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Erosaria caputserpentis caputophidii (Schilder, 1927)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Erosaria (Ocellaria) caputophidii Schilder, 1927

Common Name

Snake's Head cowry p.206      Lorenz, F. & Hubert, A. 2000.  


  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesiaFrench Polynesia (Polynesie Francaise)Marquesas (Iles Marquises)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesiaHawaiian Islands (Sandwich Islands)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesiaJohnston Atoll
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaJapanKyushu
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaJapanShikoku


depth: intertidal 
habitat: in sand [ dig into sand during daytime ]
habitat: under coral [ under pieces of dead coral ]
habitat: under rocks 


 Lorenz, F. & Hubert, A. 2000. p.206 General reference
 Schilder, M. & Schilder, F.A. 1971. p.103 Secondary source


                        Cypraeidae Gray, 1824
                          Erosariinae Schilder, 1924
                            Erosaria Troschel, 1863
                              Erosaria caputserpentis (Linnaeus, 1758)
                                Erosaria caputserpentis caputophidii (Schilder, 1927)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=54744) created by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2001-10-24. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2001-10-24.