Perisserosa guttata var. azumai Schilder, 1960

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

• Dorsum with large but mostly blurred lacunae
• Blotch on labral side is mostly, but not necessarily absent (present in this specimen)
• Stripes on labrum very coarse and fewer, not moving onto dorsum, no white callus
• Columellar side not callused at all
• Larger, light weight and inflated
• Basal ground color white

Lorenz and Hubert (2000) mentioned that some authors consider azumai a subspecies of guttata, but they could not find consistent conchological features to separate it from guttata guttata.

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

62mm

East China Sea

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Photo Taken: April 03, 2021
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