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Lyncina aurantium  -  A.Nappus.  The beautiful shine on the cowrie is produced by the mantle in much the same way that pearls are formed inside bivalves.  The word porcelain is derived from the latin term for cowrie.

Lyncina aurantium - A. The beautiful shine on the cowrie is produced by the mantle in much the same way that pearls are formed inside bivalves. The word porcelain is derived from the latin term for cowrie.

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