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Cowries; Cypraeidae

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A beautiful shell that keeps itself shiny by using a protective cover or mantle. It should be possible to find some species of cowrie at most of our dive sites. Tiger Cowrie; Cypraea tigris The Cowrie you\'re most likely to see around here. 9 Photos Calf Cowrie; Lyncina vitellus A pretty shell with a contrasting mantle. We thought that it might be Erosaria labrolineata, which looks similar - maybe some photos are... 8 Photos Cowrie; Mauritia arabica Named after shell markings that resemble arabic script. Also known as Cypraea arabica. 12 Photos Mole Cowrie; Talparia talpa...

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