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Cowries And Cowry Allies


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Cypraeoidea (Cowries And Cowry Allies) is a superfamily of Gastropoda. There are 1194 species of Cowries And Cowry Allies, in 172 genera and 5 families. This superfamily has been around since the tithonian age. It includes groups like False Cowries, Eratoidae, and Cowries. Dead Cowries And Cowry Allies form shallow marine sediments. They are omnivores. They have sexual reproduction.

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  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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EOL has data for 14 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of cowries and cowry allies. View this species on GBIF