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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCypraea caputserpentis Linnaeus, 1758 
AphiaID: 216758

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
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMonetaria caputserpentis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRavitrona Iredale, 1930
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCypraea Linnaeus, 1758
Sources  original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/no_cache/dms/load/toc/?IDDOC=265100 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsnake's head cowrieUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorserpent's head cowrie  [details]
Direct child
taxa (1)

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 Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCypraea caputserpentis caputserpentis Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMonetaria caputserpentis caputserpentis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Environment marine
Distribution 
From regional or thematic species database
Mozambique
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorMozambique [details]
South Africa
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorEast Coast of South Africa [details]
From other sources
Comores
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorComores [details]
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [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]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (2 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (39 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 
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpelling C. caput-serpentis in Kalk (1958). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:216758
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-22 16:55:09Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-14 06:49:43Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2010-10-02 15:31:39Z  changed  Rosenberg, Gary
2012-07-12 23:24:03Z  changed  Rosenberg, Gary
  
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  Citation: Rosenberg, G. (2014). Cypraea caputserpentis Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=216758 on 2014-08-21
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