Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Naria poraria (Linnaeus, 1758)

Porous Cowry, Porpus Cowry, Purple Based Cowry




Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Indo-west to central Pacific

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Christmas Island Province (23), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

Continental shelf, coral reef, intertidal, marine, rocks, shallow subtidal, subtidal.


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