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Macrocypraea cervus, the Atlantic Deer Cowrie, is a species of sea snail mainly distributed in the tropical Atlantic Ocean and in the Caribbean Sea, in the waters along South Carolina, Florida, Mexico, Brazil, Cuba and Bermudas. This cowry is elongated, its basic colour is light brown, with small whitish ocellated spots on the dorsum. The mantle of the living cowries is dark greyish and completely covered by short fringes. This species can mainly be encountered under corals and rocks in shallow waters. They feed on algae.


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