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Noun1.Cypraea - type genus of the family Cypraeidae: the typical cowries
mollusk genus - a genus of mollusks
Cypraeidae, family Cypraeidae - family of marine gastropods comprising the cowries
cowrie, cowry - any of numerous tropical marine gastropods of the genus Cypraea having highly polished usually brightly marked shells
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annulus, known as the gold ring cowrie, is a small Cypraea type and belongs to the Cypraeidae family [32,33].
Gray, 1825) Luria lurida (Linnaeus, 1758) Cypraea tigris (Linnaeus, 1758) Ficus gracilis (G.
Basmayor also keeps a single specimen of the smallest cypraea seashell, which measures about 2 centimeters.
From gastropod inhabit among/under intertidal rocks: Diodora, Trochus, Planaxis, Cronia, Lunella, Nerita, Cerithium, Cypraea and Hexaplex.
The first contains only one bead, which is the shell of Cypraea moneta (or 'money cowrie', named after the use of this shell as money since ancient times).
This relationship has been documented at the geographic microscale in the barnacles Semibalanus balanoides (Bertness, 1989) and Jehlius cirratus (Lopez et al., 2007, 2014), where crowded barnacles showed thinner shell or cirral appendages compared with solitary barnacles; and in the gastropod Cypraea annulus (Irie, 2006), where juvenile shell size and callus thickness decreased with increasing density.
b) pure (Cypraea caputdraconis): snails larger than the pipi.
(Agassiz, 1836), cowries (Cypraea Linnaeus, 1758), brittle stars (Ophiocoma L.