Mollusc shell: Lynx cowrie, Lyncina lynx; Frances Shakespear; 2015.232.106


Mollusc shell: Lynx cowrie, Lyncina lynx

About this object

The oval shell is light grey on top fading to off white coloured, with small dark brown speckled markings. This species can be very variable in colouration. This shell is from a marine gastropod usually found in the Indian or Pacific Oceans, including around Australia.


Frances Shakespear

Medium and Materials

Cowrie/Shell, 0 - Whole


HxWxD (3D mm YxXxZ): H 35 x W 25 x D 18mm (H 1 3/8 x W 1 x D 11/16in)

Subject and Association Keywords

Natural History/[SCIENCE]

Named Collection

Shakespear Collection

Credit Line

Gift of the Shakespear family

Object Type


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