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Sea Butterfly

Limacina helicina (Phipps 1774)

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Limacina helicina (Sea Butterfly) is a species of snails in the family Limacinidae. Dead Sea Butterfly form deep marine sediments. They have sexual reproduction. They rely on swimming to move around.

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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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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Sea Butterfly. View this species on GBIF