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Cypraeidae

Cypraea fimbriata marquesana

€ 7.00

Size: 10,1
Condition: Gem
Description: always small; wide aperture; uncommon ssp.
Locality: Marquesas Islands

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea geographica africola

€ 9.00

Size: 69,6
Condition: F++
Description: lots of dorsal ocellations; 1 blister on base
Locality: Zanzibar

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea globulus brevirostris deannae

€ 7.00

Size: 13,3
Condition: Gem
Description: the East African form of globulus
Locality: Mozambique

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea histrio - black margins

€ 12.00

Size: 51,6
Condition: F+
Description: a sensational shell; black margins; base covered with dark blotches + spots
Locality: Tanzania

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea leviathan bouteti

€ 6.00

Size: 36,9
Condition: Gem
Description: Gem; cylindrical shape; light base
Locality: Tahiti

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea leviathan titan

€ 6.00

Size: 43,0
Condition: F++
Description: knobs on labrum; seems to have a double dorsal layer; with very precise data
Locality: Fiji

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea lynx - Ford's desease

€ 10.00

Size: 43,5
Condition: F++
Description: a typical shell of this strange phenomenon; see Lorenz pl. 316, fig. 14-16
Locality: Madagascar

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea maculifera

€ 8.00

Size: 51,0
Condition: F++
Description: seldom seen: dorsal spots not round but square; see Lorenz, pl. 85, fig. 5
Locality: Kwajalein Atoll

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea margarita africana

€ 8.00

Size: 15,1
Condition: Gem
Description: the East African form of margarita
Locality: Mozambique

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea propinqua

€ 4.00

Size: 33,3
Condition: F+
Description: calloused margins; purple frame; wavy pattern
Locality: Solomon Islands

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea pyrum insularum senegalensis

€ 8.00

Size: 25,9
Condition: F++
Description: very broad shape; healed-over injury on side; rugged labrum
Locality: Senegal

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea robertsi

€ 5.00

Size: 26,5
Condition: Gem
Description: beige margins with grey spots; from the Southern end of its range
Locality: Peru

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea scurra mundula

€ 5.00

Size: 29,2
Condition: F++
Description: crowded spots on margins
Locality: Society Islands

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea scurra mundula

€ 5.00

Size: 30,0
Condition: F+
Description: extremely narrow shape; super spotting on margins
Locality: Moorea Island/French Polynesia

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea scurra occidua

€ 6.00

Size: 40,5
Condition: Gem
Description: the East African ssp.; interesting pattern: large patch devoid of pattern
Locality: Madagascar

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea scurra occidua

€ 7.00

Size: 42,0
Condition: Gem
Description: a large piece with a very dark rostrated base
Locality: Madagascar

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea scurra occidua - overglazed

€ 5.00

Size: 33,8
Condition: F+
Description: with a thick golden overglaze; yellow base
Locality: Zanzibar

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea sp.

€ 100.00

Size: 39,8
Condition: F++
Description: what could it be? perhaps hybrid between lamarckii + erosa? but no marginal blotches or spots whatsoever; the extremely convex beige base does not fit either of these species; something new?
Locality: Mozambique

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea spurca vendensium - giant

€ 10.00

Size: 32,4
Condition: F+++
Description: enormous size for this ssp.; unusual pattern
Locality: Canary Island

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea talpa saturata

€ 7.00

Size: 77,8
Condition: F+
Description: typical bulbous shape; large specimen; dark dorsum; teeth interstices white; growth marks near posterior terminal
Locality: Mozambique

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea teres alveolus

€ 5.00

Size: 17,9
Condition: Gem
Description: narrow shape; embryonal banding on base
Locality: Kwajalein

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea teres alveolus

€ 5.00

Size: 23,8
Condition: Gem
Description: narrow shape; embryonal banding on base
Locality: Kwajalein

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea testudinaria

€ 9.00

Size: 106,5
Condition: Gem
Description: a bulbous specimen
Locality: Mozambique

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea tigris - blue blotch

€ 8.00

Size: 74,0
Condition: F++
Description: with a large blue blotch in centre of dorsum; calloused margins; heavy shell
Locality: Zanzibar

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea tigris - freak

€ 8.00

Size: 67,3
Condition: F++
Description: looks like a big chunk has been bitten out of its side
Locality: Mozambique

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea tigris - partly blue dorsum

€ 8.00

Size: 71,0
Condition: F++
Description: with blue spotting + golden mantle lines; bulbous shell
Locality: Reunion Island

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea tigris pardalis

€ 8.00

Size: 95,0
Condition: F++
Description: an elongated + very flat shell with the spotting reaching far onto base
Locality: Queensland

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea tigris pardalis

€ 3.00

Size: 66,6
Condition: F++
Description: calloused margins; small but heavy
Locality: Papua

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea tigris pardalis

€ 8.00

Size: 78,4
Condition: F++
Description: calloused margins; golden mantle line; margins slightly mottled with blue; approaching ssp. lorenzi
Locality: Society Islands

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea vitellus dama - dwarf

€ 6.00

Size: 28,8
Condition: F+++
Description: super mature with calloused margins + base; dark pattern
Locality: Madagascar

 

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