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Athleta nana - (Rehder and Weaver, 1974)
Mozambique. SM. Off Inhambane. Trawled at ca 350m. October 2017.
Volutidae
F++  /  17mm
#25920
seldom available. A small, but intricate Athleta species.
160.00 EUR
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Euphaedusa ishibei - Nordsieck, 2007
China. Guizhou. Xio Wen Xuan. Da Shi Xiang. Hui Shui Shi Lin. January 2011.
Clausiliidae
F+  /  29mm
#25792
Seldom available. Proto imperfect.
90.00 EUR
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Zoila thersites thersites fma atrata - Sulliiotti, 1924
Australia. SA. Pine Point. Dived at 20-25m. 1980.
Cypraeidae
F+++  /  73mm
#25571
Densely spotted with dark reddish brown overcast. Looks a bit 'flattened', hence wider than the average.
280.00 EUR
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Zoila thersites thersites fma atrata - Sulliotti, 1924
Australia. SA. Pine Point. Dived at 20-25m. 1980.
Cypraeidae
F+++  /  63mm
#25570
Very dark specimen with a dar reddish brown overcast.
250.00 EUR
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Austrasiatica langfordi poppeorum - Lorenz and Chiapponi, 2017
Philippines. Balut island. In tangle nets at 120-180m. August 2018.
Cypraeidae
F++  /  55mm
#24717
small stressline. Vivid margins.
380.00 EUR
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Phasmoconus aff colorovariegatus - (Kosuge, 1981)
Philippines. Balut island. In tangle nets at 120-180m. August 2018.
Conidae
F+  /  68mm
#25290
w/o. The yellowish 'form' as seen on p. 781 in Monnier et al, 2018. However, this one only has a very faint band at mid-whorl ans a few faint spots anteriorly.
125.00 EUR
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Raybaudia porteri porteri - (Cate, 1966)
Philippines. Balut island. In tangle nets at 120-180m. August 2018.
Cypraeidae
F++  /  48mm
#25286
Very nice colouration with dark spots just above the rather high margins. Rather broad and 'flattened' specimen. Tiny nacre spot at mid-dorsum.
180.00 EUR
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Vasum latiriforme - Rehder and Abbott, 1951
Mexico. Gulf of Mexico. Yucatan. Alacran reef. Dived at ca 35m. 1979.
Turbinellidae
F  /  49mm
#24915
Great rarity, apparently only about a dozen known in collections and not available any more on the shell market. This one has an eroded upper spire and lacks the protoconch.
275.00 EUR
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Vasum latiriforme - Rehder and Abbott, 1951
Mexico. Gulf of Mexico. Yucatan. Alacran reef. Dived at ca 35m. 1979.
Turbinellidae
F  /  75.8mm
#24914
w/o. Unfortunately, there is erosion on this fabulous shell. It is a species virtually absent from all collections, apparently only known from less than a dozen of shells. This is a huge specimen, most probably new WRS.
600.00 EUR
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Textilia cervus - (Lamarck, 1822)
Philippines. Balut island. In tangle nets at 120-180m. August 2018.
Conidae
F++  /  91mm
#24722
small stressline near lip
350.00 EUR
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Mauritia grayana - Schilder, 1930
Egypt. NE. Suez. Ras Sedr. Dived at 20m.
Cypraeidae
F++  /  65mm
#24180
Completely covered in rusty orange overcast.
140.00 EUR
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Tonna allium - (Dillwyn, 1817)
Philippines. Gigantes islands. In between Gigante Sur and Gigante Norte. Dived at ca 50m. November 2004.
Tonnidae
F++  /  92mm
#24348
scalariform freak specimen
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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Tropidauchenis fuchsi - Gredler, 1884
China. GuangXi province. Zhuang. Zizhqu. Guilin. April 2004.
Clausiliidae
F++  /  30mm
#23856
Superb colour: dark band near upper sutures, penultimate whorl with paler band at mid-whorl.
40.00 EUR
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Conus gloriamaris - Chemnitz, 1778
Philippines. Bohol. In tangle nets at ca 180m. 1993.
Conidae
F++  /  136mm
#23669
Very large. So-called 'golden form'.
185.00 EUR