Author : Touitou David
First published : May 2002
Last revision : April 2014

Bibliography :

- New Worldwide Cowries, Felix Lorenz Conchbooks, 2002
- Marine Shells of the Seychelles, Alan G. Jarrett, Carole Green Publishing 2000
- A Guide to Worldwide Cowries, Lorenz & hubert, Hemmen 1993

 The thumbs below do not fit to the real scale of the shells as some
would be too small or to big if we respect sizes in %



The list of the local species have been studied from the Alan G. Jarrett Book : Marine Shells of The Seychelles. I was not able to find all species listed though yet, even beached like : Pustularia cicercula, Palmadusta contaminata, Melicerona felina, Erosaria gangranosa, Erosaria marginalis, Contradusta walkeri, Palmadusta ziczac.

I can confirm the presence of some species though, but I have no material : Staphylaea limacina, Mauritia mauritiana.

Contributors : Eric Le Court de Billot, Felix Lorenz

Erosaria annulus
Linnaeus, 1758
Erosaria annulus
Linnaeus, 1758
Mauritia arabica immanis
Schilder & Schilder, 1939
Mauritia arabica immanis
Schilder & Schilder, 1939
Arestorides argus contrastriata
(Perry, 1811)
Arestorides argus contrastriata
(Perry, 1811)
Arestorides argus contrastriata
(Perry, 1811)
Palmadusta asellus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Palmadusta asellus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Monetaria caputserpentis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Monetaria caputserpentis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Cypraea carneola Linnaeus, 1758
Cypraea carneola Linnaeus, 1758
Erronea caurica elongata
 (Perry, 1811)
Erronea caurica elongata
 (Perry, 1811)
Erronea caurica elongata
 (Perry, 1811)
Erronea caurica elongata
 (Perry, 1811)
Ovatipsa chinensis variolaria (Lamarck, 1810)
Ovatipsa chinensis variolaria (Lamarck, 1810)  Pustularia cicercula (Linnaeus, 1758)  Pustularia cicercula (Linnaeus, 1758) Palmadusta clandestina (Linnaeus, 1767) Palmadusta clandestina (Linnaeus, 1767)
Palmadusta contaminata (G. B. Sowerby I, 1832)
Palmadusta contaminata (G. B. Sowerby I, 1832)  Cribrarula cribraria comma (Perry, 1811)   Cribrarula cribraria comma (Perry, 1811)    Cribrarula cribraria comma (Perry, 1811)  Mauritia depressa (J.E. Gray, 1824)  Mauritia depressa (J.E. Gray, 1824)
 C. diluculum Reeve, 1845
  C. diluculum Reeve, 1845 Erosaria erosa (Linnaeus, 1758) Erosaria erosa (Linnaeus, 1758) Erosaria erosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erosaria erosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Melicerona felina (Gmelin, 1791) Melicerona felina (Gmelin, 1791)  Purpuradusta fimbriata
(Gmelin, 1791)

Purpuradusta fimbriata
(Gmelin, 1791)

Erosaria gangranosa (1)(Dillwyn, 1817)
Erosaria gangranosa (1)(Dillwyn, 1817)
Pustularia globulus brevirostris Schilder & Schilder, 1938 Pustularia globulus brevirostris Schilder & Schilder, 1938 Erosaria helvola argella (Melvill, 1888) Erosaria helvola argella (Melvill, 1888)  Erosaria helvola argella (Melvill, 1888)
Erosaria helvola argella (Melvill, 1888)
 Bistolida hirundo francisca (Schilder & Schilder, 1938) Bistolida hirundo francisca (Schilder & Schilder, 1938)  Bistolida hirundo francisca (Schilder & Schilder, 1938)   Bistolida hirundo francisca (Schilder & Schilder, 1938) Bistolida hirundo francisca (Schilder & Schilder, 1938)
Bistolida hirundo francisca (Schilder & Schilder, 1938)
Mauritia histrio (Gmelin, 1791)  Mauritia histrio (Gmelin, 1791) Mauritia histrio (Gmelin, 1791)  Mauritia histrio (Gmelin, 1791)  Mauritia histrio (Gmelin, 1791)
 
Luria isabella (Linnaeus, 1758) Luria isabella (Linnaeus, 1758)  Luria isabella (Linnaeus, 1758)   Luria isabella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Bistolida kieneri (Hidalgo, 1906)
Bistolida kieneri (Hidalgo, 1906)
Erosaria lamarckii (J.E. Gray, 1825) Erosaria lamarckii (J.E. Gray, 1825) Lyncina leviathan titan Schilder & Schilder, 1962  Lyncina leviathan titan Schilder & Schilder, 1962  Lyncina leviathan titan Schilder & Schilder, 1962
 
 Staphylaea limacina interstincta (Wood, 1828) Staphylaea limacina interstincta (Wood, 1828) Lyncina lynx (Linnaeus, 1758) Lyncina lynx (Linnaeus, 1758) Lyncina lynx (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Leporicypraea mappa rosea (Gray, 1824) Leporicypraea mappa rosea (Gray, 1824) Leporicypraea mappa rosea (Gray, 1824) Leporicypraea mappa rosea (Gray, 1824)

Leporicypraea  geographica
Schilder & Schilder, 1938

Leporicypraea  geographica
Schilder & Schilder, 1938
Erosaria marginalis (Dillwyn, 1817) Erosaria marginalis (Dillwyn, 1817) Mauritia mauritiana (Linnaeus, 1758) Mauritia mauritiana (Linnaeus, 1758) Monetaria moneta (Linnaeus, 1758)
Monetaria moneta (Linnaeus, 1758)
Monetaria moneta (Linnaeus, 1758) Monetaria moneta (Linnaeus, 1758) Monetaria moneta (Linnaeus, 1758) Monetaria moneta (Linnaeus, 1758) Nucleolaria nucleus madagascariensis (Gmelin, 1791)
Nucleolaria nucleus madagascariensis (Gmelin, 1791)
Erosaria poraria (Linnaeus, 1758) Erosaria poraria (Linnaeus, 1758) Notadusta punctata berinii (Dautzenberg, 1906) Notadusta punctata berinii (Dautzenberg, 1906) Mauritia scurra (Gmelin, 1791)
Mauritia scurra (Gmelin, 1791)
Mauritia scurra (Gmelin, 1791) Mauritia scurra (Gmelin, 1791) Staphylaea staphylaea laevigata (Dautzenberg, 1932) Staphylaea staphylaea laevigata (Dautzenberg, 1932) Bistolida stolida clavicola Lorenz, 1998
Bistolida stolida clavicola Lorenz, 1998
Bistolida stolida clavicola Lorenz, 1998 Bistolida stolida clavicola Lorenz, 1998 Erronea succincta adusta (Lamarck, 1810) Erronea succincta adusta (Lamarck, 1810)
Talparia talpa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Talparia talpa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Talparia talpa (Linnaeus, 1758) Talparia talpa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Talostolida teres (Gmelin, 1791)
Talostolida teres (Gmelin, 1791)
Chelycypraea testudinaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Chelycypraea testudinaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Cypraea tigris Linnaeus, 1758 Cypraea tigris Linnaeus, 1758 Cypraea tigris Linnaeus, 1758 Lyncina vitellus (Linnaeus, 1758) Lyncina vitellus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Contradusta walkeri (G. B. Sowerby I, 1832)
Contradusta walkeri (G. B. Sowerby I, 1832)
Palmadusta ziczac (Linnaeus, 1758)
Palmadusta ziczac (Linnaeus, 1758)    
(1) This specimen of Cypraea gangranosa have been bought on local marcket of Victoria (1982) by KUNTZ Pierre, and it seems to come from Mahe. 
This specie is very rare in the Seychelles and few records exist from there.