Cypraeidae

The name derives from the Latin Cyprius, of Cyprus, appellative of Afrodite, goddess of the beauty.
In the world of molluscs cowries are jewels. Primitive men used these brilliant natural products as jewels or as goods of exchange.
Researched by collectors, they were the subject of accurate study. Today there are 180 species recognized. The most valuable cowries are Cypraea Leucodon and Cypraea Valentia, the latter being represented by only seven specimens. One of the most beautiful species, among the favorites of demanding collectors, is the CYpraea Guttata, commonly known as the large white-spotted cowrie. One of the most cowry notes among the shells it is the Cypraea tigris, the biggest instead it is the CYpraea Cervus of the Atlantic that can actually measure to 17,5 cms of length.

Barycypraea Teulerei

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CYPRAEIDAEBarycypraea TeulereiAuthor: Cazenavette, 1846Locality: Al Masirah, OmanSize: 43 mm..

Barycypraea Teulerei

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CYPRAEIDAEBarycypraea TeulereiAuthor: Cazenavette, 1846Locality: Al Masirah, OmanSize: 42 mm..

Cypraea (Trona) Stercoraria Rattus

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CYPRAEIDAECypraea (Trona) Stercoraria RattusAuthor: Linnaeus, 1758Locality: Ndayane, Senegal Size: 59 mmGEM Quality..

Cypraea (Trona) Stercoraria Rattus

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CYPRAEIDAECypraea (Trona) Stercoraria RattusAuthor: Linnaeus, 1758Locality: Ndayane, Senegal Size: 68 mmGEM Quality..

Cypraea Arabica Immanis

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CYPRAEIDAECypraea Arabica ImmanisAuthor: Schilder & Schilder, 1939Locality: MadagascarSize: 79mm..

Cypraea Arabica Immanis

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CYPRAEIDAECypraea Arabica ImmanisAuthor: Schilder & Schilder, 1939Locality: MadagascarSize: 80mm..

Cypraea Argus

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CYPRAEIDAECypraea Argus ArgusAuthor: Linnaeus, 1758Locality: VietnamSize: 79mm..

Cypraea Argus

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CYPRAEIDAECypraea Argus ArgusAuthor: Linnaeus, 1758Locality: VietnamSize: 84mm..

Cypraea Armeniaca

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CYPRAEIDAECypraea ArmeniacaAuthor: Verco 1912Locality: Port Lincoln, South AustraliaSize: 96 mm160 to 200m.t deepGEM Quality..

Cypraea Armeniaca

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CYPRAEIDAECypraea ArmeniacaAuthor: Verco 1912Locality: Port Lincoln, South AustraliaSize: 97 mm160 to 200m.t deepGEM Quality..

Cypraea Armeniaca

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CYPRAEIDAECypraea ArmeniacaAuthor: Verco 1912Locality: AustraliaSize: 79mm..

Cypraea Aurantium

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Cipraea Aurantium, aka golden cowrie, scientific name Lycina Aurantium, is a species of gastropod mollusk, in the family of Cypraeidae.It occurs in the Pacific Ocean, on the reef at a depth of 30-1..

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