WoRMS name details

Cypraea arabica Linnaeus, 1758

216764  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:216764)

 unaccepted (original combination)
Species
marine
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://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]   
Description An elongate, oval, humped shell, up to 8 cm. Dorsally ornamented with longitudinal broken, irregular, dark brown lines on...  
Description An elongate, oval, humped shell, up to 8 cm. Dorsally ornamented with longitudinal broken, irregular, dark brown lines on paler background. Base cream with brown teeth. Habitat: coral reefs, in shallow water. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. (Richmond, 1997). [details]
MolluscaBase (2018). Cypraea arabica Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=216764 on 2018-06-19
Date
action
by
1997-02-22 16:55:09Z
created
2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
changed
2010-10-02 15:31:39Z
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. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]   

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

From other sources
Description An elongate, oval, humped shell, up to 8 cm. Dorsally ornamented with longitudinal broken, irregular, dark brown lines on paler background. Base cream with brown teeth. Habitat: coral reefs, in shallow water. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. (Richmond, 1997). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English Arabic cowrieArabian cowrie  [details]