Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Lyncina carneola (Linnaeus, 1758)

Purple Mouthed Cowry




Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Indo Pacific

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, intertidal, marine, rock reef, rocks.

Extra Ecological Information

Under coral in small groups


Common Name References

Coleman, N. 1975. What Shell is That? Sydney : Lansdowne Press 298 pp. [120, pl. 359] (Purple Mouthed 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
16-Sep-2013 MODIFIED