Atlantic Grey Cowry

(Gmelin, 1791)

Luria cinerea

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Littorinimorpha

Cypraeidae

Cypraeidae

Shell Information

Length (mm): 35-45

Dextral

Chirality:

This is a short, wide cowry with grey to brown coloration on top and white on bottom. There are typically two light bands encircling the shell and sometimes dark spots and lines on the sides. Small teeth line both sides of the inner aperture.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

North Carolina to Brazil

0 to 1472 meters

Diet:

Herbivore

Habitat:

Marine; Coral reefs and other hard substrates

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Luria cinerea (Gmelin, 1791). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=390557 on 2021-06-23

Rosenberg, G., F. Moretzsohn, and E. F. Garc�a. 29. Gastropoda (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 579�699 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico�Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas.