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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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Lyncina kuroharai - (Kuroda and Habe, 1961)
Taiwan. NET. Near Tiao-Yu-Tai Island. August 2018.
Cypraeidae
F++  /  44mm
#24716
Small growth line at anterior terminal.
480.00 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
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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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Zoila eludens eludens - Raybaudi, 1991
Australia. WA. Exmouth. Murion Island. Dived on sponges at 35-40m. 2017.
Cypraeidae
F+++  /  64mm
#23546
high dorsum. Very intense pattern.
1200.00 EUR
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Zoila rosselli raywalkeri - Lorenz, 2013
Australia. SWA. Windy Harbour. By ROV at ca 120m. 2017.
Cypraeidae
F+  /  51mm
#23544
Typical bright orange colouration of the base, dorsum with a large paler area. Still very glossy and no real defects, but fresh-dead.
4500.00 EUR
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Conus jourdani - da Motta, 1984
St Helena. Flagstaff Bay. Dived at ca 15m.
Conidae
F+  /  24mm
#23407
live-taken, but with small growth line on back and small chips in lip.
650.00 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