OBIS Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database

Data as of: 2006-05-17

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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Cypraeidae 

Erosaria citrina (Gray, 1825)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Cypraea citrina Gray, 1825

Included taxa

   Erosaria citrina dauphinensis Lorenz, 2002

Common Name

Citrine cowry p.194      Lorenz, F. & Hubert, A. 2000.  


  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaMadagascar
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaMozambique
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaSouth Africa


depth: continental shelf [ mostly found in the stomachs of fish from 40-50m ]
depth: continental slope [ 15-350 m (under sponges) ]
depth: intertidal [ under sponges and stones, intertidally on piling amongst sponges ]
depth: subtidal 


 Burgess, C.M. 1985. p.210 [ as Cypraea citrina ]  General reference
 Lorenz, F. & Hubert, A. 2000. p.194 General reference


                        Cypraeidae Gray, 1824
                          Erosariinae Schilder, 1924
                            Erosaria Troschel, 1863
                              Erosaria citrina (Gray, 1825)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=54456) created by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2001-10-18. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-05-30.