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Cypraea caputserpentis

Serpent's Head Cowrie

             Shun Y. WONG (2014)






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Wikipedia: Cypraea caputserpentis

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Burgess, C. 1986, Cowries of the world, CapeTown, Gordon Verhoef Seacomber Publications.

Cantera, J. R. 1991, ‘First record of the Indo-Pacificgastropod Cypraea caputserpentis (Linnaeus, 1758) at Isla Gorgona, Colombia’, Veliger, iss 34, pp 85-87.

Denny, M 1980, 'The role of gastropod pedal mucus inlocomotion', Nature, vol 285, no 5761, pp 160.

Linnaeus, C. 1758, ‘Systema Naturae per regna trianaturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis,synonymis, locis’, Editio decima,reformata, pp824.

Meyer, C. 2003, ‘Molecular systematics of cowries(Gastropoda: Cypraeidae) and diversification patterns in the tropics’, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society,vol 79, iss 401-459, pp 411. 

Murayama, S. 1968,Shell-Bearing Molluscs of the Uji Islets,Memoirs of Faculty of Fisher
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Schnoor, J. 2013, 'Ocean acidification', Environmental science & technology, vol 47, iss 21, pp 11919.