Ring Cowrie (Cypraea annulus)

From The Aquarium Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Ring Cowrie

No Image.png
ring Cowrie

Cypraea annulus

114 Litres (30 US G.)

8.9-15.2cm (3.5-6 ")


8.0 - 8.4

22.2-26.7°C (72 -80 °F)

8-12 °d

Other (See article)

2-3 years

This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Additional scientific names

Monetaria annulus, Cypraea annularis, Ornamentaria annulus, Erosaria annulus

Alternative names[edit | edit source]

Ring Cowry, Gold Ringer

Origin[edit | edit source]

From as North Hawai'i to the Galapagos to The Red Sea.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males are smaller than females.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

This snail is reef safe.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Herbivorous; needs lots of algae in its diet.

Environment Specifics[edit | edit source]

Reef tanks will suffice.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]


Identification[edit | edit source]

Resembles the Money cowrie, except it has a ring encircling the back of the shell.

Pictures[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]