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Tiger cowrie

Cypraea tigris

(Image credit: Rick Stuart-Smith, Reef Life Survey)

A roughly egg-shaped, glossy shell. Upper or dorsal surface white or buff covered with dark brown or blackish barely circular spots.

Length: Up to 14 cm


Coral and sandy habitats; 1-10 m depth

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In Western Australia, log this species in Ningaloo and south

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Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/). This is updated regularly and lists the approved common name, family, species name and more.

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