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upload : 2010-10-08
Cypraeidae Cypraea Contradusta pulchella pulchella

pulchella pulchella

41,8 mm

F++

0,00 Euro

Ken Shing Chang › kenshing

23.07.2010

Taiwan (Formosa Strait)
Direction Fujian (China)

Ex Shi´s Collection

Geschenk

pulchella pulchella 07

Cypraeidae Cypraea Erronea angioyorum angioyorum

angioyorum angioyorum

31,1 mm

Gem

> 100 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

03.07.2010

India (Kerala)

By shrimp trawlers off 60-80m, muddy bottom, Feb. 2010

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angioyorum angioyorum 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Barycypraea fultoni fultoni

fultoni fultoni

62 mm

see descr.

> 100 Euro

Alan D. Seccombe › cypraeaman

30.07.2010

South Africa › KwaZulu-Natal (South)

Dredged in 50-60m, dead collected, very rare

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fultoni fultoni 04

Cypraeidae Cypraea Luria tessellata tessellata

tessellata tessellata

29,74 mm

F+++/Gem

> 100 Euro

Willy Van Damme › willykauri

05.07.2010

Hawaiian Islands › Oahu Island › Honolulu › Airport

By scuba diver during a night dive at 9 to 12 meters on Airport Reef. I see a near perfect shell. Just a tiny less glossy spot on base. Almost 30 mm of pure beauty in this hard to find tessellata with very dark checkers and a range of different colors.

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tessellata tessellata 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Erronea caurica caurica

caurica caurica

35,4 mm

F+++/Gem

25,45 Euro

Cillan Chan

15.07.2010

New Caledonia › Mare Island › Tadine

Minor scar in dorsum

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caurica caurica 07

Cypraeidae Cypraea Macrocypraea cervus cervus

cervus cervus

95 mm

n.a.

0,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

03.07.2010

USA (Florida) › Stock Island › Stock Key

In rocky crevices 4m, April 2010 by FL

Geschenk

cervus cervus 04

Cypraeidae Cypraea Erronea pyriformis pyriformis

pyriformis pyriformis

26 mm

n.a.

0,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

03.07.2010

Australia (QLD) › Mackay › Shoal Point

Intertidally under rocks.

Geschenk

pyriformis pyriformis 06

Cypraeidae Cypraea Erronea pyriformis pyriformis

pyriformis pyriformis

33 mm

f+/gem

5,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

03.07.2010

Australia (QLD) › Mackay › Shoal Point

Intertidally under rocks.

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pyriformis pyriformis 05

Cypraeidae Cypraea Contradusta hungerfordi bealsi

hungerfordi bealsi

27,7 mm

F+++

8,00 Euro

Zhang Rong Cai › shellover

30.07.2010

East China Sea

Trawled in about 150m deep,from East China Sea,2010/05

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hungerfordi bealsi 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Leporicypraea mappa mappa

mappa mappa

78,84 mm

F+++/Gem

42,86 Euro

Cillan Chan

15.07.2010

Philippines (Palawan) › Balabac Islands › Balabac Island

AWESOME, minor scar in dorsum. Heavy. From fishermen. June, 2010.

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mappa mappa 20

Cypraeidae Cypraea Leporicypraea mappa mappa

mappa mappa

74 mm

F++ high

51,00 Euro

Alfer Ngujo › jiriand

30.07.2010

Philippines (Visayas) › Cebu Province › Camotes Islands

Unique valentia spots

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mappa mappa 21

Cypraeidae Cypraea Cribrarula exmouthensis magnifica

exmouthensis magnifica

27,79 mm

F+++/Gem

> 100 Euro

Willy Van Damme › willykauri

05.07.2010

Australia (WA) › Broome

By pearl oyster scuba diver. I see a semi adult shell so the base is not as thick and not as glossy and still has an orange color. Fantastic dark dorsum with bright orange spots. This shell is indeed still juvenile but it is awesome. Strange but it has 3 snowy white spots near spire; all the rest is orange.

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exmouthensis magnifica 02

upload : 2010-10-11
Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

69,7 mm

F++/Gem

> 100 Euro

Hasan Kurtoglu › mayacim

05.07.2010

Australia (WA) › Coffin Island

A very beautiful example of this rare form. Half dorsum is greyish blue. Margins are exceptional with clear dark spots over white and even a dark blue halo on the left margin. Base colours are magnificent. Perfect Canals. Close to gem shell, hard to find in this quality. Overall a wonderful and rare shell in very good condition

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friendii vercoi 10

Cypraeidae Cypraea Cypraeovula (balls) iutsui iutsui

iutsui iutsui

24 mm

F

> 100 Euro

Mike Els › africana

30.07.2010

South Africa › Eastern Cape (W) › St. Francis Bay › Cape St. Francis

Live taken strongly patterned heavy beauty, partially healed dorsal tooth mark, fine growth scars. F. Live taken in lobster traps in deep water (<150m)

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iutsui iutsui 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Cypraeovula (balls) cruickshanki cruickshanki

cruickshanki cruickshanki

31 mm

see descr.

> 100 Euro

Brian Hayes › ALGOABAY

30.07.2010

South Africa › KwaZulu-Natal

Trawled, dead, at 350m. F. This is one of the rarest Cypraea ! Never found live any more... super rare.. even in this condition. Very acceptable representative specimen ! (AA)

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cruickshanki cruickshanki 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Cypraeovula (algoensis alike) alfredensis transkeiana

alfredensis transkeiana

30,25 mm

Fine

17,46 Euro

Cillan Chan

15.07.2010

South Africa › Eastern Cape (E) › East London

VERY RARE now, dull surface. Dredged or crabbed at 75m. June, 2005.

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alfredensis transkeiana 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Cypraeovula (balls) connelli connelli

connelli connelli

29 mm

see descr.

31,50 Euro

Alan D. Seccombe › cypraeaman

30.07.2010

South Africa › Eastern Cape (E) › East London

Dredged in 100m, dead collected, representative

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connelli connelli 04

Cypraeidae Cypraea Cypraeovula (balls) connelli connelli

connelli connelli

28 mm

n.a.

45,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

03.07.2010

South Africa › Eastern Cape › Transkei › Coffee Bay
No data, Coffee Bay is my estimation

Dredged off 90-110m, Coffee Bay, Transkei. Painted and fixed in Mactan.

HAND MADE

connelli connelli 03

 

Cypraeidae Cypraea Cypraeovula (balls) castanea latebrosa

castanea latebrosa

30,8 mm

good

> 100 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

03.07.2010

South Africa › Eastern Cape (W) › Algoa Bay › Seal Point

Jeffreysbay area, dredged at 90-100m. 2006

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castanea latebrosa 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Cypraeovula (other) coronata gabriellii

coronata gabriellii

28 mm

see descr.

50,00 Euro

Alan D. Seccombe › cypraea

30.07.2010

South Africa › Eastern Cape (W) › St. Francis Bay › Cape St. Francis

Diver in 40m, crabbed, very rare

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coronata gabriellii 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) thersites contraria

thersites contraria

64,9 mm

f+

> 100 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

03.07.2010

Australia (SA) › Ceduna
(50 km offshore)

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thersites contraria 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Austrasiatica langfordi moretonensis

langfordi moretonensis

61,3 mm

F+++

> 100 Euro

Maria Demertzis › aegeanshells

30.07.2010

Australia (QLD) › Musc Is. (?)

Trawled. Sub Adult specimen. Nice pattern. Good money value for this

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langfordi moretonensis 01

upload : 2010-10-15
Cypraeidae Cypraea Cribrarula cumingii cumingii

cumingii cumingii

17,98 mm

F+++/Gem

88,00 Euro

Willy Van Damme › willykauri

05.07.2010

Society Islands › Tahiti

By scuba diver at 14 to 20 meters. I see no flaws. Very beautifull pattern on this cumingii

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cumingii cumingii 05

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida ursellus ursellus

ursellus ursellus

13,1 mm

F++

7,95 Euro

Ken Shing Chang › kenshing

23.07.2010

Philippines (Visayas) › Bohol Province › Bohol Island

Beauty. July 2006. Shallow water. Scar on dorsum

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ursellus ursellus 09

Cypraeidae Cypraea Palmadusta humphreysii humphreysii

humphreysii humphreysii

15 mm

n.a.

18,98 Euro

James Crossland › sishells

08.07.2010

Solomon Islands

Nice example of this scarce cowrie 15 mm. Live collected

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humphreysii humphreysii 05

Cypraeidae Cypraea Cribrarula garciai garciai

garciai garciai

19,3 mm

Gem

> 100 Euro

Douglas Thorn › Doug Thorn

05.07.2010

Easter Islands › Easter Island

Diver

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garciai garciai 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Cypraeovula (other) fuscodentata fuscodentata

f. fuscodentata

35 mm

F++

11,92 Euro

Ken Shing Chang › kenshing

23.07.2010

South Africa › Eastern Cape (W) › St. Francis Bay › Jeffrey's Bay
No data, Jeffrey's Bay is my estimation

Dorsum scar. May 2009. Deep water.

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fuscodentata fuscodentata 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Ransoniella punctata berinii

punctata berinii

15 mm

Gem

2,56 Euro

Fabio Porfiri › cypshells

24.07.2010

Madagascar › Salary

ORANGE HUGE GREAT

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punctata berinii 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Erosaria (i-t) macandrewi macandrewi

macandrewi macandrewi

17,3 mm

gem

> 100 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

03.07.2010

Egypt › Hurgada (Hughada) › Abu Ramada Island

8m on reef. 2010

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macandrewi macandrewi 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta fimbriata durbanensis

fimbriata durbanensis

15 mm

Gem

2,36 Euro

Fabio Porfiri › cypshells

24.07.2010

Madagascar › Diego Suarez (Antsiranana)

EXTRA DARK SPECIE SUPER

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fimbriata durbanensis 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Talostolida subteres subteres

subteres subteres

13,93 mm

F+++

27,12 Euro

Mike Hart

15.07.2010

Marquesas Islands › Hiva Oa Island (La Dominica)

RARE now, slightly dull surface.

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subteres subteres 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Eclogavena quadrimaculata quadrimaculata

q. quadrimaculata

21,8 mm

F+++

3,18 Euro

Ken Shing Chang › kenshing

23.07.2010

Philippines (Visayas) › Cebu Province › Olango Island

Beauty. March 2009. 8m

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quadrimaculata quadrimaculata 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida owenii vasta

owenii vasta

15 mm

Gem

13,36 Euro

Fabio Porfiri › cypshells

24.07.2010

Madagascar › Diego Suarez (Antsiranana)

DEEP BLUE GREAT SHAPE

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owenii vasta 05

Cypraeidae Cypraea Palmadusta contaminata contaminata

c. contaminata

12 mm

F++/Gem

3,93 Euro

Fabio Porfiri › cypshells

24.07.2010

Malaysia

INTERESTING LOCAL FORM

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contaminata contaminata 07

Cypraeidae Cypraea Talostolida pseudoteres pseudoteres

pseudoteres pseudoteres

16,8 mm

n.a

> 100 Euro

Delphin Chalange › pacificpirate1

16.07.2010

New Caledonia (South)

CYPRAEA RASHLEIGHANA PSEUDOTERES APPROX. 16,8MM DEAD TAKEN OTHERWISE GEM ( SEE PICTURES). TAKEN IN 2001 IN A PASSAGE IN THE SOUTH OF NEW CALEDONIA AT AROUND 40M. GORGEOUS !!! A SUPERB SHAPE FOR THIS RARE SPECIES !!! ENDEMIC FROM NEW CALEDONIA. FROM MY OWN COLLECTION. GREAT !!!

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pseudoteres pseudoteres 02

upload : 2010-10-16
Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) venusta episema

venusta episema

57,8 mm

F+++/Gem

38,15 Euro

Ken Shing Chang › kenshing

23.07.2010

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Carnac Island

Beauty. Diver 8-14m. Sponge/Reef.

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venusta episema 07

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) ketyana ketyana

ketyana ketyana

49,6 mm

gem

> 100 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

03.07.2010

Australia (WA) › Bernier Island (NW)

Diver at 42m. 2004

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ketyana ketyana 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) marginata marginata

marginata marginata

56,8 mm

f+

80,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

03.07.2010

Australia (WA) › Mandurah
area

At 10-15 m on sponges and rocks

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marginata marginata 05

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) marginata albanyensis

marginata albanyensis

61,1 mm

f+

60,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

03.07.2010

Australia (WA) › Esperance › Mondraine Island

On rocks and in crevices at 35m

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marginata albanyensis 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) marginata marginata

marginata marginata

53,86 mm

F+++/Gem

78,00 Euro

Willy Van Damme › willykauri

05.07.2010

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Carnac Island
near

By scuba diver at 8 to 14 meters on a sponge in reef cave. I see a near perfect shell. Very beautiful color and pattern on this near perfect consueta. Small but really beautiful

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marginata marginata 06

upload : 2010-10-19
Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) venusta venusta

venusta venusta

65,4 mm

f+

> 100 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

03.07.2010

Australia (WA) › Jurien Bay

By diver at 8-10m in limestone caverns. 80ies.

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venusta venusta 04

 
 
 
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