Triviella aperta

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Triviella aperta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Velutinoidea
Family: Triviidae
Subfamily: Triviinae
Genus: Triviella
Species: T. aperta
Binomial name
Triviella aperta
(Swainson, 1822)
  • Cypraea aperta Swainson, 1822 (basionym)
  • Cypraea carnea Gray, 1828
  • Cypraea oniscus Lamarck, 1810 (non Röding, 1798)
  • Cypraea rosea W. Wood, 1828
  • Trivia aperta (Swainson, 1822)
  • Triviella carnea (Gray, 1828)
  • Triviella porcellio Cate, 1979

Triviella aperta, common name the baby's toes, is a species of small sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Triviidae, the false cowries or trivias.[1]



This species occurs off the south coast of South Africa.


  1. ^ Triviella aperta (Swainson, 1822). Gofas, S. (2010). Triviella aperta (Swainson, 1822). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 31 July 2012.
  • Kilburn, R.N. (1974) Taxonomic notes on South African marine Mollusca (3): Gastropoda: Prosobranchia, with descriptions of new taxa of Naticidae, Fasciolariidae, Magilidae, Volutomitridae and Turridae. Annals of the Natal Museum, 22, 187–220.
  • Cate C.N. (1979) A review of the Triviidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda). San Diego Society of Natural History, Memoir 10: 1-126. page(s): 18
  • Kilburn, R.N. & Rippey, E. (1982) Sea Shells of Southern Africa. Macmillan South Africa, Johannesburg, xi + 249 pp. page(s): 59
  • Steyn, D.G. & Lussi, M. (1998) Marine Shells of South Africa. An Illustrated Collector’s Guide to Beached Shells. Ekogilde Publishers, Hartebeespoort, South Africa, ii + 264 pp. page(s): 52
  • Liltved W.R. (2000) Cowries and their relatives of southern Africa. A study of the southern African cypraeacean and velutinacean gastropod fauna. Seacomber Publications. 224 pp. page(s): 174
  • Fehse D. (2002) Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Triviidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) V. Kritische Beurteilung der Genera und Beschreibung einer neuen Art der Gattung Semitrivia Cossmann, 1903. Acta Conchyliorum 6: 3-48. page(s): 22

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