WoRMS taxon details

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

574019  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:574019)

Bouchet, P.; Moretzsohn, F. (2017). Cypraea tigris schilderiana Cate, 1961. In: MolluscaBase (2017). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=574019 on 2017-12-13

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basis of record Lorenz F. & Hubert A. (2000) A guide to worldwide cowries. Edition 2. Hackenheim: Conchbooks. 584 pp.
page(s): 65 [details]   

additional source Severns, M. (2011). Shells of the Hawaiian Islands - The Sea Shells. Conchbooks, Hackenheim. 564 pp. [details]   

status source Meyer C.P. & Tweedt S.M. (2017). A new subspecies of Cypraea tigris Linnaeus 1758 (Gastropoda: Cypraeidae). Acta Conchyliorum. 16: 59-68. [details]   
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 

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 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]