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Cypraeidae 31 species (235 shells in total)

Phylum      : Mollusca
 Class       : Gastropoda 
  Subclass    : Caenogastropoda 
   Order       : Littorinimorpha 
    Superfamily : Cypraeoidea 
     Family      : Cypraeidae 
    

Common name : cowry shells

Aspect : ovoid shell, with coil concealed by the last turn, smooth and shiny. Opening in the form of a closing parenthesis, long and narrow, denticulated on both edges (if the edges are smooth, with a shell of low density it is the sign of a juvenile). no seal

Feeding : corals, polyps, gorgonians

Environment : all warm seas, medium depth

Arestorides argus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Arestorides argus

Arestorides argus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Arestorides argus : <beach>

Bistolida owenii (J.E. Gray in G. B. Sowerby I, 1832) (Subfamily Erroneinae)

Bistolida owenii : <beach>

Cribrarula cribraria comma (Perry, 1811)

Cribrarula cribraria comma

Cypraea tigris Linnaeus, 1758 (Subfamily Cypraeinae)

Cypraea tigris

Cypraea tigris Linnaeus, 1758 (Subfamily Cypraeinae)

Cypraea tigris : <brown>

Cypraea tigris Linnaeus, 1758 (Subfamily Cypraeinae)

Cypraea tigris : <white>

Erronea adusta (Lamarck, 1810) (Subfamily Erroneinae)

Erronea adusta

Erronea caurica (Linnaeus, 1758) (Subfamily Erroneinae)

Erronea caurica

Leporicypraea mappa mappa (Linnaeus, 1758)

Leporicypraea mappa mappa

Luria isabella (Linnaeus, 1758) (Subfamily Luriinae)

Luria isabella

Luria lurida (Linnaeus, 1758) (Subfamily Luriinae)

Luria lurida : <juvenile beach> (Côte d'Azur)

Lyncina leviathan leviathan Schilder & Schilder, 1937

Lyncina leviathan leviathan

Lyncina lynx (Linnaeus, 1758)

Lyncina lynx

Lyncina lynx (Linnaeus, 1758)

Lyncina lynx : <bis>

Lyncina vitellus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Lyncina vitellus

Macrocypraea zebra (Linnaeus, 1758)

Macrocypraea zebra

Mauritia arabica immanis F. A. Schilder & M. Schilder, 1939

Mauritia arabica immanis

Mauritia histrio (Gmelin, 1791)

Mauritia histrio

Mauritia mauritiana (Linnaeus, 1758)

Mauritia mauritiana

Mauritia mauritiana (Linnaeus, 1758)

Mauritia mauritiana : <juvenile>

Monetaria annulus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Subfamily Erosariinae)

Monetaria annulus

Monetaria caputserpentis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Subfamily Erosariinae)

Monetaria caputserpentis

Monetaria caputserpentis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Subfamily Erosariinae)

Monetaria caputserpentis : <juvenile bis>

Monetaria moneta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Subfamily Erosariinae)

Monetaria moneta

Naria erosa (Linnaeus, 1758) (Subfamily Erosariinae)

Naria erosa

Naria helvola (Linnaeus, 1758) (Subfamily Erosariinae)

Naria helvola

Naria helvola (Linnaeus, 1758) (Subfamily Erosariinae)

Naria helvola : <bis>

Naria lamarckii (J.E. Gray, 1825) (Subfamily Erosariinae)

Naria lamarckii

Naria turdus (Lamarck, 1810) (Subfamily Erosariinae)

Naria turdus

Nucleolaria nucleus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Subfamily Erosariinae)

Nucleolaria nucleus

Palmadusta androyensis Blöcher & Lorenz, 1999

Palmadusta androyensis

Pustularia cicercula tricornis (Jousseaume, 1874) (Subfamily Pustulariinae)

Pustularia cicercula tricornis

Staphylaea staphylaea consobrina (Garrett, 1879) (Subfamily Erosariinae)

Staphylaea staphylaea consobrina

Staphylaea staphylaea nolani Lorenz, 1989 (Subfamily Erosariinae)

Staphylaea staphylaea nolani

Talostolida teres (Gmelin, 1791)

Talostolida teres

Talparia talpa (Linnaeus, 1758) (Subfamily Luriinae)

Talparia talpa

Umbilia hesitata hesitata (Iredale, 1916) (Subfamily Umbiliinae)

Umbilia hesitata hesitata
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