Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Arestorides argus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Eyed Cowry



Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Eastern Indian Ocean, Indo-China, Indo-Malaysia, Oceania, Philippines; Indo-West Pacific; North West Cape, WA to central Qld.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Transition (1), Central Eastern Transition (15), Kenn Transition (16), Kenn Province (17), Northeast Province (18), Northeast Transition (19), Cape Province (20), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

Coral, intertidal, marine, rocks.


Common Name References

Coleman, N. 1975. What Shell is That? Sydney : Lansdowne Press 298 pp. [120, pl. 356] (Eyed Cowry)


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
01-Jun-2021 CYPRAEOIDEA 22-Mar-2012 MOVED Mr Des Beechey (AM) Ms Anouk Mututantri (AM)
01-Jun-2021 22-Mar-2012 MOVED
01-Jun-2021 05-Mar-2012 MOVED
01-Jun-2021 05-Mar-2012 MOVED
17-Jan-2012 MODIFIED