Purple Cowry Shell;
(Cypraea Tigris) Seashell Collectibles

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Purple Cowry, Cowrie Shell
A simple and unique sea shell. This polished cowry (cowrie) seashell would make an excellent addition to any shell collection

The Tiger Cowie (sp. Cypraea Tigris) is a popular seashell collectible that is a marine gastropod mollusk (mollusc) sea snail, from the family Cypraeidae.

The tiger cowry is found on the ocean floor in the Indian and western Pacific Oceans, with a range that spans across the waters of Micronesia and Polynesia, the Coral Sea, Philippines, the Australian Coast, to the east coast of Africa including Madagascar.
Tiger Cowries generally are found at depths of 35–130 feet (10 and 40 meters). The adult tiger cowrie are carnivorous and eats coral and various invertebrates, while juveniles eat algae, The cowry is often found amongst with Acropora & other live coral colonies.

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Each shell is approximately 3 inches (8 cm.)

  • One shell; $1.89

  • Three shells; $4.99

  • Ten shells; $14.99

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