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Cypraea moneta Seashell Gastropoda Sea Snail Cowry

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Origin : East Africa, Hawaii

Cypraea moneta mm 20-25 Seashell Gastropoda Sea Snail Cowry.
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Common name: The Money Cowry. This species is so called because the shells were historically widely used in many Pacific and Indian Ocean countries as shell money before coinage was in common usage.

Sin. Monetaria moneta, Erosaria moneta, Cypraea annulifera, Cypraea barthelemyi, Cypraea circumvallata, Cypraea gibbosa, Cypraea mercatorium, Cypraea numisma, Cypraea marginata, Erosaria monetoides, Monetaria britannica, Monetaria bulgarica, Monetaria chionella, Monetaria ethnographica, Monetaria etolu, Monetaria harrisi, Monetaria icterina, Monetaria isomeres, Monetaria mercatorium, Monetaria pleuronectes, Monetaria plumaria,  Monetaria pseudomoneta, Monetaria rhomboides, Monetaria vestimenti.

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