Bend 1965 1965 1965

San Pedro Bay -999 1904

San Pedro Breakwater 1931 1937

San Pedro Breakwater 1959 1959 1959

San Pedro General 1895 1895 1895

San Pedro General 1901 1903

San Pedro General 1903 1903 1903

San Pedro General 1917 1917 1917

San Pedro General 1922 1923

San Pedro General 1937 1937 1937

San Pedro General 1938 1938 1938

San Pedro General -999 1940

San Pedro General -999 1940

San Pedro General 1947 1947 1947

San Pedro General 1948 1948

San Pedro General 1948 1948 1948

San Pedro General 1901 1957

San Pedro General 1918 1959

San Pedro General 1918 1959

San Pedro General 1937 1961

San Pedro General 1937 1961

San Pedro General -999 1969

San Pedro General -999 1969

San Pedro General -999 2001

San Pedro General -999 2001

San Pedro General -999 2001

San Pedro General -999 2001

Terminal Island 1935 1935 1935

Terminal Island -999 1969

Terminal Island -999 2001

White's Point 1951 1951 1951

White's Point 1954 1954 1954

White's Point 1918 1959

White's Point 1965 1965 1965

White's Point 1966 1966 1966

White's Point 1969 1969 1969

White's Point 1935 1972

White's Point 1972 1972 1972

White's Point -999 2001

Santa Catalina Island

Avalon General -999 2001

Big Fisherman's Cove 1975 1979

Santa Catalina Island General -999 1969

Santa Catalina Island General -999 1969

Santa Monica

Santa Monica General 1952 1952 1952

Santa Monica Pier 1968 1968 1968

Topanga

Topanga Beach 1922 1923

Topanga Canyon 1944 1944 1944

Topanga Creek 1968 1968 1968

Venice

Venice General 1916 1926

Venice General 1901 1957

Orange

Anaheim Slough 1927 1927 1927

Anaheim Slough 1949 1949 1949

Anaheim Slough 1968 1968 1968

Orange County General 1916 1926

Dana Point

Crystal Cove 1936 1936 1936

Dana Point 1936 1936 1936

Dana Point 1939 1939 1939

Dana Point 1948 1948 1948

Dana Point 1957 1957 1957

Dana Point 1958 1958 1958

Dana Point 1958 1958 1958

Dana Point 1957 1959

Dana Point 1975 1979

Dana Point 1975 1979

Doheney Beach State Park 1968 1968 1968

Huntington Beach

Anaheim Bay General 1936 1936 1936

Anaheim Bay General 1956 1956 1956

Anaheim Bay General 1918 1959

Anaheim Bay General 1918 1959

Anaheim Bay General 1960 1960 1960

Anaheim Bay General 1968 1968 1968

Anaheim Bay General 1968 1968 1968

Anaheim Bay Highway 1 Bridge 1964 1964 1964

Anaheim Bay Highway 101 Bridge 1957 1957 1957

Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach General -999 1904

Laguna Beach General 1922 1923

Laguna Beach General 1923 1923 1923

Laguna Beach General 1939 1939

Laguna Beach General 1940 1940 1940

Laguna Beach General 1965 1965 1965

Laguna Beach General 1965 1965 1965

Laguna Beach General 1935 1967

Laguna Beach General -999 2001

Laguna Beach General -999 2001

Laguna Beach General -999 2001

Three Arch Beach 1937 1961

Three Arch Beach 1937 1961

Newport Bay

K Street 1964 1964 1964

Newport Beach

Balboa Bay 1913 1913 1913

Balboa Bay 1937 1937

Balboa Bay 1937 1937

Balboa Bay 1948 1948

Balboa Bay 1901 1957

Balboa Bay 1957 1957

Balboa Bay 1957 1957 1957

Balboa Channel 1933 1933 1933

Balboa Channel 1941 1941 1941

Corona Del Mar 1941 1941 1941

Corona Del Mar 1947 1947 1947

Corona Del Mar 1949 1949 1949

Corona Del Mar 1950 1950 1950

Corona Del Mar 1956 1956 1956

Corona Del Mar 1975 1979

Newport Bay 1930 1930 1930

Newport Bay 1935 1935 1935

Newport Bay 1935 1935 1935

Newport Bay 1940 1940 1940

Newport Bay 1954 1954 1954

Newport Bay 1956 1956 1956

Newport Bay 1956 1956 1956

Newport Bay 1957 1957 1957

Newport Bay 1957 1959

Newport Bay 1937 1961

Newport Bay 1966 1966 1966

Newport Bay 1935 1967

Newport Bay -999 1973

Newport Bay -999 2001

Newport Bay Coast Guard Station 1969 1969 1969

Newport Bay Highway 101 Bridge 1956 1956 1956

Newport Bay Highway 101 Bridge 1955 1962

Newport Bay Highway 101 Bridge 1955 1962

Newport Bay Highway 101 Bridge 1964 1964 1964

Newport Bay Highway 101 Bridge 1967 1967 1967

Newport Beach General 1962 1962 1962

Newport Beach General 1969 1969 1969

Newport Beach General 1972 1972 1972

Newport Beach Jetty 1966 1966 1966

Newport Channel 1941 1941 1941

Reef Point 1920 1920 1920

Seal Beach

Anaheim Landing 1930 1931

Anaheim Landing 1942 1942 1942

Anaheim Landing 1956 1956 1956

Anaheim Landing 1918 1959

Anaheim Landing 1960 1960 1960

Anaheim Landing 1915 1962

Anaheim Landing 1968 1968 1968

Anaheim Landing -999 2001

Seal Beach Naval Jetty 1965 1965 1965

San Diego

Del Mar / La Jolla

Bishop Bishop 1 1971 1971 1971

La Jolla

Biological Station 1913 1913 1913

Casa Manana 1968 1968 1968

La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club 1971 1971 1971

La Jolla General 1913 1913 1913

La Jolla General 1901 1957

La Jolla General 1958 1958 1958

La Jolla General -999 1969

La Jolla General -999 1969

La Jolla General -999 1969

Midway Street 1962 1962 1962

Scripps Submarine Canyon 1954 1954 1954

Seal Beach 1969 1969 1969

SIO Intertidal 1955 1955 1955

SIO Intertidal 1957 1957 1957

Windandsea Beach 1968 1968 1968

La Jolla / Pacific Beach

Bishop Bishop 2 1971 1971 1971

Tourmaline Beach 1969 1969 1969

Mission Bay

Bishop Bishop 4 1971 1971 1971

Flood Control Channel 1957 1957 1957

Flood Control Channel 1958 1958 1958

Flood Control Channel 1959 1959 1959

Flood Control Channel 1968 1968 1968

Mission Bay Breakwater/Entrance Channel 1957 1957 1957

Mission Bay Breakwater/Entrance Channel 1957 1957 1957

Mission Bay Breakwater/Entrance Channel 1957 1957 1957

Mission Bay Breakwater/Entrance Channel 1958 1958 1958

Mission Bay Breakwater/Entrance Channel 1958 1958 1958

Mission Bay Breakwater/Entrance Channel 1957 1962

Mission Bay Breakwater/Entrance Channel 1963 1963 1963

Mission Bay Breakwater/Entrance Channel 1968 1968 1968

Mission Bay General 1929 1929 1929

Mission Bay General 1939 1939 1939

Mission Bay General 1943 1943 1943

Mission Bay General 1948 1948 1948

Mission Bay General 1901 1957

Mission Bay General 1901 1957

Mission Bay General 1957 1957 1957

Mission Bay General 1965 1965 1965

Mission Bay General 1965 1965 1965

Mission Bay General 1965 1965 1965

Mission Bay General 1967 1967 1967

Mission Bay General 1968 1968 1968

Mission Bay General 1968 1968 1968

Mission Bay General 1968 1968 1968

Mission Bay General 1920 1970

Mission Bay General 1970 1970 1970

Mission Bay North Shore -999 2001

Mission Bay South Seawall 1962 1962 1962

Morrison IX 1929 1929 1929

Morrison X 1929 1929 1929

Morrison XI 1929 1929 1929

Quivira Basin 1963 1963 1963

Quivira Basin 1965 1965 1965

Quivira Basin 1965 1965 1965

Quivira Basin 1967 1967 1967

Quivira Basin 1971 1971 1971

Quivira Basin 1973 1973 1973

Sunset Point 1958 1958 1958

Point Loma

Cabrillo National Monument General 1976 1976 1976

Cabrillo National Monument South Use 1976 1976 1976

Point Loma General 1967 1967 1967

Point Loma General 1985 1985 1985

Point Loma Lighthouse 1957 1957 1957

Point Loma Lighthouse 1958 1958 1958

San Diego

Archer Street, Pacific Beach 1975 1975 1975

Coronado Island General 1940 1940 1940

Mariners Beach, Marine Street, Pacific Beach 1983 1983 1983

Ocean Beach Breakwater 1971 1971 1971

Ocean Beach General 1956 1956 1956

Ocean Beach General 1958 1958 1958

Ocean Beach General 1975 1979

Ocean Beach General 1975 1979

Pacific Beach General 1901 1957

Pacific Beach General 1969 1969 1969

San Diego Bay 1895 1895 1895

San Diego Bay 1957 1959

San Diego Bay -999 1982

San Diego General 1879 1885

San Diego General 1901 1957

San Diego General -999 2001

San Diego General -999 2001

San Diego Jetty -999 2001

San Onofre

San Onofre Reef 1968 1968 1968

San Onofre State Beach 1922 1923

San Onofre State Beach 1936 1936 1936

San Onofre State Beach 1969 1969 1969

San Onofre State Beach 1970 1970 1970

Solana Beach

Solana Beach & Reef -999 1982

Santa Barbara

Hope Ranch 1967 1967 1967

Carpinteria

Carpinteria State Beach 1950 1950 1950

Carpinteria State Beach 1957 1959

Carpinteria State Beach 1959 1959 1959

Carpinteria State Beach 1961 1961 1961

Carpinteria State Beach 1964 1964 1964

Carpinteria State Beach 1977 1977 1977

Goleta

Coal Oil Point 1961 1961 1961

Coal Oil Point 1961 1961 1961

Coal Oil Point 1969 1969 1969

Coal Oil Point 1970 1970 1970

Coal Oil Point 1970 1970 1970

Coal Oil Point 1975 1979

El Capitan State Beach 1963 1963

El Capitan State Beach 1966 1966 1966

El Capitan State Beach 1969 1969 1969

El Capitan State Beach 1969 1969 1969

Lompoc

Jalama Beach 1957 1957 1957

Jalama Beach 1961 1961 1961

Point Conception

Government Point 1975 1979

Government Point 1988 1988 1988

Government Point -999 2001

Point Pedernales

Point Pedernales 1946 1946 1946

San Miguel Island

Crook Point 1975 1979

Cuyler Point 1975 1979

San Miguel Island General 1956 1956 1956

San Miguel Island, North West End 1982 1982 1982

Santa Barbara Island 1975 1975 1975

Santa Barbara

Biltmore Beach 1970 1970 1970

Point Sal State Beach 1969 1969 1969

Refugio State Park 1965 1965 1965

Refugio State Park 1966 1966 1966

Refugio State Park 1969 1969 1969

Santa Barbara General -999 1969

Santa Barbara General -999 1969

TeJagues Beach 1966 1966 1966

Santa Cruz Island

Forney's Cove 1967 1967 1967

Prisoners Harbor 1975 1979

Santa Cruz Island General 1901 1901 1901

Santa Cruz Island General 1940 1940 1940

Santa Cruz Island General -999 1969

Santa Cruz Island General -999 1969

Willow's Anchorage 1975 1979

Santa Rosa Island

South Point 1975 1979

Summerland

Serena Cove 1971 1971 1971

West Beach

West Beach 1962 1962 1962

Ventura

Oxnard Harbor 1970 1970 1970

Oxnard Harbor 1970 1970 1970

Sea Cliff 1946 1946 1946

Sea Cliff 1946 1946 1946

Solimar Beach 1970 1970 1970

Port Hueneme

Port Hueneme General 1970 1970 1970

Rincon Beach

Pitas Point 1960 1960 1960

Rincon Beach 1948 1948 1948

Rincon Beach 1963 1963 1963

Rincon Beach 1969 1969 1969

Rincon Beach 1970 1970 1970

Rincon Beach -999 2001

Rincon Point 1964 1964 1964

Rincon Point 1966 1966 1966

San Nicolas Island

Dutch Harbor 1975 1979

San Nicolas Island General 1900 1900 1900

San Nicolas Island General 1962 1962 1962

San Nicolas Island General -999 1969

San Nicolas Island General -999 2001

Sea Elephant Beach, San Nicolas Island 1964 1964 1964

Ventura

Hobson Point 1963 1963 1963

Ventura General 1923 1923 1923

Ventura General 1926 1926 1926

Ventura General 1946 1946 1946

Ventura General 1901 1957

Ventura General 1957 1959

Ventura General 1968 1968 1968

West Anacapa Island

Anacapa Island General 1963 1963 1963

Anacapa Island General 1963 1963 1963

Anacapa Island General 1977 1977 1977

Cat Rock 1975 1979

Frenchy's Cove 1975 1979

South Frenchy's Cove 1975 1979