What is Cypraea?

  • (noun): Type genus of the family Cypraeidae: the typical cowries.
    Synonyms: genus Cypraea

Some articles on cypraea:

Subgenus
... the Tiger Cowry of the Indo-Pacific, Cypraea (Cypraea) tigris Linnaeus, which belongs to the subgenus Cypraea of the genus Cypraea ...
List Of Molluscs Of The Houtman Abrolhos - Gastropoda
... Vermetidae Serpulorbis sipho Siliquariidae Stephopoma abrolhosense Cypraeidae Cypraea annulus Cypraea caputserpentis Cypraea carneola Cypraea caurica Cypraea cernica ...
Cypraea Tigris - Subspecies and Forms
... Cypraea tigris form incana Sulliotti, G.R. 1924 Cypraea tigris form lyncicrosa Steadman, W.R ... Cotton, 1943 Cypraea tigris form pardalis Shaw, 1795 Cypraea tigris var ...
Molluscan Seashells - Cultural Significance - Currency
... common species of shells to be used as currency have been Cypraea moneta, the "money cowry", and certain tusk shells or dentalium, such as those used in North Western North America for many centuries ... via trading shell money of the species Cypraea moneta and Cypraea annulus, in exchange for commodities such as spices, exotic animals, and gemstones, all of which ...