Bistolida hirundo

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Bistolida hirundo
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Cypraeoidea
Family: Cypraeidae
Genus: Bistolida
Species: B. hirundo
Binomial name
Bistolida hirundo
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Synonyms[1]
  • Blasicrura hirundo (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Cypraea hirundo Linnaeus, 1758

Bistolida hirundo is a species of sea snail, a cowry, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Cypraeidae, the cowries.[1]

Subspecies[edit]

  • 'Bistolida hirundo francisca (Schilder & Schilder, 1938)
  • Bistolida hirundo hirundo (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Bistolida hirundo neglecta (Sowerby I, 1837) (species inquirenda)
  • Bistolida hirundo rouxi (Ancey, 1882) (species inquirenda)

Distribution[edit]

This species is distributed in the Red Sea$ and in the Indian Ocean along Aldabra, Chagos, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion, the Seychelles, Somalia and Tanzania.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bistolida hirundo (Linnaeus). WoRMS (2009). Bistolida hirundo (Linnaeus). Accessed through the World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=597174 on 23 December 2012.
  • Verdcourt, B. (1954). The cowries of the East African Coast (Kenya, Tanganyika, Zanzibar and Pemba). Journal of the East Africa Natural History Society 22(4) 96: 129-144, 17 pls.

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