Umbilia

hesitata

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
hesitata hesitata
Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia hesitata hesitata

hesitata hesitata

79 mm

Fine++/Gem-

49,00 Euro

Andreas Laabs-Rode › *gloriamaris*

19.02.2007

Australia › Bass Strait (Victoria)

kleine dorsale Bissmarke oder andere Verletzung. Sehr schöne Farbe,aber nicht ganz so rötlich wie auf dem Foto.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia hesitata hesitata

hesitata hesitata

97 mm

F+++

28,46 Euro

Fabio Porfiri › cypshells

05.01.2008

Australia (Tasmania) › Bruny Island

80m. LARGE -GLOSSY - PINK CANAL - VERY ROSTRATE /// 80MT /// Conition only few small grain of the sand like photo

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia hesitata hesitata

hesitata hesitata

90,5 mm

Top Stück, keine Macken

19,50 Euro

Henn › maikikind

20.02.2008

Australia › Bass Strait (Tasmania or Victoria)

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia hesitata hesitata

hesitata hesitata

102 mm

Gem-

> 100 Euro

Gisela Müller › gisela-shells

02.07.2009

Australia › Bass Strait (Tasmania)

120m depth, live taken specimen shell. A much beloved ivory white species which is not easily found in gem quality, mostly because of its ill habit to encrust sand and small patches of mud in its nacre, a fact which is well enough known from other Umbilas sharing the deep sea muddy bottom, but these imperfections look really very ugly on these white shells; and what a kind of white it is! Milky white sounds nice but would not meet the point because this beauty has a ghastly shine of silvery white moonlight! A beautiful and absolutely clean piece, very inflated and pearshaped and very large, this is one of the best! Superb condition, even for the experienced connoisseur this shell might result tempting.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia hesitata hesitata

hesitata hesitata

98,37 mm

F++

59,00 Euro

Bianca Wittkowski › www.oceanzone.de

03.07.2009

Australia › Bass Strait (Tasmania or Victoria)
No data, location estimatet

anterior canal slightly chipped, inclusion, granulated line cross half upper dorsum, minor growth scars

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia hesitata hesitata

hesitata hesitata

88,13 mm

gem

> 100 Euro

Ettore Molteni › ilsiero

23.07.2009

Australia › Bass Strait (Victoria)

INCREDIBLE GLOSSY. GREAT PATTERN

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia hesitata hesitata

hesitata hesitata

92,58 mm

F+++/Gem

63,21 Euro

Mike Hart

07.09.2009

Australia (Victoria) › Lakes Entrance

VERY RARE now, healed sand inclusion

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia hesitata hesitata

hesitata hesitata

99 mm

Gem

48,26 Euro

Gisela Müller › gisela-shells

01.11.2009

Australia (Tasmania)

Live taken specimen shell. Contrasting patten with snowy white base and laterals which make the caramel and golden dorsum look very special. The specialist however will be drawn to this piece because of its twisted and elongated terminals which have a duckbill like appearance and which sometimes call for subspecific rank according to some authorities. Very selected piece of flawless growth and all natural of course.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia hesitata hesitata

hesitata hesitata

93,98 mm

F++/F+++

44,25 Euro

Bianca Wittkowski › www.oceanzone.de

11.01.2010

Australia › Bass Strait (Tasmania or Victoria)

Sand inclusion in base and dorsum 

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia hesitata hesitata

hesitata hesitata

93,7 mm

F+++/Gem

36,10 Euro

Dave Delaine › 859daved

25.10.2010

Australia (Victoria) › Lakes Entrance

Trawled 90-120m. Lovely pattern and colour on this good sized hesitata. Hard to fault, beautiful shell

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia hesitata hesitata

hesitata hesitata

56 mm

Gem

38,76 Euro

Wolfgang Proestler › boholshells

10.12.2010

Australia › Bass Strait (Victoria)

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia hesitata hesitata

hesitata hesitata

85 mm

F++/Gem

> 100 Euro

Fabio Porfiri › discus

27.01.2012

Australia (Victoria) › Lakes Entrance

PURE WHITE !! NO CREAM ! 1988

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia hesitata hesitata

hesitata hesitata

105 mm

Gem

49,99 Euro

John Macpherson › johnmac618

30.01.2012

Australia › Bass Strait
Poor data. My estimation: Bass Strait

Live taken off Australia. This beautiful, large specimen has wonderful coloration with great deep gloss. This is in gem condition.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia hesitata hesitata

hesitata hesitata

66,67 mm

F+/F++

33,00 Euro

Cillan Chan

12.08.2012

Australia (QLD) › Tin Can Bay

Display well, slightly polished surface, tiny inclusion in base. Trawled 100m.

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Schilder & Schilder 1969: Subspecies of armeniaca

Burgess 1970: Species 

Burgess 1985: Species 

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Species 

Wilson & Clarkson 2004: Species 

Meyer 2005: Species 

Lorenz 2009: Species 

Schilder & Schilder 1969: Synonym of armeniaca hesitata

Burgess 1970: Synonym of hesitata

Burgess 1985: Variation of hesitata (dwarf)

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Subspecies of hesitata

Wilson & Clarkson 2004: Synonym of hesitata

Meyer 2005: Subspecies of hesitata

Lorenz 2009: Form or Variation or just noteworthy of hesitata

Schilder & Schilder 1969: Synonym of armeniaca hesitata

Burgess 1970: Synonym of hesitata

Burgess 1985: Synonym of hesitata

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Form or Variation of hesitata

Wilson & Clarkson 2004: Synonym of hesitata

Lorenz 2009: Form or Variation or just noteworthy of hesitata

 

Schilder & Schilder 1969: Synonym of armeniaca hesitata

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Synonym of hesitata hesitata f. howelli

Wilson & Clarkson 2004: Synonym of hesitata

Wilson & Clarkson 2004: Synonym of hesitata

Schilder & Schilder 1969: Synonym of armeniaca hesitata

Burgess 1970: Synonym of hesitata and also of armeniaca

Burgess 1985: Synonym of hesitata

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Synonym of hesitata and also of armeniaca

Wilson & Clarkson 2004: Synonym of hesitata

 

 
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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