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Atlantic Yellow Cowry

Erosaria acicularis

Description:

Photo take at -35 ft on a Coral reef small Yellow Cowry hide inside the shell whit my presence, I only have this shots from the shell. The shell is cream-colored with a white base. Merging orange-brown dots overlay the dorsal area. The area towards the periphery of the shell is flushed with light purple, with some darker spots of similar color. There is a line of orange to brown spots corresponding with a series of small depressions closer to the edge. The shell has between 16 and 20 teeth on the outer lip and 11 to 15 on the inner lip.

Habitat:

Found from Florida all the Caribbean Sea, Central America to Brazil.

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4 Comments

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks Viv!

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 9 years ago

Great to see this Cowry in it's natural habitat rather than washed up on the seashore

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks Oneng!

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 9 years ago

Cool...

Gerardo Aizpuru
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Gerardo Aizpuru

Quintana Roo, Mexico

Spotted on Apr 25, 2012
Submitted on Apr 25, 2012

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