|Date: ||Tue, 18 Jun 2002 08:13:55 -0400|
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|From: ||John Wolff <jpwolff@DEJAZZD.COM>|
|Subject: ||Re: Do calcareous deposits occur on live cowrie shells?|
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In late 1997, I reported some live Cypraea arabicula with Crepidula incurva
attached from Fort Amador, Pacific Panama. And Betty Jean Piech added at
the time that she had found them to be very common in the same locality.
At 06:58 PM 6/17/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>I found this one article at least by the late Dr. Schilder
>about animals attaching to cowries.
>I recall at least one other but I'll have to search a bit.
>For the greatest part, even the Cypraea in surf zones manage
>to keep their shells free of attaching life forms. However,
>I have seen images of a barnacle covered over by nacre on
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