OBIS Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database

Data as of: 2006-05-17

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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Cypraeidae 

Purpuradusta minoridens (Melvill, 1901)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Cypraea microdon Sowerby, 1832
   Cypraea minoridens Melvill, 1901
   Opponaria minoridens blandita Iredale, 1939
   Paulonaria minoridens suvaensis Steadman & Cotton, 1943


Indo-West Pacific; eastern Qld to Port Jackson, NSW

  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)New South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific


depth: continental shelf [to 100 m]
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
habitat: coral reef 
substrate: in coral rubble 


 Burgess, C.M. 1985. p.135 [{as Cypraea minoridens}]  General reference
 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.60 General reference
 Lorenz, F. & Hubert, A. 2000. p.148 Contains synonymy
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.189 [pl. 33, figs 6 a,b]  General reference


                        Cypraeidae Gray, 1824
                          Cypraeovulinae Schilder, 1927
                            Purpuradusta Schilder, 1939
                              Purpuradusta minoridens (Melvill, 1901)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=8623) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Holly Barlow on 2003-01-27.