Please help me to identify
this specimen, i never seen this before, it was captured in the north
of peru (panamic province) with a ostraea camp.
Thanks for the help
Ideas to: Julio Palacios K.
I believe this in
an immature cowry species; however I do not know what Cowries live
in Peru so cannot ID the species. ...Avril B.
Dear Avril, Thanks
for your answer, I also think that he is a youthful one of Cypraedidae,
en Peru are not many species of family Cipraedidae: Cypraea arabicula,
Cypraea robertsii and Cypraea cervinetta.
I think is a young of C. cervinetta, it has pattern of color
of a variety of cervinetta.
Best regards, Eduardo Palacios
I'd say the third
one is Cypraea cervinetta. No other eastern pacific cowry gets that
big. Beautiful shell. ...Peter E.
Definitely a subadult
Cypraea, but beyond that I can't venture. ... Andrew G.
the Peru gastropod pictured by Julio Palacios
(Sep 1, 2007) surely is a juvenile Macrocypraea cervus (Linnaeus,
1771). See the following presentation for comparative pictures:
... Marlo K.