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Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Family Cypraeidea
Pear-shaped cowrie
Erronea pyriformis
Family Cypraeidae
updated Jul 2020
Where seen? This small cowrie has so far only been seen at Beting Bronok. It was previously known as Cypraea pyriformis.

About 2cm. Shell pear-shaped, generally pale blue with 3 broad pale brown bands, sometimes 1 band darker, or bands are broken up into squares. Underside pale with a few dark spots and small dark 'teeth'. The living animal has a dark mottled mantle.

Beting Bronok, Jun 06

Beting Bronok, May 06

'Teeth' dark.

Pear-shaped cowries on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr

Other sightings on Singapore shores

Beting Bronok, Jun 16
Photo shared by Ivan Kwan on flickr.

Beting Bronok, May 09
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr

Beting Bronok, May 09
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr



  • Tan Siong Kiat and Henrietta P. M. Woo, 2010 Preliminary Checklist of The Molluscs of Singapore (pdf), Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, National University of Singapore.
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