Schilderia achatidea

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Agate cowry
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Shell of Schilderia achatidea from Sicily at the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano
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S. achatidea
Binomial name
Schilderia achatidea
(Gray in Sowerby G.B. II, 1837)
Synonyms
  • Cypraea achatidea Sowerby, 1837

Schilderia 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.

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Subspecies[edit]

  • Schilderia achatidea achatidea Sowerby, 1837
  • Schilderia achatidea inopinata Schilder, 1930

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schilderia achatidea (Gray in Sowerby G.B. II, 1837). Gofas, S. (2009). Schilderia achatidea (Gray in Sowerby G.B. II, 1837). In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through the World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=139501 on 5 June 2010.

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