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ID needed for Cowrie from Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia - Brian Mayes - 05-07-2012

Please help me identify this cowrie species from Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia

[img width=640 height=480]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7090/7148923055_279596657f_b.jpg[/img]

[img width=640 height=480]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7078/7002832042_d9b09cb673_b.jpg[/img]


Re: ID needed for Cowrie from Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia - dave r - 05-07-2012

Very difficult from a live animal. Do you have the shell itself? What size is it? It may be something rare.


Re: ID needed for Cowrie from Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia - Brian Mayes - 05-08-2012

No I didn't collect the animal, so just have the photos of the live animal.


Re: ID needed for Cowrie from Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia - Bart - 05-09-2012

First of all...it is a real splendid photo. To me (though I am not entirely certain of it) it is Cypraea subviridis Reeve


Re: ID needed for Cowrie from Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia - Brian Mayes - 05-10-2012

Thanks Bart.

I've searched and found a few images of live Cypraea subviridis and I think you are right with your indentification.


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