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Carrier Shells

Xenophoridae Troschel 1852

University of Bergen, Natural History Collections. Manuel A. E. Malaquias. Year: 2014.   cc-by-nc-sa-3.0

Xenophoridae (Carrier Shells) is a family of snails. Dead Carrier Shells form shallow marine sediments. They are detritivores. They have sexual reproduction.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • 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 39 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of carrier shells. View this species on GBIF