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Sea Butterfly

Limacina retroversa (J. Fleming 1823)

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Limacina retroversa (Sea Butterfly) is a species of snails in the family Limacinidae. They are native to New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone. Dead Sea Butterfly form deep marine sediments. Individuals can grow to 2.8 mm. They have sexual reproduction.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002113
  • Definition: sediment that accumulates in the flat or very gently sloping areas of the deep ocean basin floor. The three main types are siliceous oozes, calcareous oozes, and red clays.
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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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