WoRMS name details

Cypraea mappa Linnaeus, 1758

216782  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:216782)

 unaccepted
Species
marine
Not documented
Description Thick, humped shell, up to 9 cm, with coarse, blunt teeth. Dorsal colour cream with brown patches (giving a map-like...  
Description Thick, humped shell, up to 9 cm, with coarse, blunt teeth. Dorsal colour cream with brown patches (giving a map-like appearance). Thickened mushroom-coloured margins with smudged brown spots. Base creamy with orange teeth. Habitat: coral reefs in shallow and deeper water. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. (Richmond, 1997). [details]
MolluscaBase (2018). Cypraea mappa Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=216782 on 2018-07-17
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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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 Thick, humped shell, up to 9 cm, with coarse, blunt teeth. Dorsal colour cream with brown patches (giving a map-like appearance). Thickened mushroom-coloured margins with smudged brown spots. Base creamy with orange teeth. Habitat: coral reefs in shallow and deeper water. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. (Richmond, 1997). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English map cowrie  [details]