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Tiger Cowrie

Cypraea tigris Linnaeus 1758

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Cypraea tigris (Tiger Cowrie) is a species of Gastropoda in the family cowries. They are native to Natal. Dead Tiger Cowrie form shallow marine sediments. They are omnivores. Individuals can grow to 15 cm. 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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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of tiger cowrie. View this species on GBIF