Cypraeidae - Cypraeovulinae: Notocypraea declivis  (G. B. Sowerby II, 1870) ('freckled cowrie')  

Synonym(s): declivis Sowerby, 1870 lentiginosa Coen, 1949.

Figures a-d: 24 mm, Flinders Island, TAS (N), coll. S. Grove. Figures e-h: 24 mm, Clifton Beach, TAS (S), coll. S. Grove.

Typical shell-length 25 mm. Shell outline broad. Dorsum is covered with darker spots when alive but these are readily worn away, often leaving zones of different shades of fawn-brown, while the many small dark spots on the ventral margin tend to persist.  Lives subtidally under rocks and stones.  Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (TAS and VIC).  In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread and common species, especially in the S.


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