Species under Cypraea
n= 76
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Cypraea albuginosa
Gray, 1825
albugine cowrie Eastern Pacific
Cypraea angustata
Gmelin, 1791
Southwest Pacific
Cypraea arabica
Linnaeus, 1758
Arabian cowrie Indo-Pacific 10.5
Cypraea arabicula
Lamarck, 1811
Southeast Pacific
Cypraea argus
Linnaeus, 1758
eyed cowrie Indo-Pacific 11.5
Cypraea asellus
Linnaeus, 1758
asellus cowrie Western Pacific
Cypraea beckii
Gaskoin, 1836
Beck's cowrie Central Pacific
Cypraea bistrinotata
Schilder & Schilder, 1937
Central Pacific
Cypraea boivinii
Kiener, 1843
Western Central Pacific 3.5
Cypraea bouteti
Burgess & Arnette, 1981
Boutet's cowrie Pacific Ocean 9
Cypraea caputserpentis
Linnaeus, 1758
serpent's head cowrie Indo-Pacific 4.5
Cypraea carneola
Linnaeus, 1758
Carnelian cowrie Indo-Pacific 9.5
Cypraea caurica
Linnaeus, 1758
dragon cowrie Indo-Pacific 7
Cypraea cernica
Sowerby, 1870
Indo-Pacific
Cypraea cervinetta
Kiener, 1843
Southeast Pacific
Cypraea cervus
Linnaeus, 1771
Western Central Atlantic 19
Cypraea childreni
Gray, 1825
children's cowrie Central Pacific
Cypraea cinerea
Gmelin, 1791
gray cowry Western Central Atlantic 4.4
Cypraea clandestina
Linneaus, 1767
Western Central Pacific
Cypraea contaminata
Sowerby, 1832
contaminated cowrie Western Central Pacific 1.5
Cypraea cylindrica
Born, 1778
Western Central Pacific
Cypraea dayritiana
Cate, 1963
Western Central Pacific 2.5
Cypraea decipiens
Smith, 1880
Western Indian Ocean 5.5
Cypraea declivis
Sowerby, 1870
Indo-West Pacific 2.5
Cypraea eglantina
Duclos, 1833
eglantine cowrie Indo-Pacific 8.5
Cypraea erosa
Linnaeus, 1758
eroded cowrie Indo-Pacific 7.5
Cypraea errones
Linneaus, 1758
wandering cowrie Central Pacific
Cypraea fimbriata
Gmelin, 1791
Central Pacific
Cypraea globulus
Linneaus, 1758
globular cowrie Central Pacific
Cypraea goodalli
Sowerby, 1832
Central Pacific 2
Cypraea guttata
Gmelin, 1791
great spotted cowrie Indo-West Pacific 7
Cypraea helvola
Linneaus, 1758
small silvery honey cowry Indo-West Pacific
Cypraea hirasei
Roberts, 1913
Western Central Pacific 6
Cypraea hirundo
Linnaeus, 1758
swallow cowrie Western Central Pacific
Cypraea irrorata
Gray, 1828
Central Pacific
Cypraea isabella
Linnaeus, 1758
Isabelle cowrie Indo-Pacific 5.5
Cypraea isabellamexicana
Stearns, 1893
Southeast Pacific
Cypraea labrolineata
Gaskoin, 1849
yellow-tinted cowry Central Pacific
Cypraea langfordi
Kuroda, 1938
Western Central Pacific
Cypraea leviathan
(Schilder & Schilder, 1937)
monster cowrie Indo-Pacific 13
Cypraea limacina
Lamarck, 1810
Western Central Pacific
Cypraea lutea
Gmelin, 1791
Western Central Pacific 2.5
Cypraea mappa
Linnaeus, 1758
map cowrie Indo-Pacific 10
Cypraea maraie
Schilder, 1927
Western Central Pacific 2
Cypraea mariae
Schilder, 1927
Marie's cowrie Central Pacific
Cypraea mauritiana
Linnaeus, 1758
humpback cowrie Indo-Pacific 13
Cypraea microdon
Gray, 1828
tiny-teeth cowry Western Central Pacific
Cypraea milliaris
Gmelin, 1791
milliaris cowrie Western Central Pacific 5
Cypraea moneta
Linnaeus, 1758
money cowrie Indo-Pacific 4.5
Cypraea nigropunctata
Gray, 1828
Southeast Pacific
Cypraea obvelata
Lamarck, 1810
walled cowrie Pacific Ocean 3.5
Cypraea onyx
Linnaeus, 1758
onyx cowrie Indo-West Pacific 5.69999980926514
Cypraea ovum
Gmelin, 1791
Western Central Pacific
Cypraea pallidula
Gaskoin, 1849
Western Central Pacific
Cypraea poraria
Linnaeus, 1758
Pacific Ocean
Cypraea porteri
Cate, 1966
Porter's cowrie Western Central Pacific 6
Cypraea pulchella
Swainson, 1823
beautiful cowrie Western Central Pacific 4.5
Cypraea pulicaria
Reeve, 1846
Eastern Indian Ocean 2
Cypraea punctata
Linneaus, 1771
brown-spotted cowry Western Central Pacific
Cypraea pyriformis
Gray, 1824
Western Central Pacific 3.5
Cypraea quadrimaculata
Gray, 1824
Western Central Pacific 3.5
Cypraea rabaulensis
Schilder, 1964
Western Central Pacific 2.5
Cypraea saulae
Gaskoin, 1843
Saul's cowrie Western Central Pacific
Cypraea schilderorum
Iredale, 1939
Schilder's cowrie Pacific Ocean 4.5
Cypraea spadicea
Swainson, 1836
chestnut cowry Eastern Central Pacific 7.5
Cypraea stolida
Linneaus, 1758
stolid cowrie Western Central Pacific
Cypraea stollida
Linnaeus, 1758
Western Central Pacific 4
Cypraea testudinaria
Linneaus, 1758
Central Pacific
Cypraea tigris
Linnaeus, 1758
tiger cowrie Indo-Pacific 16
Cypraea ursellus
Gmelin, 1791
little bear cowrie Western Central Pacific
Cypraea valentia
Perry, 1811
prince cowrie Western Central Pacific
Cypraea ventriculus
Lamarck, 1810
tummy cowrie Indo-Pacific 7.5
Cypraea walkeri
Sowerby, 1832
walker's cowrie Indo-West Pacific
Cypraea xanthodon
Sowerby, 1832
Western Pacific 3
Cypraea zebra
Linnaeus, 1758
measled cowry Western Central Atlantic 13.3
Cypraea ziczac
Linneaus, 1758
undulating cowrie Western Central Pacific
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