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 5-9 November 2017
 

CYPRAEIDAE

Algoensis permarginata Lorenz 1989  Gem 20 mm. UNAVAILABLE Very nice, dorsum rich pinkish/cream color with soft beige marks, callosus yellowish margins with attractive brown spotting. Dredged on reef at 65 m. Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa March 2002 
Algoensis sanfrancisca Chiapponi 1999  F+++ 20,6 mm. UNAVAILABLE Very beautiful, dorsum rich pinkish color with orange/beige marks, callosus light yellow/orange margins with attractive blackish spotting. Has slightly growth lines dose not detract from it's overall beauty. Dredged on reef at 65 m. Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa June 2002 
Cypraea androyensis Bloecher & Lorenz 1999  F++/F+++ 18,1 mm. $50.00 Superb! Very nice. Blackish color with thin cream bands. Margins and base white and blue color with brown spots. Has very small sand grains and micro defects dose not detract from it's overall beauty. Hard to find in so good quality. Tulear, Madagascar 2004
Cypraea androyensis consanguinea Bloecher & Lorenz 1999  F++ 18 mm. $80.00 Superb! Very nice globulus. Dark chocolate color with gray and cream marked bands. Callosus pale mauve/gray color margins with blackish spots, base white with blackish spots. Has slightly defects dose not detract from it's overall beauty. Tulear, Madagascar 2004
Angelicae Clover 1974  F++ 29,4 mm. Huge! UNAVAILABLE Very beautiful, dorsum orange/brown color with yellowish marks, callosus white margins almost till the dorsum, pinkish tail canal. Has a slightly healed growth mark and bites on the dorsum dose not detract from it's overall beauty. Gabon 2002
Cypraea angelicae Clover 1974  F+++/Gem 20,1 mm. UNAVAILABLE Outstanding! Very beautiful. Dorsum grayish/white and light orange/brown color marks, callosus white margins almost till the dorsum, base white with pale pinkish teeth and canals. Trawled at 60 m. Gabon 1980 Click to read the description.
Annulus (Linne 1758)  Gem 25 mm. $1.00  Large self collected fresh. Phuket 1996
Annulus (Linne 1758)  Gem 15-20 mm. $1.00  Dwarf self collected fresh. Kota Kinabalu Borneo 1997 
Annulus rostrate (Linne 1758)  F++ 20,7 mm. $140.00 Outstanding Hyperostrate, from unusual location, in some part is not too shines. Philippines “00 
Arabica asiatica dwarf Schilder & Schilder, 1939.  Gem 34-46 mm. $3.50  Dwarf self collected dark, fresh.  Phuket 1997 
Arabica asiatica dwarf Schilder & Schilder, 1939.  Gem 50-65 mm. $3.00 Large self collected fresh Krabi 1997 
Cypraea arabica asiatica dwarf freak Schilder & Schilder 1939  F+++ 37,8 mm. $25.00 Very nice unusual freak, closed aperture. Dorsum bluish color with reddish/brown pattern. Callosus grayish//beige color margins and base with blackish spots and brown marks, bluish flashing, orange/brick teeth. Has few slightly irregularities dose not detract from it's overall beauty, a nick on the terminal. Self collected under stone and dead coral shallow water. Freedom beach, Patong Bay, Phuket 1999
Arabica cf. contraria dwarf (Linne 1758)  F++/F+++ 29,3 mm. $300.00 Very nice and unusual, bluish dorsum with slightly brown pattern white base and margin with brown spots. Has some slightly growth lines not so important. Philippines “00
Arabica niger (Linne 1758)  F+++/Gem 63,1 mm. $400.00 Outstanding! Large and very beautiful. Dorsum jet black unless the yellowish mantle line and few dots. Slightly rostrate bluish/gray margins with blackish spots. Base pale bluish/gray and cream color with gray spots, brown blotch and teeth Prony Bay New Caledonia, August 1974
Armeniaca Verco 1912  Gem 83 mm $350.00 Trawled at 80 m. Great Australian Bight 1996
Armeniaca inflated Verco 1912  Gem 85,5 mm. $500.00  Trawled at 180 m.
Longitude 130* Great Australian Bight 1993 
Aurantium Gmelin 1791  F+/F++ 106 mm. $140.00 Deep red color, has one growth scar on the dorsum, and few defects. Davao Philippines 1997 
Aurantium Gmelin 1791  F++/F+++ 90,2 mm. UNAVAILABLE Outstanding red color, without any growth scar, only the usual defects (that has always this species) dose not detract from it's overall beauty. Surigao Isl. Mindanao 2002 
Aurantium (Gmelin 1791)  F++ 97,7 mm. Large and very beautiful. Outstanding red color, without any growth scar, only the usual defects (that has always this species) dose not detract from it's overall beauty. Subigao Isl. Mindanao 2004
Aurantium sphaerical Gmelin 1791  F++ 81 mm. UNAVAILABLE  Like a ball. Samar 1998 
Barclayi Reeve 1857  F+++/Gem 21,4 mm. $1,800.00 Base white with yellow/orange teeth and canals, dorsum yellow/orange, super piece. Trawled at 150 m. Inhambane South Mozambique October 1998 
Beckii Gaskoin 1836  Gem 13-14,5 mm. $20.00 Excellent. Cebu 1998
Beckii Gaskoin 1836  Gem 11-12,5 mm. $15.00 Excellent. Cebu 1998
Capensis Gray 1828  F+++/Gem 30,9 mm. UNAVAILABLE Very nice, yellowish/beige color with dark reddish/brown blotch, base yellowish color with mauve teeth. Has few sand grains. By scuba at 12-15 m. under rocks. Port Elizabeth, South Africa 2001
Capensis gonubiensis Massier 1993  F+++ 28,9 mm. UNAVAILABLE Very attractive, rich lavender/beige color with unusual smooth, shines and large dark reddish/brown blotch, margins and teeth light violet, base yellowish/beige. Has a slightly healed growth mark on the dorsum dose not detract from it's overall beauty and a very small defect on the right margin. By scuba at 20 m. East London, South Africa 2002
Caputserpentis (Linne 1758)  Gem 31-35 mm $2.00  Self collected dark, fresh. Phuket 1997 
Caurica niger & rostrate (Linne 1758)  Gem 42,5 mm. UNAVAILABLE Awesome! Very beautiful. Dorsum 100% Jet black and extreme rostrate. Prony New Caledonia 1971 
Cervus f. peilei dwarf (Linne 1758)  F+++ 44 mm. UNAVAILABLE Fantastic! Very beautiful and exceptional extreme dwarf. Reddish/chocolate color with attractive clear bluish/white spots and gray mantle line, margins and base lavender and mauve color, teeth dark brown. Has a very small bite on the dorsum and a small chip on the terminal ridge. Cuba 2003
Coronata debrunii Lorenz 2002  F++ 31,6 mm. UNAVAILABLE Fantastic! Very beautiful. Bluish/white color with chocolate marks, attractive callosus and granulate pale lilac margins and canals, base white with pale lilac teeth. Has a very small bite and two healed slightly growth marks on the dorsum dose not detract from it's overall beauty. Dived at 35-38 m. live on reef. Houtbay Bay, Atlantic ocean,
South Africa 2003
Cribraria niger & rostrate (Linne 1758)  F+++ 20,5 mm. $80.00 Defect in terminal ridge very rostrate. Prony New Caledonia 1980
Cribraria niger & rostrate (Linne 1758)  F+++/Gem UNAVAILABLE $40.00 Very beautiful, enough niger and slightly rostrate. Dived on reef at 5 m. Prony, New Caledonia 1997
Cypraea cylindrica niger & rostrate (Born 1778)  Gem 34,6 mm. $200.00 Outstanding! Large and very nice. Dorsum dark brown color, well rostrate cream/white margins, base and tails. From Dr. R. Pierson with the original data. Prony, New Caledonia 1972
Cylindrica niger & rostrate (Born 1778)  F+++/Gem 27,8 mm. UNAVAILABLE Very nice. Dorsum blackish/brown color, extreme rostrate. Has few sand grain. Prony New Caledonia, July 1975
Cypraea eburnea (Barnes 1824)  F+++ 35,1 mm. $50.00 Very nice. Plain white color. Has slightly undulations dose not detract from it's overall beauty. From my personal collection. Oro Bay, Papua New Guinea March 1968
Eglantina niger & rostrate Duclos 1833.   Gem 57,7 mm. UNAVAILABLE 95% Jet black, rostrate, on reef 1-2 m. Prony Bay New Caledonia 1998 
Eglantina niger & rostrate (Duclos 1833)  F+++ 55,2 mm. $400.00 Awesome! Very beautiful. Dorsum jet black except the orange slightly mantle line. Margins, base and canals extreme rostrate. Has few small tinny marks. Prony Bay New Caledonia 1975 
Eglantina niger & rostrate (Duclos 1833)  F+++/Gem 63,8 mm. $250.00 Outstanding! Very beautiful. Inflated, dorsum jet black except the yellowish mantle line and the few orange flashing on the right side. Margins, base and canals little rostrate. From Dr. R. Pierson with the original data. Prony Bay New Caledonia April 1974
Eglantina rostrate (Duclos 1833)  F++/F+++ 56,7 mm. UNAVAILABLEOutstanding! Very nice. Margins, base and canals very rostrate. Dorsum normal brownish color and pattern. Has some very small dull marks on the dorsum. Prony Bay New Caledonia 1976
Erosa freak (Linne 1758)  F++ 39,9 mm. UNAVAILABLE Fantastic! Very exceptional unique beauty. Dorsum greenish color with bluish marks and without pattern, margins orange with beige spots, base cream with beige marks, don't has part of the labial teeth. Has continuously growth lines (undulations) like wrapped. Philippines 2002
Erosa rostrate (Linne 1758)  Gem 35 mm $30.00  Rostrate. Prony Bay New Caledonia 1998 
Errones niger & rostrate (Linne 1758)  F++ 27,5 mm. UNAVAILABLE Very nice. Dorsum all over blackish/brown color and well rostrate. Has slightly growth defects (undulations) on the dorsum. Under rocks at low tide. Stanagr Bay, Qld May 1971
Cypraea esontropia cf. francescoi Lorenz 2002  F+++ 21,2 mm. $90.00 Awesome! Very beautiful. Very dark reddish/brown color with clear bluish/white spots. Callosus white margins with orange/brown spots, base white. Has a small irregularity on the left side dose not detract from it's overall beauty. Nacala Bay, North Mozambique 2004
Fernandoi Cate 1969  Gem 26 mm. UNAVAILABLE A super shell, large, very pretty, dark olive color with brownish blotch. Samal Isl. Davao 1999
Fernandoi Cate 1969  Gem 22,4 mm. UNAVAILABLE A super shell, very pretty, light olive color with light brownish blotch. Samal Isl. Davao 1999 
Friendii (Gray 1831)  F+++ 93.1 mm. UNAVAILABLE Large, base and margin dark brown, dorsum light cream/bluish color with light brown spots, has a growth mark in the left side of the dorsum. Collected by Hookah diver in 10 m. off Rottnest Isl. Fremantle W. Australia March 1999
Friendii (Gray 1831)  F+++ 79,9 mm. $100.00 This is the deep water form from behind Rottnest Isl. Fremantle. Base brown and white, margin brown, dorsum profusely spotted in both dark and soft brown. Dived in 38 m. Rottnest Isl. Fremantle
W. Australia “99
Friendii (Gray 1831)  F+++ 88,2 mm. UNAVAILABLE Base brown, margin black with some spotting, dorsum heavily marked in black with a blue mantle line low on the left side. Dived in 12 m. off Rottnest Isl. Fremantle, W. Australia “99 
Friendii dwarf (Gray 1831)  Gem 52 mm. $80.00  Base black, margin brown and black, dorsum gray with brown markings and spots. Dived from 3m off Busselton Australia "98
Friendii dwarf (Gray 1831)  F+++/Gem 47,2 mm. UNAVAILABLE Very small, hard to get under 50 mm. A lovely tiny shell. Base black, margin dark brown, dorsum blue/gray with soft brown markings and dark brown spots. Dived in 2 - 3 m. on sponge among sea grass, off Busselton W. Australia “99
Friendii insulata  F+++ 93,9 mm. UNAVAILABLE Extra large. The true heavy thick canalled Esperance form. Base black, flat and wide, margin black, dorsum 
background blue/gray with dark brown spots. Dived in 20 m. off Alexander Bay 
east of Esperance, W. Australia August “99
Fultoni (Sowerby III 1903)  F+++/Gem 64 mm. UNAVAILABLE Excellent outstanding specimen, even is small is very pretty with very nice pattern, yellowish base and golden teeth and aperture. This Fultoni don't have any granulation and is very shines, nothing has to do with the cheaper ones that offered recently. 
From trawler of Qiu Qissico Mozambique. "97
Fultoni (Sowerby III 1903)  F+++/Gem 75 mm. UNAVAILABLE Excellent outstanding specimen, with very nice pattern, yellowish base and golden teeth. This Fultoni don't have any granulation and is very shines, nothing has to do with the cheaper ones that offered recently. From trawler of Qiu Qissico Mozambique “98 
Fuscodentata grohorum Lorenz 2002  F++ 36 mm. UNAVAILABLE Extra large and very attractive, unusual corded dorsum, reddish/brown color with pale greenish flashing, margins, tail and base rich lilac/mauve with dark mauve teeth. Has slightly growth lines and few very small defects dose not detract from it's overall beauty. By scuba at 18 m. on black sponge. False Bay, South Africa 2002
Fuscodentata sphaerica Raybaudi 1986  F+++/Gem 33,3 mm. UNAVAILABLE Outstanding! Very nice light bluish color with yellowish/beige marks and spots, callosus, margins and base yellowish/honey with brick teeth. Dredged at 63 m. Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa June 2002
Cypraea gangranosa (Dillwyn 1817)  F+++/Gem 21,9 mm. $180.00 Outstanding Hyper callosus! Very beautiful and exceptional. Honey color with bluish/white spots. Hyper callosus cream margins with orange/brown spots and pale blue flashing, base milky/white. Has few sand grains. South Mozambique 2004
Cypraea gracilis macula melanistic (Angas 1867)  F+++ 17,6 mm. $60.00 Very beautiful, enough melanistic and little rostrate. Bluish color with melanistic marks. Cream margins and base with  gray and brown spots, blackish tail canals. Has a slightly irregularity dose not detract from it's overall beauty. From my personal collection. Keppel Bay, Qld. Australia 1974
Cypraea gracilis macula rostrate (Angas 1867)  F+++/Gem 21,9 mm. $70.00 Very beautiful, well rostrate and little melanistic. Pale greenish color with slightly melanistic stripe. Cream margins and base with  gray and brown spots, mauve tail canals. From my personal collection. Keppel Bay, Qld. Australia 1974
Guttata (Gmelin 1791)  F+++/Gem 67,3 mm. UNAVAILABLE Large and very beautiful. This is quite different from the others of Philippines. Large and very nice color, darker and reddish than this from Balut Isl. medium clear spots and many small ones, very well developed relief margin lines almost till the dorsum, heavy and callosus. Has a small nick on the anterior tail. Talikud Isl. Davao 2004
Guttata (Gmelin 1791)  F+++/Gem 60,6 mm. $130.00 Very beautiful. This is quite different from the others of Philippines. Very nice color, darker and reddish than this from Balut Isl. medium clear spots and many small ones, very well developed relief margin lines almost till the dorsum, heavy and callosus. Samal Isl. Davao 2004
Guttata (Gmelin 1791)  Gem 61 mm. UNAVAILABLE The Bohol form. Very beautiful. Deep orange color with large and small very clear spots. Callosus white margins with brown transverse ribs and blackish/brown base. Panglao Isl. Bohol 2004
Guttata (Gmelin 1791)  F+++/Gem 57,6 mm. UNAVAILABLEThe Bohol form. Very beautiful. Deep orange color with large and small very clear spots. Callosus white margins with brown transverse ribs and blackish/brown base. Panglao Isl. Bohol 2004 
Guttata dwarf (Gmelin 1791)  Gem 47,3 mm. $130.00 The Bohol form. Very beautiful. Exceptional very deep orange color with medium and small very clear spots. Callosus white margins with brown transverse ribs and blackish/brown base. Panglao Isl. Bohol 2004 
Guttata dwarf (Gmelin 1791)  Gem 43,2 mm. UNAVAILABLE The Bohol form. Very beautiful. Orange color with large and small very clear spots. Callosus white margins with brown transverse ribs and blackish/brown base. Panglao Isl. Bohol 2004 
Guttata (dwarf) Gmelin 1791  Gem 46,4 mm. $100.00 The Bohol form. Very small size, nice yellowish color, medium and small clear spots, well developed margin,
heavy and callosus. Bohol 1999
Guttata form bicallosa Raybaudi 1985  F+++ 55,5 mm. UNAVAILABLE Awesome! Both margin heavy callosus, very beautiful dark orange color, big and small clear spots, well developed marginal transverse ribs and heavy. Has two small slightly bites on the dorsum dose not detract from it's overall beauty. Balicasag Isl. Bohol “02
Guttata surinensis Raybaudi 1978  F+++ 57 mm. $300.00 Trawled 
80 -120 m. depths. Phuket Isl. Andaman Sea 1997 
Guttata surinensis Raybaudi 1978  Gem 51,6 mm. UNAVAILABLE Large, dark color with clear spots and callosus. Trawled 80-120 m. Southwest off Phuket Isl. Andaman Sea 1999
Guttata surinensis Raybaudi 1978  Gem 45,6 mm. $500.00 Awesome!
Very dark reddish/brown color with clear white spots, callosus and very shines, this is the most beautiful I have ever seen. Trawled 80-120 m. Southwest off Phuket Isl. 
Andaman Sea Dec. "99
Guttata surinensis Raybaudi 1978  F+++/Gem 45,6 mm. UNAVAILABLE Outstanding! Very beautiful, inflated and exceptional. Dark reddish color with very clear cream/white spots and unusual mantle line like Y. Hyper callosus yellowish margins with orange/brown transverse ribs. Has few very small sand grain on the dorsum almost invisible dose not detract from it's overall beauty. Trawled 80-120 m. off Racha Isl. Phuket Isl. Andaman Sea 2000
Guttata surinensis (dwarf) Raybaudi 1978  F+++ 37,2 mm. $500.00 Ex. World smallest size. Very small, dark beauty and callosus. Trawled at 80-120 m. Phuket Isl. Andaman Sea 1998
Guttata surinensis (elongate form) Raybaudi 1978  F+++ 56,3 mm. $750.00 Dark beauty very unusual. Trawled 80-120 m. Phuket Isl. Andaman Sea "97 
Guttata surinensis (southern form) Raybaudi 1978  Gem 44,8 mm. $200.00 Very nice, light color with clear spots, callosus margin. Trawled at 80-120 m. South of Phuket to Indonesia 1998 
Hirasei Roberts 1913  Gem 39,5 mm. UNAVAILABLE Outstanding, yellowish/cream dorsum with nice pattern, margin white with some spots, base white, tale canals pinkish mauve. Aliguay Isl. Sulu Sea "00
Hirasei (freak) Roberts 1913  Gem (except freakiness) 39,3 mm. $400.00 Very unusual specimen, gray/cream color, the dorsum has repeating very thin growth lines like wrapping, the pattern is from margin to margin, inflated with callosus margins, has a brownish blotch and some spots on the base. Aliguay Isl. Sulu Sea "00 
Cypraea hirasei Roberts 1913  Gem 42,3 mm. UNAVAILABLE Very beautiful. Cream dorsum with attractive brown mark, beige pattern and bands. Milky/white margin and base with beige spots, violet/mauve tale canals. Samal Isl. Davao 2005
Hungerfordi sp. Sowerby 1888  F+++/Gem 32,8 mm. $950.00 Awesome!Very nice dark pattern on the dorsum, base pink, inflated pink margins and pink tail canals. This form is the first that is found in Philippines. Trawled 100 m. From Aliguay Isl. close to Dipolog, Mindanao May “00 
Hungerfordi cf. bealsi Mock 1996  F+++ 32,4 mm. UNAVAILABLE Outstanding! Very rare and beautiful Philippines form. Pale grayish color with orange/brown dots and brown marks. Cream margins with blackish spots, base cream and tails light mauve color. Has few slightly irregularities on the dorsum dose not detract from it's overall beauty. Aliguay Isl. Mindanao 2004
Hungerfordi Sowerby 1888  F+++ 42,6 mm. UNAVAILABLE Outstanding! Extra large, very dark dorsum, base and margins reach reddish/orange color with attractive spotting. The margins are slightly granulated, characteristic of this form, which maybe is a new subspecies. Has a very small bite on the labial margin almost invisible and three very small sand grain among the columellar teeth. Trawled at 40-100 m. Keelung, Taiwan "02
Hungerfordi Sowerby 1888  Gem 37 mm. UNAVAILABLE Outstanding!  Dark dorsum with white ring, base and margins deep red/orange color with attractive spotting. The margins are callosus and granulated, characteristic of this form, which maybe is a new subspecies. Trawled at 40-100 m. Keelung, Taiwan "02
Hungerfordi coucomi Schilder 1964  F+++ 31 mm. UNAVAILABLE Outstanding! Very nice. Cream color with beige dots and spiral marks. Margins yellowish/cream with brown spots, base yellowish/white color. Has a slightly growth mark on the left side dose not detract from it's overall beauty. Trawled at 65 fms. Southern Qld Australia 1976
Hungerfordi coucomi capricorn f. Schilder 1964  F+++/Gem 26,6 mm. UNAVAILABLE Outstanding! Very beautiful rare dwarf form of coucomi. Dorsum bluish color with grayish reddish bands, beige dots and chocolate spots on the sides. Callosus yellowish/cream margins and base, pale yellow/orange tail canals. Northern Qld. Australia 1976
Jeaniana sherylae Raybaudi 1990  F+++ 70,6 mm. $330.00 Lovely dark shells with black bases, side margins both cream with black spots. Has unimportant growth defect on the base. Dived in 28 m. off Point Quobba Carnarvon W. Australia “99
Cypraea jeaniana sherylae Raybaudi 1990  F+++ 66,3 mm. $330.00 Gorgeous! Very beautiful. Blue color with attractive blackish and orange/brown marks. Callosus blue, brown and orange/beige margins with orange/brick relief spots, base blackish/brown with orange/brick mark. Has a sand grain on the dorsum and few small healed bite marks on the margins dose not detract from it's overall beauty. Dived at 35-38 m. on sponge. Point Quobba North West Australia 2005
Jeaniana aurata Raybaudi 1978  F++ 83,5 mm. $900.00 Very beautiful golden color. Cream//white color with golden marks. Margins and base milky/white color with golden relief spots and tail. Has healed growth marks and small defects on the dorsum dose not detract from it's overall beauty. By Taiwanese trawler West Australia 1979 
Jeaniana aurata gerondic Raybaudi 1978  F++ 85,2 mm. UNAVAILABLE Very beautiful golden color, flat base and very inflated, heavy exceptional gerondic specimen. Cream/white color with golden marks. Callosus milky/white color margins till the dorsum and base with golden spots and tail. Has a small bite mark and irregularities on the dorsum dose not detract from it's overall beauty, some small bubbles on the base. By Taiwanese Trawler N. W. Australia 1979
Jeaniana aurata dwarf Raybaudi 1978  F++/F+++ 53,3 mm. UNAVAILABLE Very beautiful golden color. Flat base, milky/white color with golden marks. Callosus margins and base milky/white color with golden spots and tail. Has a small blemish (dull) on the right side, a small healed growth mark and few small defects on the dorsum dose not detract from it's overall beauty and a very small crack on the posterior tail invisible without magnification. By Taiwanese Trawler N. W. Australia 1979 
Cypraea langfordi Kuroda 1938  Gem 58,8 mm. $450.00 Outstanding! Very beautiful. Pale grayish/cream color with attractive brown and beige pattern. Callosus yellow/orange margins and base, orange tails. Balut Isl. Mindanao 2005
Cypraea leucodon (Broderip 1828)  F+++/Gem 78,6 mm. UNAVAILABLE Awesome! Very beautiful. Chocolate color with grayish/white clear spots. Callosus chocolate color margins with relief white spots, base beige color. Has few very small scratches invisible without magnification. Bogo, North Cebu 2006
Leucodon (Broderip 1828)  F+++/Gem 82,6 mm. UNAVAILABLE Awesome. Very nice dark brawn/chocolate color with nice clear spots and very well developed margins with relief clear white marginal spots. Bogo North Cebu "00 
Leucodon (Broderip 1828)  F+++ 79,8 mm. UNAVAILABLE Awesome. Very nice dark brawn/chocolate color with nice clear spots and very well developed margins with relief clear white marginal spots. Has a unimportant growth defect almost invisible on the dorsum and a very small dull on the base dose not detract from it's overall beauty. Bogo North Cebu "00 
Leucodon tenuidon Lorenz 1999  F+++ 69,5 mm. UNAVAILABLE
Trawled 30-40 m. depths muddy bottom between Ranong & Phuket 
Andaman Sea, Thailand 1997
Leucodon tenuidon dwarf Lorenz 1999  F+++/Gem 58,5 mm. UNAVAILABLE Ex. World smallest size. Real beauty unique specimen, dark brawn with white clear spots, has a very small unimportant bite on the base almost invisible.
Trawled 30-40 m. depths muddy bottom between Ranong & Phuket Andaman Sea "98
Mappa (Linne 1758)  F+++ 87,3 mm. $15.00 Very large and nice, brown color. Cebu “99
Mappa pink (Linne 1758)  F+++ 83,8 mm. $20.00 Pink dorsum and base. 
Cebu 1998
Mappa pink freak (Linne 1758)  F+++ 71,7 mm. $50.00 Freak pattern, 
mantle line from tail to tail and from the middle of the dorsum to left margin, pinkish dorsum and base. Cebu “99 
Cypraea mappa (Linne 1758)  F++/F+++ 80 mm. UNAVAILABLE Awesome Pink/Purple! Very beautiful, exceptional very dark color and heavy. Dorsum rich pink color with attractive orange/brown pattern and clear mantle line. Margins and base purple color with soft brown spots, tail canal deep purple color with blackish marks. Has few small slightly growth defects, tinny spots and few sand grains dose not detract from it's overall beauty, a nick on anterior terminal. Samar 2006
Cypraea mappa sp. (Linne 1758)  F+++ 71,7 mm. UNAVAILABLE Awesome Exceptional! Very beautiful. Dorsum pinkish/cream color with attractive orange/brown pattern and clear unusual mantle line. Rostrate pinkish margins with beige and brown spots, base pinkish/cream color with light brown spots like Mappa subsignata and orange teeth, deep violet tails. Has slightly irregularities dose not detract from it's overall beauty. Samar 2004
Cypraea mappa alga (Perry 1811)  F++ 73,9 mm. UNAVAILABLE Outstanding! Very beautiful, looks like mappa aliwalensis. Dorsum yellowish/cream color background with attractive dark reddish/brown pattern and marks. Margins and base bluish/white color with mauve and lavender spots lavender basal blotch, red/orange teeth. mauve terminals. Has few irregularities and few nicks dose not detract from it's overall beauty. Dived at 25 m. South Mozambique 2003
Mappa cf. contraria (Linne 1758)  F+++ 79,2 mm. $160.00 Very interesting, 
big part of the dorsum without pattern like contraria. Cebu “00 
Mappa cf. contraria (Linne 1758)  F++/F+++ 67,8 mm. UNAVAILABLE Rare and very interesting, without pattern like contraria, cream color with soft caramel marks. Has a sand grain on the dorsum and the base is not too glossy. Cebu “00 
Mappa niger & rostrate (Linne 1758)  F+ 73,4 mm UNAVAILABLE  Jet black but with white grain on the dorsum little rostrate Bay de Prosy New Caledonia 1971
Cypraea mappa cf. viridis (Kenyon 1902)  F++ 69,7 mm. UNAVAILABLE Gorgeous Exceptional Color! Very beautiful exceptional base color, looks like mappa rosea. Dorsum dark reddish/brown color with attractive clear sky/blue mantle line, marks and spots. Margins and base unusual lavender color with brown spots and mauve basal blotch, pale yellow/orange teeth. Has slightly irregularities and few small defects dose not detract from it's overall beauty. Philippines 2006
Marginata consueta  F+++ 56.6 mm. $140.00 Base white with dark brown spots, side margins flared and colored orange/caramel, dorsum marked dark brown, small not important natural flow. Dived in 8-10 m. off Carnac Isl. Fremantle W. Australia "99
Marginata raybaudi Lorenz 1992  F++ 62,3 mm. $390.00 Very large typical raybaudi, base white, dorsum white with a pink blush and small light brown spots, has a growth line on the left side of the dorsum down towards the margin but displays very well. Dived in 30 m. off Kanraroo Isl. Sth. Australia August “99
Mauritiana (Linne 1758)  F+++ 63,1 mm. $200.00 UNAVAILABLE Very unusual, elongate, yellowish color with chocolate pattern, base chocolate color with orange teeth. Has a very small nick on the terminal ridge and few tiny spots on the left margin. Cebu “00 
Mikeharti Lorenz 1985  F++/F+++ 21 mm. UNAVAILABLE Large and very beautiful, lavender color with reddish/brown marks, callosus violet margins with blackish spots, base bluish/white and violet, tail canals violet. Has a slightly healed growth mark on the dorsum and few micro defects dose not detract from it's overall beauty. By scuba at 18 m. High profile reef, False Bay, South Africa 2002
Moneta (rostrate)  Gem 18,8 mm. UNAVAILABLE Very nice, enough rostrate from unusual location, yellow and greenish color. Philippines “00
Cypraea porteri Cate 1966  F+++ 48 mm. $250.00 Very beautiful. Grayish and beige color with brown spots and marks. Callosus yellow/orange margins and base, reddish/orange tails. Has few slightly irregularities, few very small scratches and few tinny spots dose not detract from it's overall beauty. Balut Isl. Mindanao 2005
Pulchra dwarf (Gray 1824)  F+++ 23,8 mm. UNAVAILABLE World smallest size! Very. Cream color with beige bands. Callosus margins and base pale pinkish color with brown teeth. Has few micro defects, excellent quality for this  species. Among corals at 3 m. Sagallou, Gulf of Tadjura, Djibouti 1972
Cypraea punctata niger & rostrate (Linne 1771)  F+++ 14,9 mm. $260.00 Outstanding! Very beautiful. Dorsum cream/white color with strong niger marks. Margins, base and canals little rostrate. Base cream/white color with pale yellow teeth.  Has few small tinny marks. Prony Bay, New Caledonia 1975
Pyrum angolensis Odhner 1923  F+++ 28,9 mm.UNAVAILABLE Rare. Very beautiful, dorsum dark orange/brown color with the characteristic blue ring, base and margins rich red/orange color, cream strong teeth. Has a very small bite on the dorsum dose not detract from it's overall beauty. Very hard to find now. Trawled at 100 m. Ponta das Lagostas, Angola 1978
Pyrum Gmelin 1791  F+++/Gem +40 mm. $12.00  Dark beauties very large. Greece
Pyrum Gmelin 1791 F+++/Gem + 36 mm. $8.00  Dark beauties. Greece
Pyrum Gmelin 1791  F+++  $4.00  Light color Greece
Cypraea rosselli latistoma Lorenz 2002  F++ 51,7 mm. $250.00 Very beautiful. Blackish/brown color with yellowish and orange flashing. Callosus margins and base beige and yellow/orange color with blackish/brown marks and spots. Has a small healed growth scar on the dorsum, few slightly defects and a very small bite on the labial margin dose not detract from it's overall beauty. From my personal collection. Dived at 40 m. off Rock Dunder Albany West Australia 1976
Saulae Gaskoin 1843  Gem 25,8 mm. $30.00 Large, outstanding color, large pattern and margin spotting. Davao "00
Saulae Gaskoin 1843  Gem 22 mm. $20.00 Outstanding color, large pattern and margin spotting. Davao "00
Semiplota annae  F+++ 18 mm. UNAVAILABLE Nice color and very callosus. Has a small dull on the dorsum, almost invisible. By scuba at 35 m. Hawaii "00
Stercoraria (Linne 1758)  F++ 78+ mm. $20.00  West Africa 1978
Cypraea stercoraria (Linne 1758)  F+/F++ 76 mm. $60.00 Outstanding Yellow/orange! Very nice. Uncommon yellow/orange color with brown marks and spots. Margins and base yellowish/beige color with gray, brick and brown spots. Has small slightly defects, many tinny spots and the tails are slightly chipped. Very reasonable quality for this species. Senegal, West Africa 2004
Cypraea stercoraria melanistic (Linne 1758)  F+/F++ 80,6 mm. $90.00 Outstanding Red Melanistic! Very beautiful and glossy. Dorsum deep red color with melanistic marks. Callosus yellowish/beige margins with light brown marks, base grayish/beige with orange marks. Has a healed barnacle, bite marks, sand grains, tinny spots and few small defects dose not detract from it's overall beauty. Reasonable quality for this species. From Greek trawlers. Senegal, West Africa 1978
Cypraea subteres subteres (Weinkauff 1881)  F++ 18,2 mm. $130.00 Very nice. Pale greenish/cream color with beige dots. Callosus margins and base white color with brown spots. Has small healed bite marks dose not detract from it's overall beauty. Tuamotu 1973
Surinamensis (Perry 1811)  F+++ 30,3 mm. UNAVAILABLE Large and very beautiful, light peach color with reddish/brown marks and spots, margins and base deep orange. Has a growth defect on the dorsum close to posterior canal dose not detract from it's overall beauty. Off Jangadeiros, Fortaleze, North Brazil "95
Teramachii Kuroda 1938  F+++/Gem 56 mm. $1,600.00 Excellent specimen, nice color with full nice dorsum pattern. Bohol Isl. 1999
Teramachii Kuroda 1938  F+++ 58 mm. $1,000.00 Large and very nice. Mauve/beige color with orange/brown marks and dots. Yellowish/cream margin and base. Has a very small bite on the top of the dorsum almost invisible. From deep water, Aliguay Isl. Sulu Sea 2000 
Teres pellucens panamensis Lorenz 2002  Gem 28,5 mm. UNAVAILABLE Awesome! Large and very beautiful. Greenish color with attractive reddish/brown blotch and yellowish/brown dots. Callosus cream margins with blackish spots. Under coral shallow water. Taboga Isl. Panama February 19
Thersites (Gaskoin 1849)  F++/F+++ 68,2 mm. UNAVAILABLE Very beautiful dark. Black, yellowish and brick color marks. Margins jet black, base black, orange and cream/white color. Has few slightly irregularities and micro defects dose not detract from it's overall beauty. Dived in 20 m. in Streaky Bay Sth. Australia “99
Thersites (Gaskoin 1849)  Gem 70.4 mm. UNAVAILABLE Very nice jet black shell hard to get this dark in this quality. Base black with white, margin and dorsum black with a small brown saddle over each canal. Dived in 18 m. off Stansbury S. Australia “99
Thersites (Gaskoin 1849)  Gem 71,8 mm. $370.00 Very nice 97% black shell hard to get this dark in this quality. Base black with white, margin and dorsum black with a small brown saddle. Dived in 18 m. off Stansbury S. Australia “99 
Tigris (Linne 1758)  F+++ 87,6 mm. $15.00 White with black/brown bluish flashing spots. Central Vietnam 1998
Tigris (Linne 1758)  F+++ 89,7 mm. $20.00 White with brown spots and bluish flashing. Central Vietnam 1999
Tigris (Linne 1758)  F+++/Gem 81 mm. UNAVAILABLE Very beautiful. Dorsum yellow/orange color with blackish spots. Margins cream with orange/brick and bluish/gray spots, base white, tail canals white and bluish. Has few micro defects. Cebu 2002
Tigris (Linne 1758)  F+++/Gem 63 mm. $50.00 Very nice, inflated and heavy, dorsum milky/white color with very few small soft cinnamon and brown spots, callosus white with few soft spots margins, base white, tail canals white and bluish. Bohol "02
Tigris freak (Linne 1758)  F++ 88,2 mm. $30.00 Very nice, inflated and heavy, slightly freak shape, dorsum yellowish color with black/brown spots with blue and orange flashing, orange mantle line, callosus white with dark and soft spots margins, base white, tail canals white and gray. Has slightly growth defects on the dorsum dose not detract from it's overall beauty and a blemish on the right margin close to the canal. Cebu "02
Tigris freak (Linne 1758)  F++ 71,5 mm. $30.00 Very nice, flat shape with double dorsum yellowish color with many black/brown spots, margins white color with black/brown large spots, tail canals white. Has growth defects on the dorsum dose not detract from it's overall beauty. Bohol "02
Tigris melanistic (Linne 1758)  F++/F+++ 92 mm. $120.00 Very nice, the 50% of the dorsum is jet black. Has some dulls and tinny spots on the dorsum dose not detract from it's overall beauty. Cebu “00
Tigris cf. contraria (Linne 1758)  F+++/Gem 84 mm. UNAVAILABLE Very interesting, bluish color with few spots, without background like contraria. Cebu “00
Cypraea valentia (Perry 1881)  Gem 88,4 mm. $750.00 €570.00 Superb! Very beautiful, fantastic dark color. Grayish color with brown pattern and dark brown marks, blue flashing. Margins orange/beige and grayish/mauve color with blackish/brown spots. Base cream with beige marks. Bogo North Cebu 2006
Valentia (Perry 1881)  Gem 90 mm. UNAVAILABLE Outstanding pattern, color and margin spotting. Bogo North Cebu 2002 
Valentia (Perry 1881)  F+++/Gem 89,6 mm. UNAVAILABLE Very beautiful, fantastic dark color. Beige color with brown pattern and very dark brown marks, blue flashing. Margins beige and bluish color with blackish/brown spots. Base cream with beige marks. Has few micro defects. Bogo North Cebu 2004
Venusta roseoimmaculata Raybaudi 1985  F+++ 72.2 mm. $820.00 All over mushroom pink with faint pale brown markings near the left side flange, terminals purple. Dived in 24 m off Cull Isl. Esperance W. Australia 1998
Cypraea venusta roseopunctata (Melvill 1888)  F++ 76,1 mm. $480.00 Gorgeous! Very beautiful. Pink color with attractive yellowish/beige and orange/brown spots. Margins pinkish/cream color with pale orange/brown spots and dark orange/beige over tail canals. Base cream with yellowish/beige marks. Has a healed slightly growth defect, few slightly irregularities, few micro defects and few sand grains on the left side dose not detract from it's overall beauty. Dived at 30-50 m. among sponge in granite caves. Mondraine Isl. East of Esperance, South West Australia 2005 
Venusta venusta Sowerby 1846  F+++/Gem 74,8 mm. UNAVAILABLEBase white, margin frosted white, tail canals purple, dorsum gray/cream with ten soft pale brown spots. Collected by diver in 30 m. on sponge among rocks off the eastern end 
of Breaksea Island Albany, W. Australia 1995
Venusta venusta Sowerby 1846  F+++/Gem 72,2 mm. $480.00 Is most unusual in its color form for the Albany area. Base white, margin white with bluish flashing, tending caramel at the canals with small brown spots, dorsum almost uniform brown. Dived in 30 m. off North Point Two Peoples Bay, Albany W. Australia March ‘99
Venusta venusta Sowerby 1846.  F+++/Gem 77,3 mm. $490.00 Nice large dark shell with charcoal margin frosted in white, dorsum cream marked in dark brown. Dived in 24 m. off North Point Albany W. Australia “99
Venusta venusta Sowerby 1846.  F+++/Gem 72.1 mm. $550.00 Margin soft brown with a white and mauve blush, dorsum all over cream with four soft brown spots. This is a very uncommon color form from this area. Dived in 40 m. off Bald Isl. Albany W. Australia “99
Venusta episema (Iredale 1939)  F+++/Gem 73,3 mm. UNAVAILABLE Outstanding, margin charcoal with a mauve blush, dorsum almost black. Hard to get good episema now. Dived in 20 m. off Bunbury W. Australia “99
Venusta sorrentensis Schilder 1963  F+++ 65,7 mm. $70.00 A lovely large shell, base white, margin dark charcoal, dorsum background pink/brown with dark brown markings. Dived in 12m off Rottnest island, Fremantle W. Australia December ’98
Venusta sorrentensis Schilder 1963  F+++ 65,6 mm. $70.00 Nice large shell, base white, margin charcoal, dorsum heavily marked with dark brown, has a very soft crease but not important. Dived in 10 m. off Rottnest Island, W. Australia January “99
Venusta sorrentensis Schilder 1963  F++ 60,2 mm. $75.00 Is almost all over black with a white base and charcoal margin. Some slight roughness on the dorsum which causes the shell to turn so dark. Dived in 14 m. off Rottnest Island, 
Fremantle W. Australia January “99
Venusta sorrentensis Schilder 1963  F+++/Gem 56,1 mm. $80.00 Almost black and as dark as you can get this species. Dived in 12 m. off Rottnest Isl. W. Australia “99
Vercoi Schilder 1930  F+++/Gem 70.5 mm. UNAVAILABLE A nice heavy mature white based deep water shell. Base orange/white, side margin dark brown with an orange flash and spotted black, dorsum background blue/gray with small dark brown spots. Dived in 45 m. off Cape Vancouver Albany W. Australia 1998
Vercoi Schilder 1930  F+++ 71,6 mm. UNAVAILABLE This is a fat round deep water form, base black teeth stained white, margin white with orange and black spotting, dorsum background blue with dark brown spots and markings. Has a tiny growth mark on the left side of the dorsum but it is not important. 
Dived in 60 m. off Rock Dunder Albany W. Australia June “99
Vercoi dwarf Schilder 1930  Gem, 62,7 mm. $330.00 A super little dwarf vercoi. Base black with a white margin flash, dorsum almost black.Dived in 63m off Rock Dunder Albany W. Australia 1998
Vercoi dwarf Schilder 1930  Gem 68.5 mm. $275.00 Another dwarf vercoi from incredible depths. Lovely dark spotted piece with classical vercoi shape. Dived in 66 m. off Rock Dunder Albany W. Australia 1998
Vercoi dwarf Schilder 1930  F+++/Gem 65,4 mm. UNAVAILABLE Base black with white, margin white spotted black, dorsum marked in blue and brown bands running from tail to tail. Most unusual markings. Dived in 63 m. off Rock Dunder Albany W. Australia August “99
Cypraea vitellus (Linne 1758)  F++/F+++ 66,6 mm. $80.00 Exceptional Globulus & Spotless! Very beautiful and globulus width 46,9 mm. Orange/brown, beige and honey color banded dorsum like carneola with only few cream spots, grayish color sides with soft cream spots. Margins and base grayish/cream color with soft white spots. Has slightly irregularities dose not detract from it's overall beauty. Zamboanga 2006
Vitellus rostrate (Linne 1758)  F++ 45,1 mm. UNAVAILABLE Outstanding! Very nice and heavy. Margins, base and canals well rostrate. Dorsum slightly melanistic brown color with white relief spots. Margins pale grayish color with cream/white spots, base cream color. The dorsum has irregularities sand grains and micro defects dose not detract from it's overall beauty. From Dr. R. Pierson with the original data. South New Caledonia 1974
Vredenburgi Schilder 1927  F+++ 22-24 mm. UNAVAILABLE $25.00  South Java Indian Ocean 1997
 
 

 

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