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Type: Article
Published: 2019-02-28
Page range: 131–138
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The family Cypraeidae Rafinesque, 1815, in the northeast Pacific: One spectacular species

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Malacology Department, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007, USA.
Mollusca Cypraeidae


Neobernaya spadicea (Swainson, 1823) is the only representative of the family Cypraeidae in the northeast Pacific Ocean. It ranges from Monterey Bay, Monterey County, California, to southern Baja California Sur. This remarkable species is unmistakable and is unlikely to be confused with any other cypraeid.