Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

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

SPECIES
castanea
NOTES

A smooth globose shell to about 42 mm. It has a sunken spire and weak teeth on the lip with a few ridges anteriorly on the columella.


AUTHORITY
(Higgins, 1868)
Sub Author
Conservation
Rare
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: A light brown shell
Colour: Brown
Notes: A cream coloured shell
Colour: Cream
Common Name
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 castanea
Cypraea verhoefi
Luponia castanea



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