Posted: Jan 15 2007

Macrocypraea cervus (Linnaeus, 1771),  Atlantic Deer Cowrie

M. cervus is the most common Cypraeidae found in Florida. It is found along the entire east coast in offshore waters. In the Keys, it is found in shallow water as well.

Bahia Honda Key, Florida Keys. Via SCUBA at 25' 113 mm:

For more information, see Macrocypraea cervus at the Cowrie Genetic Database Project , currently (March 2008) maintained in the Invertebrate Department at the Florida Museum of Natural History located at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

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