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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCypraea tigris Linnaeus, 1758 
AphiaID: 216843

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) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCypraea tigris (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCypraea Linnaeus, 1758
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCypraea Linnaeus, 1758
Sources  basis of record Burgess, C.M. (1970). The Living Cowries. AS Barnes and Co, Ltd. Cranbury, New Jersey (look up in IMIS[details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortiger cowrie  [details]
Direct child
taxa (2)

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 Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCypraea tigris tigris Linnaeus, 1758

Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCypraea tigris schilderiana Cate, 1961 (taxon inquirendum)
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 editorMtwapa [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUngama Bay [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]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [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]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (8 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (200 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (10 nucleotides; 7 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection 
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType species Cypraea tigris Linnaeus, 1758 is the type species of the genus Cypraea Linnaeus, 1758, which is the type genus of the family Cypraeidae Rafinesque, 1815. [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription A solid, thick, heavy, inflated shell, up to 13 cm. Dorsally white or pale reddish-brown with large dark brown spots, and sometimes a reddish longitudinal stripe. Habitat: under coral and boulders in shallow or deep water. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. Regional names: Kis. Kururu, Makunguru; Port. Cipreia tigre. (Richmond, 1997). [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Live tiger cowrie from Hawaii
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show all]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:216843
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-22 16:55:09Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-07-18 15:57:33Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2011-06-08 21:32:57Z  checked  Moretzsohn, Fabio
2011-12-19 16:43:08Z  changed  Rosenberg, Gary
  
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  Citation: Rosenberg, G.; Moretzsohn, F. (2014). Cypraea tigris. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=216843 on 2014-11-29
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