Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Erronea pyriformis (Gray, 1824)

Pyriform Cowry




Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Eastern Indian Ocean to western Pacific

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

Intertidal, marine, mud-silt.

Extra Ecological Information

Muddy areas with coral rubble


Common Name References

Coleman, N. 1975. What Shell is That? Sydney : Lansdowne Press 298 pp. [17, pl. 19] (Pyriform 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 05-Mar-2012 MOVED Mr Des Beechey (AM) Ms Anouk Mututantri (AM)
18-Jan-2012 MODIFIED