WoRMS name details

Cypraea caputserpentis Linnaeus, 1758

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

 unaccepted
Species
marine
Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [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 (2018). Cypraea caputserpentis Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=216758 on 2018-12-13
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

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original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [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. et al. (2002). Two Oceans. 5th impression. David Philip, Cate Town & Johannesburg., 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]   
 
 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]