Cyphoma signatum

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Cyphoma signatum
Cyphoma signatum (Fingerprint Cowry - Haiti).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Cypraeoidea
Family: Ovulidae
Subfamily: Simniinae
Genus: Cyphoma
Species: C. signatum
Binomial name
Cyphoma signatum
Pilsbry & McGinty, 1939
Synonyms[1]
  • Cyphoma finkli Petuch, 1979
  • Cyphoma signata Pilsbry & McGinty, 1939 (error in gender ending)

Cyphoma signatum, common name: the Fingerprint Flamingo Tongue, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Ovulidae, the ovulids, cowry allies or false cowries.[1]

Distribution[edit]

This species is distributed in the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea and the Lesser Antilles and along Eastern Florida an Northern Brazil.

Description[edit]

The size of the shell varies between 24 mm[citation needed] and 45 mm.

The maximum recorded shell length is 45 mm.[2]

Habitat[edit]

Minimum recorded depth is 0.3 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 90 m.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cyphoma signatum Pilsbry & McGinty, 1939. WoRMS (2009). Cyphoma signatum Pilsbry & McGinty, 1939. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=419732 on 11 November 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Welch J. J. (2010). "The "Island Rule" and Deep-Sea Gastropods: Re-Examining the Evidence". PLoS ONE 5(1): e8776. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008776.

Further reading[edit]

  • Cate, C. N. 1973. A systematic revision of the recent Cypraeid family Ovulidae. Veliger 15 (supplement): 1-117.
  • Rosenberg, G., F. Moretzsohn, and E. F. García. 2009. Gastropoda (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 579–699 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas
  • Lorenz F. & Fehse D. (2009). The Living Ovulidae - A manual of the families of Allied Cowries: Ovulidae, Pediculariidae and Eocypraeidae. Conchbooks, Hackenheim, Germany.

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