OBIS Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database

Data as of: 2006-05-17

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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Cypraeidae 

Zoila decipiens (Smith, 1880)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Cypraea decipiens Smith, 1880
   Cypraea decipiens var. atrata Sulliotti, 1924

Included taxa

   Zoila decipiens suprasinum Lorenz, 2002

Common Name

Hump-backed Cowry p.123, pl.19, f.9 []      Allan, J. 1950.  


North West Cape to West Kimberly, WA (Wilson, 1993); Cape Leveque to Eighty Mile Beach Beach and around Onslow, Western Australia (Lorenz, 2001)

  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Western Australia


depth: continental shelf [to 35 m]
depth: subtidal [from 5 m]
habit: nestling 


 Burgess, C.M. 1985. p.50 General reference
 Lorenz, F. 2001. p.20 General reference
 Lorenz, F. & Hubert, A. 2000. p.41 General reference
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.193 [pl. 28, figs 7-11]  General reference
 Wilson, B.R. & McComb, J.A. 1967. p.478-479 [{as Cypraea decipiens}]  General reference


                        Cypraeidae Gray, 1824
                          Bernayinae Schilder, 1927
                            Zoila Jousseaume, 1884
                              Zoila decipiens (Smith, 1880)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=8681) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-02-23.