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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Cypraeidae 

Staphylaea nucleus nucleus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Cypraea nucleus Linnaeus, 1758
   Cypraea lima Röding, 1798
   Cypraea variolosa Röding, 1798
   Cypraea gimmosa Perry, 1811
   *V.? nucleus var. cerea Sullioti, 1924
   Nuclearia nucleus granulosa Schilder & Schilder, 1940

Common Name

Kernel cowry p.214      Lorenz, F. & Hubert, A. 2000.  
Nut Cowry p.126, pl.382      Coleman, N. 1975.  
Hard-rusted Cowry p.131, f.1b      Allan, J. 1950.  


  ABRS RegionsAustraliaCocos (Keeling) Islands
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricSW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 mile fishing zoneNE oceanic
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 mile fishing zoneNW oceanic
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 mile fishing zoneW oceanic
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-China
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian Ocean
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanIndo-ArabiaIndia (W)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanIndo-ArabiaMaldives
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.84 


depth: continental shelf 
depth: continental slope [ to 400m ]
depth: intertidal 
depth: sublittoral 
habitat: coral reef 


 Burgess, C.M. 1985. p.235 General reference
 Lorenz, F. & Hubert, A. 2000. p.214 General reference


                        Cypraeidae Gray, 1824
                          Erosariinae Schilder, 1924
                            Staphylaea Jousseaume, 1884
                              Staphylaea nucleus (Linnaeus, 1758)
                                Staphylaea nucleus nucleus (Linnaeus, 1758)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=55115) created by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2001-10-28. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-02-25.