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Tiger cowry (Cypraea tigris) Featured Cowries Print

Tiger cowry (Cypraea tigris)

Tiger cowry (Cypraea tigris), under a ledge with mantle extended to partially cover the shell. The tiger cowrie is found on the ocean floor in the Indian and western Pacific Oceans, across the waters of Micronesia and Polynesia, the Coral Sea and around the Philippines. Along the Australian coast it is found from northern New South Wales to northern Western Australia, as well as Lord Howe Island. South Solitary Island, New South Wales, Australia

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BIO21431 Featured Cowries Print


Tiger cowry
Cypraea tigris
Can grow to 15 centimetres in length. Has been over-collected for shell collections
Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia

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Gastropods, Invertebrates, Marine, Molluscs, Sea Snails, Shells

Calf cowry (Lyncina vitellus) Featured Cowries Print

Calf cowry (Lyncina vitellus)

Calf cowry (Lyncina vitellus) showing the branched greyish papillae. The function of the papillae is not fully understood. they may break up the cowry's outline or perhaps aid it to absorb oxygen from the seawater. Tahiti, French Polynesia

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