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Atlantic gray cowrie
Luria cinerea
Gmelin, 1791

Description:
An oval shell with a central slit-like opening along the underside. Shiny medium-brown to purple shell with darker bands.
The living animal can cover the shell with its mottled brown to mauve mantle.
Size: usually up to 3 cm.

Habitat:
This shell can be found all over the reefs, where it usually hides under overhangs.
Depth: ranges from 6 m down to 15 m.

Distribution:
Common all over the Caribbean.

Remarks:
In most countries it is illegal to bring back these shells from holidays.

Atlantic gray cowrie (Luria cinerea)