OBIS Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database

Data as of: 2006-05-17

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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Cypraeidae 

Bistolida hirundo (Linnaeus, 1758)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Bistolida hirundo (Linnaeus, 1758)

Included taxa

   Bistolida hirundo hirundo (Linnaeus, 1758)
   Bistolida hirundo neglecta (Sowerby, 1837)
   Bistolida hirundo rouxi (Ancey, 1882)
   Bistolida hirundo francisca (Schilder & Schilder, 1938)

Common Name

Swallow Cowry p.114, pl.115      Wilson, B 2002.  


Indo-West Pacific; Shark Bay, WA to northern NSW

  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral W coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
     Dekker, H. & Orlin, Z. 2000. p.22 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippinesMarinduque
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.92 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippinesSulu Sea
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.92 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippinesSamar
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.92 


eCode: rocky shore 


 Burgess, C.M. 1985. p.156 General reference
 Lorenz, F. & Hubert, A. 2000. p.169 Subspecific arrangement
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.176 [pl. 33, figs 11 a-c]  General reference


                        Cypraeidae Gray, 1824
                          Cypraeovulinae Schilder, 1927
                            Bistolida Cossmann, 1920
                              Bistolida hirundo (Linnaeus, 1758)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=8339) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2004-01-28.