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Book: Used

B. Kensley, 1973:

€ 35.00

Size: X
Condition: Very Good
Description: virtually unobtainable nowadays; the classic standard work; b/w and colour line drawings; errata list enclosed
Locality: X

 

Cassidae

Oocorys lussii

€ 220.00

Size: 34,0
Condition: F+
Description: extremely rare deep-water species from 720 m; trawled dead but totally intact; hardly ever found alive
Locality: Mozambique

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea androyensis

€ 9.00

Size: 18,3
Condition: F
Description: found crabbed; with good gloss + pattern; dense marginal spotting
Locality: Madagascar

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea arabica grayana - red overglazed freak

€ 10.00

Size: 56,9
Condition: F+
Description: thick warts on dorsum; no nacre damage
Locality: Dubai

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea arabica immanis - red overglaze

€ 30.00

Size: 66,6
Condition: F++
Description: dark red overglaze; reddish teeth; a stunning shell
Locality: Mozambique

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea asellus

€ 3.00

Size: 22,1
Condition: F+
Description: unusual shell; 1broad white band and 1 narrow band
Locality: Zanzibar

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea bistrinotata mediocris

€ 6.00

Size: 15,3
Condition: Gem
Description: Kwajalein ssp.; discrete basal blotches; dived at 10 m
Locality: Kwajalein Atoll

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea caputserpentis

€ 1.00

Size: 34,1
Condition: Gem
Description: with unstained white terminals
Locality: Kenya

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea caputserpentis - dwarf

€ 2.00

Size: 19,3
Condition: Gem
Description: a fully mature dwarf
Locality: Tuamotu Islands

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea caputserpentis - freak

€ 1.00

Size: 26,7
Condition: F++
Description: totally deformed bodywhorl
Locality: Madagascar

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea caputserpentis - freak

€ 1.00

Size: 26,2
Condition: F+
Description: distorted + discoloured dorsum; protruding posterior terminal
Locality: Zanzibar

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea caputserpentis - freak

€ 3.00

Size: 29,0
Condition: Gem
Description: with a colourful overglaze; something very different
Locality: Sumatra

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea caputserpentis - yellow dorsum

€ 5.00

Size: 34,3
Condition: F++
Description: an interesting colour form
Locality: Madagascar

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea caputserpentis kenyonae

€ 2.00

Size: 32,0
Condition: Gem
Description: margins not extended
Locality: Reunion Island

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea caputserpentis kenyonae

€ 2.00

Size: 36,8
Condition: Gem
Description: terminals stained with orange; a perfect piece
Locality: South Africa

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea caputserpentis kenyonae

€ 2.00

Size: 31,8
Condition: F++
Description: ex pisce; very dark base; hardly ever found ex pisce
Locality: South Africa

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea caurica quinquefasciata

€ 3.00

Size: 29,8
Condition: Gem
Description: a very narrow rostrated shell
Locality: Dubai

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea caurica quinquefasciata

€ 2.00

Size: 38,4
Condition: F++
Description: a mature shell
Locality: Oman

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea caurica quinquefasciata

€ 3.00

Size: 30,4
Condition: Gem
Description: elongated shape; margins are not calloused
Locality: Eritrea

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea caurica quinquefasciata

€ 3.00

Size: 35,7
Condition: Gem
Description: crowded marginal spots
Locality: Dubai

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea caurica samoensis

€ 3.00

Size: 30,9
Condition: Gem
Description: very narrow specimen; shows the enormous variability within all the subspecies
Locality: Western Samoa

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea cervinetta

€ 10.00

Size: 67,7
Condition: F++
Description: not banded, just 2 elongated blotches
Locality: Galapagos Islands

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea cervus

€ 20.00

Size: 104,3
Condition: F++
Description: good spotting; dark base
Locality: Bahamas

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea contaminata distans

€ 4.00

Size: 15,1
Condition: F+
Description: ex pisce off St. Lucia; large piece without dorsal blotch
Locality: South Africa

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea cribraria - subfossil

€ 20.00

Size: 23,1
Condition: F+
Description: from the typical comma area but this is certainly not comma; from Dar-es-Salaam harbour dredgings; a most interesting shell
Locality: Tanzania

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea cribraria abaliena - distorted

€ 15.00

Size: 12,9
Condition: Gem
Description: most interesting shell; with a distorted posterior terminal and labrum; otherwise a typical abaliena
Locality: Zanzibar

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea esontropia francescoi

€ 10.00

Size: 18,2
Condition: Gem
Description: a beauty with spots on right margin; from north Natal
Locality: South Africa

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea geographica

€ 20.00

Size: 68,3
Condition: Gem
Description: now a seperate species; highest quality; rare in Reunion; densely spotted base
Locality: Reunion Island

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea helvola argella

€ 4.00

Size: 25,9
Condition: Gem
Description: this is a special shell with a large white window and a deeply engraved mantle line
Locality: South Africa

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea helvola meridionalis - dwarf

€ 2.00

Size: 12,9
Condition: F+
Description: typical slender meridionalis shape; extremely small but fully mature; dived dead
Locality: South Africa

 

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