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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCypraea testudinaria Linnaeus, 1758 
AphiaID: 216754

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGastropoda (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaenogastropoda (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLittorinimorpha (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCypraeoidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCypraeidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCypraea (Genus)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (original combination)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChelycypraea testudinaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChelycypraea Schilder, 1927
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCypraea Linnaeus, 1758
Source  basis of record Drivas, J.; Jay, M. (1987). Coquillages de La Réunion et de l'Île Maurice. Collection Les Beautés de la Nature. Delachaux et Niestlé: Neuchâtel. ISBN 2-603-00654-1. 159 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]

Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortortoise cowrie  [details]
Direct child
taxa (1)

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Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCypraea testudinaria ingens (Schilder & Schilder) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChelycypraea testudinaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
Comores
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorComores [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMascarene Basin [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (96 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection 
Note 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription A long, solid, cylindrical shell, up to 13 cm, with a straight, narrow aperture. Dorsally light honey-coloured with dark brown blotches. Habitat: coral reefs in shallow and deep water. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. (Richmond, 1997). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:216754
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-22 16:55:09Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-07-18 15:57:33Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2010-10-08 20:18:53Z  changed  Rosenberg, Gary
  
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  Citation: Rosenberg, G. (2014). Cypraea testudinaria Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=216754 on 2014-09-20
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