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Tiger Cowry
Cypraea tigris Linnaeus, 1758

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

Scientific synonyms

Cypraea alauda Menke, K.T., 1830
Cypraea ambigua Gmelin, J.F., 1791
Cypraea tigris ambolee Steadman, Cotton & Cotton, 1943
Cypraea chionia Melvill, J.C., 1888
Cypraea feminea Gmelin, J.F., 1791
Cypraea flammea Gmelin, J.F., 1791
Cypraea flavida Dautzenberg, Ph., 1893
Cypraea flavonitens Melvill, 1888
Cypraea fuscoapicata Coen, G.S., 1949
Cypraea hinnula Melvill, 1888

Other names

= Tiger Cowrie

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Included taxa

Number of records: 3

subspecies Cypraea tigris lorenzi C. P. Meyer & Tweedt, 2017
subspecies Cypraea tigris schilderiana Cate, 1961

Cypraea tigris schilderiana

subspecies Cypraea tigris tigris Linnaeus, 1758

Cypraea tigris tigris


Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [http://www.bagniliggia.it/WMSD/WMSDhome....] [as Cypraea tigris Linnaeus, 1758]
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 tigris LINNÉ, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 11 November 2013

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