WoRMS taxon details

Cypraea tigris schilderiana C. N. Cate, 1961

574019  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:574019)

Not documented
MolluscaBase eds. (2020). MolluscaBase. Cypraea tigris schilderiana C. N. Cate, 1961. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=574019 on 2020-11-27
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basis of record Lorenz, F. (2017). <i>Cowries. A guide to the gastropod family Cypraeidae</i>. Volume 1, <i>Biology and systematics</i>. Harxheim: ConchBooks. 644 pp. [details]   

additional source Severns, M. (2011). Shells of the Hawaiian Islands - The Sea Shells. <i>Conchbooks, Hackenheim</i>. 564 pp. [details]   

status source Meyer C.P. & Tweedt S.M. (2017). A new subspecies of <i>Cypraea tigris</i> Linnaeus 1758 (Gastropoda: Cypraeidae). <em>Acta Conchyliorum.</em> 16: 59-68. [details]   
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 

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Additional information Specimens with a shell size larger than 150 mm in length have been reported, although shells larger than 120 mm are rare.
In most places where Cypraea tigris occurs, it hides in crevices and is active mostly during the night. In Hawaii, however, it is often found out in the open on the reefs, and sometimes moving actively during the day. It has been suggested that because of its larger shell size, this cowrie has a more difficult time finding crevices large enough to hide. [details]

Validity Meyer's Cowrie Genomic Database Project (2005)(http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/cowries/) says this taxon was tested but found no molecular evidence to support it as a separate evolutionary significant unit (ESU) from Cypraea tigris [details]
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