OBIS Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database

Data as of: 2006-05-17

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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Cypraeidae 

Lyncina argus argus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Cypraea argus Linnaeus, 1758
   Cypraea ventricosa Gray, 1824
   Cypraea argus var. concatenata Dautzenberg, 1902
   Cypraea argus var. bynei Sulliotti, 1924

Common Name

Eyed Cowry p.120, pl.356      Coleman, N. 1975.  


Indo-West Pacific; North West Cape, WA to central Qld

  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian Ocean
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-China
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceania
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.81 


depth: intertidal 
substrate: coral [ ]
substrate: rocks [ ]


 Lorenz, F. & Hubert, A. 2000. p.77 Contains synonymy


                        Cypraeidae Gray, 1824
                          Cypraeinae Gray, 1824
                            Lyncina Troschel, 1863
                              Lyncina argus (Linnaeus, 1758)
                                Lyncina argus argus (Linnaeus, 1758)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=77362) created by Shannon Reid on 2002-09-02. Record last updated by Gary Rosenberg on 2004-10-29.