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#1 Kraken de Mabini

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 10:40 AM

This cowrie couple was photo'd by John Greenamyer 3 years ago in Milne Bay, New Guinea.  Any ideas as to species?  Thanks

 

 



#2 JohnVila

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 12:49 PM

Photo missing? Cheers



#3 Kraken de Mabini

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 09:11 AM

Ooops!  Here is the happily married cowrie couple.  Identification will be much appreciated.

 

Milne Bay cowries.jpg



#4 JohnVila

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:15 PM

Hi - definitely a spindle / egg cowry species. I found a similar pictures here:

 

"http://www.daveharasti.com/nelsonbay/cowries/Volva_volva1.jpg

 

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Referred to as a Shuttlecock Egg Cowry.

 

I am no expert but hope this helps.


Edited by JohnVila, 21 November 2017 - 05:24 PM.


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:18 PM

Hi - definitely a spindle / egg cowry species. I found a similar pictures here:

 

 

 

Referred to as a Shuttlecock Egg Cowry.

 

I am no expert but hope this helps.


Edited by JohnVila, 21 November 2017 - 05:19 PM.


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:24 PM

The photos uploaded without web address: to be fair to the copyright owners -  1st photo from daveharasti.com/nelsonbay/cowries/Volva_volva1.jpg and second from i.pinimg.com/736x/5c/7c/34/5c7c34fbb5ff531261e527d64cf25472--volva-snails.jpg







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