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Cypraea is a genus of medium-sized to large sea snails or cowries, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Cypraeidae, the cowries.[1]


Species within the genus Cypraea include:

  • Cypraea contrastriata Perry, 1811 (synonyms: Arestorides argus contrastriata (Perry, 1811); Cypraea argus contrastriata Perry, 1811; Talparia argus contrastriata (Perry, 1811) )

Almost all species previously belonging to Cypraea have been reassigned to other genera within the family Cypraeidae:

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