Cypraea propinqua

Lyncina carneola

Lyncina carneola
Lyncina carneola
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Cypraeoidea
Family: Cypraeidae
Genus: Lyncina
Species: L. carneola
Binomial name
Lyncina carneola
(Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Cypraea propinqua Garrett, 1879
  • Cypraea carneola Linnaeus, 1758 (basionym)

Lyncina carneola, common name the Carnelian cowrie, is a species of sea snail, a cowry, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Cypraeidae, the cowries.


These cowries reach 30–80 millimetres (1.2–3.1 in) of length. Their shape is rounded and the basic color is light brown, with some trasversal yellowish bands.


This species is distributed in the seas along Aldabra, Chagos, the Comores, the East Coast of South Africa, Eritrea, Kenya, Madagascar, the Mascarene Basin, Mauritius, Mozambique, the Red Sea, Réunion, the Seychelles, Somalia and Tanzania.


  • Fishelson, L., 1971. Ecology and distribution of the benthic fauna in the shallow waters of the Red Sea. Mar. Biol., Berl. 10 2: 113-133

External links

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