CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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CAAB Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Mollusca (phylum)  »  Gastropoda (class)  »  Littorinimorpha (order)  »  Cypraeidae (family)

CAAB Code: 24 155058 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
:
Melicerona felina    (Gmelin, 1791)
CAAB category: 24 - Mollusca - Gastropoda
Family: Cypraeidae (cowries) - show full taxa list or show species only taxa list
Common Name: [a cowrie]
Recent Synonyms: Cypraea felina
Erronea felina
Organism Type: a cowrie
Taxon Notes:Many previous eastern Australian records of this Indian Ocean species are now regarded as Melicerona listeri (see Healy et. al>, 2010) - all Australian records of M. felina need to be re-examined to determine their true identity.
Parent Codes
(if any)
:
24 155913
Identifiers:
World Register of Marine Species no match 2016-08-09
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Record source: Wilson, B., 1993, Australian Marine Shells. Prosobranch Gastropods Pt I. Odyssey Publishing, Leederville, W.A.
Scientific Name
verified against
:
WoRMS, WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species. . Available from http: www.marinespecies.org at VLIZ.

Record details

Record entered on 1-Sep-2003 00:00 by Karen Gowlett-Holmes
Record modified on 18-Feb-2019 13:58 by Karen Gowlett-Holmes
Modification description: update genus
Modification history:
22-JUN-2012: update genus (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
 (previous genus name: Cypraea)
 (previous authority: Gmelin)
18-FEB-2019: update genus (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
 (previous genus name: Erronea)
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