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lexID: 13310 AphiaID: 529727 Scientific: Annepona mariae German: Marias Kauri English: Maria's Cowry Category: Snails Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Cypraeidae (Family) > Annepona (Genus) > mariae (Species) Initial determination: (Schilder, ), 1927 Occurrence: Australia, China, Coral sea, East Africa, French Polynesia, Guam, Hawaii, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Japan, Marschall Islands, Micronesia, New Caledonia, North Pacific (Ocean), Philippines, Taiwan, Tonga, Vanuatu Sea depth: 7 - 22 Meter Size: 0" - 0.79" (0,9cm - 2,1cm) Temperature: - 77 °F (°C - 25°C) Food: algae grazer, epiphytes feeder, Predatory Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Created: 2020-10-16 14:21:46
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Annepona mariae (Schilder, 1927)
Annepona mariae (Maria's Cowry) is a species of Gastropoda in the family cowries. Maria's Cowry form shallow marine sediments. It is a sessile prey feeder and algae grazer. It has sexual reproduction.
The round yellow to brown spots on the nearly spherical shell are unique to this species. Although it occasionally occurs on lagoon pinnacles in caves or rubble, Annepona mariae is most often seen nocturnally in seaward reef surge channel caves.
Cypraea annulata Gray, 1828
Cypraea mantellum Walls & Burgess, 1980
Cypraea mariae (Schilder, 1927)
Pustularia mariae Schilder, 1927 (original combination)
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