Shells of South
East Queensland

Tweed Heads to Noosa
Cypraeidae

Naria cernica

(Linnaeus, 1758)
Shell: , Ovate, ranging from 23-25 mm. Sculpture: smooth, porcelaneous.


Specimens

Hutchinson,  Australia
Size: mm    Collected: 1999
found dead in sand on reef in 15m of water

Subspecies: Naria cernica viridicolor  (C. N. Cate, 1962)
This subspecies from Arafura Sea, Western Australia and the Great Australian Bight. Rhomboid coarser collumelar teeth; dorsum greenish brown; marginal spots large and crowded.
North West Cape,  Australia
Size: 25mm    Collected: 1996
In limestone rubble at 20m.

Subspecies: Naria cernica viridicolor  (C. N. Cate, 1962)
This subspecies from Arafura Sea, Western Australia and the Great Australian Bight. Rhomboid coarser collumelar teeth; dorsum greenish brown; marginal spots large and crowded.
Shark Bay,  Australia
Size: 23.96mm    Collected: Unknown
Collected from cup sponges at 30m [100ft].

Gold Coast,  Australia
Size: mm    Collected: 2018
forma tomlini Collected by diver Courtesy D Preston.

Gold Coast,  Australia
Size: mm    Collected: 2018
forma tomlini Collected by diver Courtesy D Preston.