The Atoll of Funafuti, Ellice group : its zoology, botany, ethnology and general structure based on collections made by Charles Hedley of the Australian Museum, Sydney, N.S.W.
Cypæa arabica, Linne
Cypæa arabica, Linne.
Tryon, loc. cit, p. 174, pl. viii., figs. 18, 19, 23, 24; Garrett, loc. cit, pp. 106, 108.
Occasionally found alive under coral blocks in the Funafuti lagoon.page 452
Garrett noticed this in Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Gilberts, Carolines, Society and Paumotus. Brazier* has remarked it from Torres Straits southwards to Botany Bay, from Fiji, New Britain, New Ireland, New Caledonia and the Solomons. It is further represented in this Museum from Woodlark Island (British New Guinea), Erromanga and Aneiteum (New Hebrides), and Niue.
* Brazier—Journ. Conch. ii.j 1879, p. 194.