WoRMS name details

Cypraea vitellus Linnaeus, 1758

216827  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:216827)

 unaccepted (original combination)
Species
marine
Description Thick, solid, inflated shell, up to 9 cm, with strong teeth on outer lip. Dorsum olive to red-brown, covered with white...  
Description Thick, solid, inflated shell, up to 9 cm, with strong teeth on outer lip. Dorsum olive to red-brown, covered with white spots of varying size. Base white or pale pink. Habitat: often under boulder on reef crest. Distribution: Indo-Pacific (Richmond, 1997); tropical Indo-Pacific, also in Australia in Kalk (1958). [details]
MolluscaBase (2018). Cypraea vitellus Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=216827 on 2018-05-23
Date
action
by
1997-02-22 16:55:09Z
created
2000-09-14 06:49:43Z
changed
Garcia, Maria
2010-10-08 20:18:53Z
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]   

additional source Spencer, H.G., Marshall, B.A. & Willan, R.C. (2009). Checklist of New Zealand living Mollusca. Pp 196-219. in: Gordon, D.P. (ed.) New Zealand inventory of biodiversity. Volume one. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. Canterbury University Press, Christchurch. [details]   

additional source Steyn, D.G. & Lussi, M. (1998) Marine Shells of South Africa. An Illustrated Collector’s Guide to Beached Shells. Ekogilde Publishers, Hartebeespoort, South Africa, ii + 264 pp.
page(s): 62 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Description Thick, solid, inflated shell, up to 9 cm, with strong teeth on outer lip. Dorsum olive to red-brown, covered with white spots of varying size. Base white or pale pink. Habitat: often under boulder on reef crest. Distribution: Indo-Pacific (Richmond, 1997); tropical Indo-Pacific, also in Australia in Kalk (1958). [details]
 

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Japanese ホシキヌタ  [details]