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J.P Oliveira - Colletions The most popular of all families, mainly because most species are bright, brightly colored and pleasant to the touch. They are certainly among nature's most perfect aesthetic creations. The Cypraeidae family has a wide variety of species, this has given rise to a infinity of different populations, with approximately 200 valid species and several thousand subspecies or forms that have already been described.
Shell description - Cypraeidae have adult shells which are very rounded, almost like an egg; they do not look like a typical gastropod shell. In virtually all of the species in the family Cypraeidae, the shells are extremely smooth and shiny. This is because in the living animal, the shell is nearly always fully covered with the mantle. - wikipedia
Hardy's Internet Guide to Marine Gastropods
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM ROTTERDAM - Mollusca - Gastropoda - Cypraeidae
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