Cypraeidae


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Related to Cypraeidae: cowrie
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Noun1.Cypraeidae - family of marine gastropods comprising the cowries
mollusk family - a family of mollusks
order Pectinibranchia, Pectinibranchia - large order of gastropods comprising univalve mollusks that have a single gill resembling a comb
Cypraea, genus Cypraea - type genus of the family Cypraeidae: the typical cowries
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annulus, known as the gold ring cowrie, is a small Cypraea type and belongs to the Cypraeidae family [32,33].
Families Cypraeidae and Lottiidae were represented by 3 species each.
The most number of families Trochidae, Turbinidae, Cypraeidae, Olividae and Conidae are concentrated in stations of intertidal sandy beaches suitable for their habitats.
The most speciose families were the Cypraeidae (seven species), Ranellidae (seven), Muricidae (seven) and Trochidae (six).
In cowries (Family Cypraeidae, Subfamily Cypraeinae), the spire is generally concealed in mature individuals by the most recent shell growth.