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...updated: 07.09.2020 Open watch list

No. Species Data size set of 3watch
abaliena abaliena Lorenz 1989 (Cribrarula)
1 abaliena abaliena Kenya. Inflated, with special pattern. From 1960s collection. gem
15,2*
300
1x abaliena abaliena Tanzania. Typical small, pale specimens. gem
13-15
45
abaliena australiensis Lorenz 2002 (Cribrarula)
2a abaliena australiensis W. Australia. Aberrant pattern. gem
26,8*
45
2c abaliena australiensis W. Australia. Freak spire and nodulose labrum. Attractive freak. f++
29,6*
45
2e abaliena australiensis Dampier, W. Australia. Exploded pattern. gem-
21,2*
25
2x abaliena australiensis Thailand. Pretty specimens. Variable. f++/gem
19-24
25
2xa abaliena australiensis Dampier, W. Australia. Very variable. f+/f++
19-25
15
40
2xb abaliena australiensis Dampier, W. Australia. Selected smaller gem
18-22
25
60
2xc abaliena australiensis Dampier, W. Australia. Selected larger gem
23-26
35
85
abaliena erypersica Meyer & Lorenz 2017 (Cribrarula)
3a abaliena erypersica Dahlak Archipelago. From old collection. Large lacunae. Lightweight. Nacre a bit scatched. f+
25,6*
75
3b abaliena erypersica Egypt. Extremely rare. Live taken! gem
17,1*
225
3c abaliena erypersica Egypt. Subadult, live taken. Spectacular large. f++
23,7*
75
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
15
40
abrolhensis Lorenz 2002 (Cribrarula)
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)
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. Variable. Best possible quality. f+/gem
35-49
15
35
11z adusta adusta Tanzania. 20 pcs nice quality f+/f++
35-49
50
adusta persica Sch. & Sch. 1938 (Erronea)
12x adusta persica India. Characteristic banded. f+/f++
35-48
8
20
13x adusta persica f. andamanensis Thailand. The nominate form. This is what almost everyone else out there tries to sell you as melanesiae f+/f++
28-35
15
aequinoctialis (Schilder 1933) (Pseudozonaria)
16 aequinoctialis Panama. Dorsal pattern forming ocellations. gem
34,2*
315
16a aequinoctialis Panama. Finely freckled. gem
32,8*
265
albuginosa (J. E. Gray 1825) (Naria)
18x albuginosa Mexico. Variable. f++/gem
18-24
12
30
alfredensis alfredensis Sch. & Sch. 1929 (Cypraeovula)
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*
60
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. Typical form with pale orange dorsum. f++/gem
21-26
10
25
23z algoensis algoensis South Africa. 10 pcs f++/gem
21-26
90
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 Bl�cher & Lo. 1999 (Palmadusta)
27 androyensis Madagascar. One band obsolete. Exceptional. f++
17,0*
65
27a androyensis Madagascar. LIVECOLLECTED with preserved animal. Terribly growthy shell though. gd
17,5*
30
27b androyensis Madagascar. Dead taken but with some original gloss. f+
17,5*
30
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
28 androyensis f. consanguinea Madagascar. Intermediate banding to typical androyensis. Not too bad condition. f
15-18
25
28x androyensis f. consanguinea Madagascar. Fresh beach as usual. f
15-18
25
angelicae (Clover 1974) (Zonaria)
29 angelicae Gabon. Scarce, selected calloused f+/f++
21-24
65
29a angelicae f. petiformis Gabon. Large, characteristic. gem
26,0*
225
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
33b angustata Tasmania. Nominate form. Paler shell with interesting parallel hairlines. f++
27,3*
30
33x angustata S Australia. Live taken shells with minimal or no natural flaws, f++/gem
25-27
6
15
33z angustata S Australia. 10 pcs f+/f++
25-27
30
34 angustata f. verconis S. Australia. Only one, rather growthy. f
29,6*
45
annettae (Dall 1909) (Pseudozonaria)
35x annettae Mexico. Smaller breed. f+/gem
25-30
5
12
35xa annettae Mexico. Large specimens. f++/gem
38-43
5
12
35xb annettae Guatemala. Typical medium sized shells. f++/gem
30-37
6
15
35z annettae Mexico. 20 pcs, variable patern. f+/f++
38-43
50
35b annettae var. El Salvador. Un-named population. Inflated pyriform, with strange, sparse dorsal pattern and distinct banding. Sold as a pair. f+/gem
40-44*
450
annulus (Linnaeus 1758) (Monetaria)
36 annulus Madagascar. Rufinistic (golden) form, live taken. gem
21,8*
150
36b annulus Tanzania. Rostrated with pellucid extremities. f++
20-23
5
12
36c annulus Tanzania. Siamese twin freak with two dorsal bulges.
24,0*
35
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. Broad and heavy, ring often distinct. Very variable. gem
23-27
5
8
36xd annulus Tanzania. Brownish overcast form. f+/gem
17-21
15
37 annulus f. appendiculata Pemba Is., Tanzania. Sold as a pair. f++/gem
21-27
30
37x annulus f. appendiculata Pemba Is., Tanzania. Variable, with distinct protuberances. f++/gem
21-27
8
38x annulus f. camelorum Mauritius. Plain white variation. f++/gem
20-22
10
25
39 annulus f. circumpicta Madagascar. Saturate brown margins and base. Uncommon form. gem
19,8*
85
39a annulus f. circumpicta Madagascar. Dark brown bands on margins. gem
22,6*
100
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
41a annulus f. noumeensis New Caledonia. Special color and size. gem
28,8*
35
41x annulus f. noumeensis New Caledonia. Broad, rather large shells with a conspicuous orange ring. gem
23-29
10
42x annulus f. olgae Moreton Bay. Faint reddish overcast across middle of dorsum and above the extremities. Only known from one location. gem
23-26
15
40
43x annulus f. sublitorea Western Samoa. Specimens from Paratype-lot. gem
10-14
25
36a annulus phototypus Port Hedland, W Australia. This specimen just surfaced in a box with material I did not remember I had: shells I used for my PhD thesis on the Ring Cowry in the late 90s. By chance I realized this one is illustrated in the first and second edition of the "Guide to Worldwide Cowries" Pl. 97 fig. 4. A magnificent specimen, and a rare opportunity to own a phototype that thousands of collectors have referenced to over a long period of time. The price I am asking is certainly symbolic, but I intend to donate this money to the children's hospice of Giessen (that I support on a regular basis).
25,4*
1000
arabica arabica (Linnaeus 1758) (Mauritia)
44a arabica arabica Queensland. Beginning melanism. gem
57,6*
25
44d arabica arabica Philippines. Specimen with dissolved dorsal pattern, naturally overglazed by the animal. See G3 vol. 2 pl. 316 fig. 18)
51,5*
40
44x arabica arabica Kalimantan. Personally collected in 2002. f++/gem
35-46
8
44xa arabica arabica S. Queensland. Inflated, calloused. f+/gem
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
44xf arabica arabica Queensland. Smaller, more slender form. Dark, nice condition. f+/gem
39-53
8
45xb arabica arabica Philippines. Reddish rusty shells from shipwrecks. f+
41-60
20
arabica asiatica Sch. & Sch. 1939 (Mauritia)
45xa arabica asiatica India. Usually with tiny irregularities. f+/f++
45-54
8
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
48 arabica asiatica f. gibba Malaysia. Humped and calloused. gem
63,2*
20
50 arabica f. aikae W Samoa (endemic). Personally collected in 1996.Quite distinctive, DNA implies separate subspecies. Very heavy. gem
46,1*
60
50b arabica f. aikae W Samoa (endemic). Strange shape. gem-
44,9*
40
arabica immanis Sch. & Sch. 1939 (Mauritia)
51b arabica immanis Tanzania. Regular lacunae. Blotch on base. gem
73,7*
30
51c arabica immanis Tanzania. Dorsal pattern partly missing. f++
75,0*
25
51e arabica immanis Tanzania. Subadult
64,4*
10
51h arabica immanis Tanzania. Secondary pattern partly missing. f++
76,4*
15
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
52a arabica immanis f. rudimaculosa S Madagascar. Dark, with coarse pattern. gem
82,5*
50
52b arabica immanis f. rudimaculosa S Madagascar. Dark, with coarse pattern. gem
87,9*
80
52x arabica immanis f. rudimaculosa S Madagascar. Large an dark. Coarse pattern. Always a bit rough. f+/f++
80-92
45
arabicula (Lamarck 1810) (Pseudozonaria)
53x arabicula Panama. 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
53z arabicula Mexico. 10 pcs f++/gem
25-27
25
argus argus (Linnaeus 1758) (Arestorides)
54x argus argus Philippines. Typical larger shells, variable dotting. f++/gem
61-78
14
54xa argus argus Sulu Sea. Smaller, stunted form. f++/gem
54-64
8
55 argus argus f. ventricosa Solomon Islands. Beautiful, uncommon form. f+
78,5*
75
argus contracasta Lorenz 2012 (Arestorides)
56a argus contracasta Sri Lanka. Interesting dark shell with fused basal blotches. gem
61,9*
35
56c argus contracasta Thailand. Large inflated local form. Exceptionally nice, very minor roughness at tips, still gem-
88,0*
35
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
58a armeniaca andreyi SW. Australia. Globular, with white base. Slightly irregular dorsum (can be felt rather than seen). f++
70,4*
1250
58b armeniaca andreyi SW. Australia. Rostrated smaller gem
71,9*
1600
58c armeniaca andreyi SW. Australia. Very pale dorsum, nearly white base. Very rare form. gem
75,6*
POR
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. Live taken specimens with minor issues. f+/f++
13-16
45
asellus armadillo Bergonzoni 2015 (Palmadusta)
63 asellus armadillo Mozambique. Exceptional quality. Micro bitemark. f++
20,1*
75
asellus asellus (Linnaeus 1758) (Palmadusta)
64x asellus asellus Indonesia. Large, with produced extremities. f++/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
64z asellus asellus Indonesia. 20 pcs f+/gem
17-19
40
asellus bitaeniata (Geret 1903) (Palmadusta)
65x asellus bitaeniata Queensland. Callused. f++/gem
13-18
10
65xc asellus bitaeniata Samoa. Cute dwarf elongate form. white lines on dorsum are natural. gem
11-13
15
astaryi Schilder 1971 (Cribrarula)
66a astaryi Marquesas. Large and dark. f++
19,0*
75
66b astaryi Marquesas. Large and dark. gem
16,9*
50
66c astaryi Marquesas. Exceptional pattern. f++
17,8*
75
66d astaryi Marquesas. Very pretty. gem
12,7*
45
66e astaryi Marquesas. Very pretty. gem
14,5*
45
66f astaryi Marquesas. Very pretty dwarf. gem
11,6*
45
66g astaryi Marquesas. My favorite. gem
14,3*
60
66x astaryi Marquesas. Becoming rare again. gem
12-14
35
85
66xa astaryi Marquesas. Larger shells. gem
15-17
45
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
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
69a aurantium Philippines. Interesting dwarf shell with faint zig-zag pattern. f+
75,5*
70
69b aurantium Philippines. Small, heavy shell with two narrow transverse paler lines. gem
81,0*
50
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. Attractive specimens with minor natural blemishes. f+/f++
77-89
20
70
barclayi (Reeve 1857) (Paradusta)
71 barclayi Natal. Large, slightly rostrate shell. Shallow growth line along side. f+
30,0*
525
71a barclayi Natal. Dead with some pattern. gd
29,7*
25
71b barclayi Natal. Good size. Live taken. Barely notable attempted drill (visible only under magnification-they nearly always have these). gem-
28,6*
415
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, smaller. Interesting local form. gem
9-11
30
bistrinotata bistrinotata Sch. & Sch. 1937 (Pustularia)
75 bistrinotata bistrinotata Philippines. The large nominate form. Uncommon. gem
19-21
20
76 bistrinotata bistrinotata f. jandeprezi Philippines. Distinctive young adult pattern. Hard to get now. gem
17,3*
45
77x bistrinotata bistrinotata f. samarensis Philippines. Red giant beauties. gem
18-20
5
12
77z bistrinotata bistrinotata f. samarensis Philippines. 20 pcs. gem
18-20
50
bistrinotata excelsior Lorenz 2014 (Pustularia)
78x bistrinotata excelsior Palawan. Large and heavy, bright orange. gem
19-21
15
40
bistrinotata ginoi Lorenz 2014 (Pustularia)
79x bistrinotata ginoi New Caledonia. Heavily pustulose. Rare. gem
14-16
30
80
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
82z boivinii Philippines. 20 pcs gem
23-28
20
83x boivinii f. amoena Japan. Larger, paler form. Quite different from P.I. specimens. f+/f++
28-33
12
84 boivinii f. cuatoni Philippines, deep water. Characteristic broad and calloused. gem
28,5*
15
84a boivinii f. cuatoni Philippines, deep water. Typical Panglao form. Not collected in 30 years. gem
25,6*
35
84x boivinii f. cuatoni Philippines. Orange, broad and callused. f++/gem
20-30
10
25
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
87 bregeriana bregeriana var. New Caledonia. Ducos Bay variation. Large and inflated, saturate purple. gem
31,3*
75
87a bregeriana bregeriana var. New Caledonia. Purple Ducos Bay variation. Large and inflated. gem
29,4*
40
bregeriana pervelata (Lorenz 2002) (Contradusta)
brevidentata brevidentata (Sowerby II 1870) (Bistolida)
89 brevidentata brevidentata W. Australia. Unblotched variation. f+
23,8*
55
89b brevidentata brevidentata W. Australia. Magnificent smaller beauty. gem-
20,2*
175
brevidentata deceptor (Iredale 1935) (Bistolida)
90a brevidentata deceptor N. Australia. Wide blotch. gem-
26,7*
125
brevidentata fluctuans (Iredale 1935) (Bistolida)
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)
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*
POR
92b broderipii South Africa. Beautiful netting, calloused. Some healed bitemarks. Best bargain on a good-looking shell! f+
70,3*
1400
92d broderipii f. somalica Somalia. One of the most perfect I have seen. Depressed and heavy, expended margins. gem
75,3*
POR
92g broderipii f. somalica Somalia. Old days shell with blurred, unattractive pattern. f+
75,0*
875
camelopardalis (Perry 1811) (Lyncina)
94x camelopardalis Eritrea. Typical southern specimens. f++/gem
49-60
40
94xa camelopardalis Somalia. Dwarf popuation. Always a bit growthy (f++/gem: 15:00). f/f+
40-47
5
12
95 camelopardalis f. mariae Egypt. Unspotted form. World record size by a looong way (current so-called WRS: 64,9 mm). Growth line. f
78,8*
200
95a camelopardalis f. mariae Egypt. Unspotted form. Calloused. Dorsum with minor natural irregularities. f+
69,4*
80
95b camelopardalis f. mariae Egypt. Monster size, world record size by an even longer way (current so-called WRS: 64,9 mm). Minor irregularities, impressive overall impression. f+
84,5*
600
95x camelopardalis f. mariae Somalia. Dwarf specimens of the unspotted (or nearly so) form. f/f+
40-47
15
96 camelopardalis f. sharmiensis Egypt. Large, stunning beauty. Very minor natural lines. f+++
78,2*
450
96a camelopardalis f. sharmiensis Egypt. Massive, quite rostrate. Some bitemarks dorsally. f+
78,1*
60
96b camelopardalis f. sharmiensis Egypt. Massive, quite rostrate. Nice quality. gem-
74,3*
120
96c camelopardalis f. sharmiensis Egypt. Very lovely specimen. My personal choice. gem
66,2*
450
96d camelopardalis f. sharmiensis Egypt. Inflated and heavy calloused gem
73,0*
450
96g camelopardalis f. sharmiensis Egypt. Attractive paler, with rostrate tips. Very minor lines, not actually flaws. gem-
73,0*
175
96x camelopardalis f. sharmiensis Egypt. Large northern form. Nice shells with the usual growth lines. f/f+
60-75
40
100
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
98z capensis capensis Port Elizabeth. 10 pcs gem
27-30
90
99 capensis f. amphithales South Africa. Full pattern and gloss. Micro drill barely visible. f+
25,6*
550
100 capensis f. elizabethensis South Africa. Full pattern and silky gloss. No drills. f+
25,4*
600
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
103a capensis gorda f. cineracea Port Alfred. Magnificent gem
26,2*
220
103b capensis gorda f. cineracea Port Alfred. Spectacular gem
23,3*
220
103x capensis gorda f. cineracea Port Alfred. Calloused, with whitish background color. f++/gem
24-27
120
300
capensis profundorum Seccombe 2003 (Cypraeovula)
capricornica capricornica Lorenz 1989 (Umbilia)
109 capricornica capricornica Queensland. Nice inflated shell. f++
65,5*
90
109a capricornica capricornica Queensland. Nice heavy shell. Shallow line along side. f++
66,0*
75
109b capricornica capricornica Queensland. Lightweight dwarf form. f++
58,1*
75
109d capricornica capricornica Queensland. Heavy beauty. Dorsum slightly irregular. gem-
78,0*
175
109e capricornica capricornica Queensland. Quite nice smaller shell. Wrinkle at spire. f++
62,7*
90
caputdraconis caputdraconis (Melvill 1888) (Monetaria)
111x caputdraconis caputdraconis Easter Island. Variable in size and pattern! gem
25-29
5
12
111xa caputdraconis caputdraconis Easter Island. Large specimens. gem
30-33
25
111xb caputdraconis caputdraconis Easter Island. Dwarf variation. gem
19-24
5
12
caputophidii (Schilder 1927) (Monetaria)
113x caputophidii Hawaii. Characteristic. gem
20-23
5
10
113z caputophidii Hawaii. 10 pcs gem
20-23
25
caputserpentis (Linnaeus 1758) (Monetaria)
114 caputserpentis S Queensland. Local variation also known as caputanguis. gem
34,6*
10
114a caputserpentis Mauritius. Subadult shells displaying the primary banding. These were all dead collected on the beach, but are in nice glossy condition.
22-25
5
10
114m caputserpentis Tahiti. Typical dark-shelled specimens, quite small. f++/gem
24-28
5
12
114n caputserpentis Rurutu, Austral Is. Depressed, heavy. f++/gem
31-34
5
12
114p caputserpentis Southern Queensland. Typical shells of the local form, nice quality. gem
30-37
10
25
114x caputserpentis Tanzania. Typical heavy gem
32-38
5
10
114xa caputserpentis Rodriguez Is. Indian Ocean. Isolated local variation with a greyish tone. f++/gem
19-27
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 Java, Indonesia. Local giant form. gem
39-40
15
114xf caputserpentis Japan. Very heavy. gem
34-39
12
114xg caputserpentis Palawan, PI. A whitish form similar to the argentata from Polynesia. Variable. f++/gem
28-32
10
114xh caputserpentis Spratly Is. Interesting locality, now inaccessible. f++/gem
2731
5
12
114xk caputserpentis Palawan, PI. Large, overlapping white spots. Variable. f++/gem
28-32
5
12
115 caputserpentis f. argentata Tuamotu. The white-top form. Rare. gem
31,9*
40
115a caputserpentis f. argentata Tuamotu. The white-top form. Rare. f++
29,7*
20
116 caputserpentis f. aruni Indonesia. Nice specimen of this re-occurring mutation. gem
26,6*
40
116a caputserpentis f. aruni Indonesia. Nice specimen of this re-occurring mutation. Pale area towards the posterior. gem
29,1*
40
116b caputserpentis f. aruni Indonesia. Nice specimen of this re-occurring mutation. The aberration continues from the margins onto the dorsum! gem
26,9*
40
117x caputserpentis f. kenyonae Abrolhos Is., W Australia. Typical local form. Less expanded, variable pattern. f++/gem
30-37
10
25
118 caputserpentis f. meae Marquesas. Flattened, with slightly flanged marginal callus. Unmistakable local form or subspecies. gem
24-35
15
40
114q caputserwhatever Western Australia. An awkward variation with pale margins. Such shells are usually advertised as hybrids (or: High Breeds). Anyway, sold as a set of 3. f+/gem
25-28*
10
carneola (Linnaeus 1758) (Lyncina)
121a carneola carneola Bali. Nice pair, acertained locality. f++/gem
25-29*
10
121x carneola carneola Tanzania. Typical East African form (also known as sowerbyi), variable in shape and size. f+/f++
21-33
5
12
121xa carneola carneola Kwajalein Atoll. Elongate form. f+/f++
22-33
8
20
121xb carneola carneola Maldives. Dwarf local form. f+/f++
16-20
10
121xc carneola carneola Kwajalein Atoll. Elongate form. f+/f++
20-39
5
12
121xd carneola carneola Malaysia. Giant form. Exceptional quality. f+/f++
45-58
10
25
121xe carneola carneola Solomons. slender, with distinct bands. f+/f++
23-28
5
12
121xf carneola carneola W Thailand. Rare form this area. f+/f++
20-24
8
121xg carneola carneola Vanuatu. Rather large and pale local form. f+/f++
34-43
15
121xh carneola carneola Palawan. Interesting local form with high margins. f++/gem
19-32
15
35
121xk carneola carneola Chagos. Variable, distinctly banded. f+/f++
21-34
5
12
122x carneola f. crassa Egypt. Variable and attractive. f+/f++
37-41
15
122xa carneola f. crassa Dahlak Archipelago. Calloused, with quite distinct blue band. f+/f++
16-31
5
12
122xb carneola f. crassa Oman. Calloused, larger. f+/f++
27-42
15
cassiaui (Burgess 1965) (Nucleolaria)
123 cassiaui Marquesas. Coarsely sculptured. Fresh dead, but good color. f+
22,1*
315
123a cassiaui Marquesas. Large and broad. Acceptable beach. gd
28,6*
175
123b cassiaui Marquesas. Nice pink beauty, good size. Very fresh dead, no damages. f+
31,4*
250
123c cassiaui Marquesas. Quite nice, fresh dead. f+
23,1*
220
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 latebrosa Swarts & Liltved 2000 (Cypraeovula)
125 castanea latebrosa S. Africa. Dark colors. Dorsum with natural lines. gem-
31,4*
POR
125a castanea latebrosa S. Africa. Beautiful pattern. There are several barely nticable hairlines which are more visible in the photo than in real life. f++
30,8*
950
castanea malani Lorenz & 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
126f castanea malani S. Africa. Live taken, growth line. Nice pattern. f+
31,8*
1100
catholicorum Sch. & Sch. 1938 (Cribrarula)
127 catholicorum S Queensland. Uncommon local variation. Good size. gem
14,3*
25
127x catholicorum Vanuatu. Typical specimens. gem
12-15
20
50
caurica blaesa Iredale 1939 (Erronea)
128x caurica blaesa NW Australia. Characteristic form, a set is recommended. f+/gem
37-45
8
20
caurica caurica (Linnaeus 1758) (Erronea)
129 caurica caurica Bali. A specimen from ascertained locality, collected recently. gem
33,5*
15
129x caurica caurica Philippines. Slender brown beauties. f++/gem
37-43
5
12
129xa caurica caurica Philippines. Slender pale cream giant form. gem
47-49
15
129xb caurica caurica Malaysia. Smaller local variation. gem
32-36
5
12
135a caurica caurica f. longior New Caledonia. Melanistic and rostrate, highest quality. gem
46,5*
450
135b caurica caurica f. longior Southern Queensland. Large and dark. gem
43,1*
20
135c caurica caurica f. longior Southern Queensland. Calloused and dark. gem
40,1*
20
135d caurica caurica f. longior Lord Howe Is., NSW. Large, inflated. Fresh dead. Very rare opportunity to get a shell from this remote place. f
51,0*
75
135x caurica caurica f. longior Queensland. Typical Queensland specimens. f++/gem
32-38
8
20
135xa caurica caurica f. longior S Queensland. Typical southeastern specimens. Larger. Quite distinctive. gem
41-45
12
30
caurica chrismeyeri Lorenz 2017 (Erronea)
130x caurica chrismeyeri Thailand. Cylindrical, with coarse teeth on both sides. gem
25-31
10
25
130z caurica chrismeyeri Thailand. 10 pcs f+/gem
25-31
30
caurica dracaena (Born 1778) (Erronea)
131x caurica dracaena Sri Lanka. Typical smaller cream coloured local form. Impossible to get these days. f++/gem
26-34
5
12
131xa caurica dracaena India. heavy and nice, dark greenish beauties. f++/gem
36-42
5
12
caurica elongata (Perry 1811) (Erronea)
134b caurica elongata Tanzania. Dark zone along labral margin. Nice banding. gem
36,4*
35
134x caurica elongata Tanzania. Characteristic lightweight form. gem
30-45
8
20
134z caurica elongata Tanzania. 20 pcs f+/gem
30-45
40
134 caurica elongata f. concava Madagascar. Melanistic and rostrate local variant also known under the names fuscorostrata and insolita. Gem
30,2*
85
134a caurica elongata f. concava Madagascar. Melanistic and rostrate local variant also known under the names fuscorostrata and insolita. Gem
34,0*
75
caurica mayottensis Vachon & Verneau 2017 (Erronea)
137 caurica mayottensis Mayotte. Very flat and calloused. f++
29,0*
95
137x caurica mayottensis f. lodoicea Seychelles. Less calloused local form, typical greenish grey color. f++/gem
29-34
30
caurica quinquefasciata (R�ding 1798) (Erronea)
138x caurica quinquefasciata Eilat, Israel. Depressed, pyriform. f++/gem
31-40
15
138xa caurica quinquefasciata Saudi Arabia. Dwarf local form. f++/gem
25-32
5
12
138xb caurica quinquefasciata Oman. Depressed local form. f++/gem
36-46
8
20
138xc caurica quinquefasciata S. Oman. Depressed local form. Smaller population. f++/gem
30-35
15
139a caurica quinquefasciata f. nabeqensis Egypt. Elongate, with curved aperture. Animal preserved inside. gem
41,7*
15
139b caurica quinquefasciata f. nabeqensis Egypt. Beautifully spotted. Animal preserved inside. gem
41,6*
20
139x caurica quinquefasciata f. nabeqensis Egypt. Large local form. f+/gem
45-48
25
139xa caurica quinquefasciata f. nabeqensis Egypt. Slender shells of that area. f++/gem
29-42
10
25
139z caurica quinquefasciata f. nabeqensis Egypt. 20 pcs f+/gem
38-45
50
138 caurica quinquefasciata var. Djibouti. Large, elongate form resembling elongata. See G3 Vol. 2 pl. 281 fig. 1. Hard to get this large and nice. gem
53,5*
40
caurica samoensis Lorenz 2002 (Erronea)
140 caurica samoensis Samoa. Large, calloused beauty. gem
37,4*
60
140a caurica samoensis Samoa. Large, calloused beauty. Growth line not affecting beauty. f+
36,3*
45
140b caurica samoensis Samoa. Dark gem
35,0*
45
140d caurica samoensis Samoa. Slender form. No callus. gem
27,4*
35
140e caurica samoensis Samoa. Exceptionally nice pattern. gem
30,1*
60
140x caurica samoensis Samoa. Typical smaller specimens. f++/gem
22-27
35
cernica cernica (Sowerby II 1870) (Naria)
141 cernica cernica S Africa. Very large and attractive. gem
29,8*
225
141b cernica cernica S Afgrica. From deep water. Strongly calloused, exceptional! Fresh dead, full gloss. f+
26,2*
100
143x cernica cernica f. ogasawarensis Okinawa. Bright yellow, inflated. f++/gem
23-27
75
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
50
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
146c cernica viridicolor Shark Bay area. Dwarf, with an indication of ocellated spots. gem
16,1*
30
146x cernica viridicolor Shark Bay, W Australia. Greenish shells. f++/gem
16-20
10
25
146xa cernica viridicolor Shark Bay, W Australia. Larger form. f++/gem
24-27
24
cervinetta californica Lorenz 2017 (Macrocypraea)
147x cervinetta californica Gulf of California. Representative specimens with flaws. 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
148x cervinetta cervinetta Mexico. Good size, hard to get now. Always with minor scratches. f+/gem
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
148z cervinetta cervinetta Mexico. 10 pcs f+/f++
51-72
40
cervus cervus (Linnaeus 1771) (Macrocypraea)
149x cervus cervus Florida. Typical variations. f+/gem
78-105
30
70
149xa cervus cervus Florida. Dwarf local form. f++/gem
58-72
30
70
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)
152a chiapponii beatricae Cuyos Is., Philipines. Wavy dorsal sulcus. gem
18,5*
75
152b chiapponii beatricae Cuyos Is., Philipines. Heavily pustulose dwarf. gem
14,3*
45
chiapponii chiapponii Lorenz 1999 (Pustularia)
153x chiapponii chiapponii Philippines. Bright yellow. f++/gem
14-17
5
12
153z chiapponii chiapponii Philippines. 20 pcs gem
14-17
40
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)
157 chinensis chinensis Bali. From ascertained locality. Sold as pair. f++/gem
29-34*
30
157x chinensis chinensis Philippines. Cylindrical, heavy. gem
>36
5
12
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
158a chinensis chinensis f. amiges Hawaii. Oval, calloused. gem
38,1*
80
159 chinensis chinensis f. sydneyensis Moreton Bay, Qld. Large and inflated. gem
50,3*
175
chinensis variolaria (Lamarck 1810) (Ovatipsa)
161x chinensis variolaria Tanzania. Calloused, with coarse teeth. gem
26-36
8
20
161z chinensis variolaria Tanzania. 20 pcs f+/gem
26-36
40
162a chinensis variolaria f. kwazulu Natal. From deep water. Largest specimen I have seen. gem
44,1*
120
162e chinensis variolaria f. kwazulu Natal. A bit freaky depressed shell, thick teeth. Attractive contrasting color. gem
41,7*
75
162g chinensis variolaria f. kwazulu Natal. Pretty smaller. gem
28,3*
35
162h chinensis variolaria f. kwazulu Natal. Large inflated, with clear, delicate pattern. gem
40,7*
120
163x chinensis variolaria f. violacea Tanzania. Paler variation from Pemba Is., quite different. gem
32-38
10
164 chinensis violacea tortirostris South Mozambique. Ex pisce from deep water. Fantastic dwarf, rostrate and melanistic. A rare malacological item. f+++
13,9*
625
cicercula cicercula (Linnaeus 1758) (Pustularia)
165x cicercula cicercula Kwajalein Atoll. Glossy gem
13-17
8
20
165xa cicercula cicercula China Sea. West of Borneo. gem
14-17
10
165z cicercula cicercula Philippines. 20 pcs f+/gem
13-17
40
cicercula takahashii Moretzsohn 2007 (Pustularia)
166x cicercula takahashii Hawaii. Rostrate, pellucid. gem
13-15
45
cicercula tricornis (Dillwyn 1817) (Pustularia)
167x cicercula tricornis Mauritius. Fresh dead taken but fully glossy and no defects. f+/f++
14-16
15
40
168x cicercula tricornis f. giftunensis Egypt. Always fresh dead. Rare. f
12-14
25
169xa cicercula tricornis f. lienardi Mozambique. Live taken beauties. Rare. gem
14-19
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, smaller shells from deeper water. f+/f++
13-17
12
172xa cinerea brasilensis Brazil. Dwarf form with produced extremities. gem
16-21
15
40
172xb 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
20-33
5
10
cinerea cinerea (Gmelin 1791) (Luria)
173 cinerea cinerea Bahamas. Giant subfossil form. gd
38
20
173b cinerea cinerea Turks & Caicos. Orange stained base. Interesting population from French Cay. gem
27,1*
30
173x cinerea cinerea Florida Keys. Very variable. Uncommon now. gem
22-28
12
30
citrina citrina (J. E. Gray 1825) (Naria)
174 citrina citrina South Africa. More slender and paler. From deep water. gem
21,9*
45
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. Variable. f+/f++
18-25
14
clandestina clandestina (Linnaeus 1767) (Palmadusta)
176e clandestina clandestina Sri Lanka. The nominate subspecies. Strong extremities. gem
12,9*
25
clandestina moniliaris (Lamarcki 1810) (Palmadusta)
176xa clandestina moniliaris Philippines. Typical coarsely banded. f+/gem
15-19
5
12
178 clandestina moniliaris f. candida New Caledonia. Rostrated. f++
15,5*
20
178x clandestina moniliaris f. candida Queensland. Callused shells. f+/gem
15-18
5
178xa clandestina moniliaris f. candida New Caledonia. Impressive large shells. f++/gem
18-22
15
178xb clandestina moniliaris f. candida Western Australia. Variable. f++/gem
14-20
8
20
178xc clandestina moniliaris f. candida Western Samoa. Rare local dwarf form. f++/gem
11-12
40
clandestina passerina (Melvill 1888) (Palmadusta)
179 clandestina passerina Tanzania. Selected from many. Very pretty! gem
18,2*
15
179x clandestina passerina Tanzania. Typical western subspecies. gem
18-20
5
12
179z clandestina passerina Tanzania. 20 pcs f+/gem
18-20
20
clavicola brianoi Lorenz 2002 (Bistolida)
180b clavicola brianoi Mauritius. Small Mascarene form. Subadult specimen of the reddish form. dead
18,8*
15
clavicola clavicola Lorenz 1998 (Bistolida)
181a clavicola clavicola Tanzania. High marginal blotches. gem
24,8*
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
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
186z comma comma Tanzania. 20 pcs. f++/gem
17-24
60
187a comma comma f. fraserorum Natal, S. Africa. Fresh dead, ok pattern. gd
19,9*
20
187b comma comma f. fraserorum Natal, S. Africa. Fresh dead, full pattern, some gloss. gd
25,4*
35
187d comma comma f. fraserorum Natal, S. Africa. Fresh dead, ok pattern. gd
22,1*
20
186c comma comma f. setepausensis Mozambique. Large and dark. Margin spotted. gem
28,4*
90
comma toliaraensis Bozzetti 2007 (Cribrarula)
189 comma toliaraensis Madagascar. Large and well spotted. gem
20,9*
45
189a comma toliaraensis Madagascar. Distinctly spotted. gem
20,3*
45
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
191z comptonii Esperance. 20 pcs fresh dead
18-21
10
192 comptonii f. casta S. Australia. Exceptionally inflated and calloused. From deep water. gem
23,2*
100
192x comptonii f. casta S. Australia. Plain white. Uncommon. f++/gem
22-24
30
75
194x comptonii f. griffithi S. Australia. From old collections. Very scarce. Typical brownish base. f/f+
22-26
35
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
8
20
connelli connelli (Liltved 1983) (Cypraeovula)
196 connelli connelli Transkei. Subadult. Quite nice pattern. f
23,4*
220
196a connelli connelli Transkei. Juvenile, paper thin. Nice study specimen. f
22,4*
100
196b connelli connelli Transkei. Magnificent dark and rostrate. As close as it gets to gem
28,1*
POR
196c connelli connelli Transkei. Dense pattern. Shallow growth line not affecting the beauty. f++
25,7*
POR
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
200a connelli peelae Natal. Representative dead shell of the smaller, possibly extinct shallower water form, with some pattern. Much better than average. gd
22,8*
250
200x connelli peelae Natal. Long dead shells, could be cleaned up further.
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
201c contaminata Bali. Freshly collected. All different, so I am selling them as a set of five. f+/gem
11-15*
30
201x contaminata Philippines. Blue or brownish 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
16,2*
45
202a contaminata f. distans Natal, S. Africa. Deep water. Large, densely spotted, unblotched. Rare form. gem
16,1*
45
202b contaminata f. distans Tanzania. Shallow water form. Unblotched. Dramatic basal spots. gem
12,9*
45
202c contaminata f. distans Tanzania. Shallow water form. Representative, live taken, but not quite as nice as I wished it was. f
11,7*
10
202d contaminata f. distans Tanzania. Shallow water form. Shallow growth line, nice shell. f++
9,7*
25
coronata coronata (Schilder 1930) (Cypraeovula)
204a coronata coronata South Africa. Cape Agulhas area. Nice dark f++
25,0*
220
204b coronata coronata South Africa. Danger Point area. Large contrasting blotch, strong teeth. gem
29,1*
285
204c coronata coronata South Africa. Danger Point area. Diffuse pattern. Shiny base. gem.
28,0*
190
204d coronata coronata South Africa. Danger Point area. Mottled dorsum. Purplish. gem
26,9*
250
204e coronata coronata South Africa. Danger Point area. Very large for this subspecies!. f+
33,1*
250
204f coronata coronata South Africa. Danger Point area. Green overcast
26,4*
40
204g coronata coronata South Africa. Danger Point area. Small healed chip in dorsum. Super bargain!
27,4*
95
204x coronata coronata South Africa. Cape Agulhas area. The nominate form. f+/f++
22-28
150
coronata debruini Lorenz 2002 (Cypraeovula)
205x coronata debruini Hout Bay. Typical specimens. f++/gem
29-33
50
130
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
211x coxeni f. hypercallosa Solomons. Quite calloused variation. gem
19-22
25
212x coxeni f. pseudohesperina Solomons. Slender, finely freckled. gem
19-21
45
cribellum (Gaskoin 1849) (Cribrarula)
213 cribellum Mauriius. Live taken giant. gem
22,8*
185
213x cribellum Mauritius. Reasonable dead. gd/f
12-14
5
12
213xa cribellum Mauritius. Nice quality. Tiny, cylindrical southern form. gem
11-14
35
213z cribellum Mauritius. 20 pcs fresh dead with pattern.
11-14
10
cribraria (Linnaeus 1758) (Cribrarula)
214a cribraria Philippines. Inflated, with large lacunae. gem
31,9*
15
214b cribraria Philippines. Part of the secondary pattern missing. Very rare (not faked). gem
27,6*
25
214x cribraria Philippines. Variable shapes and patterns. gem
22-29
5
10
214xa cribraria Philippines. Large specimens. gem
>30
10
214z cribraria Philippines. Variable. 20 selected specimens. gem
20-33
40
215a cribraria f. northi Queensland. Interesting pattern. f++
23,5*
25
215b cribraria f. northi Queensland. Broad and calloused, shape resembling melwardi. gem
24,4*
40
216x cribraria f. oceanica Kwajalein Atoll. Distinctive local form. gem
18-24
75
217x cribraria f. orientalis Indonesia. Smaller, less cylindrical form. Uncommon. gem
19-23
15
219c cribraria f. zadela New Caledonia. Medium melanism. gem
26,8*
40
219d cribraria f. zadela New Caledonia. Slight melanism, very pretty. gem
21,3*
15
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
cruickshanki Kilburn 1972 (Cypraeovula)
cumingii (J. E. Gray 1832) (Cribrarula)
222 cumingii Tahiti. Average size gem
16,0*
95
222a cumingii Tahiti. Interesting pattern. gem
12,5*
65
222g cumingii Tahiti. Interesting pattern. gem
18,4*
65
222x cumingii Tahiti. Selected smaller shells. gem
12-16
65
222b cumingii var. Tahiti. Large variation formerly popular under the name cleopatra. gem
22,8*
400
222c cumingii var. Tahiti. Large variation formerly popular under the name cleopatra. Dark gem
21,1*
325
222d cumingii var. Tahiti. Large variation formerly popular under the name cleopatra. Dark gem
21,5*
350
222e cumingii var. Tahiti. Large variation formerly popular under the name cleopatra. Dark gem
21,8*
400
222f cumingii var. Tahiti. Large variation formerly popular under the name cleopatra. Strange pattern. gem
20,4*
150
cylindrica cylindrica (Born 1778) (Erronea)
223x cylindrica cylindrica Philippines. Very slender. gem
>28
5
10
223xa cylindrica cylindrica Sulawesi. Narrowly cylindrical dwarf form. f++/gem
21-25
15
cylindrica lenella (Iredale 1939) (Erronea)
224 cylindrica lenella Queensland. Melanistic and rostrate. gem
32,0*
35
224a cylindrica lenella Queensland. Melanistic. gem
24,1*
20
224b cylindrica lenella Queensland. Melanistic. gem
31,0*
20
224x cylindrica lenella Queensland. Excellent dark and fresh gem
27-31
10
25
224xa cylindrica lenella Vanuatu. Quite different from here. f+/gem
22-30
15
224xb cylindrica lenella New Caledonia. Larger local form. f+/gem
28-34
15
cylindrica sowerbyana Schilder 1932 (Erronea)
225 cylindrica sowerbyana W. Australia. Delightful set of 4 dwarfs. f++/gem
17-18*
15
225a cylindrica sowerbyana NW. Australia. Large black blotch. Very special. gem
26,5*
35
225x cylindrica sowerbyana W. Australia. Very fresh and lovely. f++/gem
30-41
5
10
225z cylindrica sowerbyana W. Australia. 20 pcs f+/gem
30-41
30
226 cylindrica sowerbyana f. montebella W. Australia. Heavily calloused local form. Exceptionally nice specimen with a slight growth line that adds to its exquisite shape. f++
26,8*
25
226x cylindrica sowerbyana f. montebella W. Australia. Heavily calloused local form. gem
22-33
15
30
dayritiana (Cate 1963) (Eclogavena)
227 dayritiana Philippines. Super calloused and inflated. gem
18,6*
30
227a dayritiana Philippines. Interesting pattern and shape resembling luchuana. gem
17,7*
25
227b dayritiana Philippines. Super calloused and inflated dwarf. unique. gem
14,6*
75
227x dayritiana Philippines. The nominate form. gem
16-19
5
12
228 dayritiana f. dani Philippines. Monster size. Rostrated. Nice pattern. gem
22,4*
30
228a dayritiana f. dani Philippines. Large, inflated and very calloused. gem
21,1*
30
228b dayritiana f. dani Philippines. Large, inflated, nice pattern. gem
21,2*
20
228c dayritiana f. dani Philippines. Large, inflated, rostrate. dem
21,3*
30
228d dayritiana f. dani Philippines. Nice dorsal line. gem
19,4*
30
228e dayritiana f. dani Philippines. Strange pattern. gem
18,9*
20
228f dayritiana f. dani Philippines. Dark melanistic. gem
18,2*
25
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
228z dayritiana f. dani Philippines. Heavy, calloused and inflated form. 10 pcs gem
17-21
30
229x dayritiana f. solita Philippines. Typical, finely freckled. gem
19-21
5
12
decipiens decipiens (Smith 1880) (Zoila)
230a decipiens decipiens Broome area. Small, globular. gem
47,7*
20
230c decipiens decipiens Broome area. Superb dorsal line, brown base. gem
49,8*
125
230e decipiens decipiens Broome area. Nice pattern. gem
49,3*
45
230f decipiens decipiens Broome area. Subadult shell with malleate surface and spotted sides. f++
54,8*
45
230h decipiens decipiens Broome area. Weird little shell. Wrinkle in dorsum. f++
44,6*
30
230x decipiens decipiens Broome area. Typical brown dotted shells. f+/gem
41-52
15
40
p22 decipiens decipiens NW Australia. Nice dorsal line. gem
50,7*
25
230n decipiens decipiens var. Broome, taken by ROV at 78 m. Fascinating un-named deep water form with blotchy base. Few specimens known. gem
55,1*
725
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)
233a declivis declivis S Australia. Regular spotting. gem
24,1*
75
233b declivis declivis S Australia. Reticulated spotting. gem
23,4*
75
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
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)
237a diauges diauges Tanzania. Unblotched! gem
34,5*
65
237x diauges diauges Tanzania. Variable. f+/gem
31-36
25
239a diauges diauges f. salaryensis SW Madagascar. Unblotched form. Uncommon gem-
25,4*
35
239x diauges diauges f. salaryensis SW Madagascar. Typical slender an rostrate. Usually a bit grwothy. f++/gem
25-29
25
diauges uvongoensis Massier 2004 (Bistolida)
240d diauges uvongoensis South Africa. The nominate form. Freshly collected, dead but glossy. f
27,7*
200
240 diauges uvongoensis var. S Mozambique. The Mozambican shells are more calloused than the nominate S African population. Not sure if these are the same subspecies. Fresh dead but representative. gd
28,9*
50
240a diauges uvongoensis var. S Mozambique. Fresh dead, still attractive. gd
25,9*
40
240b diauges uvongoensis var. S Mozambique. Fresh dead, still attractive. gd
27,1*
40
240c diauges uvongoensis var. S Mozambique. Fresh dead, still attractive. gd
22,3*
50
dillwyni (Schilder 1922) (Cryptocypraea)
241 dillwyni Tuamotu. Dead taken but with full gloss and intact tips. f++
12,1*
65
241a dillwyni Niue. Large and heavy gem
12,4*
225
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
242z diluculum Tanzania. 50 pcs f+/gem
24-30
40
243x diluculum f. virginalis Zanzibar. Unspotted base. Uncommon. Nearly always with minor growth irregularities. f+/f++
16-24
15
40


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