Pseudozonaria nigropunctata

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Black-spotted cowry
Cypraeidae - Pseudozonaria nigropunctata.JPG
Shell of Pseudozonaria nigropunctata from Galapagos Islands at the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Cypraeoidea
Family: Cypraeidae
Genus: Pseudozonaria
Species: P. nigropunctata
Binomial name
Pseudozonaria nigropunctata
Gray, 1828
  • Cypraea nigropunctata Gray, 1828

Pseudozonaria nigropunctata, common name the black-spotted cowry, is a species of sea snail, a cowry, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Cypraeidae, the cowries.


Adult shell size varies between 17 mm and 42 mm. The dorsum surface is usually dark brown or greenish, while the base may be pale brown, yellowish or also pinkish, with small dark brown spots on the ventral margin.


This species can be found in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador and in northern Peru.


  • Keen M. (1971) Sea shells of tropical West America. Marine mollusks from Baja California to Perú, ed. 2. Stanford University Press. 1064 pp.
  • WoRMS
  • Gastropods

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