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Atlantic Yellow Cowry

Erosaria acicularis


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.


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

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Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks Viv!

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 9 years ago


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Gerardo Aizpuru

Quintana Roo, Mexico

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

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