Cypraeidae


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Cypraeidae

[sī′prē·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of colorful marine snails in the order Pectinibranchia.
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annulus shell and/or compared with the structure and shape of characters in the gastropod class and the shell of the Cypraeidae family.
(24.) Meyer CP (2003) Molecular systematics of cowries Gastropoda: Cypraeidae and diversification patterns in the tropics.
Abstract.--A new species of Cypraeidae is described from the middle Campanian (Late Cretaceous) portion of the Schulz Ranch Member of the Williams Formation, Santa Ana Mountains, Orange County, southern California.
(2003): "Molecular systematics of cowries (Gastropoda: Cypraeidae) and diversification patterns in the tropics", Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 79, pp.
Among benthic marine species, cowries (Gastropoda; Cypraeidae) are particularly suitable for the study of adult body size because they exhibit explicit determinate growth, which makes it easy to quantify body size at the onset of the adult stage.
The activity against fewer biofilm bacteria observed in Cronia margariticola and in other gastropod egg masses of Cassidae, Conidae, Cypraeidae, Alplysidae, and Buccinidae in the present study could be influenced by their stage of development.
Check list of the Cypraeidae occurring in the western Hemisphere.