Taxon profile


Eglantine Cowry
Mauritia eglantina (Duclos, 1833)

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

Scientific synonyms

Cypraea eglantina Duclos, 1833

Other names

= Dog-Rose Cowry
= Elongate Cowry


Mauritia eglantina - Eglantine Cowry

Author: Jan Delsing

Mauritia eglantina - Eglantine Cowry

Author: Jan Delsing

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Similar species

Mauritia arabica (Linnaeus, 1758) - Arabian Cowry
CZ   EN  
Easy confusion when it comes to identification of Mauritia arabica and M. eglantina:
"Ventral side convex; dorsal side with a small brown blotch beside the spire = M. eglantina.
Ventral side flat to concave; dorsal side without a spire blotch = M. arabica.

Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [] [as Mauritia eglantina Duclos, 1833]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013

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