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Diminovula sandrae - Lorenz and Fehse, 2011
Egypt. S Sinai. Dived on Dendronephtya sp. on wreck of MV Thistlegorm at 20-25m. March 2010.
Ovulidae
F++  /  10mm
#22284
hardly ever available. An almost unique opportunity.
100.00 EUR
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Cypraea grayana - Schilder, 1930
Egypt. Gulf of Suez. Dived in shipwreck at 10-20m. May 2000.
Cypraeidae
F++  /  68mm
#22222
Very rusty colour. A few very fine sand inclusions.
50.00 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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Cypraea acicularis sanctaehelenae - Schilder, 1930
Ascencion Islands. St Helena Island. Dived in caves at 15-20m. September 2014.
Cypraeidae
Gem  /  30mm
#21874
Very nice size. Excellent condition (most come with octopus holes)
250.00 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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Cypraea rosselli satiata - Lorenz, 2002
Australia. NWA. Quobba.
Cypraeidae
F+  /  51mm
#21779
a small line under the callus just behind the shoulder. High-shouldered specimen with a very good colouration.
500.00 EUR
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Cypraea fultoni fultoni - Sowerby, 1903
South Africa. Natal. Ramsgate. September 2016.
Cypraeidae
F+++  /  59.7mm
#21777
The real fultoni fultoni in excellent quality. Live-taken specimen with a very nice pattern and colouration.
9200.00 EUR
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Lambis lambis - Linnaeus, 1758
Madagascar. Toliara. From fishermen. October 2016.
Strombidae
F++  /  151mm
#21454
w/most of perio. Black lip
50.00 EUR