Perisserosa guttata guttata (Gmelin, 1791)

• Great Spotted/Drop Covered Cowry

Main characteristics of the species, as described in:
“Perisserosa guttata | A quick ‘how can I tell’” from

• Dorsum with large and small lacunae
• Small blotch on labrum
• Stripes on labrum rather corarse, moving slightly towards dorsum
• Columellar side hardly callused
• Rather large, inflated and heavy
• Basal ground color white

Scientific classification:
Superdomain: Neomura
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Opisthokonta
(unranked) Holozoa
(unranked) Filozoa
Kingdom: Animalia
Subkingdom: Eumetazoa
(unranked): Bilateria
(unranked): Protostomia
Superphylum: Lophotrochozoa
Phylum: Mollusca
Subphylum: Conchifera
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Orthogastropoda
Order: Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Cypraeoidea
Family: Cypraeidae
Subfamily: Erosariinae
Genus: Perisserosa
Species: P. guttata
Subspecies: Z. guttata guttata


Balut Island, Philippines

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Photo Taken: March 31, 2021
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