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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Cypraeidae 

Cypraea tigris Linnaeus, 1758

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Cypraea tigris Linnaeus, 1758
   Cypraea ambigua Gmelin, 1791
   Cypraea feminea Gmelin, 1791
   Cypraea tigrina Gemlin, 1791
   Cypraea flammea Gmelin, 1791
   Cypraea pardalis Shaw, 1795
   Cypraea onca Röding, 1798
   Cypraea tigris var. nigrescens Gray, 1824
   Cypraea alauda Menke, 1830
   Cypraea tigris var. zymerasta Melvill, 1888
   Cypraea tigris var. russonitens Melvill, 1888
   Cypraea tigris var. ionthodes Melvill, 1888
   Cypraea tigris var. flavonitens Melvill, 1888
   Cypraea tigris var. hinnulea Melvill, 1888
   Cypraea tigris var. chionia Melvill, 1888
   Cypraea tigris var. flavida Dautzenberg, 1893
   Cypraea tigris var. tuberculifera Sulliotti, 1924
   Cypraea tigris var. trisits Sulliotti, 1924
   Cypraea tigris var. laminata Sulliotti, 1924
   Cypraea tigris var incana Sulliotti, 1924
   Cypraea tigris var. nephelodes Lancaster, 1928
   Cypraea tigris volai Steadman & Cotton, 1943
   Cypraea tigris ambolee Steadman & Cotton, 1943
   Cypraea (Vulgusella) tigris var. fuscoapicata Coen, 1949
   Cypraea tigris schilderiana Cate, 1961

Common Name

Tiger Cowry p.123, pl.19, f.16      Allan, J. 1950.  


  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaCambodia
     Try, I. 2001. p.398 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.81 


depth: continental shelf 
depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
habitat: coral reef 
habitat: rocky shore 
substrate: sand 
substrate: seaweed 


 Burgess, C.M. 1985. p.76 General reference
 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.59 General reference
 Lorenz, F. & Hubert, A. 2000. p.65 Contains synonymy
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.179 [pl. 31, figs 1 a,b]  General reference


                        Cypraeidae Gray, 1824
                          Cypraeinae Gray, 1824
                            Cypraea Linnaeus, 1758
                              Cypraea tigris Linnaeus, 1758


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=8386) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-01-08.