Pustularia cicercula

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Pustularia cicercula
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Cypraeoidea
Family: Cypraeidae
Genus: Pustularia
Species: P. cicercula
Binomial name
Pustularia cicercula
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Synonyms[1]

Cypraea cicercula Linnaeus, 1758

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

Subspecies[edit]

The following subspecies are recognized :[1]

  • Pustularia cicercula avrilae Heiman, 2009
  • Pustularia cicercula lienardi (Jouss.)
  • Pustularia cicercula takahashii Moretzsohn, 2007

Description[edit]

Distribution[edit]

This species and its subspecies are distributed in the Red Sea and in the Indian Ocean along Kenya, the Mascarene Basin, Mauritius, Réunion and Tanzania.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Pustularia cicercula (Linnaeus, 1758). WoRMS (2010). Pustularia cicercula (Linnaeus, 1758). In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.eu/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=216886 on 11 October 2010.
  • Verdcourt, B. (1959). The cowries of the East African Coast: Supplement II. JEANHS XXIII (100): 130-134