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Species Notocypraea comptoni (Gray, 1847)

Compton's Cowry

Distribution

States

New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia


Extra Distribution Information

Australian Endemic.


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IMCRA

Southwest Shelf Province (31), Great Australian Bight Shelf Transition (32), Spencer Gulf Shelf Province (33), Western Bass Strait Shelf Transition (34), Bass Strait Shelf Province (35), Southeast Shelf Transition (37)

Ecological Descriptors

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

 

Common Name References

Coleman, N. 1975. What Shell is That? Sydney : Lansdowne Press 298 pp. [57, pl. 145] (Compton's 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 20-Jun-2012 MOVED Mr Des Beechey (AM) Ms Anouk Mututantri (AM)
01-Jun-2021 20-Jun-2012 MODIFIED
23-Nov-2011 MODIFIED