WoRMS name details

Cypraea caputserpentis Linnaeus, 1758

216758  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:216758)

 unaccepted
Species
marine
Linnaeus, C. (1758). <i>Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis</i>. Editio decima, reformata [10th revised edition], vol. 1: 824 pp. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. , available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/726886 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Description Rather flattened shell with thickened margins, up to 4 cm. Dorsal surface brown with numerous cream spots. Lower sides...  
Description Rather flattened shell with thickened margins, up to 4 cm. Dorsal surface brown with numerous cream spots. Lower sides and base dark chocolate-brown. Habitat: exposed lower eulittoral rocky shores. Distribution: W Indian Ocean. Regional names: Port. Cipreia cabeca de serpente (Richmond, 1997); tropical Indo-Pacific, also in Australia in Kalk (1958). [details]
MolluscaBase (2019). MolluscaBase. Cypraea caputserpentis Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=216758 on 2019-10-16
Date
action
by
1997-02-22 16:55:09Z
created
2000-09-14 06:49:43Z
changed
Garcia, Maria
2010-10-02 15:31:39Z
changed
2012-07-12 23:24:03Z
changed

Creative Commons License The webpage text is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License


original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). <i>Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis</i>. Editio decima, reformata [10th revised edition], vol. 1: 824 pp. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. , available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/726886 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record Burgess, C.M. (1970). The Living Cowries. AS Barnes and Co, Ltd. Cranbury, New Jersey. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Branch, G. M. (2002). Two Oceans. 5th impression. <em>David Philip, Cate Town & Johannesburg.</em> , available online at http://books.google.es/books?id=W_2QB8ftLgcC [details]   

additional source Spencer, H.G., Marshall, B.A. & Willan, R.C. (2009). Checklist of New Zealand living Mollusca. Pp 196-219. <em>in: Gordon, D.P. (ed.) New Zealand inventory of biodiversity. Volume one. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia.</em> Canterbury University Press, Christchurch. [details]   

additional source Lorenz, F. (2017). <i>Cowries. A guide to the gastropod family Cypraeidae</i>. Volume 1, <i>Biology and systematics</i>. Harxheim: ConchBooks. 644 pp.
page(s): 233 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Rather flattened shell with thickened margins, up to 4 cm. Dorsal surface brown with numerous cream spots. Lower sides and base dark chocolate-brown. Habitat: exposed lower eulittoral rocky shores. Distribution: W Indian Ocean. Regional names: Port. Cipreia cabeca de serpente (Richmond, 1997); tropical Indo-Pacific, also in Australia in Kalk (1958). [details]

Spelling C. caput-serpentis in Kalk (1958). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English snake's head cowrieserpent's head cowrie  [details]
German Schlangenkopfkauri  [details]