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Helicophanta bicingulata - Smith, 1882
Madagascar. Farafangana.
Acavidae
F++  /  66mm
#39217
w/cuticle. The very shell pictured in Poppe & Groh: A Conchological Iconography - Acavidae. Plate 33, nr. 1
35.00 EUR
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Eurystyla julii - (Fischer-Piette and Garreau, 1965)
Madagascar. NEM. Antalaha.
Acavidae
F+  /  30mm
#39197
indentation on central dorsum. The very shell pictured in Poppe & Groh: A conchological iconography: Acavidae. Plate 40, nr 2.
45.00 EUR
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Forreria corteziana - Berschauer, Petuch and Clark, 2018
Mexico. WM. N Sea of Cortez. Wanger Basin. Trawled at 140m. 2020.
Muricidae
F+  /  93mm
#38523
w/o. Small chip in lower sipho.
540.00 EUR
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Cribrarula cumingii - (Gray, 1832)
French Polynesia. Tahiti. Punaauia. 40-45m deep.
Cypraeidae
F+++  /  18.1mm
#35801
Large. Vivid rusty orange colouration. Much darker as usual.
190.00 EUR
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Zoila ketyana bataviensis - Lorenz and Morisson, 2001
Australia. WA. Kalbarri. By ROV at 38-40m.
Cypraeidae
F+++  /  51.1mm
#35783
sparse spotting.
780.00 EUR
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Cassis patamakanthini - Parth, 2000
Australia. WA. off False Entrance. 110 m deep.
Cassidae
F  /  33.8mm
#31819
Dead-taken (hence the grading): waterstains on columella and inside aperture. Small chips on sipho. Very rare species. Large (usually not exceeding 27mm).
420.00 EUR
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Cypraea tigris pardalis - Shaw, 1794
Philippines. Negros island. 10m deep. June 2007.
Cypraeidae
F+  /  57mm
#36714
small line in columellar callus, which is vey thick and heavy, even strongly extending beyond the margins. Dark caentral part with smaller spots along the margin.
20.00 EUR
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Bolma millegranosa - (Kuroda and Habe, 1958)
Philippines. Mactan. Punta Engano. From tangle nets at ca 180m. July 1994.
Turbinidae
F+  /  33mm
#18202
Yellow form. some spines broken.
15.00 EUR
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Bistolida nanostraca - Lorenz and Chiapponi, 2012
Cargados Caragos Shoals (St. Brandon).
Cypraeidae
F++  /  16.8mm
#35795
Top of the bill for this species: live-taken, which is hardly ever available. Central dorsum not 100% smooth. Great colour: cannot be compared with a dead-taken one.
700.00 EUR
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Zoila ketyana bataviensis - Lorenz and Morisson, 2001
Australia. WA. Geraldton. Zeewijk Channel. By ROV at 52m.
Cypraeidae
F+++  /  52.7mm
#35782
Dark base.
900.00 EUR
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Naria helvola hawaiiensis - (Melvill, 1888)
Hawaiian Islands. Oahu. Dived at ca 15m. August 1973.
Cypraeidae
F++  /  32.5mm
#35599
new WRS (not officially registered yet)
250.00 EUR
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Turbinella pyrum fma napus - Lamarck, 1822
Sri Lanka. WSL. Puttalam area. From fishermen. Summer 2020.
Turbinellidae
F+  /  225mm
#35248
w/o. w/perio. Lower columella imperfect, some sponge attacks in upper spire. Special colour inside the aperture: reddish orange dots.
120.00 EUR
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Lobatus gallus - (Linnaeus, 1758)
Haiti. Chouchou Bay. Dived at ca 10m. October 2004.
Strombidae
F+  /  121mm
#34897
Freak w/ double finger! w/some perio. Waterstain on lower lip.
25.00 EUR
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Palmulacypraea boucheti - Lorenz, 2002
Taiwan. Peng-Hui island. Trawled at ca 200m. May 2018.
Cypraeidae
F+++  /  18mm
#23989
live-taken. Very nice high dark blotch on left margin.
280.00 EUR
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Archivolva alexbrowni - Lorenz, 2012
Egypt. Hurghada. Giftun Island. Dived at 20m. 2012.
Ovulidae
F+++  /  18mm
#29522
elegant, elongate species. Rare.
250.00 EUR