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Cypraeidae

Cypraea limacina clarissa

€ 5.00

Size: 24,4
Condition: Gem
Description: smooth dorsum; short columellar teeth
Locality: Madagascar

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea lynx - dwarf

€ 3.00

Size: 22,3
Condition: Gem
Description: extremely small + beautiful
Locality: Radama Island/Madagascar

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea lynx - freak

€ 4.00

Size: 34,4
Condition: F++
Description: unique shape; squashed middle part of body, like a girdle
Locality: Madagascar

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea lynx michaelis

€ 3.00

Size: 26,0
Condition: Gem
Description: the form with heavily calloused margins
Locality: Indonesia

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea maculifera martybealsi

€ 35.00

Size: 71,6
Condition: F+
Description: broad shape with calloused margins; dense marginal spotting; injured and partly self-repaired anterior terminal; very uncommon
Locality: Marquesas Islands

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea maculifera scindata

€ 7.00

Size: 56,8
Condition: F++
Description: spotted base; wide dorsal line; some thin stress lines
Locality: Society Islands

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea maculifera scindata - dwarf

€ 7.00

Size: 38,9
Condition: F++
Description: spotted base + dark margins
Locality: Society Islands

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea margarita

€ 6.00

Size: 17,2
Condition: Gem
Description: totally smooth; short teeth in mid-section of columella
Locality: Sulawesi/Indonesia

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea mariae

€ 55.00

Size: 12,9
Condition: F++/Gem
Description: gorgeous pattern
Locality: Tahiti

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea pellucens

€ 3.00

Size: 28,8
Condition: Gem
Description: with a dorsal blotch
Locality: Okinawa

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea pellucens

€ 3.00

Size: 19,0
Condition: F++
Description: with evenly spaced marginal blotches
Locality: Samoa

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea pellucens

€ 3.00

Size: 27,3
Condition: Gem
Description: attractive bands with square dots; dorsal blotch; calloused base
Locality: Zanzibar

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea pellucens natalensis

€ 4.00

Size: 23,8
Condition: F++
Description: slightly juvenile with a distorted base; unusual pattern; as Lorenz, pl. 234, fig. 9
Locality: South Africa

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea pellucens natalensis

€ 6.00

Size: 32,7
Condition: f++
Description: broadest band + dorsal blotch; dived at 41 m
Locality: South Africa

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea pellucens natalensis

€ 4.00

Size: 31,8
Condition: F+
Description: light blue shell with very prominent dorsal bands; bulbous shape; calloused convex base; beached
Locality: South Africa

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea pellucens natalensis - dwarf

€ 8.00

Size: 14,2
Condition: F+
Description: the famous "tortirostris" form; similar to Lorenz pl.234, fig.12; dived dead at 41 m; very small, elongated + mature
Locality: South Africa

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea picta

€ 7.00

Size: 18,1
Condition: F++
Description: a beautiful piece with a slight overglaze; large spots on margins
Locality: Cape Verde Islands

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea poraria - dwarf

€ 3.00

Size: 13,6
Condition: Gem
Description: unusual size
Locality: Society Islands

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea pulchella

€ 3.00

Size: 41,8
Condition: Gem
Description: shortened teeth near both terminals; slightly juv.
Locality: Vietnam

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea pyrum

€ 5.00

Size: 32,6
Condition: F++
Description: with 3 clearly visible bands
Locality: Lampedusa Island

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea sanguinolenta

€ 10.00

Size: 17,6
Condition: F++
Description: margins with purple spots; broad dorsal band
Locality: Senegal

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea spurca verdensium - Xlarge

€ 8.00

Size: 29,9
Condition: Gem
Description: elongated shell with dark margin
Locality: Canary Islands

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea spurca verdensium cascabullorum

€ 15.00

Size: 18,1
Condition: F++
Description: off-white base; calloused with high margins
Locality: Canary Islands

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea staphylaea consobrina

€ 3.00

Size: 17,1
Condition: Gem
Description: short terminals; long teeth
Locality: Louisiade Archipel, Papua

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea staphylaea consobrina - dwarf

€ 5.00

Size: 11,8
Condition: Gem
Description: a stunning extreme dwarf
Locality: Fiji

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea staphylaea nolani

€ 5.00

Size: 15,9
Condition: Gem
Description: seldom found alive; smooth dorsum; deep mantle line
Locality: South Africa

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea stercoraria - freak

€ 18.00

Size: 59,4
Condition: F+
Description: bulging dorsum; gaping aperture; very light dorsum
Locality: Ghana

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea talpa - rostrate

€ 5.00

Size: 46,6
Condition: F++
Description: rostrated base; skew aperture; twisted body whorl
Locality: Vanuatu

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea tigris

€ 7.00

Size: 91,0
Condition: F+
Description: the only tigris I ever obtained from the trawlers; white background; golden mantle line; might be dead-taken but with good gloss; very heavy
Locality: South Africa

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea vitellus - rostrate

€ 40.00

Size: 50,1
Condition: F+++
Description: excellent rostration on base with a tightly pinched anterior terminal; high dark margins + a very narrow dorsal window
Locality: New Caledonia

 

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