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Cypraea tigris Linnaeus, 1758

216843  (

Not documented
MolluscaBase eds. (2020). MolluscaBase. Cypraea tigris Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed at: on 2020-07-08
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original description  (of Cypraea tigris var. chionia Melvill, 1888) Melvill J.C. (1888). A survey of the genus <i>Cypraea</i> (Linn.) its nomenclature, geographical distribution and distinctive affinites; with descriptions of two new species and several varieties. <em>Memoirs and Proceedings of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society.</em> ser. 4, 1: 184-252., available online at
page(s): 212 [details]   

basis of record Burgess, C.M. (1970). The Living Cowries. AS Barnes and Co, Ltd. Cranbury, New Jersey. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Branch, G. M. (2002). Two Oceans. 5th impression. <em>David Philip, Cate Town & Johannesburg.</em> , available online at [details]   

additional source Kay, E. A. (1979). Hawaiian marine shells. Reef and shore fauna of Hawaii. Section 4: Mollusca. <em>Bernice P. Bishop Museum Special Publications.</em> 64xviii + 1-653., available online at
page(s): 202 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Lorenz F. & Hubert A. (2000) A guide to worldwide cowries. Edition 2. Hackenheim: Conchbooks. 584 pp.
page(s): 65 [details]   

additional source Burgess, C.M. (1985) Cowries of the World. Gordon verhoef, Seacomber Publications, South Africa, Cape Town. XIV + 289 pp.
page(s): 76 [details]   

additional source Dodge H. 1953. A historical review of the mollusks of Linnaeus. Part 2. The class Cephalopoda and the genera <i>Conus</i> and <i>Cypraea</i> of the class Gastropoda. <i>Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History</i>, 103(1): 1-134., available online at
page(s): 79 [details]   

additional source Meyer C.P. & Tweedt S.M. (2017). A new subspecies of <i>Cypraea tigris</i> Linnaeus 1758 (Gastropoda: Cypraeidae). <em>Acta Conchyliorum.</em> 16: 59-68. [details]   

additional source Steyn, D.G & Lussi, M. (2005). Offshore Shells of Southern Africa: A pictorial guide to more than 750 Gastropods. Published by the authors. Pp. i–vi, 1–289.
page(s): 42 [details]   
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English tiger cowrie  [details]
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