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Lambis truncata truncata - Humphrey, 1786
Madagascar. EM. Foulpointe. in shallow water. September 2017
Strombidae
F+  /  335mm
#22583
w/perio. Gorgeous specimen w/ purple columella and purple and orange between fingers. From Foulpointe.
85.00 EUR
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Cypraea boucheti - Lorenz, 2002
Taiwan. NET. Near Tiao-Yu-Tai island. In nets at 150-200m. July 2017.
Cypraeidae
F+++  /  21mm
#22461
very nice colours (live-taken).
300.00 EUR
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Tonna sulcosa - Born, 1778
Philippines. Masbate Island. July 2005.
Tonnidae
F+  /  99mm
#22194
A colour freak: uniformly brown.
20.00 EUR
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Semicassis bondarevi - Muehlhaeusser and Parth, 1993
Indian Ocean. Saya de Malha Bank. Dredged at 200m. March 2011.
Cassidae
F+  /  52mm
#21796
dead-taken, as usual. Rare find from the type locality (topotype).
300.00 EUR
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Semicassis bondarevi - Muehlhaeusser and Parth, 1993
Indian Ocean. Nazareth Bank. Dredged at 200m. March 2011.
Cassidae
F+  /  61mm
#21795
dead-taken, as usual. Locality north of the type locality (Saya de Malha bank). Very hard to get and rare!
300.00 EUR
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Cypraea grayana - Schilder, 1930
Oman. Gulf of Aden. From fishermen. July 1992.
Cypraeidae
F+  /  71mm
#21794
large and red. Some waterstains and one nacre spot.
80.00 EUR
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Cypraea armeniacea andreyi - Lorenz and Beals, 2013
Australia. SWA. off Cape Mentelle. By ROV at ca 130m.
Cypraeidae
F++  /  67mm
#21793
Rare subspecies, virtually absent from collections. Some chalky deposit in between the upper teeth. Faint colour stains left on the base (much intenser when just collected, but according to the original description this fades extremely rapidly and then completely disappears). Colouration in between paratypes 1 and 2.
450.00 EUR
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Cypraea broderipii - Gray, 1832
South Africa. Natal. Ramsgate. Dived at ca 40m.
Cypraeidae
F+  /  79mm
#21787
A few sand inclusions and a few lines under the callus. A very good shell of this rare species in this price range.
1100.00 EUR
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Cypraea tessellata - Swainson, 1822
Hawaiian Islands. Oahu. Haleiwa. Dived at 8-15m. 2002.
Cypraeidae
F++  /  26mm
#21785
Very vivid colours and very nice blotches. A few tiny lines (about 6mm long) under callus near left side of posterior canal.
150.00 EUR
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Cypraea (Zoila) raywalkeri - Lorenz, 2011
Australia. SA. Windy Harbour.
Cypraeidae
F+  /  49mm
#21783
Some waterstains. Very rare species, often faked(baked satiata), but this the real thing! Incredible colour, even in a Zoila.
4300.00 EUR
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Conus lecourtorum - Lorenz, 2011
Mauritius. St Brandon Shoal. Lunch Island. In coral rubble in shallow water. June 2015.
Conidae
F/F+  /  12mm
#21780
Endemic rarity. Lip chipped. Hardly ever available due to very restricted accessibility to the area.
400.00 EUR
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Bursa verrucosa - Sowerby, 1825
New Zealand. NENZ. Kermadec Islands. Dived on granite boulders at 20-30m. July 2009.
Bursidae
F+  /  33mm
#20903
w/o. Some erosion on back and upper spire.
220.00 EUR
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Conus stupa - Kuroda, 1956
Taiwan. NT. Near Tiao-Yu-Tai Island. Trawled at 150-200m. November 2016
Conidae
F+  /  78.2mm
#20901
tiny chip in lipe and small growth line.
550.00 EUR
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Conus stupa - Kuroda, 1956
Taiwan. NT. Near Tortoise Island. Trawled at 150-200m. November 2016
Conidae
F+  /  95.6mm
#20900
small line and proto imperfect. Large.
850.00 EUR
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Echinophoria pilsbryi - (Woodring and Olsson, 1957)
Ecuador. Santa Elena province. off Ayangue. Trawled at 210-230m. December 2009.
Cassidae
F  /  70mm
#20695
rare. Canal imperfect and some sponge attacks at mid-dorsum.
250.00 EUR