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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCypraea tigris schilderiana Cate, 1961 
AphiaID: 574019

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 taxon inquirendum
Rank Subspecies
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCypraea tigris Linnaeus, 1758
Sources 
status source Severns M. (2011) Shells of the Hawaiian Islands - The Sea Shells. Conchbooks, Hackenheim. 564 pp. [details]

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Environment marine
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
North Pacific Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHawaiian Islands [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (3 publications) 
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 editorAdditional information Specimens with a shell size larger than 150 mm in length have been reported, although shells larger than 120 mm are rare.
In most places where Cypraea tigris occurs, it hides in crevices and is active mostly during the night. In Hawaii, however, it is often found out in the open on the reefs, and sometimes moving actively during the day. It has been suggested that because of its larger shell size, this cowrie has a more difficult time finding crevices large enough to hide. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy The Hawaiian population of the widespread Cypraea tigris was described as a new subspecies by Cate, 1961. However, apart from the usually larger shell size, there are no consistent conchological characters that separate it from the nominal species. Therefore, Lorenz & Hubert (2000) and many other authors, consider it a giant form or variation. Many shell collectors consider the Hawaiian tiger cowrie as a subspecies. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorValidity Meyer's Cowrie Genomic Database Project (2005)(http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/cowries/) says this taxon was tested but found no molecular evidence to support it as a separate evolutionary significant unit (ESU) from Cypraea tigris [details]
ImageChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Cypraea tigris schilderiana
Cypraea tigris schilde...
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:574019
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2011-06-08 21:32:57Z  created  Moretzsohn, Fabio
2011-07-23 09:55:03Z  changed  Bouchet, Philippe
2012-11-24 01:20:16Z  changed  Moretzsohn, Fabio
  
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  Citation: Moretzsohn, F.; Bouchet, P. (2014). Cypraea tigris schilderiana Cate, 1961. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=574019 on 2014-04-23
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