Posted: Jan 15 2007
Luria cinerea (Gmelin, 1791) Atlantic Gray Cowrie
Previously Talparia cinerea
I have found Luria cinerea only in deep water off SE Florida and both shallow and deep water in the Keys. Once not uncommon in shallow water in the Keys, I have not found it there in many years.
Photo of juvenile by Anne DuPont.
12-1-2007 Bimini, Bahamas. 40 feet
For more information, see Talparia cinerea 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.