Taxon profile


Stage Cowry
Mauritia histrio (Gmelin, 1791)

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

Scientific synonyms

Cypraea histrio Gmelin, 1791
Mauritia histrio histrio (Gmelin, 1791)

Other names

= Harlequin cowry


Taxon in country check-lists*

Africa: Madagascar, Asia: Maldives

* List of countries might not be complete

Included taxa

Number of records: 1

subspecies Mauritia histrio westralis Iredale, 1935

Mauritia histrio westralis

Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [] [as Mauritia histrio (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 histrio Gmelin, 1791]
Data retrieved on: 11 November 2013

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