Talostolida pellucens

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Talostolida pellucens
Cypraea alisonae.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Cypraeoidea
Family: Cypraeidae
Genus: Talostolida
Species: T. pellucens
Binomial name
Talostolida pellucens
(Melvill, 1888)
  • Blasicrura alisonae Burgess, 1983
  • Blasicrura pellucens (Melvill, 1888)
  • Cypraea alisonae Burgess, 1983
  • Cypraea teres pellucens Melvill, 1888

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

There are two subspecies:

  • Talostolida pellucens panamensis (Lorenz, 2002) (species inquirenda)
  • Talostolida pellucens pellucens (Melvill, 1888)



This species can be found in the Mascarene Basin


  1. ^ a b Talostolida alisonae (Melvill, 1888) . WoRMS (2009). Talostolida pellucens (Melvill, 1888) . Accessed through the World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=580710 on 23 December 2012.
  • Keen M. (1971) Sea shells of tropical West America. Marine mollusks from Baja California to Perú, ed. 2. Stanford University Press. 1064 pp.
  • Lorenz F. (2002) New worldwide cowries. Descriptions of new taxa and revisions of selected groups of living Cypraeidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Schriften zur Malakozoologie aus dem Haus der Natur-Cismar 20: 1-292, pls 1-40.

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