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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Cypraeidae 

Mauritia arabica arabica (Linnaeus, 1758)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Arabica arabica auct.
   Cypraea arabica Linnaeus, 1758
   Cypraea fragilis Linnaeus, 1758
   Cypraea canaliculata Röding, 1798
   Cypraea intermedia Gray, 1824
   Cypraea arabica var. prasina Shaw, 1909
   Cypraea arabica var. albina Sulliotti, 1924
   Cypraea arabica var. induta Sulliotti, 1924
   Cypraea arabica var. splendens Gyngell, 1924
   Mauritia (Arabica) arabica dilacerata Schilder & Schilder, 1939
   Mauritia (Arabica) arabica brunnescens Cate, 1964

Common Name

Arabic Cowry p.124, pl.21, f.2      Allan, J. 1950.  
Arabian Cowry p.56, pl.144      Coleman, N. 1975.  


Indo-West Pacific; Shark Bay, WA to central NSW {WILSON1993A}

  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaCambodia
     Try, I. 2001. p.397 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.87 


depth: intertidal 
habitat: coral reef [{under coral stabs and stones {Lorenz&Hubert2000}}]


 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.59 General reference
 Lorenz, F. & Hubert, A. 2000. p.58 Contains synonymy
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.184, pl. 31, figs. 8a-c General reference


                        Cypraeidae Gray, 1824
                          Cypraeinae Gray, 1824
                            Mauritia Troschel, 1863
                              Mauritia arabica (Linnaeus, 1758)
                                Mauritia arabica arabica (Linnaeus, 1758)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=52392) created by Shannon Reid on 2001-09-26. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-02-23.