Taxon profile


Luria cinerea (J. F. Gmelin, 1791)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  order Littorinimorpha »  family Cypraeidae - Cowries »  genus Luria

Scientific synonyms

Cypraea cinerea J. F. Gmelin, 1791


Taxon in country check-lists*

North America: Puerto Rico, South America: Brazil

* List of countries might not be complete


Shell somewhat obovate, ventricose, inner and outer lips not greatly elevated above; teeth short, moderate; back ashy brown, with two faint lighter bands, and often sprinkled with black dote; sides and base purplish flesh-colored; interstices between the teeth purplish.
Length, 35; diameter, 20 mm.
Dall, W.H. & Simpson, C.T., 1901. The Mollusca of Porto Rico.
Author: Jan Delsing

Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Luria cinerea brasilensis Lorenz, 2002

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subspecies Luria cinerea cinerea Gmelin, 1791

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Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [] [as Luria cinerea Gmelin, 1791]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013
CZ Pfleger V. (1999): České názvy živočichů III. Měkkýši (Mollusca), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 108 pp. [as Cypraea cinerea GMELIN, 1791]
Data retrieved on: 11 November 2013

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