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Ovulidae 2 species (14 shells in total)

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

Common name : egg cowries or false cowries

Aspect : Shell often white, tapered or pear-shaped, stretched at the ends, often pinkish. Like cowries, the last turn covers all the others. Faintly marked labial teeth. No seal.

Feeding : carnivore (gorgonians, soft corals)

Environment : tropical waters, coral reefs

Calpurnus verrucosus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Subfamily Eocypraeinae)

Calpurnus verrucosus

Ovula ovum (Linnaeus, 1758) (Subfamily Ovulinae)

Ovula ovum
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