Paradusta hungerfordi

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Paradusta hungerfordi
Cypraeidae - Notadusta hungerfordi.JPG
Shell of Paradusta hungerfordi from Japan at the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Cypraeoidea
Family: Cypraeidae
Genus: Paradusta
Species: P. hungerfordi
Binomial name
Paradusta hungerfordi
(Sowerby III, 1888)
  • Cypraea hungerfordi G. B. Sowerby III, 1888 (original combination)
  • Erronea hungerfordi (G.B. Sowerby III, 1888)
  • Notadusta hungerfordi (G. B. Sowerby III, 1888)

Paradusta hungerfordi, common name Hungerford's cowry, is a species of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Cypraeidae, the cowries.[1]


Notadusta hungerfordi has a pear-shaped shell reaching a size of 20 – 48 mm, with a quite variable coloration and pattern. Usually the dorsum surface is pale brown or whitish with brown dots, while the ventral surface may be whitish, yellowish or also orange.


This species can be found around Japan and in the northeastern coast of Australia.


  • Paradusta hungerfordi bealsi (Mock, 1996)
  • Paradusta hungerfordi coucoumi (Schilder, 1964)
  • Paradusta hungerfordi hungerfordi (Sowerby III, 1888)
  • Paradusta hungerfordi lovetha (Poppe, Tagaro & Buijse, 2005)



  1. ^ Bouchet, P. (2018). Paradusta hungerfordi (G. B. Sowerby III, 1888). In: MolluscaBase (2017). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2018-01-01

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