OBIS Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database

Data as of: 2006-05-17

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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Cypraeidae 

Lyncina argus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Type of listing: Name in current use


Included taxa

   Lyncina argus argus (Linnaeus, 1758)
   Lyncina argus contrastriata (Perry, 1811)

Common Name

Eyed Cowry p.124, pl.19, f.14      Allan, J. 1950.  


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

  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific


habitat: coral reef [ ]


 Burgess, C.M. 1985. p.89 [{as Cypraea argus}]  General reference
 Lorenz, F. & Hubert, A. 2000. p.77 Subspecific arrangement
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.183 [pl. 31, fig 4]  General reference


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


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=8493) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-01-08.