Mauritia mauritianais commonly referred to as Humpback Cowry, Chocolate Cowry, Mourning Cowry, Black Humped Cowry. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
The dorsum surface of these smooth and shiny shells is generally dark brown, with distinct large yellowish or amber dots. Mauritia mauritiana can be found in tropical low intertidal water, usually under rocks or in rocky crevices at a minimum depth of about 2 metres, but can be found up to 50 metres.
This gastropod is a algae grazer and eats zobenthos.