Taxon profile


Arabian Cowry
Mauritia arabica (Linnaeus, 1758)

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

Scientific synonyms

Cypraea arabica Linnaeus, 1758
Mauritia arabica arabica (Linnaeus, 1758)
Arabica arabica (Linnaeus, 1758)
Peribolus arabicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Cypraea intermedia brevis Smith, 1913
Cypraea brunnescens Cate, 1964
Cypraea canaliculata Röding
Cypraea dilacerata Schilder & Schilder, 1939
Cypraea fragilis Linnaeus, 1758
Mauritia arabica gibba G.S. Coen, 1949

Other names

= Arabic Cowry


Mauritia arabica - Arabian Cowry

Author: Jan Delsing

Mauritia arabica - Arabian Cowry

Author: Jan Delsing

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Similar species

Mauritia eglantina (Duclos, 1833) - Eglantine Cowry

Included taxa

Number of records: 5

subspecies Mauritia arabica asiatica Schilder & Schilder, 1939

Mauritia arabica asiatica

subspecies Mauritia arabica empressae C. Kessler, 2006
subspecies Mauritia arabica immanis Schilder & Schilder, 1939
subspecies Mauritia arabica massauensis F.A. Schilder, 1922
subspecies Mauritia arabica rudimaculosa L. Bozzetti, 2008

Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [] [as Mauritia arabica (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 arabica Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 11 November 2013

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