WoRMS name details

Muracypraea mus tristensis Petuch, 1987

574022  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:574022)

taxon inquirendum
MolluscaBase (2018). Muracypraea mus tristensis Petuch, 1987. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=574022 on 2018-04-21
2011-06-08 21:32:57Z

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basis of record Lorenz F. (2002) New worldwide cowries. Descriptions of new taxa and revisions of selected groups of living Cypraeidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Schriften zur Malakozoologie aus dem Haus der Natur-Cismar 20: 1-292, pls 1-40.
page(s): 279 [details]   
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 

From editor or global species database
Validity The validity of this taxon remains to be confirmed. Lorenz (2002) says: An unusual population was recently discovered in 40-100 m offshore Venezuela. The pyriform, inflated shells have distinct and coarse columellar teeth, spoon-shaped anterior flanges, and no columellar blotch. Petuch identified them as tristensis (pers. comm. 2001), but this is doubtful: that name was based on pale shells claimed to originate in Columbia [Colombia]" [details]