Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Neobernaya spadicea
There are 3 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank. Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species. See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Neobernaya spadicea
Public Records: 3
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
Neobernaya spadicea, previously known as Cypraea spadicea, common name the chestnut cowrie, is a species of temperate sea snail, a cowry, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Cypraeidae, the cowries.
This species is a temperate cowry which occurs in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. It is relatively common in Southern California, particularly around the Channel Islands. It does occur from Monterey, California, through Southern California, and south to Cedros Island, in Baja California, Mexico, but north of Santa Barbara, California, it is not often found.
The adult shell of this species ranges in size from 40 to 65 mm. The name "chestnut cowry" come from a large patch of a rich chestnut brown on the dorsum of the shell, ringed with a darker brown, against a white background.
This species lives on exposed rocky shores in the very low intertidal and subtidal zones. It is found on overhanging rock ledges and on other somewhat sheltered rock surfaces.