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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Cypraeidae 

Notocypraea declivis (Sowerby, 1870)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Cypraea declivis Sowerby, 1870
   Notocypraea angustata var. lentiginosa Coen, 1949

Common Name

Speckled Cowry p.116, pl.117      Wilson, B 2002.  
Sloping Cowry p.57, pl.147      Coleman, N. 1975.  


Northern Tas and Vic (Wilson, 1993)

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


depth: continental shelf [to 200 m]
depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
habitat: under rocks [and sponges]


 Burgess, C.M. 1985. p.40 [{as Cypraea declivis}]  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 18 a-c]  General reference


                        Cypraeidae Gray, 1824
                          Cypraeovulinae Schilder, 1927
                            Notocypraea Schilder, 1927
                              Notocypraea declivis (Sowerby, 1870)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=8576) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-01-28.