Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Subspecies Purpuradusta fimbriata fimbriata (Gmelin, 1791)

Fringed Cowry

Generic Combinations




Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Indo-west Pacific

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


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, shallow subtidal.

Extra Ecological Information

In crevices


Common Name References

Coleman, N. 1975. What Shell is That? Sydney : Lansdowne Press 298 pp. [123, pl. 368] (Fringed 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)
23-Nov-2011 MODIFIED