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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Cypraeidae 

Notocypraea angustata (Gmelin, 1791)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Notocypraea emblema auct.
   Cypraea angustata Gmelin, 1791
   Cypraea maculata Perry, 1811
   Cypraea castanea Anderson, 1836
   Cypraea augustata var. subcarnea Beddome, 1896
   Cypraea augustata var. albata Beddome, 1898
   Cypraea angustata var. globosa Vayssiere, 1910
   Thelxinovum molleri Iredale, 1931
   Cypraea bicolor emblema Iredale, 1931
   Notocypraea verconis Cotton & Godfrey, 1932

Common Name

Brown Cowry p.116, pl.117      Wilson, B 2002.  
Slim Cowry p.56, pl.143      Coleman, N. 1975.  
Verco's Cowry p.130, pl.19, f.5      Allan, J. 1950.  


Eden, NSW to St Vincent Gulf, SA, northern Tas (Wilson, 1993)

  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaSouth Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricS Gulfs coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaVictoria
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricBass Strait
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaTasmania
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)


depth: continental shelf [to 150 m]
depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
habitat: under rocks [and sponges]


 Burgess, C.M. 1985. p.39 [{as Cypraea angustata}]  General reference
 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.61 General reference
 Lorenz, F. & Hubert, A. 2000. p.103 Contains synonymy
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.186 [pl. 35, figs 16 a-c]  General reference


                        Cypraeidae Gray, 1824
                          Cypraeovulinae Schilder, 1927
                            Notocypraea Schilder, 1927
                              Notocypraea angustata (Gmelin, 1791)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=8564) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-05-05.