Tiger Cowry

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Tiger Cowry

Tiger Cowry is the largest shape in marine gastropod mollusk. Its shell is round shaped, length about 11cm, width about 7cm, and the height is 5cm. Its back is inflate round, two sides are slightly protruding, front is more sharp, and the top is inner sunken. Tiger Cowry’s surface is grey-white or yellow-white colour, is smooth and also porcelain light, bring along black-brown spot with different sizes, the colour is sharp, similar with tiger skin, so commonly known as tiger cowry.  The spiral shell is covers with enamel and the back vein is obvious, the mouth of shell is narrowly long, consist of 24-30 outer teeth, and inner teeth is about 22-26. The Tiger Cowry basement is sunken, milk-white colour, the two sides of shell mouth has the sharp teeth, gender is differ.

Tiger Cowry is a type of valuable ornamental products, so the producing is less, due to the hunting is easy, costless, and even can produce until 50kg in spring-summer at China Yong Xing Island. However, the over hunting has make the resource is damaged critically.

 

大黑星宝螺

虎斑宝贝是腹足纲宝贝科动物中体形最大的一种,它的贝壳呈卵圆形,长约11厘米,宽7厘米左右,高5厘米,背部膨圆,两端微凸,前端较尖瘦,顶部向内凹陷。表面灰白或黄白色,光华细腻并有瓷光,带有大小不同的黑褐色斑点,色彩夺目,尤如虎皮,俗名虎皮贝。螺旋部被珐琅质所覆盖,背线明显。壳口窄长。外唇具齿约24-30枚,内唇齿约22-26枚。虎斑宝贝的基部中凹,乳白色,壳口两侧有利齿,雌雄异体。

过度捕猎,虎斑宝贝是名贵观赏品,产量较稀少,采捕简易,不需要生产成本,春夏季西沙永兴岛一地月收购量曾高达50公斤,资源受到严重破坏。

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