Eyed Cowry (species: Arestorides argus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Arestorides argus
Eyed Cowry

©Barbara Banks: Arestorides argus 10 cm at Horseshoe Reef, Lizard Island.

©Barbara Banks: Arestorides argus10 cm at Horseshoe Reef, Lizard Island.

©Lexie Gersbeck and Gabi Howarth: Side view of Arestorides argus about 8 cm long from the reef flat between Ghost Beach (South Island) and the crest, Lizard Island Group.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Gastropoda
Order Littorinimorpha
Family Cypraeidae
Genus Arestorides
Species Arestorides argus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 10 cm (length according to Wilson, 1993)



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Wilson, B. (1993). Australian Marine Shells: 1. Prosobranch gastropods Odyssey Publishing, Kallaroo, Western Australia.