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 tigris, Linne
Cypæa tigris, Linne.
Tryon, loc. cit., p. 180, pl. xi., figs. 49, 50; pl. xv., fig. 8; Garrett, loc, cit., pp. 107, 120.
I picked up one broken shell on the beach of Funafuti, and purchased a specimen from a native on Nukulailai.
Seen by Garrett from Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Gilberts, Carolines, Cook's, Society, Paumotus, Marquesas, and Hawaii. This occurs page 453along the Australian coast as far south as Moreton Bay.* Melvill and Standen name it from Lifu. In this Museum it is shown from Woodlark Island, Solomons, and Errornanga, New Hebrides. I have seen it at Port Moresby, British New Guinea, where the natives call it "nononono."
* Brazier—Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W., v., 1881, p. 501.