Cypraeovula edentula

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Cypraeovula edentula
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A lateral view of a shell of Cypraeovula edentula, anterior end towards the right
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Cypraeoidea
Family: Cypraeidae
Genus: Cypraeovula
Species: C. edentulata
Binomial name
Cypraeovula edentula
J. E. Gray, 1825
Synonyms.[1]
  • Cypraea edentula J. E. Gray, 1825
  • Luponia edentula (J. E. Gray, 1825)

Cypraeovula edentulata, common name : the toothless cowrie, is a species of sea snail, a cowry, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Cypraeidae, the cowries.[1]

Description[edit]

Distribution[edit]

This marine species is distributed along Tanzania and the East Coast of South Africa.

References[edit]

  • Verdcourt, B. (1959). The cowries of the East African Coast: Supplement II. JEANHS XXIII (100): 130-134