Muracypraea

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mus bicornis
Cypraeidae Cypraea Muracypraea mus bicornis

mus bicornis

46 mm

F++/F+++

20,86 Euro

Paula J. Russell › shellmama

18.10.2007

Venezuela

THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL SPECIMEN WITH AN EXCEPTIONALLY HUGE TUBERCULE ON THE DORSUM. SUPER GLOSSY. ONE SMALL NACRE BUBBLE AS SEEN IN PHOTO OTHERWISE A GREAT PIECE.

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mus mus 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Muracypraea mus bicornis

mus bicornis

43,8 mm

F+++

10,50 Euro

Francis Hennequin › explorateur7

21.10.2007

Venezuela › Los Monjes (Monges) Islands

Taille: 43,8 mm, quality F+++, belle coquille, quelques micro defauts, un tubercule apparent nice shell, nice quality,only some micro defects

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mus bicornis 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Muracypraea mus bicornis

mus bicornis

41,4 mm

F+++

10,99 Euro

Francis Hennequin › explorateur7

21.10.2007

Venezuela › Los Monjes (Monges) Islands

By shrimpboat. From 80m in muddy sand bottom with sponges. Taille: 41,4 mm, quality F+++, belle coquille, quelques micro defauts, deux tubercules apparents nice shell, nice quality,only some micro defects

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mus bicornis 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Muracypraea mus bicornis

mus bicornis

49,1 mm

F++

2,99 Euro

Massimo Scali › maxicuro

07.08.2009

Venezuela › Paraguana Peninsula

Trawled by fishermen (mar 2009). EXAMPLE OF BICORNIS SUBSPECIES (OR FORM) WITH FLATTENED TIPS, STRONGER BASAL TEETH AND MORE HEAVY THEN MUS MUS. SOME OVERCASTING AND SOME INCLUSIONS

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mus bicornis 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Muracypraea mus bicornis

mus bicornis

37,4 mm

perfect

15,72 Euro

Robert Janowsky › chinadancer888

25.01.2010

Venezuela › Paraguana Peninsula › Amuay Bay (Bay of Punta Fijo)

In fish trawl, 15-18m. White dorsum, 1 node on dorsum.This has to be one of the strangest specimens of Cypraea mus that we've come across. And it is also about the smallest one that we've ever had. The pale dorsum is most unusual and I don't recall ever seeing another one quite like it. The shell is in perfect condition. Those blue spots that you see in the brown streaky pattern near the posterior part of the dorsum are actually there but they are exaggerated by the light from our scanner. The shell was part of the Esmond B. Martin Cypraea Collection.

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mus bicornis 04

mus donmoorei
Cypraeidae Cypraea Muracypraea mus donmoorei

mus donmoorei

57 mm

F+++

68,46 Euro

Paula J. Russell › shellmama

25.01.2007

Colombia › Cabo de la Vela
Goajira Peninsula

CYPRAEA DONMOOREI, 57MM, COLOMBIA. THIS SHELL MIGHT SEEM A LITTLE PRICEY FOR EBAY BUT IT IS AN INCREDIBLE SPECIMEN AND I THOUGHT IT WAS WORTH THE MONEY. VERY LARGE AND REALLY EXCEPTIONAL PATTERN. SUPER DARK. THIS IS A REAL BEAUTY. F+++ CONDITOIN. ONLY THE MOST MINUTE OF SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS. SO MINUTE INFACT THAT I SAW SOMETHING A MINUTE AGO AND CANT FIND THE IMPERFECTION NOW...MAYBE IT WAS JUST DUST. ANYWAY, A FABULOUS PIECE. FULL COLLECTION DATA

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mus donmoorei 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Muracypraea mus donmoorei

mus donmoorei

61 mm

Gem

59,90 Euro

Gisela Müller › gisela9344

27.09.2007

Venezuela › Paraguana Peninsula

Ein beeinduckendes und riesengroßes Stück von Venezuela, Paraguana, in ca 80m Tiefe gefischt. Absolut unbeschädigte Top Qualität und sehr selten, da das Verbreitungsgebiet für Schleppnetze gesperrt wurde.

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mus donmoorei 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Muracypraea mus donmoorei

mus donmoorei

54,4 mm

Gem-

14,99 Euro

Massimo Scali › maxicuro

07.08.2009

Venezuela › Paraguana Peninsula

Trawled by fishermen (mar 2009). BEAUTIFUL PATTERN !! HEAVY SHELL WITH TUBERCLE NEAR GEM

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mus donmoorei 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Muracypraea mus donmoorei

mus donmoorei

57,9 mm

F++/F+++

14,50 Euro

Massimo Scali › maxicuro

07.08.2009

Venezuela › Paraguana Peninsula

Trawled by fishermen (mar 2009). BIG SLIGHTLY JUVENILE SPECIMEN WITH NICE CLEAR STRIPED PATTERN

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mus donmoorei 04

Cypraeidae Cypraea Muracypraea mus donmoorei

mus donmoorei

51 mm

F++/GEM

54,00 Euro

Goncalo Rosa › www.atollseashells.com

02.01.2012

Colombia (Caribbean) › Penninsula Guajira › Chichimares(?)

By shrimp trawler boat at 90-120 mts. Coll. April 2008

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mus donmoorei 05

mus mus
Cypraeidae Cypraea Muracypraea mus mus

mus mus

43 mm

F+++

11,39 Euro

Shea T. O‘Neill › pacificnightdiver

25.02.2007

Venezuela

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mus mus 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Muracypraea mus mus

mus mus

42 mm

F+++

20,00 Euro

Francis Hennequin › explorateur7

21.10.2007

Venezuela › Paraguana Peninsula › Amuay Bay (Bay of Punta Fijo)

taille 42 mm,qualité :F+++,quelques micro défauts, belle coquille ,trés belles tâches peu communes

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mus mus 04

Cypraeidae Cypraea Muracypraea mus mus

mus mus

42,3 mm

Gem-

15,00 Euro

Francis Hennequin › explorateur7

21.10.2007

Venezuela › Paraguana Peninsula › Amuay Bay (Bay of Punta Fijo)

taille 42,3 mm,qualité :GEM-, belle coquille foncée, pêché dans 3 m sur fond algueux petite porcelaine endemique de COLOMBIE / VENEZUELA nice shell,dark color, nice patterns pêché dans 3 m sur fond algueux petite porcelaine endemique de COLOMBIE / VENEZUELA some micro defect, very nice, nice pattern ,strange patterns,rare colorforme

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mus mus 05

Cypraeidae Cypraea Muracypraea mus mus

mus mus

44,4 mm

Gem

23,49 Euro

Francis Hennequin › explorateur7

21.10.2007

Venezuela › Paraguana Peninsula › Amuay Bay (Bay of Punta Fijo)

taille 44,4 mm,qualité :GEM, trés belle coquille foncée, belle tâche claire, pêché dans 3 m sur fond algueux petite porcelaine endemique de COLOMBIE / VENEZUELA nice shell,dark color, nice patterns

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mus mus 06

Cypraeidae Cypraea Muracypraea mus mus

mus mus

38,3 mm

Gem-

6,83 Euro

Francis Hennequin › explorateur7

21.10.2007

Venezuela › Paraguana Peninsula › Amuay Bay (Bay of Punta Fijo)

taille 38,3 mm,qualité :GEM-, quelques micro défauts pêché dans 3 m sur fond algueux petite porcelaine endemique de COLOMBIE / VENEZUELA nice shell, some micro defects, nice patterns

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mus mus 07

Cypraeidae Cypraea Muracypraea mus mus

mus mus

41,5 mm

F+++

34,49 Euro

Francis Hennequin › explorateur7

21.10.2007

Venezuela › Paraguana Peninsula › Amuay Bay (Bay of Punta Fijo)

taille 41,5mm,qualité :F+++, quelques micro defauts,micro bulles,tâches originales, belle coquille,rare forme, UNIQUE pêché dans 3 m sur fond algueux petite porcelaine endemique de COLOMBIE / VENEZUELA some micro defect, very nice, nice pattern ,strange patterns,rare colorforme

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mus mus 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Muracypraea mus mus

mus mus

40 mm

Gem

0,00 Euro

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31.12.2011

Venezuela › Paraguana Peninsula

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mus tristensis
Cypraeidae Cypraea Muracypraea mus tristensis

mus tristensis

55 mm

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0,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

20.09.2007

Venezuela › Los Monjes (Monges) Islands

Subadult

Geschenk

mus tristensis 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Muracypraea mus tristensis

mus tristensis

54 mm

F++/Gem

78,36 Euro

Fabio Porfiri › cypshells

03.08.2009

Venezuela › Gulf of Venezuela

MELANISTIC DORSUM, 2006

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mus tristensis 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Muracypraea mus tristensis

mus tristensis

62,7 mm

F+/F++

12,51 Euro

Massimo Scali › maxicuro

07.08.2009

Venezuela › Paraguana Peninsula

Trawled by fishermen (mar 2009). VERY BIG AND HEAVY SHELL ! SOME CHIPS IN ANTERIOR TIPS.

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mus tristensis 06

Cypraeidae Cypraea Muracypraea mus tristensis

mus tristensis

64 mm

F++

54,00 Euro

Massimo Scali › maxicuro

07.08.2009

Venezuela › Paraguana Peninsula

Trawled by fishermen (mar 2009). GIANT, WIDE AND HEAVYSPECIMEN !! ONLY ONE SMALL CHIP IN THE BASE ANTERIOR TIP AS YOU CAN SEE IN THE PICTURE.

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mus tristensis 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Muracypraea mus tristensis

mus tristensis

55,9 mm

F++/F+++

46,50 Euro

Massimo Scali › maxicuro

07.08.2009

Venezuela › Paraguana Peninsula

Trawled by fishermen (mar 2009). ELEGANT SHAPE WITH SMALL TUBERCLE !!

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mus tristensis 04

Cypraeidae Cypraea Muracypraea mus tristensis

mus tristensis

57,6 mm

F+++

41,50 Euro

Massimo Scali › maxicuro

07.08.2009

Venezuela › Paraguana Peninsula

Trawled by fishermen (mar 2009). ELEGANT SHAPE WITH SMALL WHITE TUBERCLE

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Linnaeus 1758: Species 

Chenu 1859: Species 

Schilder & Schilder 1969: Species 

Burgess 1970: Species 

Burgess 1985: Species 

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Species 

Meyer 2005: Species 

Lorenz 2009: Species 

Schilder & Schilder 1969: Synonym of mus

Burgess 1970: Synonym of mus

Burgess 1985: Synonym of mus

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Subspecies of mus

Meyer 2005: Subspecies of mus

Lorenz 2009: Subspecies of mus

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Subspecies of mus

Meyer 2005: Subspecies of mus

Lorenz 2009: Subspecies of mus

Burgess & Sage 1992: Synonym of mus

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Subspecies of mus

Meyer 2005: Subspecies of mus

Lorenz 2009: Subspecies of mus

 

Schilder & Schilder 1969: Synonym of mus

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Synonym of mus

Schilder & Schilder 1969: Synonym of mus

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Synonym of mus

Schilder & Schilder 1969: Synonym of mus

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Synonym of mus

Schilder & Schilder 1969: Synonym of mus

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Synonym of mus

Schilder & Schilder 1969: Synonym of mus

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Synonym of mus

Schilder & Schilder 1969: Synonym of mus

Schilder & Schilder 1969: Synonym of mus

Schilder & Schilder 1969: Synonym of mus

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Synonym of mus

Schilder & Schilder 1969: Synonym of mus

Schilder & Schilder 1969: Synonym of mus

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Synonym of mus

Schilder & Schilder 1969: Synonym of mus

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Synonym of mus

Schilder & Schilder 1969: Synonym of mus

 

 
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mus bicornismus donmooreimus musmus mus tuberculata (f)mus tristensisThe many faces of Muracypraea mus › LorenzMus donmoorei, bicornis or tristensis? › Cowryforummus › Googlemus › Ebay
 
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