Shells of South
East Queensland

Tweed Heads to Noosa
Cypraeidae

Cribrarula cribraria

(Linnaeus, 1758)
Shell: small to moderately small, light, ovate- ovateoblong, ranging from 10-31 mm. Spire concealed. Teeth: 15 to 18 columellar teeth; 14 to 19 labral teeth. Sculpture: smooth, porcelaneous. Exterior colour white overlaid light to dark tan with clearly defined white spots; base and margins white.


Specimens

forma: zadela  (Iredale, 1939)
This form from Queensland. More pyriform; anterior tips pointed and margined; dorsal line distiinct.
Amity Point,  Australia
Size: 20mm    Collected: 2018
Dived.

forma: orientalis  
Indonesia to PNG. Pyriform; slightly rostrate; lacunae larger; dorsal line obscured.
Uepi Point,  Solomon Islands
Size: 28.04mm    Collected: 2005
Collected from coral reef at 7m. Also found dead speciems.

forma: orientalis  
Indonesia to PNG. Pyriform; slightly rostrate; lacunae larger; dorsal line obscured.
Hot Spot,  Solomon Islands
Size: mm    Collected: 2001
found on coral reef at 10m. Also 2 old worn shells dead in sand.

forma: orientalis  
Indonesia to PNG. Pyriform; slightly rostrate; lacunae larger; dorsal line obscured.
Uepi Point,  Solomon Islands
Size: mm    Collected: 1998
Found dead in sand on coral reef at 30m.

forma: northi  (Steadman & Cotton; 1943)
This form from Vanuatu to Fiji. More oval; humped dorsum; lacunae large and dense.
Pango,  Vanuatu
Size: 20.63mm    Collected: 2008
No data

Port Vila,  Vanuatu
Size: 10mm    Collected: Unknown
Purchased at local markets.

Bantayan Island,  Philippines
Size: 31.38mm    Collected: Unknown
Collected by diver.

Cebu,  Philippines
Size: 31.08mm    Collected: Unknown
Collected by diver.

Subspecies: Cribrarula cribraria comma  (Perry, 1811)

Mozambique Island,  Mozambique
Size: 25mm    Collected: Unknown
No data.