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Euprotomus hawaiensis - (Pilsbry, 1907)
Hawaiian islands. NW Oahu. Nehoa island. In crab trap at 200m. July 1987.
Strombidae
F+  /  81mm
#33376
fresh dead with only a little erosion. Very good colour and absolutely no scars near the lip, like ever so often in this species.
580.00 EUR
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Zoila orientalis raybaudii - Lorenz, 2002
Australia. SA. Port Lincoln. Dived at 18-25m. January 2006.
Cypraeidae
F++  /  58.6mm
#31692
Not 100% smooth due to groth layers. Strongly inflated, very nice spotting.
650.00 EUR
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Naria helvola helvola x citrina citrina
South Africa. Natal. Richards Bay. February 2003.
Cypraeidae
F++  /  25mm
#31197
Strong teeth and margins like helvola, mantle line and pattern like citrina.
25.00 EUR
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Erronea fernandoi - Cate, 1969
Philippines. Samar. Calbayog area. Dived at 25m. December 1998.
Cypraeidae
F++  /  28.9mm
#29406
Pale specimen with rusty dorsal blotch. Rare! Big specimen
550.00 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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Barycypraea fultoni fultoni - (Sowerby, 1903)
South Africa. Natal. Ramsgate. Dredged at 90m. 2017.
Cypraeidae
F++  /  60mm
#26901
Live-taken, very slender specimen with a very beautiful pattern. Shell slightly unequelly rounded. One tiny imperfection in the columellar callus, probably a repelled octopus attack.
6500.00 EUR
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Cypraeovula volvens - Fazzini and Bergonzoni, 2004
South Africa. Port Alfred. Dredged. March 2018.
Cypraeidae
F+  /  23mm
#26675
Two tiny attempts to octopus hole: one on the base and one on the edge of the margin. Very rare species.
1000.00 EUR
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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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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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Umbilia armeniacea andreyi - Lorenz and Beals, 2012
Australia. WA. Augusta. By ROV at 230m. 2016.
Cypraeidae
F++  /  73mm
#23547
live-taken! Tiny imperfection on mid-dorsum. Typical colours.
2200.00 EUR
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Tonna dolium - (Linnaeus, 1758)
Philippines. Palawan. From fishermen. April 2010.
Tonnidae
F+  /  121mm
#22981
Freak specimen with almost flat spire and strongly angulated shoulders. From Palawan.
40.00 EUR
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Zoila) rosselli 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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Conus grohi - Tenorio and Poppe, 2004
Philippines. Aliguay island. In tangle nets at 60-120m. December 2014.
Conidae
F+  /  24mm
#18957
200.00 EUR