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Wide Mouthed Dye Shell

Plicopurpura patula (Linnaeus 1758)

Plicopurpura patula (Wide Mouthed Dye Shell) is a species of Gastropoda in the family murex snails. Dead Wide Mouthed Dye Shell form shallow marine sediments. They have sexual reproduction.

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  • 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 15 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of wide-mouthed dye shell. View this species on GBIF