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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Cypraeidae 

Pustularia cicercula (Linnaeus, 1758)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Cypraea cicercula Linnaeus, 1758
   Pustularia cicercula (Linnaeus, 1758)
   Cypraea lienardi Jousseaume, 1874
   Pustularia vulavula Steadman & Cotton, 1943

Common Name

Chick-pea cowry p.219      Lorenz, F. & Hubert, A. 2000.  


  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific Throughout Region
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaCocos (Keeling) Islands
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
     Dekker, H. & Orlin, Z. 2000. p.22 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippinesSamar
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.90 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippinesSulu Sea
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.90 


depth: continental shelf [ to 30m ]
depth: intertidal 
depth: sublittoral 
habitat: coral reef 


 Burgess, C.M. 1985. p.176 [ as Cypraea cicercula ]  General reference
 Kay, E.A. 1979. p.192 [ Fig 67 C, D ]  General reference
 Lorenz, F. & Hubert, A. 2000. p.219 General reference
 Schilder, M. & Schilder, F.A. 1971.  Secondary source
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.190 [ pl.35, fig. 8 a,b ]  General reference


                        Cypraeidae Gray, 1824
                          Erosariinae Schilder, 1924
                            Pustularia Swainson, 1840
                              Pustularia cicercula (Linnaeus, 1758)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=34617) created by Jennifer Kolb on 2000-12-04. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-07-30.