Cypraea Annulus Classification Essay


Volvaria ficoides (Hutton, 1873)


Cypraea pantherina pantherina (Lightfoot, 1786)

Common Names

panther cowrie

Common Names

tiger cowrie



Click on the links above for the corresponding wikipedia pages. Below is the wikipedia page for Monetaria annulus.

Monetaria annulus

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Monetaria annulus
A dorso-lateral view of a shell of Monetaria annulus, anterior end towards the right
Scientific classification
(unranked):clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Species:M. annulus
Binomial name
Monetaria annulus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Cypraea annulus Linnaeus, 1758
  • Cypraea annularis Perry, G., 1811
  • Cypraea annulata Donovan, E., 1820
  • Cypraea annulifera Conrad, T.A., 1866
  • Cypraea camelorum Rochebrune, A.-T. de, 1884
  • Monetaria harmandiana Rochebrune, A.-T. de, 1884
  • Cypraea calcarata Melvill, J.C., 1888
  • Cypraea obvelata calcarata Melvill, J.C., 1888
  • Cypraea tectoriata Sulliotti, G.R., 1924
  • Monetaria sosokoana Ladd, H.S., 1934
  • Monetaria annulus scutellum (f) Schilder, F.A. & M. Schilder, 1937
  • Monetaria dranga Iredale, T., 1939

Monetaria annulus, common name the ring cowrie or gold ringer, is a species of sea snail, a cowry, a marine gastropodmollusk in the familyCypraeidae, the cowries.[1]

There is one subspecies : Monetaria annulus camelorum (Rochebr.)


The shell size varies between 9 mm and 50 mm


This species and its subspecies are distributed in the Red Sea, and in the seas along Aldabra, Chagos , the Comores, the East Coast of South Africa, Kenya, Madagascar, the Mascarene Basin, Mauritius, Mozambique, Réunion, the Seychelles, Somalia, South Mozambique and Tanzania and in the Pacific Ocean along Hawaii and the Galápagos


Monetaria annulus (Linnaeus). WoRMS (2009). Monetaria annulus (Linnaeus). Accessed through the World Register of Marine Species at on10 October 2010. Verdcourt, B. (1954). The cowries of the East African Coast (Kenya, Tanganyika, Zanzibar and Pemba). Journal of the East Africa Natural History Society 22(4) 96: 129-144, 17 pls.

External links : Monetaria annulus; accessed : 24 November 2010

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