cowrie with a bright orange body is seldom seen. It is was previously known as Cypraea saulae.
cylindrical, pale blue or greyish with 3 broad very pale brown bands and sparse tiny brown speckles all over. Sometimes, but not always, with one or a few brown blotches. Underside white with dark brown spots, without
coloured 'teeth'. The living animal has a bright orange mantle with sparse short white translucent 'hairs'.
cowries on Singapore shores
thanks to Tan Siong Kiat and Wong Hoong Wei for identifying this
- 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.