Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Erosaria
Family: Cypraeidae (Mollusca/Gastropoda)
Taxon : Marine Molluscs
Group : Animal

SPECIES
helvola
NOTES

A glossy, egg-shaped shell to 25 mm. It lives under rocks infratidally. Female cowries protect their eggs from predators until they hatch.


AUTHORITY
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Sub Author
Conservation
Uncommon
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: A brown shell with white spots and dark brown patches
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Cowrie
Honey cowrie
Habitat
NOTES: Collected 1990 on the beach at the river mouth
HABITAT NAME: Beach
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Cypraea helvola
Eriosaria helvola



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