OBIS Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database

Data as of: 2006-05-17

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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Cypraeidae 

Notocypraea comptoni (Gray, 1847)

Type of listing: Name in current use


Included taxa

   Notocypraea comptoni comptoni (Gray, 1847)
   Notocypraea comptoni mayi (Beddone, 1898)
   Notocypraea comptoni casta (Schilder & Summers, 1963)

Common Name

Compton's Cowry p.116, pl.117      Wilson, B 2002.  


southern NSW to Cape Naturaliste, WA

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


 Burgess, C.M. 1985. p.41 [{as Cypraea comptonii}]  General reference
 Lorenz, F. & Hubert, A. 2000. p.100 Subspecific arrangement
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.186 [pl. 35, figs 13a-f, 17]  General reference


                        Cypraeidae Gray, 1824
                          Cypraeovulinae Schilder, 1927
                            Notocypraea Schilder, 1927
                              Notocypraea comptoni (Gray, 1847)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=8569) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-01-28.