Taxon profile


Atlantic Deer Cowrie
Macrocypraea cervus (Linnaeus, 1771)

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

Scientific synonyms

Cypraea bifasciata Gmelin, J.F., 1791
Cypraea cervus Linnaeus, 1771
Cypraea jousseaumei Vayssiere, A.J.B.M., 1905
Cypraea meleagris Röding, P.F., 1798


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Included taxa

Number of records: 3

subspecies Macrocypraea cervus cervus (Linnaeus, 1771)
subspecies Macrocypraea cervus lindseyi Petuch, 2013
subspecies Macrocypraea cervus peilei Schilder, 1932

Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [] [as Macrocypraea cervus (Linnaeus, 1771)]
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 cervus Linnaeus, 1771]
Data retrieved on: 11 November 2013

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