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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Cypraeidae 

Austrocypraea reevei (Sowerby, 1832)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Cypraea reevei Sowerby, 1832

Common Name

Reeve's Cowry p.130, pl.21, f.18      Allan, J. 1950.  


western SA to Geraldton, WA (Wilson, 1993)

  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Australian Bight
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricSW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)South Australia
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)Western Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaSouth Australia


depth: continental shelf [to 40 m]
depth: intertidal [rarely]
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal 


 Burgess, C.M. 1985. p.51 [{as Cypraea reevei}]  General reference
 Lorenz, F. & Hubert, A. 2000. p.86 General reference
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.176 [pl. 35, figs 15 a-d]  General reference


                        Cypraeidae Gray, 1824
                          Cypraeovulinae Schilder, 1927
                            Austrocypraea Cossmann, 1903
                              Austrocypraea reevei (Sowerby, 1832)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=8329) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-02-23.