Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Subspecies Mauritia arabica arabica (Linnaeus, 1758)

Arabian Cowry, Arabic Cowry




New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Eastern Indian Ocean to Western Pacific

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Cocos (Keeling) Island Province (22), Christmas Island Province (23), 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 Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, intertidal, marine.

Extra Ecological Information

Under coral stabs and stones


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)
17-Jan-2012 MODIFIED