Molluscs of Hawaii - maui-mike


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Reticulated (or "Reticulate") Cowrie (Mauritia maculifera; synonyms = Cypraea maculifera, Cypraea reticulata). Dorsal view. Collected 13 December 2012, Ma'alaea Bay (intertidal zone), Maui County, Hawaii. This is the largest of six specimens. Shares the same surf zone habitat as the Humpback Cowrie.

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