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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Cypraeidae 

Mauritia histrio (Gmelin, 1791)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Cypraea amethystea Linnaeus, 1758
   Cypraea histrio Gmelin, 1791
   Cypraea reticulata Gmelin, 1791
   Mauritia histrio (Gmelin, 1791)
   Cypraea oculata Röding, 1798
   Cypraea undosa Röding, 1798
   Cypraea arlequina Mörch, 1852
   Arabica westralis Iredale, 1935
   Mauritia (Arabica) histrio var. duploreticulata Coen, 1949

Common Name

The Stage Cowry p.58, pl.151      Coleman, N. 1975.  


Indian Ocean; North West Cape, WA to Darwin, NT

  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian Ocean
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanIndo-Arabia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast Africa
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
     Dekker, H. & Orlin, Z. 2000. p.22 


depth: intertidal [below the low tide level]
depth: intertidal 
habitat: coral reef [under large blocks of coral]
habitat: coral reef 


 Burgess, C.M. 1985. p.71 [{as Cypraea histrio}]  General reference
 Lorenz, F. & Hubert, A. 2000. p.60 Contains synonymy
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.185 [pl. 31, figs 5 a-c]  General reference


                        Cypraeidae Gray, 1824
                          Cypraeinae Gray, 1824
                            Mauritia Troschel, 1863
                              Mauritia histrio (Gmelin, 1791)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=8540) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-02-23.