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Arabic cowrie, Cypraea arabica, IV43331

Physical Description

Small ovoid cowrie shell with a thin outer shell and a smooth ventral surface with open partially formed mouth. The dorsal surface has an underlying wide blue and brown striped pattern, with a finer striped and spotted pattern overlaid onto it.

Field Collection

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 22 x 28 x 52mm

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