Notadusta punctata

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Brown-spotted cowry
Notadusta punctata 01.JPG
Shell of Notadusta punctata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Cypraeoidea
Family: Cypraeidae
Genus: Notadusta
Species: N. punctata
Binomial name
Notadusta punctata
(Linnaeus, 1771)
Synonyms

See list

Notadusta punctata, common name the brown-spotted cowry, is a species of sea snail, a cowry, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Cypraeidae, the cowries.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Notadusta punctata punctata (Linnaeus, 1771)
  • Notadusta punctata berinii (Dautzenberg, Ph., 1906)
  • Notadusta punctata trizonata (Sowerby, G.B. III, 1870)

Description[edit]

The shell size varies between 7.5 mm and 20 mm. The dorsum surface is usually light white or yellowish, with small brown spots.

Distribution[edit]

This species occurs in the Red Sea and in the Indian Ocean off Chagos, Kenya, Madagascar, the Mascarene Basin, Mauritius, Mozambique, Réunion, the Seychelles, Somalia and Tanzania and off Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia).

Synonyms[edit]

  • Cypraea atomaria Gmelin, 1791 (original combination)
  • Cypraea punctata Linnaeus, 1771
  • Cypraea punctata punctata Linnaeus, 1771
  • Evenaria carula Iredale, 1939 (original combination)
  • Notadusta punctata punctata (Linnaeus, 1771) · accepted, alternate representation
  • Palmadusta punctata (Linnaeus, 1771)
  • Palmadusta punctata atomaria (Gmelin, 1791)
  • Palmadusta punctata iredalei (Schilder & Schilder, 1938) (Synonym)
  • Ransoniella atomaria (Gmelin, 1791)
  • Ransoniella bulbosa Dolin, 2007[1]
  • Ransoniella carula (Iredale, 1939)
  • Ransoniella erminea Dolin, 2007[2]
  • Ransoniella fusula Dolin, 2007[3]
  • Ransoniella glandina Dolin, 2007[4]
  • Ransoniella iredalei (Schilder & Schilder, 1938)
  • Ransoniella labiosa Dolin, 2007[5]
  • Ransoniella meyeri Dolin, 2007[6]
  • Ransoniella oryza Dolin, 2007[7]
  • Ransoniella persticta (Iredale, 1939)
  • Ransoniella punctata (Linnaeus, 1771)
  • Ransoniella radiosa Dolin, 2007[8]
  • Ransoniella serrata Dolin, 2007[9]
  • Ransoniella uvula Dolin, 2007[10]
  • Ransoniella vulgata Dolin, 2007[11]
  • Ransoniella zyzypha Dolin, 2007[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ransoniella bulbosa Dolin , 2007.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 5 June 2010.
  2. ^ Ransoniella erminea Dolin, 2007.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 5 June 2010.
  3. ^ Ransoniella fusula Dolin, 2007.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 5 June 2010.
  4. ^ Ransoniella glandina Dolin, 2007.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 5 June 2010.
  5. ^ Ransoniella labiosa Dolin, 2007.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 5 June 2010.
  6. ^ Ransoniella meyeri Dolin, 2007.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 5 June 2010.
  7. ^ Ransoniella oryza Dolin, 2007.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 5 June 2010.
  8. ^ Ransoniella radiosa Dolin, 2007.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 5 June 2010.
  9. ^ Ransoniella serrata Dolin, 2007.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 5 June 2010.
  10. ^ Ransoniella uvula Dolin, 2007.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 5 June 2010.
  11. ^ Ransoniella vulgata Dolin, 2007.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 5 June 2010.
  12. ^ Ransoniella zyzypha Dolin, 2007.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 5 June 2010.
  • WoRMS
  • Encyclopedia of Life
  • Linnaeus, C. 1771. Mantissa Plantarum. Holmiae : Laurentii Salvii Holmiae Pts 1 & 2 588 pp..
  • Drivas, J.; Jay, M. (1987). Coquillages de La Réunion et de l'Île Maurice. Collection Les Beautés de la Nature. Delachaux et Niestlé: Neuchâtel. ISBN 2-603-00654-1. 159 pp
  • Wilson, B. 1993. Australian Marine Shells. Prosobranch Gastropods. Kallaroo, Western Australia : Odyssey Publishing Vol. 1 408 pp.
  • Lorenz, F. & Hubert, A. 2000. A Guide to Worldwide Cowries. Hackenheim, Germany : ConchBooks pp. 1-584.
  • Meyer, C.P. 2003. Molecular systematics of cowries (Gastropoda: Cypraeidae) and diversification patterns in the tropics. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society of London 79: 401-459
  • Meyer, C.P. 2004. Toward comprehensiveness: increased molecular sampling within Cypraeidae and its phylogenetic implications. Malacologia 46(1): 127-156

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