Zoila (friendii complex)

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friendii friendii
Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii friendii

friendii friendii

66 mm

Gem

55,50 Euro

Gisela Müller › gisela9344

15.01.2007

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Carnac Island

Aus 25-30 m Tiefe bei der Insel Carnac von erfahrenem Sportaucher mit Genehmigung der Naturschutzbehörden als Lebedfund eingebracht. Ein Exemplar von absoluter Perfektion, die glänzende Oberfläche und wunderschöne, dunkle Zeichnung auf hell blau-grauem Grund. Spitzenexemplar, absolut GEM, voll ausgewachsen, sehr schwer und starker Kallus

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii friendii

friendii friendii

72,1 mm

F++

58,52 Euro

Otto Borchert › bortektoo

19.02.2007

No data
My estimation: Southwest Australia

In deep water feeding on sponges. Freshly arrived F++ tiny unseen chip Friendii 72.1mm

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii friendii

friendii friendii

88,4 mm

F++/Gem

45,00 Euro

Jennifer Erlei › cypraea1

24.02.2007

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Carnac Island

Diver 8 to 10m, Canal Ok, growthline

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii friendii

friendii friendii

72,4 mm

Gem

65,63 Euro

Otto Borchert › bortektoo

15.12.2007

Australia (WA) › Shark Bay
see remarks

On sponges at 45ft by scuba. The auction is for a shell from Australia freshly arrived and a most lovely specimen its a Cypraea FRIENDII /gem the markings are very distinct and special. 72.4mm

Doubtful location

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii friendii

friendii friendii

86 mm

Super Top Stück

55,00 Euro

Henn › maikikind

20.02.2008

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Rottnest Island

Super Top Stück

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii friendii

friendii friendii

70 mm

F++

39,99 Euro

Luca Magliaro › zuggomo

18.02.2010

Australia (WA) › Bunbury

12-14m at base of sponge

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii friendii

friendii friendii

49,6 mm

Gem

61,00 Euro

Filippo Dallatorre › fildal

26.08.2010

Australia (WA) › Busselton

Diver 1m. On sponge in seagrass.A nice specimen of the dwarf form, now uncommon.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii friendii

friendii friendii

90 mm

F+++

64,67 Euro

Egbert A. Pagobo › superseashells

08.09.2010

No data
My estimation: Southwest Australia

Caught by dive 50 meters deep sandy

"Caught by dive 50 meters deep sandy" - neuerdings verwendet der Händler diese Fundortbeschreibung. Für alle!

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii friendii

friendii friendii

83 mm

n.a

17,56 Euro

Cillan Chan

07.11.2010

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Carnac Island

Diver 10m

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii friendii

friendii friendii

72 mm

n.a

16,10 Euro

Cillan Chan

07.11.2010

Australia (WA) › Busselton

2-5m in sponge amongst weed

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii friendii

friendii friendii

70,6 mm

F+++

95,18 Euro

Willy Van Damme › willykauri

19.02.2012

Australia (WA) › Geographe Bay › Peppermint Grove Beach

Collected by scuba diver. 1995. I see a tiny healed micro chip and some shallow lines on dorsum. Amazing well defined white margin on this friendii. THALAMEGA MARGINS.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii friendii

friendii friendii

68,1 mm

F++/F+++

96,43 Euro

Hasan Kurtoglu › mayacim

26.02.2012

Australia (WA) › Busselton

Collected by diver in 4-6m on sponge/reef. VALENTINE S DAY IS OVER BUT HERE I OFFER A GIFT FROM MOTHER NATURE. A UNIQUE AND EXCEPTIONAL SHELL DISPLAYING A HEART SHAPED PATTERN. PERFECT CANALS, JUST SOME MINOR STRIAE AS USUAL. STILL AN EXCELLENT DISPLAY PIECE!!!

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii friendii

friendii friendii

74,1 mm

F++/F+++

66,53 Euro

Hasan Kurtoglu › mayacim

26.02.2012

Australia (WA) › Busselton

Collected by diver in 4-6m on sponge/reef. ANOTHER EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF THE BUSSELTON BLUE FRIENDII. THE MACRO LENS ENHANCES THE FLAW BUT THIS IS A WONDERFUL SPECIMEN IN HAND. GEM CANALS. VERY RARE EXCEPTIONAL CANDIDA PATTERN!!! BLACK MARGINS. WONDERFUL ADDITION TO THE COLOUR SUITE.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii friendii

friendii friendii

91,3 mm

F+++

75,00 Euro

Alexander Dechant › www.defoss.de

02.11.2012

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Carnac Island

Wuchsline, einige einschlüsse, keine sekundäre beschädigung. 15m on sponges. 2009

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii friendii

friendii friendii

70,7 mm

F+/F++

> 100 Euro

Hasan Kurtoglu › mayacim

13.11.2012

Australia (WA) › Busselton

By diver in 8-12m. DEAD COLLECTED, PRICED ACCORDINGLY. RAREST COLOUR FORM OF ALL ZOILA. FROM MY GOLDEN SHELLS COLLECTION. YELLOW DORSUM WITH DARK ORANGE SPOTS. LIGHT ORANGE BASE. WONDERFUL DISPLAY, DEFINATELY A STAND OUT PIECE IN ANY COLLECTION. A RARE OPORTUNITY TO GET A GOLDEN FRIENDII FOR A MODEST PRICE.

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friendii friendii

75,99 mm

F+

11,82 Euro

Mike Hart

02.02.2013

Australia WA - South

Growth scars and dull dorsum, small nick in posterior canal

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friendii marina
Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii marina

friendii marina

89 mm

Gem

> 100 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

31.05.2009

Australia (WA) › Kalbarri

On grey sponge at 35m. Expanded shell, heavy.

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friendii vercoi
Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

82 mm

Gem

> 100 Euro

Gisela Müller › gisela9344

20.02.2007

Australia (WA) › Coffin Island

Bei der Insel Coffin an derSüdküste, West Australien, getaucht bei Nacht in 48m Tiefe auf Riff mit reichem Bewuchs von Schwämmen. Mit Genehmigung der Naturschutzbehörden als Lebendfund genommen, 1994. Beeindruckend großes, phantastisch schönes und schweres Exemplar, voll ausgewachsen mit starkem Kallus und unbeschreiblich schönen Tupfen. Sehr dunkle Zeichnung mit goldenem Schimmer. Perfekte GEM Qualität, ich setze jedoch ein - dazu, um Reklamationen vorzubeugen. SUPER!

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

87 mm

nahe an gem

88,00 Euro

Gisela Müller › gisela9344

20.02.2007

Australia (WA) › Albany

Bei Albany, West Australien, getaucht bei Nacht in 55m Tiefe (somit am unteren Rand des Verbreitungsgebietes), auf Schwämmen an einem steilen Kliff . Mit Genehmigung der Naturschutzbehörden als Lebendfund genommen, 1996. Beeindruckend großes, phantastisch schönes und schweres Exemplar, voll ausgewachsen mit starkem Kallus und besonders dunkler Zeichnung, ganz nahe an GEM mit Ausnahme einer feinen Rauhigkeit an beiden Kanalenden wie auf dem Detailfoto deutlich sichtbar. SUPER! Keinerlei Narben oder Störungen, absolut perfektes Muster und vollkommen gleichmäßig gewachsen!

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

80,8 mm

F++/Gem

35,00 Euro

Jennifer Erlei › cypraea1

24.02.2007

Australia (WA) › Albany

Diver 15 to 60m, Canal Ok, growthline

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

76 mm

Fine

31,91 Euro

Shea T. O‘Neill › pacificnightdiver

25.02.2007

Australia (WA) › Albany

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

89,6 mm

Gem-

64,20 Euro

Otto Borchert › bortektoo

15.12.2007

No data
My estimation: Albany to Esperance

On sponges by pearl divers. This specimen is from Australia a near gem Vercoi great color near gem small nick in one of the back channel 89.6mm

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

86 mm

n.a.

76,50 Euro

Alexander Dechant › www.defoss.de

10.08.2009

No data
My estimation: Albany to Esperance

Übergangsform

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

71,5 mm

F+++

42,11 Euro

Antonio S. dela Cruz › tonyshells

15.08.2009

Australia (WA) › Albany

Collected by licensed divers off coast Albany, Western Australia, 2008

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

75 mm

F+++

70,00 Euro

Marie-Christine Aron › shell2004

21.01.2010

Australia (WA) › Albany

Diver among sponges in ledges and reef caves. 15 to 60m. Extrémités intactes, seul défaut : 2 petites lignes de croissance. Rare, avec un superbe dessin

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

80,16 mm

F+++

> 100 Euro

Ettore Molteni › ilsiero

28.01.2010

Australia (WA) › Esperance

GREAT CARAMEL BASE. JUST ONE GROWTH LINE (PICTURE VISIBLE). VERY SMALL FLAW NATURALLY REPAIRED (PICTURE VISIBLE). GREAT UNIQUE PATTERN WITH CANDIDA LINES!!! REALLY EXCEPIONAL PIECE!!!. GREAT SHELL

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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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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

80,2 mm

F+++

93,62 Euro

John P. Batt › jpb18

05.11.2010

Australia (WA) › Coffin Island

Very striking shell. Pale base. Dived on sponge at 45 meters.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

75,3 mm

F+++/Gem

> 100 Euro

Christian Zand › www.gauguini.com

14.07.2012

Australia (WA) › Geographe Bay

Exceptional pattern

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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 (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

70 mm

F+++

85,00 Euro

Rob Clifton › ozyzoila67

03.12.2012

Australia (WA) › Coffin Island

Sponge, Reef. 38m. A beautiful example of vercoi! A single very discreet growth line & a couple of micro nacre inclusions low on the side, but fully covered by gloss! Canals clean & smooth. Collected by diver, sth coast Western Australia.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

72,2 mm

F+++

66,00 Euro

Rob Clifton › ozyzoila67

03.12.2012

Australia (QLD) › Albany › Eclipse Island

Sponge, Reef. 46m. Beautifully speckled pattern! A young shell however is fully formed with good weight. A couple of thin & discreet growth lines only! Collected by diver, sth coast WA

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

71,8 mm

F+

98,00 Euro

Rob Clifton › ozyzoila67

03.12.2012

Australia (WA) › Albany › Breaksea Island

Sponge, Reef. 48m. A very exceptional piece out of deep water! Heavy base with superb colour & pattern, unfortunate chip on one side of anterior canal but displays extremely well as you can see here! Collected by diver, sth coast Western Australia

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

62,7 mm

F++

47,00 Euro

Rob Clifton › ozyzoila67

03.12.2012

Australia (QLD) › Albany › Eclipse Island

Sponge, Reef. 52m. Fresh, dark & small from deep water! Very attractive pattern & colours, this one has a couple growth line imperfections but shows very well & no chips! Collected by diver, sth coast Western Australia.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

72,2 mm

F++/F+++

47,00 Euro

Rob Clifton › ozyzoila67

03.12.2012

Australia (WA) › Two Peoples Bay

Sponge, Reef. 42m. Beautifully speckled pattern! A young shell however is fully formed with good weight. A couple of thin & discreet growth lines only! Collected by diver, sth coast WA

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

73 mm

F++/Gem

> 100 Euro

Manfred Faust › bofau

15.01.2013

Australia (WA) › Esperance › Alexander Bay

Diver 8-14 m on sponge in seagrass. Great specimen of elegant shape and lovely pattern. From the collection of Kim Back

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

87,5 mm

F++/Gem

> 100 Euro

Fabio Porfiri › cypshells

16.01.2013

Australia (WA) › Esperance

THALAMEGA COLOUR - VERY FLANGED !!! OLD COLLECTION

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Burgess 1970: Species 

Burgess 1985: Species 

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Species 

Lorenz 2001: Species 

Wilson & Clarkson 2004: Species 

Meyer 2005: Species 

Lorenz 2009: Species 

Lorenz 2009: Subspecies of friendii

Lorenz 2009: Subspecies of friendii

Schilder & Schilder 1969: Subspecies of friendii

Burgess 1970: Synonym of friendii

Burgess 1985: Synonym of friendii

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Subspecies of friendii

Lorenz 2001: Subspecies of friendii

Wilson & Clarkson 2004: Synonym of friendii

Meyer 2005: Subspecies of friendii

Lorenz 2009: Subspecies of friendii

Lorenz 2001: Form of friendii vercoi

Wilson & Clarkson 2004: Synonym of friendii

Lorenz 2009: Form or Variation or just noteworthy of friendii vercoi

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Form or Variation of friendii vercoi

Wilson & Clarkson 2004: Synonym of friendii

 

www.gastropods.com 2010: Form of friendii

Wilson & Clarkson 2004: Subspecies of friendii

Wilson & Clarkson 2004: Synonym of friendii

www.gastropods.com 2010: Form of friendii

Chenu 1859: Species 

Schilder & Schilder 1969: Synonym of friendii

Burgess 1970: Synonym of friendii

Burgess 1985: Synonym of friendii

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Synonym of friendii

Wilson & Clarkson 2004: Synonym of friendii

Wilson & Clarkson 2004: Subspecies of friendii

 

 
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Burgess: The Living Cowries, 1970 Burgess: Cowries of the World, 1985 Burgess & Sage: HSN No. 394, 1992 Chenu: Manuel de Conchyliologie et de Paleontologie Conchyliologique, 1859 Liltved: Cowries and their relatives from Southern Africa, 2000 Lorenz & Hubert: A Guide to Worldwide Cowries, 2000 Lorenz 2001: Monograph of the living Zoila Lorenz 2009: Website (Checklist) Meyer 2005: Website Schilder & Schilder: A Catalogue of Living and Fossil Cowries, 1969 Wilson & Clarkson: Australia´s Spectacular Cowries, 2004