I believe that you have a C. robertsi. I base
this on A Guide to Worldwide Cowries
Characterization of robertsi:Oval-depressed.
Base pale. Margins rounded, brownish, spotted.
Dorsum: Mottled with brown. Teeth well produced and moderately fine.
Characterization of nigropunctata:
Elongate with produced extremities. Teeth course and numerous, sharply
Margins and base finely and densely spotted. Dorsum mottled with
When I look at the plate (#61) it really does
appear to be a robetrsi. C. nigropunctata has a very elongate appearance
with a lot more and finer teeth than C. robertsi. The brown and
marginal spots go well onto the base of the nigropunctata as well.