Carnelian Cowry (added 25 Jan 99) [73K]

The Carnelian Cowry has confused more than a few divers looking for the elusive and coveted Golden Cowry (Cypraea aurantia), which is similar but has more of a "peach" color and rounded shape. The shell of this cowry is light brown with orange bands. This specimen is about two inches in length, a typical size for an adult.

Identification: Cypraea carneola

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