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Map Cowrie, Cypraea mappa, IV10375

Physical Description

Small bulbous cowrie shell with a thick outer shell and a shiny outer surface. The dorsal pattern is pale splotchy brown with a finer striped and spotted pattern overlaid onto it.

Field Collection


Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 36 x 65 x 44mm

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