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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Cypraeidae 

Bistolida stolida stolida (Linnaeus, 1758)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Cypraea stolida Linnaeus, 1758
   Cypraea draco Röding, 1798
   Cypraea stolida var. gelasima Melvill, 1888

Common Name

Fool's Cowry p.127, pl.387      Coleman, N. 1975.  


Central and western Pacific

  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-China
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.94 


depth: continental shelf [to 25 m]
depth: continental shelf       Lorenz, F. & Hubert, A. 2000.  
depth: intertidal 
depth: intertidal       Lorenz, F. & Hubert, A. 2000.  
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: shallow subtidal       Lorenz, F. & Hubert, A. 2000.  
depth: subtidal 
depth: subtidal       Lorenz, F. & Hubert, A. 2000.  
habitat: coral reef [under large coral heads and dead coral rubble]


 Lorenz, F. & Hubert, A. 2000. p.171 Contains synonymy


                        Cypraeidae Gray, 1824
                          Cypraeovulinae Schilder, 1927
                            Bistolida Cossmann, 1920
                              Bistolida stolida (Linnaeus, 1758)
                                Bistolida stolida stolida (Linnaeus, 1758)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=77692) created by Shannon Reid on 2002-09-06. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-02-25.