Paradusta hungerfordi

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Paradusta hungerfordi
Cypraeidae - Notadusta hungerfordi.JPG
Shell of Paradusta hungerfordi from Japan at the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Cypraeoidea
Family: Cypraeidae
Genus: Paradusta
Species: P. hungerfordi
Binomial name
Paradusta hungerfordi
(Sowerby III, 1888)
Synonyms
  • Cypraea hungerfordi G. B. Sowerby III, 1888 (original combination)
  • Erronea hungerfordi (G.B. Sowerby III, 1888)
  • Notadusta hungerfordi (G. B. Sowerby III, 1888)

Paradusta hungerfordi, common name Hungerford's cowry, is a species of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Cypraeidae, the cowries.[1]

Description[edit]

Notadusta hungerfordi has a pear-shaped shell reaching a size of 20 – 48 mm, with a quite variable coloration and pattern. Usually the dorsum surface is pale brown or whitish with brown dots, while the ventral surface may be whitish, yellowish or also orange.

Distribution[edit]

This species can be found around Japan and in the northeastern coast of Australia.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Paradusta hungerfordi bealsi (Mock, 1996)
  • Paradusta hungerfordi coucoumi (Schilder, 1964)
  • Paradusta hungerfordi hungerfordi (Sowerby III, 1888)
  • Paradusta hungerfordi lovetha (Poppe, Tagaro & Buijse, 2005)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bouchet, P. (2018). Paradusta hungerfordi (G. B. Sowerby III, 1888). In: MolluscaBase (2017). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=1053062 on 2018-01-01

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