WoRMS name details

Cypraea caputserpentis Linnaeus, 1758

216758  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:216758)

 unaccepted (original combination)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata [10th revised edition], vol. 1: 824 pp. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> , available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/726886
page(s): 720-721 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Description Rather flattened shell with thickened margins, up to 4 cm. Dorsal surface brown with numerous cream spots. Lower sides...  
Description Rather flattened shell with thickened margins, up to 4 cm. Dorsal surface brown with numerous cream spots. Lower sides and base dark chocolate-brown. Habitat: exposed lower eulittoral rocky shores. Distribution: W Indian Ocean. Regional names: Port. Cipreia cabeca de serpente (Richmond, 1997); tropical Indo-Pacific, also in Australia in Kalk (1958). [details]
MolluscaBase eds. (2022). MolluscaBase. Cypraea caputserpentis Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=216758 on 2022-12-09
Date
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1997-02-22 16:55:09Z
created
2000-09-14 06:49:43Z
changed
Garcia, Maria
2010-10-02 15:31:39Z
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2012-07-12 23:24:03Z
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2021-11-02 16:47:02Z
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original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata [10th revised edition], vol. 1: 824 pp. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> , available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/726886
page(s): 720-721 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

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 Branch, G. M. (2002). Two Oceans. 5th impression. <em>David Philip, Cate Town & Johannesburg.</em> , available online at http://books.google.es/books?id=W_2QB8ftLgcC [details]   

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

additional source Lorenz, F. (2017). Cowries. A guide to the gastropod family Cypraeidae. <em>Volume 1, Biology and systematics. Harxheim: ConchBooks.</em> 644 pp.
page(s): 233 [details]   

additional source Rous, S. (1905). On some Cypraeidae in the collection of Mr. D. W. Ferguson, of Brooklyn, with descriptions of several new varieties. <em>The Nautilus.</em> 19(7): 75-78., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/1755575
page(s): 77 [details]   
 
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From other sources
Description Rather flattened shell with thickened margins, up to 4 cm. Dorsal surface brown with numerous cream spots. Lower sides and base dark chocolate-brown. Habitat: exposed lower eulittoral rocky shores. Distribution: W Indian Ocean. Regional names: Port. Cipreia cabeca de serpente (Richmond, 1997); tropical Indo-Pacific, also in Australia in Kalk (1958). [details]

Spelling C. caput-serpentis in Kalk (1958). [details]
LanguageName 
English snake's head cowrieserpent's head cowrie  [details]
German Schlangenkopfkauri  [details]