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Erosaria erosa chlorizans 01.JPG
Five views of a shell of Erosaria erosa, the type species of the genus Erosaria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Cypraeoidea
Family: Cypraeidae
Subfamily: Erosariinae
Genus: Erosaria
Type species
Cypraea erosa

Erosaria is a genus of sea snails, cowries, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Cypraeidae, the cowries.


Species within the genus Erosaria include:

Species brought into synonymy 


  1. ^ Troschel F. H. (1863). Gebiss Schneck. 1: 205.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l WoRMS (2009). Erosaria Troschel, 1863. In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2009) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 23 August 2011