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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Cypraeidae 

Talparia talpa (Linnaeus, 1758)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Cypraea talpa Linnaeus, 1758
   Talparia talpa (Linnaeus, 1758)
   Cypraea saturata Dautzenberg, 1902
   Talparia imperialis Schilder & Schilder, 1938

Common Name

Mole or Chocolate-banded Cowry p.128, pl.21, f.4      Allan, J. 1950.  


Indo-West Pacific, North West Cape, WA to northern NSW

  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)New South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
     Dekker, H. & Orlin, Z. 2000. p.22 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaCambodia
     Try, I. 2001. p.398 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.82 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian Ocean
     Subba Rao, N. V. 2003. p.174 


depth: intertidal 
habitat: coral reef [under coral slabs]


 Burgess, C.M. 1985. p.90 [{as Cypraea talpa}]  General reference
 Lorenz, F. & Hubert, A. 2000. p.78 Contains synonymy
 Subba Rao, N. V. 2003. p.174 General reference
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.191 [pl. 31, figs 3 a,b]  General reference


                        Cypraeidae Gray, 1824
                          Cypraeinae Gray, 1824
                            Talparia Troschel, 1863
                              Talparia talpa (Linnaeus, 1758)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=8666) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2004-04-29.