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upload : 2012-10-27
Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) marginata marginata

marginata marginata

63,9 mm

F++

74,00 Euro

Max & Debbie Innes › amers1313

23.09.2012

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Garden Island › West

Diver at 12 to 14m inside reef ledges and caves amongst sponges. Large well patterned Consueta. Has healed canal damage and a growth crease on the right side.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia armeniaca armeniaca

armeniaca armeniaca

81,25 mm

F++/F+++

26,70 Euro

Mike Hart

09.09.2012

Australia › Great Australia Bight (SA)

Trawled in 140m by commercial Boats. July 2010. Dark dwarf, growth scar and tiny inclusion on dorsum.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia eglantina eglantina

eglantina eglantina

61,9 mm

Gem

19,00 Euro

Cillan Chan

09.09.2012

Philippines (Mindanao) › Zamboanga Peninsula

SUPERB. an OUTSTANDING specimen. Very nice pattern and dark marginal spots. From fishermen. August, 2012.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

72 mm

F+++

> 100 Euro

Alexis Moisson › alexis-14

12.09.2012

No data
My estimation: Albany to Esperance

DARK ORANGE BASE !! and AMAZING COLOR. Perfect extremities. ORANGE BASE AND AMAZING "ORANGE" PATERN

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

70,2 mm

F+++

> 100 Euro

Hasan Kurtoglu › mayacim

19.09.2012

Australia (QLD) › Albany › Eclipse Island

Diver collected in deep water on sponge reef. IMPRESSIVE DEEP WATER FORM. FRESH, DIVER COLLECTED IN 58-62m. TYPICAL BUT RARE, HEAVY AND ROBUST DEEP WATER LENTIGINOSA. DEFINATELY A SPECIAL SHELL, EVEN THE FEELING WHEN HELD IN HAND IS DIFFERENT. VERY HEAVY COMPARED TO ITS SIZE. BASE IS EXCEPTIONALLY BEAUTIFUL. PERFECT CANALS! GLASSY SHELL. NICE BLUE HALO OVER THE LEFT MARGIN.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) ketyana bataviensis

ketyana bataviensis

51,5 mm

Gem

> 100 Euro

Otto Borchert

23.09.2012

Australia (WA) › Kalbarri

On sponges feeding at 60ft. A Cowrie from Western Australia a fresh shell. What a beautiful Gem specimen. An excellent shell.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) marginata marginata

marginata marginata

63,1 mm

Gem+

> 100 Euro

Gisela Müller › gisela9344

21.09.2012

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Garden Island
Cockburn Sound, north off Garden Island

Cockburn Sound, north off Garden Island, Western Australia, on limestone outcrops densely covered with sponges, dived in 18m depth, live taken specimen shell. A flawless jewel which displays all the characteristics for which the species is so much beloved by collectors: soft golden dorsum with intensely amber colored blotches, contrasting cinnamon brown callous and large flaring and boldly sculptured base with crisp margin, superb, highly vaulted siphonal channels and a milky white base with large and clearly defined spots. All this preserved in flawless and all natural quality which calls for GEM+ grading.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) marginata marginata

marginata marginata

61,1 mm

F+++/Gem-

98,00 Euro

William Schramm › conchology-investments-acquisitions

24.09.2012

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Garden Island

At 15 meters on sponge in cave. Fantastic DORSAL pattern. Terminal ends are perfect. 1992.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) marginata marginata

marginata marginata

59,6 mm

F+++

78,00 Euro

William Schramm › conchology-investments-acquisitions

24.09.2012

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Carnac Island

Depth 8-12 meters. Limestone reef on sponge. Fantastic DORSAL pattern with beautiful almost orange marginal halo. Terminal ends are perfect.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) marginata marginata

marginata marginata

61 mm

F++/Gem

> 100 Euro

Trevor Sutcliffe › seashellaustralia

29.09.2012

Australia (WA) › Fremantle

About as pretty as they get.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Cypraeovula (other) coronata debruini

coronata debruini

31,13 mm

Gem

65,00 Euro

Jose Ahuir › Reefshells

29.09.2012

South Africa › Western Cape › Hout Bay

Pretty specimen. 35m dive on reef. Oct. 2008

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Cribrarula gaspardi gaspardi

gaspardi gaspardi

12,3 mm

Gem

43,30 Euro

William Schramm › conchology-investments-acquisitions

24.09.2012

Marshall Islands › Kwajalein Atoll › Logoonside East

Depth 3 meter. Under dead coral in lagoon. June, 1992.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Lyncina (other) vitellus vitellus

vitellus vitellus

57,8 mm

F+++/Gem

4,70 Euro

Cillan Chan

09.09.2012

Philippines (Visayas) › Negros Island

Callus. Nice form. UNCOMMON, slightly dull and inclusion on dorsum. From fishermen. August, 2012

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Erosaria (a-h) beckii beckii

beckii beckii

11,7 mm

Gem

19,60 Euro

Otto Borchert

23.09.2012

Philippines

Under small rocks on reef Hookah

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Macrocypraea cervus cervus

cervus cervus

46,5 mm

F++

66,93 Euro

William Schramm › conchology-investments-acquisitions

24.09.2012

Cuba
Puerto Esperanza?

Difficult to find this small with clear spotting, chips on anterior terminal end. A rare specimen.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Palmadusta contaminata distans

contaminata distans

11,06 mm

F++

11,00 Euro

Cillan Chan

09.09.2012

South Africa › KwaZulu-Natal › Richards Bay

Great blotch. Expsice, slightly dull base and dorsum, great blotch. Dredged.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) decipiens decipiens

decipiens decipiens

50,2 mm

F+++/Gem

23,60 Euro

Mike Hart

09.09.2012

Australia (WA) › Broome
80 Mile Beach South of Broome

30m on sponge by pearl divers, 80 Mile Beach South of Broome. Feb 2008. Dark pattern, AWESOME, growth scar on dorsum, slightly dull base still nice.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Cypraea tigris tigris

tigris tigris

83 mm

n.a.

> 100 Euro

Ivo Kolacek › kolacek

29.09.2012

New Caledonia

I bought this cowrie at the market in Noumea. It´s very interesting I´ve never seen C.tigris niger. It is very rugged. In two places slightly damaged glaze

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Erosaria (a-h) englerti englerti

englerti englerti

25,09 mm

F+++/Gem

18,90 Euro

Mike Hart

09.09.2012

Easter Islands › Easter Island

Collected on reef at low tide by local divers. June 2006. Healed water spot on dorsum. BIG size.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Erosaria (a-h) erosa erosa

erosa erosa

37,91 mm

F+++/Gem

15,80 Euro

Cillan Chan

23.09.2012

New Caledonia › Prony Bay

Rostrate. RARE now, nice specimen, tiny sand inclusion on dorsum. Night dived 3m on dead coral.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida erythraeensis erythraeensis

e. erythraeensis

18,4 mm

Gem

17,00 Euro

Otto Borchert

23.09.2012

Eritrea

Under small coral plate on reef. A beautiful shell.Big shell.Very hard to find

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Cribrarula exmouthensis exmouthensis

exm. exmouthensis

24,51 mm

F+++

70,00 Euro

Jose Ahuir › Reefshells

29.09.2012

Australia (WA) › North West Cape › Exmouth Gulf

Pretty specimen. Ex coll A. Rincón. Onslow Pearl Form. In red sponges, 8m

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta fimbriata durbanensis

fimbriata durbanensis

13,98 mm

F+++/Gem

1,55 Euro

Cillan Chan

09.09.2012

South Africa › KwaZulu-Natal › Richards Bay

Slightly dull dorsum and slightly young. Nice pattern. Dredged.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta fimbriata durbanensis

fimbriata durbanensis

14,91 mm

F+++/Gem

1,55 Euro

Cillan Chan

09.09.2012

South Africa › KwaZulu-Natal › Richards Bay

Slightly dull dorsum and slightly young. Nice pattern. Dredged.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Palmadusta lentiginosa lentiginosa

lentiginosa lentiginosa

26,2 mm

F++/Gem

16,00 Euro

Fabio Porfiri › cypshells

05.09.2012

India (Tamil Nadu)

ZIC ZAC DORSUM

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Erosaria (i-t) spurca verdensium

spurca verdensium

17,5 mm

F+++/gem

11,00 Euro

Bernardino Montairo Shellauction: BMSHELLS

29.09.2012

Cape Verde Islands › Sao Vicente (Mindelo)
Praia da Laginha

PURPLISH BASE. Taken under rocks snorkeling at 2-4m. July 2012

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Erosaria (i-t) poraria poraria

poraria poraria

18,33 mm

Gem

12,60 Euro

Cillan Chan

23.09.2012

Philippines (Palawan) › Balabac Islands › Balabac Island

Palawan dark f. An OUTSTANDING specimen. UNCOMMON so nice. September, 2012.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Cypraea pantherina pantherina

pantherina pantherina

79,1 mm

Gem

19,60 Euro

Otto Borchert

23.09.2012

Somalia › Gulf of Aden
On Red Sea?

Under coral plate off the coast of Somalia. Lovely markings touch of pink nice size

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Pseudozonaria nigropunctata nigropunctata

n. nigropunctata

29,5 mm

F+++

94,50 Euro

William Schramm › conchology-investments-acquisitions

24.09.2012

Galapagos Islands

Unusually clean dorsum with few growth lines. Excellent spotting on margins. A real gem!

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia mauritiana mauritiana

mauritiana mauritiana

66,85 mm

F+++/Gem

28,35 Euro

Cillan Chan

23.09.2012

Philippines (Visayas) › Samar Island

Callus. SUPERB specimen, very callus and round shape, healed tiny nick in anterior canal still SUPERB. From fishermen 10-20m. September, 2012.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Pustularia mauiensis mauiensis

mauiensis mauiensis

10,6 mm

Gem

64,00 Euro

Otto Borchert

23.09.2012

Hawaiian Islands › Oahu Island (West)

On Reef finding by scuba. EXCELLENT COLOR. Look at the shape

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Cypraea tigris tigris

tigris tigris

110,83 mm

F+++

33,00 Euro

Cillan Chan

09.09.2012

Philippines (Mindanao) › Zamboanga Peninsula

Exceptional rusty GIANT. Very nice rusty/inclusion on dorsum, EXTRA LARGE, small chip in anterior canal still nice From fishermen. August, 2012.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Staphylaea semiplota semiplota

semiplota semiplota

12,3 mm

Gem

36,00 Euro

Otto Borchert

23.09.2012

Hawaiian Islands

In the branches of coral porcillopora meandrina at 15 ft by scuba. A beautiful shell

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Chelycypraea testudinaria testudinaria

testudinaria testudinaria

74,35 mm

F+++/Gem

4,70 Euro

Cillan Chan

09.09.2012

Philippines (Palawan) › Balabac Islands › Balabac Island

Unusual pattern. Nice pattern, slightly dull dorsum still nice. From hookah divers. August, 2012.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Lyncina (other) vitellus vitellus

vitellus vitellus

30,79 mm

Gem

6,30 Euro

Cillan Chan

23.09.2012

Philippines (Mindanao) › Zamboanga Peninsula

SUPERB. Very dark margin. SUPERB specimen. CUTE. From fishermen. September, 2012.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Trona stercoraria stercoraria

stercoraria stercoraria

53,1 mm

F+

12,00 Euro

Bernardino Montairo Shellauction: BMSHELLS

29.09.2012

Ghana › Nungua
Teshie (?)

FREAK AND REDDISH DORSUM. Several marks in dorsum. Taken by local fishermen at 1m under rock in reef. Dec. 2011

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Erosaria (a-h) albuginosa albuginosa

albuginosa albuginosa

19,9 mm

F+++/gem

8,00 Euro

Bernardino Montairo Shellauction: BMSHELLS

29.09.2012

Panama › Cebaco Island

Taken by local diver at 6-12ft. 2012

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Erosaria (i-t) labrolineata labrolineata

labrolineata labrolineata

22,79 mm

Gem

4,70 Euro

Cillan Chan

23.09.2012

Philippines (Mindanao) › Zamboanga Peninsula

AWESOME. BIG and nice marginal spots. SCARCE now. From fishermen. September, 2012.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida stolida clavicola

stolida clavicola

29,2 mm

Gem

22,74 Euro

Otto Borchert

23.09.2012

Tanzania › Zanzibar Island

Under coral head at low tide by local collector. The color and markings are clear and distinct a really great shell

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Lyncina (other) ventriculus ventriculus

ventriculus ventriculus

59,82 mm

F+++/Gem

25,10 Euro

Cillan Chan

09.09.2012

Philippines (Visayas) › Samar Island

GIANT. minor scars and slightly dull dorsum still SUPERB. RARE size near 60mm. From fishermen 10-20m. August, 2012

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Eclogavena quadrimaculata quadrimaculata

q. quadrimaculata

24,55 mm

Gem

6,30 Euro

Cillan Chan

09.09.2012

Philippines (Mindanao) › Zamboanga Peninsula

Very nice specimen. Dark extremities. AWESOME. From fishermen. July, 2012.

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