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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Cypraeidae 

Erosaria turdus (Lamarck, 1810)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Cypraea turdus Lamarck, 1810
   Erosaria turdus (Lamarck, 1810)
   Cypraea ovata Perry, 1811
   Cypraea arenosa Dillwyn, 1823
   Cypraea nivea Gray, 1824
   Cypraea turdus var. alba Sowerby, 1832
   *Cypraea pardalina Dunker, 1852
   Monetaria hamyi Rochebrune, 1884
   *Cypraea (Erosaria) zanzibarica var. raripunctata Suillioti, 1911
   Cypraea zanzibarica Sullioti, 1911*
   Cypraea lamarckii var. phyllidis Shaw, 1915
   Erosaria (Erosaria) turdus winckworthi Schilder & Schilder, 1938
   Cypraea turdus var. miyokoae Habe & Kosuge, 1970

Common Name

Thrush cowry p.191      Lorenz, F. & Hubert, A. 2000.  


  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaMozambiqueMaputo
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaMozambiqueNampula
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaKenya
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaSomalia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaTanzania
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaMadagascarMahajanga
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanIndo-ArabiaOman
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanIndo-ArabiaPakistan
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
     Dekker, H. & Orlin, Z. 2000. p.22 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed SeaGulf of Aqaba
     Heiman, E 1998. p.23 


depth: intertidal [ ]
exposure: exposed 
habitat: rock reef 
substrate: algal turf [ ]
substrate: mud 
substrate: sand [ ]


 Burgess, C.M. 1985. p.211 [ as Cypraea turdus ]  General reference
 Heiman, E 1998. p.23-33 General reference
 Lorenz, F. & Hubert, A. 2000. p.191 General reference
 Schilder, M. & Schilder, F.A. 1971.  Secondary source


                        Cypraeidae Gray, 1824
                          Erosariinae Schilder, 1924
                            Erosaria Troschel, 1863
                              Erosaria turdus (Lamarck, 1810)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=54298) created by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2001-10-17. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2004-02-04.