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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Cypraeidae 

Mauritia scurra scurra (Gmelin, 1791)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Cypraea scurra Gmelin, 1791
   Cypraea scurra var. standeni Melvill, 1905
   Cypraea scurra var. nigella Sullioti, 1924
   Cypraea scurra var. viridosa Sulliotti, 1924

Common Name

Mouse Cowry p.126, pl.385      Coleman, N. 1975.  


  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanIndo-Arabia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast Africa
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippinesSulu Sea
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.87 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippinesSamar
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.87 


depth: continental shelf [to 25 m]
depth: intertidal [low tide level]
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
habitat: coral reef 


 Lorenz, F. & Hubert, A. 2000. p.56 General reference


                        Cypraeidae Gray, 1824
                          Cypraeinae Gray, 1824
                            Mauritia Troschel, 1863
                              Mauritia scurra (Gmelin, 1791)
                                Mauritia scurra scurra (Gmelin, 1791)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=52366) created by Shannon Reid on 2001-09-26. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-02-25.