Spectamen verum is a small deepwater sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Trochidae.
This species is endemic
to the northern tip of the North Island
of New Zealand
, extending to the Three Kings Islands
This deepwater top shell lives at depths of between 60 and 95 m
The shell is has finer and more numerous spiral cords than in Spectamen plicatulum
, coupled with the wide, deep, and ridge-margined umbilicus
of Spectamen luteolum
The external shell coloration is lemon-yellow, merging into buff, and with a few wavy narrow radial reddish-brown streaks on the upper surface only.
The shell height is up to 3.5 mm, and the width is up to 5.4 mm.
- Powell A. W. B., New Zealand Mollusca, William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-00-216906-1