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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Cypraeidae 

Monetaria obvelata (Lamarck, 1810)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Cypraea obvelata Lamarck, 1810
   Cypaea pressa Dillwyn, 1827
   Montaria perrieri Rochebrune, 1884
   Cypraea obvelata var. devians Sullioti, 1924
   Cypraea obvelata var. nubilis Sullioti, 1924

Common Name

Bulging cowry p.204      Lorenz, F. & Hubert, A. 2000.  


  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesiaFrench Polynesia (Polynesie Francaise)


depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal [ to 10m ]
habitat: in coral rubble [ inside coral ]
habitat: under rocks 


 Burgess, C.M. 1985. p.230 [ as Cypraea obvelata ]  General reference
 Lorenz, F. & Hubert, A. 2000. p.204 General reference
 Schilder, M. & Schilder, F.A. 1971.  Secondary source


                        Cypraeidae Gray, 1824
                          Erosariinae Schilder, 1924
                            Monetaria Troschel, 1863
                              Monetaria obvelata (Lamarck, 1810)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=54712) created by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2001-10-23. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2001-10-23.