Schilderina achatidea

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Agate cowry
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Shell of Schilderina achatidea from Sicily at the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano
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S. achatidea
Binomial name
Schilderina achatidea
(Gray in Sowerby II, 1837)
Synonyms
  • Cypraea achatidea Gray in Sowerby II, 1837
  • Cypraea achatidea inopinata (Schilder, 1930)
  • Cypraea achatidea var. auricoma Crosse, 1897
  • Cypraea achatidea var. elongata Pallary, 1900
  • Cypraea achatidea var. globosa Pallary, 1900
  • Cypraea achatidea var. lineata Pallary, 1900
  • Cypraea achatidea var. major Pallary, 1900
  • Cypraea achatidea var. minor Pallary, 1900
  • Cypraea achatidea var. nana Crosse, 1897
  • Cypraea achatidea var. oranica Crosse, 1897
  • Cypraea achatidea var. punctata Pallary, 1900
  • Schilderia achatidea (J. E. Gray, 1837)
  • Schilderina auricoma (Crosse, 1897)
  • Schilderina oranica (Crosse, 1897)

Schilderina achatidea, common name agate cowry, is a species of sea snail, a cowry, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Cypraeidae, the cowries.[1]

Description[edit]

The shell size varies between 22 mm and 50 mm. The dorsum surface is usually brown, while the base is white.

Distribution[edit]

This species can be found in the Mediterranean Sea and in northwestern Africa.

Distribution

Subspecies[edit]

  • Schilderina achatidea achatidea Gray in Sowerby II, 1837
  • Schilderina achatidea inopinata Schilder, 1930
  • Schilderina achatidea verdensis (Lorenz, 2017)

References[edit]

  1. ^ MolluscaBase eds. (2022). MolluscaBase. Schilderina achatidea (Gray, 1837). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=1510192 on 2022-05-09

External links[edit]

  • "Schilderia achatidea achatidea". Gastropods.com. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  • Biolib
  • Cypraea.eu