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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Cypraeidae 

Notocypraea pulicaria (Reeve, 1846)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Cypraea pulicaria Reeve, 1846
   Guttacypraea euclia Steadman & Cotton, 1946
   Guttacypraea pulicaria var. candida Coen, 1949

Common Name

Flea-spotted Cowry p.130, f.11A      Allan, J. 1950.  


southern WA from the Great Australian Bight to Rottnest Island

  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Australian Bight
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricSW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)Western Australia


depth: continental shelf [to 200 m]
habitat: under stones [amongst sponges ]


 Burgess, C.M. 1985. p.44 [{as Cypraea pulicaria}]  General reference
 Lorenz, F. & Hubert, A. 2000. p.98 Contains synonymy
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.187 [text fig.; pl. 35, figs 14 a-d]  General reference


                        Cypraeidae Gray, 1824
                          Cypraeovulinae Schilder, 1927
                            Notocypraea Schilder, 1927
                              Notocypraea pulicaria (Reeve, 1846)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=52174) created by Shannon Reid on 2001-09-25. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-02-23.