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Family Cypraeidae

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Cypraea (Lyncina) carneola propinqua 

CARNELIAN COWRY

Uncommon under dead coral and in crevices at scuba depths.  Cypraea leviathan is a much larger shell from shallow areas with nodules along the margin.  Attains nearly 4 inches but usually half that.  Scattered records throughout the Indo-Pacific.