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Partial list of species
 
Partial list of species
*[[Cypraea achatidea]]
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*[[Cypraea achatidea]] (Sowerby 1837)
*[[Cypraea algoensis]]
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*[[Cypraea algoensis]] (Gray 1825)
*[[Cypraea annettae]]
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*[[Cypraea annettae]] (Dall 1909)
*[[Cypraea arabica]]
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*[[Cypraea arabica]] (Schilder and Schilder 1939)
*[[Cypraea arabicula]]
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*[[Cypraea arabicula]] (Lamarck 1810)
*[[Cypraea argus]]
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*[[Cypraea argus]] (Linnaeus 1758)
*[[Cypraea aurantium]]
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*[[Cypraea aurantium]] (Gmelin 1791)
*[[Cypraea bistrinotata]]
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*[[Cypraea bistrinotata]] (Schilder and Schilder 1937)
*[[Cypraea capensis]]
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*[[Cypraea capensis]] (Grey 1828)
*[[Cypraea caputdraconis]]
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*[[Cypraea caputdraconis]] (Melvill 1888)
*[[Cypraea cervus]]
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*[[Cypraea cervus]] (Linnaeus 1771)
*[[Cypraea cinerea]]
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*[[Cypraea cinerea]] (Gmelin 1791)
*[[Cypraea coronata]]
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*[[Cypraea coronata]] (Schilder 1930)
*[[Cypraea coxeni]]
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*[[Cypraea coxeni]] (Cox 1873)
*[[Cypraea cribraria]]
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*[[Cypraea cribraria]] (Linnaeus 1758)
*[[Cypraea eglantina]]
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*[[Cypraea eglantina]] (Duclos 1833)
*[[Cypraea erythraensis]]
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*[[Cypraea erythraensis]] (Sowerby 1837)
*[[Cypraea friendii]]
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*[[Cypraea friendii]] (Gray 1831)
*[[Cypraea hesitata]]
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*[[Cypraea hesitata]] (Iredale 1916)
*[[Cypraea humphreysi]]
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*[[Cypraea humphreysi]] (Gray 1825)
*[[Cypraea isabella]]
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*[[Cypraea isabella]] (Linnaeus 1758)
*[[Cypraea lurida]]
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*[[Cypraea lurida]] (Linnaeus 1758)
*[[Cypraea marginalis]]
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*[[Cypraea marginalis]] (Dillwyn 1827)
*[[Cypraea marginarta]]
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*[[Cypraea marginarta]] (Gaskoin 1849)
*[[Cypraea miliaris]]
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*[[Cypraea miliaris]] (Gmelin 1791)
*[[Cypraea moneta]]
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*[[Cypraea moneta]] (Linnaeus 1758)
*[[Cypraea nigropunctata]]
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*[[Cypraea nigropunctata]] (Gray 1828)
*[[Cypraea obvelata]]
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*[[Cypraea obvelata]] (Lamarck 1810)
*[[Cypraea onyx]]
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*[[Cypraea onyx]] (Linnaeus 1758)
*[[Cypraea ovum]]
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*[[Cypraea ovum]] (Gmelin 1791)
*[[Cypraea pallida]]
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*[[Cypraea pallida]] (Gray 1824)
*[[Cypraea rosselli]]
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*[[Cypraea rosselli]] (Cotton 1948)
*[[Cypraea quadrimaculata]]
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*[[Cypraea quadrimaculata]] (Gray 1824)
*[[Cypraea teulerei]]
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*[[Cypraea teulerei]] (Cazevanette 1845)
*[[Cypraea tessellata]]
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*[[Cypraea tessellata]] (Swainson 1822)
*[[Cypraea zebra]]
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*[[Cypraea zebra]] (Linnaeus 1758)
*[[Cypraea ziczac]]
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*[[Cypraea ziczac]] (Linnaeus 1758)
 
==References==
 
==References==
   

Latest revision as of 05:53, August 30, 2012

A mollusc family. It is a member of the superfamily Cypraeoidea. Its species are known as cowries.

For collectors, this is the most popular family of molluscs, probably because the very smooth, shiny, porcelain-like outside and the bright patterns and colours. It is a large group with more than 200 named species with many different and local variants. There is one genera, Cypraea, which has been divided into subgenera over the years, based on differences in anatomy and the structure of the shells. Kay Vaught described 55 subgenera. [1]

Major genera

Partial list of species

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Encyclopedia of Shells. Quintet Publishing Limited. 1991. ISBN 90-5920-049-7. 
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