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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/5c/7c/34/5c7c34fbb5ff531261e527d64cf25472--volva-snails.jpg"

 

Referred to as a Shuttlecock Egg Cowry.

 

I am no expert but hope this helps.

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

 

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

 

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/5c/7c/34/5c7c34fbb5ff531261e527d64cf25472--volva-snails.jpg

 

Referred to as a Shuttlecock Egg Cowry.

 

I am no expert but hope this helps.

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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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