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Cypraeidae

Cypraea argus contrastriata f. rariocellata

€ 15.00

Size: 85,2
Condition: F+
Description: an extra large specimen with only a few ocellations; tiny drill attempt among pattern
Locality: Tanzania

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea cervus - giant

€ 75.00

Size: 129,5
Condition: F++
Description: hardly ever available in this size nowadays; only very slightly juvenile
Locality: Florida

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea citrina X marginalis - giant

€ 25.00

Size: 30,4
Condition: Good
Description: a very rare hybrid in a giant size; dived dead at 35 m
Locality: South Africa

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea contaminata distans

€ 5.00

Size: 12,3
Condition: F++
Description: ex pisce off Durban; with an extra large dorsal blotch
Locality: South Africa

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea coxeni

€ 5.00

Size: 19,5
Condition: Gem
Description: dark pattern; approaching hesperina
Locality: Solomon Islands

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea coxeni

€ 5.00

Size: 21,3
Condition: Gem
Description: with the typical pattern
Locality: Papua

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea coxeni

€ 7.00

Size: 24,4
Condition: Gem
Description: mature with calloused margins; dark pattern
Locality: Solomon Islands

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea humphreysii

€ 6.00

Size: 14,2
Condition: F++
Description: with distinct bands; interesting locality
Locality: Vanuatu

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea humphreysii

€ 8.00

Size: 15,3
Condition: Gem
Description: dense spotting; no bands
Locality: Solomon Islands

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea humphreysii

€ 6.00

Size: 16,6
Condition: Gem
Description: densely mottled piece
Locality: Tonga

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea humphreysii

€ 15.00

Size: 17,2
Condition: Gem
Description: no spotting on right side of mantle line; very distinct bands
Locality: Solomon Islands

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea humphreysii

€ 10.00

Size: 18,3
Condition: Gem
Description: with an unusual light pattern
Locality: New Caledonia

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea humphreysii

€ 10.00

Size: 18,6
Condition: Gem
Description: with two very distinct bands
Locality: New Caledonia

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea lynx - freak

€ 5.00

Size: 33,9
Condition: F+
Description: a funny looking freak; looks like a smiling mouth
Locality: South Africa

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea lynx - unusual pattern

€ 3.00

Size: 29,3
Condition: F++
Description: a mature shell with the most unusual pattern
Locality: Zanzibar

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea lynx williamsi

€ 3.00

Size: 64,5
Condition: F
Description: entire base is orange; bare patch on dorsum; judging by the base it looks live-taken but dull dorsum
Locality: Sulawesi/Indonesia

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea mappa geographica

€ 10.00

Size: 56,3
Condition: F+++
Description: an outstanding piece with clearly defined pattern + large crowded marginal spots
Locality: Zanzibar

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea mappa geographica - freak

€ 10.00

Size: 61,4
Condition: F++
Description: elongated shape; base deformed in 2 places; super marginal spots; healed-over fold along mantle line; ex collection Felix Lorenz
Locality: Zanzibar

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea mappa geographica - freak

€ 10.00

Size: 77,6
Condition: F+
Description: convex base + deformed posterior terminal; dorsum partly overglazed; ex coll. Felix Lorenz
Locality: Zanzibar

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea mappa geographica - pink base

€ 12.00

Size: 63,6
Condition: F++
Description: pink base + terminals; tiny healed-over scars at anterior terminal
Locality: Zanzibar

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea mappa panerythra

€ 25.00

Size: 77,8
Condition: Gem
Description: finest pattern; spotted base
Locality: Solomon Islands

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea mappa panerythra - niger

€ 35.00

Size: 72,1
Condition: Gem
Description: several patches of dark overlay; beginning of melanism
Locality: New Caledonia

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea mauritiana - overglazed

€ 15.00

Size: 77,8
Condition: F+
Description: white spotted overglaze with golden pattern showing through
Locality: Sumatra

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea pallidula - subfossil

€ 3.00

Size: 15,7
Condition: Excellent
Description: orange-banded subfossil
Locality: Vietnam

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea stolida clavicola - subfossil

€ 20.00

Size: 25,1
Condition: F++
Description: golden subfossil; buried in mud, washed free during storm; hardly ever found in this condition
Locality: Tanzania

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea stolida crossei - giant

€ 50.00

Size: 37,3
Condition: Gem
Description: a magnificent giant; very mature
Locality: New Caledonia

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea stolida kwajaleinensis

€ 95.00

Size: 23,9
Condition: F++
Description: with the typical orange pattern; uncommon
Locality: Kwajalein Atoll

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea stolida rubiginosa

€ 15.00

Size: 25,3
Condition: F++
Description: with long columellar teeth all the way
Locality: Maldive Islands

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea vitellus - distorted freak

€ 4.00

Size: 37,2
Condition: F++
Description: totally distorted posterior terminal; distortion of base as well
Locality: Mozambique

 

Cypraeidae

Cypraea vittelus - overglazed

€ 4.00

Size: 39,1
Condition: F+
Description: thickest layer of overglaze; large white spots on right margin
Locality: Mozambique

 

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