Large Cypraea Mauritiana Regina, Philippines (8,3cm)


Very nice and large Cypraea Mauritiana Regina with some anomalies on top, from The Philippines

Size: 8,3 cm

1 in stock


Mauritia mauritiana, common names the humpback cowrychocolate cowrymourning cowry and Mauritius cowry, is a species of tropical sea snail, a cowry, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Cypraeidae, the cowries.

The shells of these quite common cowries reach on average 65–80 millimetres (2.6–3.1 in) in length, with a minimum size of 43 millimetres (1.7 in) and a maximum size of 130 millimetres (5.1 in). The dorsum surface of these smooth and shiny shells is generally dark brown, with distinct large yellowish or amber dots. The edges of the dorsum and the base are completely dark brown. The aperture is long and narrow, with several dark brown teeth and clear spacing. In the living cowries the mantle is completely black, without sensorial papillae.