Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Monetaria annulus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Ringed Cowry, Ringed Money Cowry




New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Indo-west to central 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), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

Algal substrate, coral reef, intertidal, marine, rock platforms, sand.


Common Name References

Coleman, N. 1975. What Shell is That? Sydney : Lansdowne Press 298 pp. [119, pl. 355] (for Cypraea annulus (Coleman) and Ornamentaria annulus (Allan)) (Ringed Money Cowry)

Lorenz, F. & Hubert, A. 2000. A Guide to Worldwide Cowries. Hackenheim, Germany : ConchBooks pp. 1-584. [204] (Ringed 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