WoRMS name details

Cypraea mauritiana Linnaeus, 1758

216779  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:216779)

 unaccepted (original combination)
Species
marine
Not documented
Description A large, heavy, humped shell with a very glossy dome, up to 10 cm. Curved aperture with strong teeth, base flat and...  
Description A large, heavy, humped shell with a very glossy dome, up to 10 cm. Curved aperture with strong teeth, base flat and concave with angular margins. Upper surface brown with light spots, sides and base dark chocolate brown. Habitat: under rocks, in shallow and deep water, near coral reefs. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. (Richmond, 1997). [details]
MolluscaBase (2018). Cypraea mauritiana Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=216779 on 2018-11-21
Date
action
by
1997-02-22 16:55:09Z
created
2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
changed
2010-10-02 22:08:23Z
changed

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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  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description A large, heavy, humped shell with a very glossy dome, up to 10 cm. Curved aperture with strong teeth, base flat and concave with angular margins. Upper surface brown with light spots, sides and base dark chocolate brown. Habitat: under rocks, in shallow and deep water, near coral reefs. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. (Richmond, 1997). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English Mauritius cowrie  [details]
Japanese ハチジョウダカラ  [details]