genus Cypraea

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Noun1.genus 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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(61.) Irie T, Iwasa Y (2003) Optimal growth model for the latitudinal cline of shell morphology in cowries (genus Cypraea).