COWRIES...A-D
(Gallery view)
...updated: 16.09.2018
No. Species Data Size (mm) price in Euro €set of 3
abaliena abaliena Lorenz 1989 (Cribrarula)
1 abaliena abaliena Kenya. Inflated, with special pattern. From 1960s collection. gem
15,2*
300
1x abaliena abaliena Tanzania. Very rare now. gem
13-15
60
abaliena australiensis Lorenz 2002 (Cribrarula)
2 abaliena australiensis W. Australia. Large variation with yellow lacunae. Rare. gem
24,0*
125
2a abaliena australiensis W. Australia. Aberrant pattern. gem
26,8*
75
2b abaliena australiensis W. Australia. Classic shape and pattern. gem
25,7*
100
2c abaliena australiensis W. Australia. Freak spire and nodulose labrum. Attractive freak. f++
29,6*
75
2x abaliena australiensis W. Australia. Pretty specimens. Variable, a few. f++/gem
19-24
40
abaliena erypersica Meyer & Lorenz 2017 (Cribrarula)
abaliena ganteri Lorenz 1997 (Cribrarula)
4 abaliena ganteri Sri Lanka. Live taken gem
19,1*
75
4x abaliena ganteri Sri Lanka. Beached, full pattern, still nice. gd
16-23
20
abrolhensis Lorenz 2002 (Cribrarula)
5 abrolhensis Kalbarri. Somewhat blurred pattern with large lacunae. f++
25,3*
125
5x abrolhensis Kalbarri. Beach taken, traces of pattern. gd
18-24
10
achatidea inopinata Schilder 1930 (Schilderia)
8x achatidea inopinata Senegal. Typical elongate, rather lightly mottled specimens. f+/gem
35-39
10
25
acicularis (Gmelin 1791) (Naria)
9 acicularis Florida. Beautiful pattern, calloused. Large gem
28,6*
35
9a acicularis Bermudas. Beautiful pattern. Rare from this locality. gem
16,9*
20
9x acicularis Florida. Orange, calloused. f++/gem
19-24
15
9xa acicularis Grand Cayman Is. Calloused, paler. gem
16-20
25
9xb acicularis Bahamas. From sediment, subfossil. Golden gloassy. gem
15-18
15
10x acicularis f. marcuscoltroi Brazil. Smaller and more depressed southern variety. gem
13-17
10
10xa acicularis f. marcuscoltroi Bonaire. Collected in 1974. Dark dorsal pattern. f++/gem
18-21
15
adusta adusta (Lamarck 1810) (Erronea)
11x adusta adusta Tanzania. Selected f++/gem
35-49
15
35
adusta persica Sch. & Sch. 1938 (Erronea)
14 adusta persica f. dilatata Oman. Very rare now for some reason. Only one, and it is as growthy as it gets. gd
47,9*
30
aequinoctialis (Schilder 1933) (Pseudozonaria)
16 aequinoctialis Panama. Dense dorsal pattern. gem
39,2*
325
albuginosa (J. E. Gray 1825) (Naria)
18x albuginosa Mexico. Typical purplish. f++/gem
18-24
12
30
alfredensis alfredensis Sch. & Sch. 1929 (Cypraeovula)
20 alfredensis alfredensis South Africa. Nice pattern. Mature shell. gem
23,4*
90
alfredensis transkeiana Lorenz 2002 (Cypraeovula)
22x alfredensis transkeiana East London. Beached specimens, still characteristic. gd
23-28
10
algoensis algoensis (J. E. Gray 1825) (Cypraeovula)
23 algoensis algoensis South Africa. Atlantic side. Nice set of 6. f++/gem
20-24*
75
23a algoensis algoensis South Africa. Atlantic side. Inflated giant gem
29,4*
75
23x algoensis algoensis South Africa. Atlantic side. Nice fresh specimens with dense pattern. gem
21-26
35
100
23xa algoensis algoensis South Africa. Atlantic side. Older stock with pale orange dorsum. f+/gem
21-26
10
25
algoensis liltvedi Lorenz 2017 (Cypraeovula)
algoensis permarginata Lorenz 1989 (Cypraeovula)
26 algoensis permarginata South Africa. Typical form. (Most shells in collections are actually edentula sanfrancisca). Very rare. gem
21,5*
450
androyensis Blšcher & Lo. 1999 (Palmadusta)
27 androyensis Madagascar. One band obsolete. Exceptional. f++
17,0*
65
27x androyensis Madagascar. An interesting variable species. The shells available may appear live taken, but are always beach-collected. On close inspection they always have fine lines or other microscopic problems. f+/f++
15-18
45
angelicae (Clover 1974) (Zonaria)
29 angelicae Gabon. Scarce, selected callused f+/f++
21-24
65
angolensis (Odhner 1923) (Zonaria)
angustata (Gmelin 1791) (Notocypraea)
33 angustata Tasmania. The actual nominate form. Dark brown dorsum and yellow base. Exceptionally nice quality. Hardly ever available. gem-
26,1*
120
33a angustata Tasmania. Nominate form. Nice quality. f++
26,3*
120
33b angustata Tasmania. Nominate form. Paler shell with interesting parallel hairlines. f++
27,3*
120
33x angustata S. Australia. Live taken shells with minimal or no natural flaws, f++/gem
25-27
8
20
annettae (Dall 1909) (Pseudozonaria)
35x annettae annettae Mexico. Smaller breed. f+/gem
25-30
8
18
35xa annettae annettae Mexico. Large specimens. f++/gem
35-40
8
18
35xb annettae annettae Guatemala. Typical medium sized shells. f++/gem
30-37
6
15
annulus (Linnaeus 1758) (Monetaria)
36b annulus Tanzania. Rostrated with pellucid extremities. f++
20-23
5
12
36x annulus Moreton Bay. Typical southern Queensland variation. gem
23-26
5
36xa annulus Kwajalein Atoll. Not easy to get from this remote place. gem
20-23
5
12
36xb annulus Madagascar. Giant form. f+/f++
28-29
10
36xc annulus Vanuatu. Typical. gem
14-21
5
12
36xd annulus Tanzania. Brownish overcast form. f+/gem
21-24
15
37 annulus f. appendiculata Pemba Is., Tanzania. Sold as a pair. f++/gem
21-27
30
38x annulus f. camelorum Mauritius. Plain white variation. f++/gem
20-22
10
25
40x annulus f. dilatissima Aden. Interesting depressed and callused local form. f+/f++
18-26
15
35
41 annulus f. noumeensis New Caledonia. Saturate orange ring. f++/gem
19-24
15
42x annulus f. olgae Moreton Bay. Strange shells with faint reddish overcast. gem
23-26
5
10
43x annulus f. sublitorea Western Samoa. Specimens from Paratype-set. gem
10-14
25
arabica arabica (Linnaeus 1758) (Mauritia)
44x arabica arabica Borneo. Collected personally on the 2002-trip. Selected f++/gem
40-53
5
44xa arabica arabica S. Queensland. f+/f++
54-64
8
44xb arabica arabica W. Australia. f+/f++
43-61
8
44xc arabica arabica Moluccas. Hard to get to this locality. Personally collected. f+/gem
54-64
20
arabica asiatica Sch. & Sch. 1939 (Mauritia)
45x arabica asiatica Sri Lanka. Small variety, typical for this area. f+/f++
30-41
8
45xa arabica asiatica India. Usually with tiny irregularities. f+/f++
45-54
8
45xb arabica asiatica Philippines. Reddish rusty shells from shipwrecks. f+
41-60
20
45xc arabica asiatica Thailand. Large and slender, flat base. f+/f++
58-65
8
47x arabica asiatica f. empressae Indonesia. From shipwrecks. Very variable pattern. Selected f++/gem
64-81
30
70
49 arabica asiatica f. merguina Myanmar. Large specimen from the un-numbered paratype lot. Magnificent pattern, characteristic flat base and narrow, flanged margins. Very few authentical specimens like this exist. Small chip anteriorly. f+
53,4*
850
50 arabica f. aikae W Samoa (endemic). Personally collected in 1996.Quite distinctive, DNA implies separate subspecies. Chip at anterior. f+
48,3*
50
50a arabica f. aikae W Samoa (endemic). Personally collected in 1996.Lovely gem
44,2*
150
50b arabica f. aikae W Samoa (endemic). Personally collected in 1996.Dwarf gem
36,9*
90
50c arabica f. aikae W Samoa (endemic). Personally collected in 1996.Calloused gem
46,1*
180
arabica immanis Sch. & Sch. 1939 (Mauritia)
51 arabica immanis Natal. Large and impressive local form. This is the only really good specimen I have seen of this distinctive local population. gem
90,8*
125
51x arabica immanis Tanzania. Medium to large specimens, f+/gem
68-77
12
30
51xa arabica immanis Mauritius. Smaller and more slender form. f+/gem
42-59
12
28
arabicula (Lamarck 1810) (Pseudozonaria)
53x arabicula Panama. Dark fresh Stock!! Very variable, a set is recommended! f++/gem
18-24
5
10
53xa arabicula Costa Rica. Giant population. f++/gem
27-29
15
53xb arabicula Ecuador. Very pretty large and callused specimens. gem
25-27
15
argus argus (Linnaeus 1758) (Arestorides)
54 argus argus Philippines. Typical pattern, large and heavy. gem-
90,1*
15
54x argus argus Philippines. Typical shells, variable dotting. f+/gem
58-78
12
55 argus argus f. ventricosa Solomon Islands. Beautiful, uncommon form. f+
78,5*
75
55a argus argus f. ventricosa Solomon Islands. Beautiful, uncommon form. Fresh dead collected, but really nice. f+
69,2*
45
argus contracasta Lorenz 2012 (Arestorides)
56 argus contracasta Tanzania. Amazing giant. The pattern along the left side of the aperture looks like some rugged mountain range. gem
93,3*
250
56x argus contracasta Tanzania. Typical specimens of this uncommon western subspecies f+/f++
62-80
25
armeniaca andreyi Lorenz & Beals 2012 (Umbilia)
58 armeniaca andreyi SW. Australia. Very heavy and rostrated. gem
81,6*
2250
armeniaca armeniaca (Verco 1912) (Umbilia)
59 armeniaca armeniaca S. Australia. Exceptionally pale cream. gem
85,9*
90
59x armeniaca armeniaca S. Australia. Typical apricot colored. Selected f++/gem
83-97
50
130
59xa armeniaca armeniaca S. Australia. Typical apricot colored. Reasonable seconds with small natural irregularities or very tiny chips. f/f+
83-97
20
70
artuffeli (Jousseaume 1876) (Palmadusta)
62x artuffeli Japan. Nice specimens. f++
13-16
45
asellus asellus (Linnaeus 1758) (Palmadusta)
64x asellus asellus Indonesia. Large gem
17-19
8
64xa asellus asellus Philippines. Nice typical specimens. f+/f++
13-18
5
64xb asellus asellus India. Interesting form with narrow dark bands. f++/gem
13-17
5
64xc asellus asellus Laccadives. Very small. gem
10-12
15
asellus bitaeniata (Geret 1903) (Palmadusta)
65x asellus bitaeniata Queensland. Callused. f++/gem
13-18
10
65xa asellus bitaeniata Samoa. Cute dwarf elongate form. white lines on dorsum are natural. gem
11-13
15
astaryi Schilder 1971 (Cribrarula)
66x astaryi Marquesas. Becoming rare now. Selected gem
12-14
70
200
atlantica (Raybaudi 1988) (Cypraeovula)
68 atlantica S. Africa. Western coast. Only known greenish overcast specimen. Livecollected. Unique.
29,4*
700
68a atlantica S. Africa. Western coast. Lovely inflated shell. Very faint growth line, almost obligatory in this species. f++
30,3*
750
68b atlantica S. Africa. Western coast. Lovely inflated shell. Paler dot on dorsum. Flawless otherwise. gem-
28,0*
850
aurantium (Gmelin 1791) (Callistocypraea)
69 aurantium Somosomo Strait, Fiji. Absolutely flawless. Very rare locale and condition. Extremities appear a bit more pointed than in PI specimens. gem
103,2*
650
69x aurantium Philippines. Nice carefully selected shells with very minor natural irregularities (everybody else would grade them gem), no acid-treatment, no growth-lines, no chips. f+/f++
77-89
45
120
69xa aurantium Philippines. Good looking specimens with minor natural blemishes. f/f+
77-89
20
70
barclayi (Reeve 1857) (Paradusta)
71 barclayi Natal. Mature, quite dark and densely freckled. Flawless gem
27,0*
650
71a barclayi Natal. Small rostrate gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1988) No. 12 p. 33 fig. 35
21,8
650
71x barclayi Natal. Dead taken, with pattern. Nice ones. gd
21-28
50
beckii (Gaskoin 1836) (Naria)
72x beckii Philippines. Shallow water form. Always a nice shell. gem
11-14
10
25
72xa beckii Kwajalein Atoll. More inflated. Very hard to get now. gem
9-11
30
bistrinotata bistrinotata Sch. & Sch. 1937 (Pustularia)
76x bistrinotata bistrinotata f. jandeprezi Philippines. Typical specimens of this subadult variation. gem
16-17
35
77x bistrinotata bistrinotata f. samarensis Philippines. Red giant beauties. gem
18-20
5
12
bistrinotata excelsior Lorenz 2014 (Pustularia)
78x bistrinotata excelsior Palawan. Recently re-discovered. heavy orange. NEW LOW PRICE! gem
19-21
15
40
bistrinotata ginoi Lorenz 2014 (Pustularia)
79x bistrinotata ginoi New Caledonia. Heavily pustulose. Rare. gem
14-16
40
bistrinotata mediocris Sch. & Sch. 1938 (Pustularia)
80x bistrinotata mediocris Solomons. Yellowish ground color, variable dots. gem
11-18
10
80xa bistrinotata mediocris Kwajalein Atoll. Orange color, gem
11-15
15
bistrinotata sublaevis Sch. & Sch. 1938 (Pustularia)
81x bistrinotata sublaevis Tahiti. Dark shells with broad basal blotches. gem
12-14
25
boivinii (Kiener 1843) (Naria)
82x boivinii Philippines. Typical greyish gem
23-28
5
12
83x boivinii f. amoena Japan. Larger, paler form. Quite different from P.I. specimens. Only a few. f+/f++
28-33
5
12
84 boivinii f. cuatoni Philippines, deep water. Characteristic broad and callused. gem
28,5*
15
84x boivinii f. cuatoni Philippines. Characteristic broad and callused. Fresh stock! f++/gem
20-30
10
18
boucheti (Lorenz 2002) (Palmulacypraea)
86x boucheti Philippines. Representative dead shells. gd
17-21
35
bregeriana bregeriana (Crosse 1868) (Contradusta)
87x bregeriana bregeriana New Caledonia. Typical densely freckled specimens. gem
22-26
15
bregeriana pervelata (Lorenz 2002) (Contradusta)
88 bregeriana pervelata New Guinea. Dorsum completely concealed by marginal callus. Very rare. gem
20,7*
185
brevidentata brevidentata (Sowerby II 1870) (Bistolida)
89 brevidentata brevidentata W. Australia. Unblotched variation. f+
23,8*
55
89a brevidentata brevidentata W. Australia. Large, beautifully blotched. f++
24,4*
80
89b brevidentata brevidentata W. Australia. Magnificent smaller beauty. gem-
20,2*
175
brevidentata deceptor (Iredale 1935) (Bistolida)
90 brevidentata deceptor N. Australia. Isolate blotch. f+
24,8*
75
90a brevidentata deceptor N. Australia. Wide blotch. gem-
26,7*
125
brevidentata fluctuans (Iredale 1935) (Bistolida)
91 brevidentata fluctuans Queensland. Lovely gem
21,1*
75
91a brevidentata fluctuans Queensland. Rostrate variation. gem
22,6*
95
91x brevidentata fluctuans Queensland. Very nice f+/gem
>20
65
broderipii (J. E. Gray 1832) (Callistocypraea)
92 broderipii South Africa. Small, heavy beauty with regular distinct netting and delightful basal hairline pattern. Flawless gem
67,5*
1800
92a broderipii South Africa. Unique shell in which the white marginal spots reach far onto the dorsum. Interesting dense pattern. Healed bitemark on dorsum, not affecting the overall impression. f++
81,0*
1450
camelopardalis (Perry 1811) (Lyncina)
94x camelopardalis Eritrea. Typical southern specimens. f++/gem
49-60
40
94xa camelopardalis Somalia. Dwarf popuation. f/f+
40-47
18
95 camelopardalis f. mariae Egypt. Unspotted form. World record size by a looong way (current: 64,9 mm). Growth line. f
78,8*
800
95a camelopardalis f. mariae Egypt. Unspotted form. Calloused. Dorsum with minor natural irregularities. Larger than registered World record size (but not the biggest I have). f+
69,4*
500
96 camelopardalis f. sharmiensis Egypt. Large, stunning beauty. gem
76,0*
400
96a camelopardalis f. sharmiensis Egypt. Massive, quite rostrate. Some bitemarks dorsally. f+
78,1*
120
96b camelopardalis f. sharmiensis Egypt. Massive, quite rostrate. Nice quality. gem-
74,3*
300
96x camelopardalis f. sharmiensis Egypt. Large northern form. f+/f++
60-75
75
capensis capensis (J. E. Gray 1828) (Cypraeovula)
98 capensis capensis Port Alfred. Large variation. Very few have been found. gem
34,8*
80
98x capensis capensis Port Elizabeth. Classic fingerprints. f++/gem
27-30
15
40
98xa capensis capensis Port Elizabeth. Unblotched form. f++/gem
27-30
35
99 capensis f. amphithales South Africa. Full pattern and gloss. Micro drill barely visible. f+
25,6*
550
capensis gonubiensis Massier 1994 (Cypraeovula)
101 capensis gonubiensis East London. Live taken. Exceptional shell in which the ribs do not continue across dorsum. f++
101x capensis gonubiensis East London. Inflated. Nice beached shells, no erosion, microscopic drills f/f+
26-28
15
capensis gorda Van Heesv. & Deprez 2006 (Cypraeovula)
102 capensis gorda Algoa Bay form. Broad and massive. f++
33,4*
180
103 capensis gorda f. cineracea Port Alfred area. Fresh dead, bargain. f+
25,6*
30
103x capensis gorda f. cineracea Port Alfred. Calloused, with whitish background color. f++/gem
24-27
120
300
capensis profundorum Seccombe 2003 (Cypraeovula)
106 capensis profundorum East London. Live taken. gem
23,5*
220
capricornica capricornica Lorenz 1989 (Umbilia)
109 capricornica capricornica Queensland. Nice mature shell. f++
73,4*
125
109a capricornica capricornica Queensland. Smaller brown based shell. gem. Comes with a label from Eatons Shell Shop, stating: looks like hesitata, cant find it in the books.
67,5*
125
caputdraconis caputdraconis (Melvill 1888) (Monetaria)
111x caputdraconis caputdraconis Easter Island. Dark and large. Fresh stock, variable! gem
26-33
5
10
caputophidii (Schilder 1927) (Monetaria)
113x caputophidii Hawaii. Characteristic. gem
23-30
5
10
caputserpentis (Linnaeus 1758) (Monetaria)
114x caputserpentis Tanzania. Typical heavy gem
32-38
5
10
114xa caputserpentis Rodriguez Is. Dwarf variation. gem
17-20
10
114xb caputserpentis India. Hard to get from this area. Selected gem
28-33
5
12
114xc caputserpentis Vanuatu. Variable. gem
26-34
5
12
114xd caputserpentis Indonesia. Local giant form. gem
39-40
15
114xe caputserpentis Mauritius. Local form with dark dental interstices. gem
25-32
5
12
114xf caputserpentis Japan. Very heavy. Only a few. gem
34-39
12
carneola (Linnaeus 1758) (Lyncina)
121x carneola carneola Tanzania. Typical specimens, selected for quality. gem
30-41
5
12
121xa carneola carneola Kwajalein Atoll. Elongate form. f+/f++
22-33
5
121xb carneola carneola Saipan. Interesting locality. f+/gem
22-35
5
12
122 carneola f. crassa Egypt. Heavy and large. gem-
48,8*
25
122x carneola f. crassa Egypt. Variable and attractive. f+/gem
37-41
15
cassiaui (Burgess 1965) (Nucleolaria)
123 cassiaui Marquesas. Coarsely sculptured. Fresh dead, but good color. f+
22,1*
375
castanea castanea (Higgins 1868) (Cypraeovula)
124 castanea castanea S. Africa. Dead taken, with some pattern. gd
38,8*
200
124x castanea castanea S. Africa. Eroded beach, no pattern
34-41
10
castanea malani Lo. & De Bruin 2009 (Cypraeovula)
126 castanea malani S. Africa. Patternless form. Dead taken, two drills, but good overall appearence, full gloss. f
33,3*
330
126a castanea malani S. Africa. Live taken, subadult. f+
30,7*
200
catholicorum Sch. & Sch. 1938 (Cribrarula)
127x catholicorum Vanuatu. Typical specimens. gem
12-15
20
50
caurica blaesa Iredale 1939 (Erronea)
128 caurica blaesa NW Australia. Calloused form. Uncommon. gem
34,2*
15
128x caurica blaesa NW Australia. Characteristic form, a set is recommended. f+/gem
37-45
8
20
caurica caurica (Linnaeus 1758) (Erronea)
129x caurica caurica Philippines. Slender brown beauties. f++/gem
42-50
5
12
135a caurica caurica f. longior New Caledonia. Melanistic and rostrate. gem
46,5*
450
135b caurica caurica f. longior New Caledonia. Melanistic and rostrate. gem. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1988) No. 18 p. 5 fig. 96Eh
40,3*
450
135x caurica caurica f. longior Queensland. Typical southeastern specimens. f++/gem
32-36
10
caurica chrismeyeri Lorenz 2017 (Erronea)
130x caurica chrismeyeri Thailand. Cylindrical, with coarse teeth on both sides. gem
25-31
10
25
caurica dracaena (Born 1778) (Erronea)
131x caurica dracaena Sri Lanka. Typical northwestern form. gem
26-34
5
131xa caurica dracaena India. heavy and nice, dark greenish beauties. gem
36-42
5
12
caurica elongata (Perry 1811) (Erronea)
134x caurica elongata Tanzania. Characteristic lightweight form. gem
30-45
8
20
caurica mayottensis Vachon & Verneau 2017 (Erronea)
caurica quinquefasciata (Ršding 1798) (Erronea)
138x caurica quinquefasciata Saudi Arabia. Only a few of these. f+/gem
33-37
10
139x caurica quinquefasciata f. nabeqensis Egypt. Large, calloused. f+/gem
26-31
10
18
caurica samoensis Lorenz 2002 (Erronea)
140a caurica samoensis Samoa. Large, calloused beauty. Growth line not affecting beauty. f+
36,3*
45
140x caurica samoensis Samoa. Typical smaller specimens. f++/gem
22-27
35
cernica cernica (Sowerby II 1870) (Naria)
141 cernica cernica Mauritius. The nominate form. Rare, usually dead collected. gem
18,8*
35
143x cernica cernica f. ogasawarensis Okinawa. Bright yellow, inflated. f++/gem
23-27
45
144x cernica cernica f. tomlini New Caledonia. Typical local form. gem
18-23
22
60
142x cernica f. marielae Hawaii. Dead shells with traces of colour. gd
16-23
20
cernica leforti (Senders & Martin 1987) (Naria)
145 cernica leforti Easter Island. Hyper-calloused gem
24,7*
275
145a cernica leforti Easter Island. Large gem
28,8*
400
cernica viridicolor (Cate 1962) (Naria)
146 cernica viridicolor Shark Bay area. Interesting pattern. gem
22,8*
15
146a cernica viridicolor Shark Bay area. OCELLATED spots, very rare to find in this species. gem
17,5*
100
146b cernica viridicolor Shark Bay area. Very pretty pattern. gem
18,8*
15
146c cernica viridicolor Shark Bay area. Dwarf, with an indication of ocellated spots. gem
16,1*
30
146x cernica viridicolor Shark Bay area. Greenish shells. f++/gem
16-20
18
146xa cernica viridicolor Shark Bay area. Greenish shells. Larger form. f++/gem
24-27
24
cervinetta californica Lorenz 2017 (Macrocypraea)
147 cervinetta californica Gulf of California. From paratype lot. Exceptional condition, usually the tips are chipped and the dorsum has bad scars. gem
89,0*
675
147a cervinetta californica Gulf of California. From paratype lot. Exceptional condition, small specimen with characteristic sparse spotting. gem
87,4*
720
147x cervinetta californica Gulf of California. Representative specimens with flaws. Only a few. f/f+
78-100
100
cervinetta cervinetta (Kiener 1844) (Macrocypraea)
148 cervinetta cervinetta Mexico. Unusual shell with fully formed teeth and callus but no dorsal pattern. Rather nice condition. f++
72,7*
45
148a cervinetta cervinetta Mexico. Large and heavy. Good gloss, only a slight growth line middorsally. f++
89,3*
45
148x cervinetta cervinetta Mexico. Good size, hard to get now. Always with minor scratchesf+/f++
51-72
20
148xa cervinetta cervinetta Mexico. Unusual shells with fully formed teeth and callus but no dorsal pattern. f/f+
51-72
25
148xb cervinetta cervinetta Panama. Dark dwarf form. gem
33-53
12
cervus cervus (Linnaeus 1771) (Macrocypraea)
149 cervus cervus Florida. Nice flawless shell with perfect pattern. gem
116,4*
60
149x cervus cervus Florida. Typical variations. f+/gem
78-105
30
70
150a cervus f. cerebra Florida Keys. Hybrid cervus x zebra. Has intermediate shape and dentition and ocellated spots along the margins. Micro-drill in base, nacre chips along aperture. f
75,6*
220
150b cervus f. cerebra Florida Keys. Hybrid cervus x zebra. Has intermediate shape and dentition and ocellated spots along the margins. Micro-drill in base, yet attractive inflated and heavy. f++
70,8*
425
cervus lindseyi Petuch 2013 (Macrocypraea)
151x cervus lindseyi Cuba. Smaller brownish subspecies. f+/f++
52-68
45
chiapponii beatricae Lorenz 2014 (Pustularia)
152 chiapponii beatricae Cuyos Is., Philipines. Inflated, beautifully spotted. gem
16,1*
75
chiapponii chiapponii Lorenz 1999 (Pustularia)
153x chiapponii chiapponii Philippines. Bright yellow. f++/gem
14-17
8
20
childreni (J. E. Gray 1825) (Ipsa)
154x childreni Kwajalein Atoll. Live taken gem
16-18
25
65
154xa childreni Tahiti. Dwarf Polynesian form. Fresh beached. gd/f
13-16
6
155x childreni f. lemurica Mauritius. Fresh dead as usual. f/f+
17-20
25
156x childreni f. novaecaledoniae Samar. Inflated and large local form. beached as usual, better than average. gd
21-24
15
chinensis chinensis (Gmelin 1791) (Ovatipsa)
157x chinensis chinensis Philippines. Cylindrical gem
>36
5
157xa chinensis chinensis Indonesia. More callused and smaller. gem
27 up
8
158 chinensis chinensis f. amiges Hawaii. Heavy and callused. gem
42,7*
120
chinensis variolaria (Lamarck 1810) (Ovatipsa)
161x chinensis variolaria Tanzania. Callused, selected gem
26-36
8
20
162 chinensis variolaria f. kwazulu Natal. Fine pattern and dark base. gem
34,8*
75
162a chinensis variolaria f. kwazulu Natal. Fantastic pattern and dark base. gem
28,5*
75
162b chinensis variolaria f. kwazulu Natal. Inflated, dark. gem
37,7*
75
162c chinensis variolaria f. kwazulu Natal. Very dark. gem
33,7*
75
163x chinensis variolaria f. violacea Tanzania. Paler variation from Pemba Is., quite different. gem
32-38
10
164 chinensis violacea tortirostris Natal. Very large specimen of this freak variation. Flaring labral margin. Maximum deformation.
30,9*
200
cicercula cicercula (Linnaeus 1758) (Pustularia)
165x cicercula cicercula Kwajalein Atoll. Glossy gem
13-17
8
20
165xa cicercula cicercula China Sea. West of Borneo. Only a few, gem
14-17
10
cicercula takahashii Moretzsohn 2007 (Pustularia)
166x cicercula takahashii Hawaii. Rostrate, pellucid. gem
13-15
45
cicercula tricornis (Dillwyn 1817) (Pustularia)
167 cicercula tricornis Mauritius. Lovely spotted gem
14,0*
25
167x cicercula tricornis Mozambique. Live taken beauties. Rare. gem
14-19
15
170 cicercula tricornis Mozambique. Large and inflated gem
20,8*
45
168 cicercula tricornis f. giftunensis Egypt. Always fresh dead. Rare. f
13,4*
40
169x cicercula tricornis f. lienardi Mauritius. Uncommon. gem
13-17
15
cicercula tuamotensis (Lorenz 1999) (Pustularia)
171 cicercula tuamotensis Tuamotu. Live collected beauty. gem
12,7*
185
171a cicercula tuamotensis Tuamotu. Very rostrate. gem
13,3*
250
171x cicercula tuamotensis Tuamotu. Fresh beached. fine
10-12
25
cinerea brasilensis Lorenz 2002 (Luria)
172 cinerea brasilensis Brazil. Exceptional shell from deep water, nearly lacking any darker pattern. gem
26,3*
75
172x cinerea brasilensis Brazil. Typical , ex pisce from deeper water. f+/f++
13-17
12
172xa cinerea brasilensis Brazil. Variable beauties, all with a small octopus-drill, but nice quality and a good range of variations. I recommend a set of three. f
15-33
5
10
cinerea cinerea (Gmelin 1791) (Luria)
173x cinerea cinerea Florida Keys. Uncommon, only a few. Natural lines not affecting beauty. f+
22-28
10
citrina citrina (J. E. Gray 1825) (Naria)
174a citrina citrina South Africa. No ocellated spots. gem
25,3*
40
174x citrina citrina South Africa. More slender and paler. Ex pisce f+/f++
18-20
35
citrina dauphinensis (Lorenz 2002) (Naria)
175x citrina dauphinensis Madagascar. These are fully glossy, excellent and beautiful fresh dead shells, gem except for an obligatory drill hole f+/f++
18-25
14
clandestina clandestina (Linnaeus 1767) (Palmadusta)
176x clandestina clandestina Sri Lanka. Interesting local form with short teeth and callused shells. f/gem
13-17
10
clandestina moniliaris (Lamarcki 1810) (Palmadusta)
177x clandestina moniliaris f. bikiniensis Kwajalein Atoll. Smaller, elongate shells with long teeth. gem
10-12
75
178 clandestina moniliaris f. candida New Caledonia. Rostrated. f++
15,5*
20
178x clandestina moniliaris f. candida New Caledonia. Impressive large shells. f++/gem
18-22
15
178xa clandestina moniliaris f. candida Queensland. Callused shells. f+/gem
15-18
5
clandestina passerina (Melvill 1888) (Palmadusta)
179x clandestina passerina Tanzania. Typical western subspecies. gem
18-20
5
12
clavicola clavicola Lorenz 1998 (Bistolida)
181 clavicola clavicola Tanzania. Elongate calloused form. gem
25,2*
25
181a clavicola clavicola Tanzania. High marginal blotches. gem
24,8*
25
181b clavicola clavicola Tanzania. Dramatic marginal blotches. gem
25,4*
25
181x clavicola clavicola Tanzania. Uncommon. Callused, pale blue. f++/gem
26-32
15
coloba coloba (Melvill 1888) (Ovatipsa)
183b coloba coloba Thailand. Dwarf variation. Distinct pattern. gem
18,8*
35
183x coloba coloba Thailand. Pretty callused gem
22-24
25
184 coloba coloba Thailand. Large fresh gem
24,1*
35
184a coloba coloba Oman. local variation. Large, reduced spotting. gem
27,4*
75
comma comma (Perry 1811) (Cribrarula)
186x comma comma Tanzania. Variable. A set is highly recommended! gem
17-24
5
12
186xa comma comma Mozambique. Large and attractive. gem
>24
12
187 comma comma f. fraserorum Natal, S. Africa. Fresh dead, nice colour. f
23,1*
30
187a comma comma f. fraserorum Natal, S. Africa. Fresh dead, ok pattern. gd
27,4*
20
187b comma comma f. fraserorum Natal, S. Africa. Live taken. Best specimen I have seen. gem
23,1*
350
comma toliaraensis Bozzetti 2007 (Cribrarula)
189x comma toliaraensis Madagascar. Quite distinctive. f++/gem
14-16
20
compta (Pease 1860) (Cribrarula)
190 compta Tuamotu. Rostrate shell with gloss and pattern, tips intact. Fresh dead. f
11,5*
90
190x compta Tuamotu. Tips intact, characteristic. Beached, glossy, with pattern. gd
10-11
45
comptonii (J. E. Gray 1847) (Notocypraea)
191x comptonii Esperance. Saturate brown western form. f+/f++
18-21
12
30
191xa comptonii Victoria. Distinctly banded form. f+/f++
17-19
15
192x comptonii f. casta S. Australia. Plain white. Uncommon. f++/gem
22-24
45
194x comptonii f. griffithi S. Australia. Several specimens from old collections f/f+
22-26
20
55
195 comptonii f. mayi Tasmania. Large and inflated local form. gem
27,0*
50
195a comptonii f. mayi Tasmania. Large and inflated local form. gem-
25,3*
40
195b comptonii f. mayi Tasmania. Large and inflated local form. f+
26,7*
20
195x comptonii f. mayi S. Austr. Callused inflated, uncommon f++/gem
22-25
12
30
connelli connelli (Liltved 1983) (Cypraeovula)
197x connelli fakes Transkei. Dead taken shells painted in the Philippines. Great looking fakes.
23-27
45
120
connelli peelae Lorenz 2002 (Cypraeovula)
200 connelli peelae Natal. Representative dead shell of the smaller shallower water form, with some pattern preservation. gd
21,2*
200
200x connelli peelae Natal. Long dead shells. fair
20-23
50
contaminata (J. E. Gray 1832) (Palmadusta)
201 contaminata Sulawesi. Stunning gem
13,8*
25
201a contaminata New Ireland. Interesting smaller calloused variation. gem
10,3*
35
201b contaminata Similan Is., Thailand. Beautiful blotch that reminds of a lion running away. gem
14,3*
35
201x contaminata Philippines. Blue jewels. A set is recommended! f++/gem
11-13
6
12
201xa contaminata Andaman Sea. Cute callused dwarfs. f++/gem
10-12
8
201xb contaminata Philippines. Unblotched form. f++/gem
11-13
12
202 contaminata f. distans Natal, S. Africa. Deep water. Large, densely spotted. Rare form. gem
202x contaminata f. distans S. Mozambique. Ex pisce from deep water. Characteristic specimens. Uncommon. f+/f++
13-14
20
203 contaminata f. extrema Marquesas. Large and calloused local form. Note dense basal spotting. Dead taken with some roughness. f
14,2*
45
coronata debruini Lorenz 2002 (Cypraeovula)
205 coronata debruini Hout Bay. Green overcast. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1989) No. 22 p. 40 fig. 57. gem
31,9*
450
205a coronata debruini Hout Bay. Inflated, a bit growthy f+. Illustrated in The Connoisseur of Seashells (1986) No. 8 p. 40 fig. 7 upper row 2nd from right.
34,3*
200
205x coronata debruini Hout Bay. Typical specimens. f++/gem
29-33
50
130
206 coronata debruini f. immaculata Hout Bay. Characteristic bluish grey color, no pattern. Very slight growthlines as usual. Not found in recent years. Very rare. gem-
30,4*
225
coronata gloriosa Shikama 1971 (Cypraeovula)
209 coronata gloriosa S. Africa. Deep water form. Inflated, with produced extremities. gem-
27,3*
750
coxeni (Cox 1873) (Eclogavena)
210x coxeni Solomons. Typical brown spotted. gem
24-26
10
25
212 coxeni f. pseudohesperina Solomons. Melanistic blotches. gem-
18,6*
45
cribellum (Gaskoin 1849) (Cribrarula)
213 cribellum Mauriius. Giant, fresh dead, full gloss. gem-
23,1*
45
213x cribellum Mauritius. Reasonable dead. gd/f
12-14
8
20
213xa cribellum Mauritius. Live taken. gem
11-14
75
cribraria (Linnaeus 1758) (Cribrarula)
214 cribraria Philippines. Large gem
37,0*
15
214a cribraria Philippines. Inflated, with large lacunae. gem
31,9*
15
214x cribraria Philippines. Fresh and variable. gem
22-29
5
9,6
214xa cribraria Philippines. Large specimens. gem
>30
10
216x cribraria f. oceanica Kwajalein Atoll. Distinctive local form. gem
18-24
75
219x cribraria f. zadela Solomons. Typical smaller shells. gem
18-23
12
219xa cribraria f. zadela New Caledonia. Large and attractive. f++/gem
24-31
12
cumingii (J. E. Gray 1832) (Cribrarula)
222 cumingii Tahiti. Large gem
16,0*
95
222a cumingii Tahiti. Interesting pattern. gem
12,5*
65
222b cumingii Tahiti. Large variation formerly popular under the name cleopatra. gem
22,8*
400
222x cumingii Tahiti. Selected smaller shells. gem
12-16
65
cylindrica cylindrica (Born 1778) (Erronea)
223x cylindrica cylindrica Philippines. Very slender. gem
>28
5
10
cylindrica lenella (Iredale 1939) (Erronea)
224 cylindrica lenella Queensland. Melanistic and rostrate. gem
32,0*
35
224x cylindrica lenella Queensland. Excellent dark and fresh gem
27-31
15
224xa cylindrica lenella Vanuatu. Quite different from here. Rare. f+/gem
22-30
15
cylindrica sowerbyana Schilder 1932 (Erronea)
225 cylindrica sowerbyana W. Australia. Delightful set of 4 dwarfs. f++/gem
17-18*
15
225x cylindrica sowerbyana W. Australia. Very fresh and lovely. f++/gem
30-41
5
10
226 cylindrica sowerbyana f. montebella W. Australia. Heavily calloused local form. Exceptionally nice specimen. gem
24,4*
25
226x cylindrica sowerbyana f. montebella W. Australia. Heavily calloused local form. gem
22-33
15
30
dayritiana (Cate 1963) (Eclogavena)
227x dayritiana Philippines. The true nominate form. gem
16-19
5
12
228x dayritiana f. dani Philippines. The real thing. Recently discovered in larger numbers. Heavy, callused and inflated form. Strong teeth. Typical gem
17-21
5
12
229x dayritiana f. solita Philippines. Typical, quite large shells, gem
19-21
5
12
decipiens decipiens (Smith 1880) (Zoila)
230x decipiens decipiens Broome area. Typical brown dotted shells. f+/gem
41-52
28
60
decipiens suprasinum Lorenz 2002 (Zoila)
232 decipiens suprasinum Onslow. Large and heavy shell, apparently very old, with numerous minor blemishes. Characteristic base and dark spotted margins. f
64,1*
550
declivis declivis (Sowerby II 1870) (Notocypraea)
233 declivis declivis S Australia. Exceptionally nice spotting. gem
25,5*
90
233x declivis declivis S. Australia. Typical. Becoming scarce. Main habitat now banned for collecting. f++/gem
26-28
70
declivis dennyorum Lo. & Morrison 2013 (Notocypraea)
234 declivis dennyorum Tasmania. Exceptional dark freckled and faintly banded gem
22,5*
215
234x declivis dennyorum Tasmania. Fresh dead, good colors. gd
26-28
10
234xa declivis dennyorum Tasmania. Live taken, dark spotted. f++/gem
26-28
150
depressa depressa (J. E. Gray 1824) (Mauritia)
235x depressa depressa Kwajalein Atoll. Typical callused gem
30-38
10
235xa depressa depressa Tuamotu. Paler greyish form. f+/f++
28-35
10
depressa dispersa Sch. & Sch. 1939 (Mauritia)
236 depressa dispersa Christmas Is. Young adult (so-called gillei>/I>). From old collection. f++
35,5*
15
236x depressa dispersa Kerala, India. Uncommon, f+/f++
34-39
20
diauges diauges (Melvill 1888) (Bistolida)
237 diauges diauges Tanzania. Large shell witha tiny blotch. gem
34,9*
35
237a diauges diauges Tanzania. Unblotched! gem
34,5*
65
237x diauges diauges Tanzania. Variable. f+/gem
31-36
25
diauges uvongoensis Massier 2004 (Bistolida)
240 diauges uvongoensis South Africa. Excellent specimen, fresh dead but very attractive. f
27,7*
300
dillwyni (Schilder 1922) (Cryptocypraea)
241 dillwyni Tuamotu. Dead taken but with full gloss and intact tips. f++
12,1*
65
241x dillwyni Tuamotu. Dead found, yet glossy and representative. f
11-13
35
diluculum (Reeve 1845) (Palmadusta)
242 diluculum Tanzania. Crazy pattern following a growth line along the left margin. Very rare. f++
21,1*
20
242a diluculum Tanzania. Crazy pattern. f+
27,4*
20
242b diluculum Tanzania. Crazy pattern. f++
19,9*
20
242c diluculum Tanzania. Crazy pattern. f++
19,1*
20
242d diluculum Tanzania. Crazy pattern. freak
25,4*
10
242e diluculum Tanzania. Variation with black marginal line. f++
28,3*
15
242f diluculum Tanzania. Crazy pattern. gem
29,7*
20
242g diluculum Tanzania. Crazy pattern. f++
21,4*
20
242x diluculum Tanzania. Dark lightweight Pemba form. Good size, dark and variable patterns. f++/gem
24-30
5
10
242xa diluculum Tanzania. Smaller, lighter and more calloused mainland form. f++/gem
19-22
8
20
243x diluculum f. virginalis Zanzibar. Unspotted base. Uncommon. Nearly always with minor growth irregularities. f+/f++
16-24
15
40


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