Mollusc shell: Reticulated cowrie, Mauritia maculifera; Frances Shakespear; 2015...


Mollusc shell: Reticulated cowrie, Mauritia maculifera

About this object

The oval shell is light brown on top and off white coloured below. There are dense pale spots on the top and dark brown spots lower down. 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 60 x W 45 x D 30mm (H 2 3/8 x W 1 3/4 x D 1 3/16in)

Subject and Association Keywords

Natural History/[SCIENCE]

Named Collection

Shakespear Collection

Credit Line

Gift of the Shakespear family

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