Taxon profile


Ovatipsa chinensis (Gmelin, 1791)

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

Scientific synonyms

Cypraea chinensis Gmelin, 1791


Included taxa

Number of records: 5

subspecies Ovatipsa chinensis amiges Melvill & Standen, 1904
subspecies Ovatipsa chinensis chinensis (Gmelin, 1791)
subspecies Ovatipsa chinensis somaliana Lorenz, 1989
subspecies Ovatipsa chinensis variolaria (Lamarck, 1810)

Ovatipsa chinensis variolaria

subspecies Ovatipsa chinensis violacea (Rous, 1905)

Ovatipsa chinensis violacea

Links and literature

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

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