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venusta episema
Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) venusta episema

venusta episema

53,1 mm

selected

20,00 Euro

Guido T. Poppe › www.conchology.be

16.01.2007

Australia (WA) › Sorrento Reefs

Not perfect! /// Found in caves in 6 meters by diver. Ex-coll. D. and M. Meyer. February 1984.

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venusta episema 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) venusta episema

venusta episema

56 mm

Gem

36,50 Euro

Gisela Müller › gisela9344

13.02.2007

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Carnac Island

Aus 15 m Tiefe bei der Insel Carnac, West Australien getaucht, von erfahrenem Sportaucher mit Genehmigung der Naturschutzbehörden als Lebedfund eingebracht. Ein Exemplar von absoluter Perfektion, phantastisch die gleichmäßig glänzende Oberfläche und wunderschöne, tiefdunkle Farbe mit Tupfen, Basis weiss. Spitzenexemplar, GEM, voll ausgewachsen, sehr schwerer und starker Kallus.

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venusta episema 04

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) venusta episema

venusta episema

60,9 mm

F++

95,06 Euro

Otto Borchert › bortektoo

19.02.2007

Australia (WA) › Esperance
see remarks

Taken by scuba in 36m on sponge.

Maybe wrong data-slip (rosepinctata vs. episema)

venusta roseopunctata 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) venusta episema

venusta episema

58,39 mm

Gem

39,00 Euro

Imre Nagy › aussieshells

21.12.2007

Australia (WA) › Hillary‘s Perth

Is from the sponge beds Hillary‘s Perth, Western Australia.

* Thank you for your help Riccardo

venusta venusta 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) venusta episema

venusta episema

58 mm

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39,00 Euro

Henn › maikikind

20.02.2008

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Rottnest Island

Top Stück.

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venusta episema 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) venusta episema

venusta episema

49 mm

n.a.

0,00 Euro

Brian Hayes › www.algoabayshells.co.za

06.08.2009

Australia (WA) › Mandurah

Dived on sponge at 30m. 2007

Geschenk

venusta episema 05

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) venusta episema

venusta episema

62 mm

F++

19,49 Euro

David Watts › wattsdave

06.04.2010

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Rottnest Island
near

Has a nacred over flaw on the base.Excellent dorsum pattern on the specimen. Large

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venusta episema 06

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 (other) venusta episema

venusta episema

57 mm

F+++

> 100 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!

venusta episema 08

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) venusta episema

venusta episema

60,9 mm

Gem-

53,00 Euro

Manfred Faust › bofau

04.06.2012

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Rottnest Island

Diver in 15-24 m on sponge rock.

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venusta episema 09

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) venusta episema

venusta episema

77,1 mm

F+++/Gem

> 100 Euro

Hasan Kurtoglu › mayacim

08.11.2012

Australia (WA) › Busselton

Collected by diver on sponges under ledges 6-8m. GIANT VENUSTA EPISEMA. VERY DARK SHELL WITH REALLY BLACK BLOTCHES OVER DORSUM. EXTREMELY DIFFICULT SIZE TO FIND. WONDERFUL SHELL.

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venusta episema 10

venusta roseopunctata
Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) venusta roseopunctata

venusta roseopunctata

74 mm

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48,33 Euro

Fabio Porfiri › cypshells

20.01.2007

Australia (WA) › Walepole

No chip yes algae spot but still beauty 

* Thank you for your help Riccardo

venusta venusta 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) venusta roseopunctata

venusta roseopunctata

75 mm

Gem-

> 100 Euro

Gisela Müller › gisela9344

19.10.2007

Australia (WA) › Two Peoples Bay

Bei der Bucht von Two Peoples, nahe bei Albany, West Australien, getaucht bei Nacht in 46m Tiefe auf Riff mit reichem Bewuchs von Schwämmen. Mit Genehmigung der Naturschutzbehörden als Lebendfund genommen, 1992. Beeindruckend groÞ, phantastisch schönes und schweres Exemplar, voll ausgewachsen mit starkem Kallus und unbeschreiblich schöner GOLDENER Farbe. Perfekte GEM- Qualität, ich setze das - dazu, um Reklamationen vorzubeugen. SUPER!

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venusta roseopunctata 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) venusta roseopunctata

venusta roseopunctata

68 mm

F+++

75,70 Euro

Koon Po Choo › opnook

05.12.2007

Australia (WA) › Albany

By diver

* Thank you for your help Riccardo

venusta venusta 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) venusta roseopunctata

venusta roseopunctata

72 mm

F+++

70,00 Euro

Jean-Luc Rosselin › rosselin2007

30.05.2009

No data
My estimation: Albany to Esperance

FOND ROSE PASTEL AVEC TACHES UNE MERVEILLE, MALGRE DE NOMBREUSES MARQUES DE PREDATION.

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venusta roseopunctata 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) venusta roseopunctata

venusta roseopunctata

74 mm

Gem

> 100 Euro

Kathryn Wright › cerysanne.123

09.12.2009

Australia (WA) › Bald Island

Grazing on sponge. 45 meters. Gem quality shell with very sparse spotting

was sold as venusta venusta

venusta roseopunctata 04

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) venusta roseopunctata

venusta roseopunctata

68,5 mm

F++

68,39 Euro

Oscar Breitsameter › www.asia-shells.com

20.12.2009

Australia (WA) › Albany

Diver in 24 to 50m among soft sponges on hard bottom and boulders

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venusta roseopunctata 05

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) venusta roseopunctata

venusta roseopunctata

76,2 mm

F++

> 100 Euro

Randy Bridges › www.rbridges.com

06.04.2010

Australia (WA) › Esperance › Mondraine Island

By diver on sponges in 50 meters. Inflated, with pink hue. Mature base.

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venusta roseopunctata 07

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) venusta roseopunctata

venusta roseopunctata

64,3 mm

Gem

> 100 Euro

Andreas Huhn › andreas091072

10.04.2010

Australia (WA) › Coffin Island

Hallo,ich biete Ihnen hier die Möglichkeit eine extrem schöne und seltene Cypraea venusta rosepunctata zu erwerben!Die Schnecke ist ca.64,3mm groß und stammt von Coffin Island,Australien und wurde in ca.200m getaucht!Die Schale ist in einem vorzüglichen Zustand(GEM)!Wie auf den Bildern zu sehen ist,hat sie eine wunderschöne Farbe mit perfektem Glanz!Der Preis einer solchen Schnecke liegt üblich bei über 100,-€.

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venusta roseopunctata 06

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) venusta roseopunctata

venusta roseopunctata

72,5 mm

F++/F+++

> 100 Euro

Gabe A. Banfi › ifnabseashells

03.10.2010

Australia (WA) › Albany

In 26m on blue sponge reef. Beautiful specimen, coffee/cream dorsum with blotches of soft browns. Measuring 73mm. and is near F++/F+++ with several small coral scrathes. GEM canals.

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venusta roseopunctata 08

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) venusta roseopunctata

venusta roseopunctata

71 mm

F++/F+++

> 100 Euro

Luca Magliaro › shellsfrombrasil

25.02.2011

Australia (WA) › Albany

Nice specimen with great pattern! 26m blue sponge reef

venusta roseopunctata 09

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) venusta roseopunctata

venusta roseopunctata

71,4 mm

F+++

> 100 Euro

Rob Clifton › www.bluewatercoast.com.au

10.03.2011

Australia (WA) › Two Peoples Bay

Quite bulbous in shape & nice dark spotting! Sponge/Reef, 38 m

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venusta roseopunctata 15

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) venusta roseopunctata

venusta roseopunctata

66,8 mm

F+++/Gem

> 100 Euro

Rob Clifton › www.bluewatercoast.com.au

10.03.2011

Australia (WA) › Bald Island

Beautiful warm honey tones on this one!!! Sponge/Reef, 36-38 m

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venusta roseopunctata 16

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) venusta roseopunctata

venusta roseopunctata

71,8 mm

F+++

> 100 Euro

Rob Clifton › www.bluewatercoast.com.au

10.03.2011

Australia (QLD) › Albany › Eclipse Island

Here's a pretty one! Sponge/Reef, 42-45 m

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venusta roseopunctata 14

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) venusta roseopunctata

venusta roseopunctata

68,7 mm

F+++

> 100 Euro

Rob Clifton › www.bluewatercoast.com.au

10.03.2011

Australia (QLD) › Albany › Eclipse Island

Large & distinct spottingm very pretty shell! Sponge/Reef, 46 m

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venusta roseopunctata 13

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) venusta roseopunctata

venusta roseopunctata

67,8 mm

F+++/Gem

> 100 Euro

Rob Clifton › www.bluewatercoast.com.au

10.03.2011

Australia (WA) › Two Peoples Bay

Unsusual & very attractive pattern! Sponge/Reef, 45 m

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venusta roseopunctata 12

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) venusta roseopunctata

venusta roseopunctata

69,6 mm

Gem-

> 100 Euro

Rob Clifton › www.bluewatercoast.com.au

10.03.2011

Australia (WA) › Coffin Island

How's this for a pretty venusta!! Sponge/Reef, 54 m

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venusta roseopunctata 11

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) venusta roseopunctata

venusta roseopunctata

70,8 mm

F+++/Gem

> 100 Euro

Rob Clifton › www.bluewatercoast.com.au

10.03.2011

Australia (WA) › Two Peoples Bay

Love the look of this one! Purple black margins & terminals, very pritty shell. Sponge/Reef, 42 m

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venusta roseopunctata 10

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) venusta roseopunctata

venusta roseopunctata

73,07 mm

F++/F+++

> 100 Euro

Cillan Chan

21.06.2011

Australia (WA) › Esperance › Woody Island
(Cape Le Grand)

slightly dull base and dull dorsum, tiny inclusion in anterior canal. Display well. Dredged.

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venusta roseopunctata 17

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) venusta roseopunctata

venusta roseopunctata

72,5 mm

F++

89,99 Euro

Luca Magliaro › shellsfrombrasil

04.12.2011

Australia (WA) › Albany › Breaksea Island

Collected at 45-50 m on sponge, on reef; beautiful patetrn; growth on dorsum

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venusta roseopunctata 18

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) venusta roseopunctata

venusta roseopunctata

71 mm

n.a.

> 100 Euro

Peter Hardenberg

15.01.2012

Australia (WA) › Esperance › Gull island

Under sponges 55m, 10.2009

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venusta roseopunctata 19

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) venusta roseopunctata

venusta roseopunctata

68,8 mm

Gem-

> 100 Euro

Hasan Kurtoglu › mayacim

04.02.2012

Australia (WA) › Albany

Diver collected at 25-65m on sponge covered rocks/caves. ALMOST BLACK SHELL FROM ALBANY, W.A.! THIS IS A VERY RARE COLOUR VARIATION OF VENUSTA ROSEOPUNCTATA. THIS IS NOT ONLY A DARK SHELL BUT THE DORSAL PATCHES ARE REALLY BLACK. ONE OF THE DARKEST VENUSTAS I´VE EVER HAD.

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venusta roseopunctata 20

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) venusta roseopunctata

venusta roseopunctata

74,99 mm

F+++

> 100 Euro

Willy Van Damme › willykauri

19.02.2012

Australia (WA) › Albany
40 m

By scuba diver on sponge in reef, 40 m off Albany. I see a half round line that looks like a hairline in the middle of dorsum. Disturbing for me as I am picky. Beautiful sky blue spot on both side of which one is a big one.

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venusta roseopunctata 21

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) venusta roseopunctata

venusta roseopunctata

74,8 mm

n.a.

> 100 Euro

Fabio Porfiri › discus

23.02.2012

Australia (WA) › Esperance

Pure pink , small sratch on dorsum covered soft flaws at the side

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venusta roseopunctata 22

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (other) venusta roseopunctata

venusta roseopunctata

75,2 mm

F++/F+++

> 100 Euro

Hasan Kurtoglu › mayacim

13.11.2012

Australia (WA) › Two Peoples Bay

Diver collected in 36-45m on sponge, reef. INTERESTING COLOUR. HAVEN T SEEN ANY OTHER VENUSTA WITH THIS BEIGE COLOUR AND PATTERN. PERFECT CANALS, SOME NACRE PROBLEMS BUT NO GROWTH LINES.

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venusta roseopunctata 23

venusta venusta
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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Burgess 1970: Species 

Burgess 1985: Species 

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Species 

Wilson & Clarkson 2004: Species 

Meyer 2005: Species 

Lorenz 2009: Species 

Schilder & Schilder 1969: Subspecies of venusta

Burgess 1970: Synonym of venusta

Burgess 1985: Synonym of venusta

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Subspecies of venusta

Lorenz 2001: Subspecies of venusta

Wilson & Clarkson 2004: Synonym of venusta

Meyer 2005: Subspecies of venusta

Lorenz 2009: Subspecies of venusta

Schilder & Schilder 1969: Synonym of venusta venusta

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Form or Variation of venusta

Lorenz 2001: Subspecies of venusta

Wilson & Clarkson 2004: Synonym of venusta

Meyer 2005: Subspecies of venusta

Lorenz 2009: Subspecies of venusta

Lorenz 2001: Form of venusta roseopunctata

Wilson & Clarkson 2004: Synonym of venusta

Lorenz 2009: Form or Variation or just noteworthy of venusta roseopunctata

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Synonym of venusta

Lorenz 2001: Synonym of venusta roseopunctata

Wilson & Clarkson 2004: Synonym of venusta

Lorenz 2009: Form or Variation or just noteworthy of venusta roseopunctata

Schilder & Schilder 1969: Synonym of venusta episema

Burgess 1970: Synonym of venusta

Burgess 1985: Synonym of venusta

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Form or Variation of venusta episema

Lorenz 2001: Form of venusta episema

Wilson & Clarkson 2004: Synonym of venusta

Lorenz 2009: Form or Variation or just noteworthy of venusta episema

Schilder & Schilder 1969: Synonym of venusta venusta

Burgess 1970: Synonym of venusta

Burgess 1985: Synonym of venusta

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Form or Variation of venusta

Lorenz 2001: Synonym of venusta venusta

Wilson & Clarkson 2004: Synonym of venusta

 

Wilson & Clarkson 2004: Synonym of venusta

Schilder & Schilder 1969: Synonym of venusta venusta

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Synonym of venusta

Lorenz 2001: Synonym of venusta roseopunctata

Wilson & Clarkson 2004: Synonym of venusta

Schilder & Schilder 1969: Synonym of venusta episema

Schilder & Schilder 1969: Synonym of venusta episema

Burgess 1970: Synonym of venusta

Burgess 1985: Synonym of venusta

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Synonym of venusta

Wilson & Clarkson 2004: Synonym of venusta

Wilson & Clarkson 2004: Synonym of venusta

Wilson & Clarkson 2004: Synonym of venusta

Burgess & Sage 1992: Variation of venusta (deep water)

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Synonym of venusta

Lorenz 2001: Synonym of venusta roseopunctata

Wilson & Clarkson 2004: Synonym of venusta

Wilson & Clarkson 2004: Synonym of venusta

 

 
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