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Lyncina aurantium

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Lyncina aurantium, common name the golden cowrie, is a species of sea snail, a cowry, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Cypraeidae, the cowries. [1]

21 relations: Animal, Caenogastropoda, Common name, Cowry, Cypraeidae, Cypraeoidea, Family (biology), Fiji, Gastropod shell, Gastropoda, Hypsogastropoda, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, Johann Friedrich Gmelin, Littorinimorpha, Lyncina, Mollusca, Pacific Ocean, Sea snail, Species, Tribal chief, World Register of Marine Species.


Animals are multicellular eukaryotic organisms that form the biological kingdom Animalia.

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Caenogastropoda (from Ancient Greek caeno- meaning "recent") is a taxonomic clade, a large diverse group which are mostly sea snails and other marine gastropod mollusks, but also includes some freshwater snails and some land snails.

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Common name

In biology, a common name of a taxon or organism (also known as a vernacular name, English name, colloquial name, trivial name, trivial epithet, country name, popular name, or farmer's name) is a name that is based on the normal language of everyday life; this kind of name is often contrasted with the scientific name for the same organism, which is Latinized.

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Cowry or cowrie, plural cowries, is the common name for a group of small to large sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Cypraeidae, the cowries.

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Cypraeidae, common name the cowries (singular: cowry), is a taxonomic family of small to large sea snails.

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Cypraeoidea, the cowries and cowry allies, is a superfamily of sea snails, marine gastropods included in the clade Littorinimorpha.

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Family (biology)

In biological classification, family (familia, plural familiae) is one of the eight major taxonomic ranks; it is classified between order and genus.

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Fiji (Viti; Fiji Hindi: फ़िजी), officially the Republic of Fiji (Matanitu Tugalala o Viti; Fiji Hindi: फ़िजी गणराज्य), is an island country in Oceania in the South Pacific Ocean about northeast of New Zealand's North Island.

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Gastropod shell

The gastropod shell is part of the body of a gastropod or snail, a kind of mollusc.

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The gastropods, more commonly known as snails and slugs, belong to a large taxonomic class of invertebrates within the phylum Mollusca, called Gastropoda.

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Hypsogastropoda is a clade containing marine gastropods within the clade Caenogastropoda.

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Jean-Baptiste Lamarck

Jean-Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet, Chevalier de Lamarck (1 August 1744 – 18 December 1829), often known simply as Lamarck, was a French naturalist.

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Johann Friedrich Gmelin

Johann Friedrich Gmelin (8 August 1748 – 1 November 1804) was a German naturalist, botanist, entomologist, herpetologist, and malacologist.

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Littorinimorpha is a large clade of snails, gastropods, consisting primarily of sea snails (marine species), and also in addition some freshwater snails (aquatic species) and land snails (terrestrial species).

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Lyncina is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Cypraeidae, the cowries.

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Mollusca is a large phylum of invertebrate animals whose members are known as molluscs or mollusksThe formerly dominant spelling mollusk is still used in the U.S. — see the reasons given in Gary Rosenberg's.

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Pacific Ocean

The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of Earth's oceanic divisions.

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Sea snail

Sea snail is a common name for snails that normally live in saltwater, in other words marine gastropods.

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In biology, a species is the basic unit of classification and a taxonomic rank, as well as a unit of biodiversity, but it has proven difficult to find a satisfactory definition.

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Tribal chief

A tribal chief is the leader of a tribal society or chiefdom.

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World Register of Marine Species

The World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) is a database that aims to provide an authoritative and comprehensive list of names of marine organisms.

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Cypraea aurantium, Cypraea aurora, Golden cowry.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyncina_aurantium

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