Taxon profile


Erosaria spurca (C. Linnaeus, 1758)

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

Scientific synonyms

Brugnonia pulchella Jeffreys, 1883
Cypraea elliptica Gray, 1825
Cypraea lunata Fischer von Waldheim, 1807
Cypraea minima Monterosato, 1897
Cypraea spurca C. Linnaeus, 1758
Cypraea spurca var. albida Monterosato, 1897
Cypraea spurca var. atlantica Monterosato, 1897
Cypraea spurca var. dilatata Monterosato, 1897
Cypraea spurca var. elongata Dautzenberg & H. Fischer, 1906
Cypraea spurca var. flavida Monterosato, 1897


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Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Erosaria spurca spurca (C. Linnaeus, 1758)
subspecies Erosaria spurca verdensium (Melvill, 1888)

Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [] [as Erosaria spurca Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013
IT Repetto G., Orlando F. & Arduino G. (2005): Conchiglie del Mediterraneo, Amici del Museo "Federico Eusebio", Alba, Italy [as Erosaria spurca (Linné, 1758)]
CZ Pfleger V. (1999): České názvy živočichů III. Měkkýši (Mollusca), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 108 pp. [as Cypraea spurca LINNÉ, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 11 November 2013
SP Prats Pi, L. (2002): Gastròpodes marins de la cala de Binissafúller, Menorca (Illes Balears) [], Spira, 1(2): 21-24 [as Erosaria spurca (Linnaeus, 1758)]
EN Petović S., Gvozdenović S., Ikica Z. (2017): An Annotated Checklist of the Marine Molluscs of the South Adriatic Sea (Montenegro) and a Comparison with Those of Neighbouring Areas, Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 17: 921-934 [as Erosaria spurca (Linnaeus, 1758)]

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