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.

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