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Cypraea

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Kingdom  Animalia
Superfamily  Cypraeoidea
Scientific name  Cypraea
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Mollusca
Family  Cypraeidae
Higher classification  Cypraeinae
Cypraea Cypraea
Lower classifications  Cypraea tigris, Chestnut cowrie, Measled cowrie

Cypraea is a genus of medium-sized to large sea snails or cowries, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Cypraeidae, the cowries.

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Underwater wildlife tiger cowry cypraea tigris


Species

Species within the genus Cypraea include:

  • Cypraea ficoides (Hutton, 1873)
  • Cypraea pantherina Lightfoot, 1786
  • Cypraea porcellus Brocchi, 1814
  • Cypraea tigris Linnaeus, 1758
  • Nomen dubium
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  • Cypraea contrastriata Perry, 1811 (synonyms: Arestorides argus contrastriata (Perry, 1811); Cypraea argus contrastriata Perry, 1811; Talparia argus contrastriata (Perry, 1811) )
  • Synonyms

    Almost all species previously belonging to Cypraea have been reassigned to other genera within the family Cypraeidae.

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    Cypraea Cypraea pantherina pantherina
    Cypraea Naria turdus

    References

    Cypraea Wikipedia


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