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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Cypraeidae 

Notadusta punctata punctata (Linnaeus, 1771)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Evenaria iredalei auct.
   Cypraea punctata Linnaeus, 1771
   Cypraea atomaria Gmelin, 1791
   Cypraea stercusmuscarum Lamarck, 1810
   Cypraea punctata var. decolorata Gray, 1824
   Palmadusta (Palmadusta) punctata iredalei Schilder & Schilder, 1938
   Evenaria persticta Iredale, 1939
   Evenaria carula Iredale, 1939

Common Name

Dotted cowry p.183      Lorenz, F. & Hubert, A. 2000.  
Punctate Cowry p.126, pl.384      Coleman, N. 1975.  


Melanesia, western Pacific (northeastern Indian Ocean to Somalia)

  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaSomalia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanIndo-Arabia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia


habitat: coral reef [ in shallow water ]


 Burgess, C.M. 1985. p.201 Contains synonymy
 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.61 General reference
 Lorenz, F. & Hubert, A. 2000. p.183 General reference
 Schilder, M. & Schilder, F.A. 1971. p.109 [ refers to Cypraea punctata var. decolorata ]  Secondary source


                        Cypraeidae Gray, 1824
                          Cypraeovulinae Schilder, 1927
                            Notadusta Schilder, 1935
                              Notadusta punctata (Linnaeus, 1771)
                                Notadusta punctata punctata (Linnaeus, 1771)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=53718) created by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2001-10-12. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-02-25.