Genus

Bistolida

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
brevidentata
Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida brevidentata brevidentata

b. brevidentata

24,2 mm

Gem

37,21 Euro

Otto Borchert › bortektoo

19.02.2007

Australia

On low reef under rocks and rubble.

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brevidentata brevidentata 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida brevidentata fluctuans

brevidentata fluctuans

25,7 mm

Gem

34,70 Euro

Otto Borchert › bortektoo

02.10.2007

Australia (QLD)

Under coral slap in deeper water

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brevidentata fluctuans 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida brevidentata deceptor

brevidentata deceptor

28 mm

Gem

> 100 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

31.05.2009

Australia (QLD) › Thursday Island

Heavy, callused. Shallow intertidal

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brevidentata deceptor 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida brevidentata fluctuans

brevidentata fluctuans

23 mm

n.a.

25,63 Euro

Pete Krull › sheller23

08.11.2009

Australia (QLD) › Dingo Beach

Low tide

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brevidentata fluctuans 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida brevidentata fluctuans

brevidentata fluctuans

21,5 mm

F+++/Gem

43,00 Euro

Andrew McNaughton › andod2h

26.04.2011

Australia (QLD) › Dingo Beach

A very nice globose specimen with fat blotch (normally more isolated), nice cool blue colour.

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brevidentata fluctuans 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida brevidentata fluctuans

brevidentata fluctuans

25 mm

F++

20,00 Euro

Douglas Thorn › Doug Thorn

27.01.2012

Australia (QLD) › Dingo Beach

Low Tide

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brevidentata fluctuans 04

diauges
Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida diauges diauges

diauges diauges

22,4 mm

Exceptional

32,00 Euro

Guido T. Poppe › www.conchology.be

16.01.2007

Philippines (Visayas) › Cebu Province › Olango Island

Taken 20-25 m deep during nightdive. 2006.

* perhaps another sp. - Thank you for your help Riccardo

diauges diauges 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida diauges diauges

diauges diauges

32,7 mm

Gem

11,95 Euro

Alexander Dechant › mineraliendefoss

18.10.2007

Tanzania › Pemba Island

Top Stück

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diauges diauges 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida diauges diauges

diauges diauges

30,6 mm

Gem

30,00 Euro

Otto Borchert › bortektoo

19.10.2007

Tanzania › Zanzibar Island

In deeper water

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diauges diauges 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida diauges diauges

diauges diauges

30,2 mm

Gem

27,12 Euro

Otto Borchert › bortektoo

24.05.2009

Tanzania › Dar es Salaam

On grass slope among spiny Urchins

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diauges diauges 04

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida diauges diauges

diauges diauges

32 mm

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12,00 Euro

Alexander Dechant › www.defoss.de

24.05.2009

Tanzania › Pemba Island

1993

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diauges diauges 05

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida diauges diauges

diauges diauges

32,2 mm

n.a.

11,25 Euro

Alexander Dechant › www.defoss.de

10.08.2009

Tanzania › Pemba Island

1993

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diauges diauges 06

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida diauges diauges

diauges diauges

30,4 mm

Gem

11,47 Euro

Randy Bridges › www.rbridges.com

06.04.2010

Tanzania › Pemba Island

Collected by local divers on shallow reef. A stunning specimen with a large, distinctly outlined blotch dominating the dorsum

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diauges diauges 07

erythraeensis
Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida erythraeensis erythraeensis

e. erythraeensis

15,5 mm

Gem

16,66 Euro

Otto Borchert › bortektoo

19.02.2007

Djibouti

Very shallow reef.The auction is for a Cowrie from DJIBOUTI Africa gem ist perfect and fresh what a beautiful specimen.This will please you.shell measures 15.5mm

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erythraeensis erythraeensis 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida erythraeensis erythraeensis

e. erythraeensis

18,7 mm

F+++/Gem

18,71 Euro

Paula J. Russell › shellmama

18.10.2007

Djibouti

By snorkeling in shallow water. 2005. THIS IS A FABULOUS RARE SPECIMEN. FANTASTIC COLOR AND PATTERN. JUST AN INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL SHELL. THE PRETTIEST I HAVE SEEN

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erythraeensis erythraeensis 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida erythraeensis erythraeensis

e. erythraeensis

17 mm

Gem

15,31 Euro

Otto Borchert › bortektoo

19.10.2007

Djibouti

Very shallow reef

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erythraeensis erythraeensis 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida erythraeensis erythraeensis

e. erythraeensis

21,7 mm

Gem

16,00 Euro

Richard Centini › bbnoa06

05.12.2007

Djibouti

2006

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erythraeensis erythraeensis 04

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida erythraeensis erythraeensis

e. erythraeensis

20,5 mm

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3,42 Euro

Andre Vie › vie1508

16.03.2008

Djibouti

1998

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erythraeensis erythraeensis 05

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida erythraeensis erythraeensis

e. erythraeensis

17,5 mm

n.a.

15,96 Euro

Cillan Chan

14.08.2010

Israel › Eilat (Red Sea › Gulf of Aquaba)

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erythraeensis erythraeensis 06

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida erythraeensis erythraeensis

e. erythraeensis

23,8 mm

F++/Gem

22,49 Euro

Luca Magliaro › shellsfrombrasil

04.12.2011

Yemen

From old collection; super size!!!

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erythraeensis erythraeensis 07

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida erythraeensis erythraeensis

e. erythraeensis

18,4 mm

Gem

17,00 Euro

Otto Borchert

23.09.2012

Eritrea

Under small coral plate on reef. A beautiful shell.Big shell.Very hard to find

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erythraeensis erythraeensis 08

goodallii
Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida goodallii goodallii

goodallii goodallii

11 mm

-

20,00 Euro

Richard Centini › bbnoa06

17.05.2007

Society Islands › Tahiti

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goodallii goodallii 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida goodallii goodallii

goodallii goodallii

10,6 mm

Gem

75,00 Euro

Richard Centini › bbnoa06

24.05.2009

Society Islands › Tahiti

ex. Col: Richard Centini

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goodallii goodallii 02

hirundo
Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida hirundo neglecta

hirundo neglecta

13,7 mm

F++/Gem

1,00 Euro

Lars Kellner › gastropods

21.01.2007

Solomon Islands

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* Thank you for your help Riccardo

hirundo hirundo 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida hirundo neglecta

hirundo neglecta

12,2 mm

selected

6,00 Euro

Guido T. Poppe › www.conchology.be

28.02.2007

Philippines (Mindanao) › Sulu Archipelago › Siasi Island

From local fishermen. 1990

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hirundo neglecta 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida hirundo neglecta

hirundo neglecta

19,1 mm

Gem

6,21 Euro

Otto Borchert › bortektoo

19.10.2007

Vietnam › Nha Trang
see remarks

Very shallow reef

Fundort vermutlich Ly Son Island oder Con Dao Islands

hirundo hirundo 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida hirundo neglecta

hirundo neglecta

18 mm

F++

8,63 Euro

Xavier Pallarols › xavishells

19.10.2007

Philippines (Visayas) › Samar Island

Collected by diver at 20-25m deep. 2006

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hirundo neglecta 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida hirundo rouxi

hirundo rouxi

17,3 mm

Gem

6,25 Euro

Anthony St. John › conepoint

06.11.2007

Australia (WA) › Adolphus Island

March 1976 /// Under rock at low tide. On sady mud of promontary near mangroves. /// THIS SHELL IS TYPICAL OF THE FORM, BUT WITH A SMALLER THAN NORMAL DORSAL BLOTCH /// EXCEPTIONAL !!

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hirundo rouxi 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida hirundo neglecta

hirundo neglecta

18,1 mm

selected

5,00 Euro

Guido T. Poppe › www.conchology.be

02.01.2008

Philippines (Visayas) › Siquijor Island

Collected 10-25 m deep. From fishermen. 2007.

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hirundo neglecta 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida hirundo francisca

hirundo francisca

19 mm

n.a.

16,26 Euro

Alan D. Seccombe › cypraeaman

11.10.2009

Seychelles › Mahe Island

Dead collected

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hirundo francisca 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida hirundo rouxi

hirundo rouxi

15 mm

F++/Gem

12,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

04.11.2009

Vanuatu Islands › Efate Island (Ile Vate)

Snorkeling at 1-2 m, under coral slaps

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hirundo rouxi 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida hirundo francisca

hirundo francisca

15,22 mm

F+

15,20 Euro

Cillan Chan

05.12.2009

Chagos Archipelago › Blenheim Reef

VERY RARE, dead taken still a nice specimen, dull surface still has pattern. Chagos Archipelago, Blenheim Reef. Scuba at 14mt

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hirundo francisca 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida hirundo hirundo

hirundo hirundo

14,3 mm

gem

18,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

08.11.2010

Maldives › Male Atoll

Collected by locals in shallow water 1985

No. 235b: Bistolida hirundo hirundo... ...€ 18

hirundo hirundo 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida hirundo rouxi

hirundo rouxi

18 mm

gem

10,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

08.11.2010

Australia (QLD) › Dingo Beach

Snorkeling at 1-2 m, under coral slabs.

No. 237c: Bistolida hirundo rouxi... ...€ 10

hirundo rouxi 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida hirundo hirundo

hirundo hirundo

12,81 mm

F+++/Gem

5,97 Euro

Cillan Chan

26.02.2011

Philippines (Visayas) › Samar Island

VERY NICE, AWESOME, slightly dull dorsum. Philippines. Samar Island. From fishermen 10-20m. February, 2011.

hirundo hirundo 04

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida hirundo hirundo

hirundo hirundo

17,85 mm

F+++/Gem

5,70 Euro

Cillan Chan

26.08.2012

Philippines (Visayas) › Bohol Province › Nocnocan Island

SUPERB. Slightly callus, small water spot on dorsum still nice. August, 2012.

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hirundo hirundo 05

kieneri
Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida kieneri kieneri

kieneri kieneri

18,1 mm

F++

1,54 Euro

Lyle K. Therriault › carolinasheller

21.01.2007

Madagascar › Tulear (Toliara)

July 2003. Intertidal under slab.This is a very nice specimen Cypraea keineri, this one is very nice! Nice color and pattern, measuring a good size 18.1mm and F++ condition, Super pretty specimen. It does have one tiny blemish keeping it from being near GEM but it doesnt distract from appearance.

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kieneri kieneri 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida kieneri depriesteri

kieneri depriesteri

18,5 mm

selected

15,20 Euro

Guido T. Poppe › www.conchology.be

28.02.2007

Philippines (Visayas) › Bohol Province › Pangalo Island › Pangalo

Collected by local fishermen. 2006

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kieneri depriesteri 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida kieneri kieneri

kieneri kieneri

16,4 mm

selected

2,00 Euro

Guido T. Poppe › www.conchology.be

11.09.2007

Madagascar › Tulear (Toliara)

From local fishermen. 2006.

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kieneri kieneri 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida kieneri depriesteri

kieneri depriesteri

14 mm

F+++

3,22 Euro

Xavier Pallarols › xavishells

22.09.2007

Philippines (Visayas) › Samar Island

Collected by diver at 20-25m deep. 2006

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kieneri depriesteri 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida kieneri depriesteri

kieneri depriesteri

17,5 mm

Gem

4,81 Euro

Otto Borchert › bortektoo

19.10.2007

Vietnam

Low water on reef

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kieneri kieneri 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida kieneri depriesteri

kieneri depriesteri

17 mm

Gem

30,63 Euro

Otto Borchert › bortektoo

15.12.2007

Philippines

On shallow reef.

* I have bought ursellus and got this kieneri. Wrong data dicovered by Riccardo

ursellus ursellus 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida kieneri kieneri

kieneri kieneri

12 mm

selected

2,00 Euro

Guido T. Poppe › www.conchology.be

02.01.2008

Madagascar › Tulear (Toliara)

From local fishermen. 2006.

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kieneri kieneri 04

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida kieneri kieneri

kieneri kieneri

17,9 mm

selected

2,00 Euro

Guido T. Poppe › www.conchology.be

02.01.2008

Kenya › Ukunda › Jadini

Found under stone, near algae at 5 feet deep. 1974.

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kieneri kieneri 05

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida kieneri depriesteri

kieneri depriesteri

17,7 mm

selected

2,00 Euro

Guido T. Poppe › www.conchology.be

02.01.2008

Vietnam › Nha Trang
see remarks

Ex-coll. Philippe Martin. April 1993

Fundort vermutlich Ly Son Island oder Con Dao Islands

kieneri kieneri 06

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida kieneri kieneri

kieneri kieneri

16 mm

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2,00 Euro

Alexander Dechant › www.defoss.de

24.05.2009

No data

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kieneri kieneri 08

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida kieneri kieneri

kieneri kieneri

19 mm

-

2,00 Euro

Alexander Dechant › www.defoss.de

24.05.2009

No data

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kieneri kieneri 07

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida kieneri kieneri

kieneri kieneri

20,3 mm

Gem

6,06 Euro

Otto Borchert › bortektoo

10.01.2013

Australia (QLD) › Cairns

Under small coral plate. Freshly arrived. Nice and big

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kieneri kieneri 09

owenii
Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida owenii vasta

owenii vasta

19,1 mm

close to gem

27,68 Euro

Lyle K. Therriault › carolinasheller

21.01.2007

Madagascar › Be Island (Nosy Be)

this is a very nice specimen Cypraea owenii FORMA vasta, the very last one I have in stock for now! LAST ONE!!! these are hard to find like this and this is the last of 3 specimens I had all last year. SUPERIOR COLOR AND PATTERN, LARGE 19.1MM !! CLOSE TO GEM for the species. A+ color and pattern on dorsum and margins, get this one while you can! Super pretty specimen.

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owenii vasta 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida owenii vasta

owenii vasta

15,8 mm

selected

14,00 Euro

Guido T. Poppe › www.conchology.be

11.09.2007

Madagascar › Tulear (Toliara)

From local fishermen. 2006.

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owenii vasta 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida owenii owenii

owenii owenii

11,5 mm

Fresh beach

17,23 Euro

Alan D. Seccombe › cypraeaman

26.11.2007

Mauritius (South)

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owenii owenii 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida owenii vasta

owenii vasta

16,5 mm

Gem

20,00 Euro

Richard Centini › bbnoa06

24.05.2009

Madagascar
Poor data. Dealer wrote East Africa. My estimation: Madagascar

ex. Col: Richard Centini

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owenii vasta 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida owenii vasta

owenii vasta

17 mm

Gem

11,78 Euro

Fabrizio Dellaporta › fadbell

10.10.2009

Madagascar › Diego Suarez (Antsiranana)
Island

By local people. Nice blue and uncommon species. From my personal collection

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owenii vasta 04

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida owenii vasta

owenii vasta

15 mm

Gem

13,36 Euro

Fabio Porfiri › cypshells

24.07.2010

Madagascar › Diego Suarez (Antsiranana)

DEEP BLUE GREAT SHAPE

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owenii vasta 05

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida owenii owenii

owenii owenii

10,5 mm

n.a.

1,59 Euro

Cillan Chan

14.08.2010

Mauritius (South)

Fresh beach

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owenii owenii 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida owenii owenii

owenii owenii

10,2 mm

n.a.

1,59 Euro

Cillan Chan

14.08.2010

Mauritius (South)

Fresh beach

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owenii owenii 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida owenii vasta

owenii vasta

17,21 mm

F+++/Gem

11,00 Euro

Cillan Chan

12.08.2012

Madagascar › Tulear (Toliara)

Nice specimen, growth lines in margin. Collected by local fishermen. January, 2012.

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owenii vasta 06

stolida
Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida stolida stolida

stolida stolida

24 mm

Gem

11,50 Euro

Andreas Laabs-Rode › *gloriamaris*

06.01.2007

Philippines (Visayas) › Samar Island

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stolida stolida 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida stolida clavicola

stolida clavicola

27,5 mm

F++/Gem

20,00 Euro

Alan D. Seccombe › cypraeaman

28.09.2007

Tanzania › Pemba Island

Diver

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stolida clavicola 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida stolida stolida

stolida stolida

25,2 mm

F+++/Gem

6,00 Euro

Alexander Dechant › mineraliendefoss

18.10.2007

Philippines (Luzon) › Masbate Island

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stolida stolida 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida stolida stolida

stolida stolida

27,3 mm

F+++/Gem

8,50 Euro

Alexander Dechant › mineraliendefoss

22.11.2007

Philippines (Visayas) › Samar Island › Eastern Samar Province

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stolida stolida 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida stolida crossei

stolida crossei

34 mm

Gem

15,00 Euro

Philippe Guillerm › http://ph.guillerm.free.fr

30.11.2007

New Caledonia

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stolida crossei 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida stolida rubiginosa

stolida rubiginosa

30,6 mm

Gem

15,00 Euro

Richard Centini › bbnoa06

05.12.2007

Thailand

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stolida rubiginosa 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida stolida stolida

stolida stolida

27,8 mm

selected

5,00 Euro

Guido T. Poppe › www.conchology.be

02.01.2008

Philippines (Visayas) › Cebu Province › Olango Island

Bistolida stolida OLANGO FORM /// Taken 20-25 m deep water. 2007

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stolida stolida 04

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida stolida kwajaleinensis

stolida kwajaleinensis

28,5 mm

Gem

> 100 Euro

Wesley A. Blacketer › koyn

12.04.2009

Marshall Islands › Kwajalein Atoll

C. stolida kwajaleinensis Martin und Sanders, 1983. This shell was found on a wreck at night in 35 feet of water at Kwajalein Atoll. This specimen measures 28.5 mm by digital caliper and is GEM. Nice Kwaj specimen, check out the scan. This shell was taken live by myself and part of my personal collection. A signed data tag will accompany this shell. Ex Col. Wes Blacketer

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stolida kwajaleinensis 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida stolida stolida

stolida stolida

32 mm

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9,00 Euro

Alexander Dechant › www.defoss.de

24.05.2009

Philippines (Visayas) › Samar Island › Eastern Samar Province

25m, 2006

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stolida stolida 05

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida stolida crossei

stolida crossei

29 mm

Gem

30,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

31.05.2009

New Caledonia › Ile de Pins (Kunie)

Fresh and dark. At 25 m.

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stolida crossei 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida stolida clavicola

stolida clavicola

30 mm

Gem

35,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

31.05.2009

Tanzania › Dar es Salaam › Fungu Mkadya

Uncommon. Callused selected. 1994. 2-3 m under coral slabs

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stolida clavicola 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida stolida rubiginosa

stolida rubiginosa

25,29 mm

F+++

11,24 Euro

Willy Van Damme › willykauri

23.08.2009

India

By local diver from old collection. Rotting animal stain at columella. F+++ because of a round mark made by the acid of the dead animal before it was cleaned. Might go away with some polish but I did not try

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stolida rubiginosa 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida stolida clavicola

stolida clavicola

28,3 mm

F+++

48,11 Euro

Fabrizio Dellaporta › fadbell

10.10.2009

Madagascar › Salary

Endemic subspecies live collected by local fisherman. Without dorsal blotch! From my personal collection

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stolida stolida 06

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida stolida stolida

stolida stolida

25 mm

F+++

23,82 Euro

Egbert A. Pagobo › superseashells

02.11.2009

Philippines (Palawan)
see remarks

290 meters deep

He always uses this sentence: " Palawan, 290meters Deep." - even for Zoilas. I don´t believe in his data.

stolida stolida 07

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida stolida kwajaleinensis

stolida kwajaleinensis

26 mm

F+++/Gem

79,90 Euro

Gabriella Raybaudi Massilia › postodellefragole2

26.12.2009

Marshall Islands › Kwajalein Atoll

Live collected pink orange rich pattern. 90s.

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stolida kwajaleinensis 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida stolida stolida

stolida stolida

20,34 mm

F+++/Gem

19,90 Euro

Cillan Chan

27.03.2010

Philippines (Palawan)

Palawan form. Very bluish color and different shape, RARE, slightly dull base. From fishermen. March, 2010.

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stolida stolida 08

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida stolida stolida

stolida stolida

24,85 mm

F+

6,67 Euro

Cillan Chan

24.06.2010

Philippines (Palawan)

UNCOMMON for study, glossy and pattern gone. From fishermen. May 2010

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stolida stolida 09

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida stolida stolida

stolida stolida

31,2 mm

gem

35,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

08.11.2010

Indonesia › Maluku Islands › Misool Island
Region Irian Java

By diver at 15 m.

No. 450f: Bistolida stolida stolida... ...€ 35

stolida stolida 10

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida stolida stolida

stolida stolida

28,9 mm

n.a.

15,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

08.11.2010

Japan › Okinawa Islands › Okinawa Island › Makiminato

12-15 m in coral rubble. June 1984

No. 450d: Bistolida stolida stolida... ...€ 15

stolida stolida 11

Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida stolida crossei

stolida crossei

26,7 mm

gem-

75,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

08.11.2010

Australia (QLD) › Capricorn and Bunker Group › Tryon Island

At low tide under coral slabs.

No. 454f: Bistolida stolida crossei var.... ...€ 75

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida stolida crossei

stolida crossei

26 mm

n.a.

25,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

08.11.2010

Vanuatu Islands › Efate Island (Ile Vate)

Snorkeling at 1-2 m, under coral slabs.

No. 454g: Bistolida stolida crossei... ...€ 25

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida stolida brianoi

stolida brianoi

23,7 mm

n.a.

75,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

08.11.2010

Madagascar › Lavonono

Beached after storm.

No. 451: Bistolida stolida brianoi... ...€ 75

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida stolida crossei

stolida crossei

27,5 mm

F+++/Gem

30,22 Euro

Andrew McNaughton › andod2h

26.04.2011

Fiji › Viti Levu Island

Stolida Crossei Fijian Form!! Quite different to the NC crosseis. This shell is large, very globose, with a fantastic disrupted blotch-, Rare location / exceptional stolida. A really unusual shape. Under coral slabs at 5 metres. One smooth growth line-does not spoil the beauty

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida stolida crossei

stolida crossei

25,3 mm

Gem

30,22 Euro

Andrew McNaughton › andod2h

26.04.2011

Guam Island › Piti › Piti Point

A little jewel. Unusual location. Under coral slabs 3-4 metres. A gorgeous rhomboidal specimen with lovely pale dorsum and fantastic blotch.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida stolida stolida

stolida stolida

27,43 mm

n.a.

0,00 Euro

Andrew McNaughton › andod2h

14.02.2012

Philippines (Visayas) › Cebu Province › Olango Island

Shallow water at low tide. Elongate with big blotch.

Geschenk

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida stolida crossei

stolida crossei

34,01 mm

F+++

> 100 Euro

Andrew McNaughton › andod2h

14.02.2012

New Caledonia › Port-Bois

Under dead coral slabs at 2 m. Old coll. (ex LRM ref coll). Tips are perfect, only typical stress lines in latreal callous. This crossei, displays good melanism and very strong Rostration esp. the anterior canal, ist a lovely greenish/ ivory specimen frekkled with tan/brown marks, heavy, glossy and very strong lateral callous. Awesome gondola shape in lateral view.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida stolida clavicola

stolida clavicola

23,95 mm

F+++

9,44 Euro

Cillan Chan

17.06.2012

Madagascar › Tulear (Toliara)

Nice, growth scar in anterior canal still nice. Collected by local fishermen at market. January, 2012.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida stolida stolida

stolida stolida

25,55 mm

F+++/Gem

6,00 Euro

Cillan Chan

12.08.2012

Philippines (Palawan) › Balabac Islands › Balabac Island

AWESOME, very blue color. RARE now, slightly dull and minor scar on dorsum. From hookah divers. July, 2012.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida stolida clavicola

stolida clavicola

29,2 mm

Gem

22,74 Euro

Otto Borchert

23.09.2012

Tanzania › Zanzibar Island

Under coral head at low tide by local collector. The color and markings are clear and distinct a really great shell

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida ursellus ursellus

ursellus ursellus

16,8 mm

selected

7,00 Euro

Guido T. Poppe › www.conchology.be

11.09.2007

Philippines (Visayas) › Cebu Province › Olango Island
Cawoi?

Taken 20-25 m deep. Collected by fishermen. 2007.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida ursellus ursellus

ursellus ursellus

18,4 mm

Gem

21,32 Euro

Otto Borchert › bortektoo

24.05.2009

Vietnam › Nha Trang
see remarks

Dark red color. Found in mud and rubble

Fundort vermutlich Ly Son Island oder Con Dao Islands

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida ursellus ursellus

ursellus ursellus

13 mm

Gem

15,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

31.05.2009

Philippines (Visayas) › Samar Island

12-15 m in coral rubble. Typical shells with distinct posterior ribs.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida ursellus ursellus

ursellus ursellus

13,99 mm

F+++/Gem

8,43 Euro

Cillan Chan

07.09.2009

Philippines (Visayas) › Samar Island

SCARCE now, healed scar and inclusion in dorsum. From diver 10-30m. August, 2009

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida ursellus ursellus

ursellus ursellus

11 mm

Gem

9,60 Euro

Bianca Wittkowski › www.oceanzone.de

11.01.2010

Philippines (Palawan)

Juvenil. From hookah divers. Sep. 2007

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida ursellus ursellus

ursellus ursellus

15,98 mm

F+++/Gem

13,88 Euro

Bianca Wittkowski › www.oceanzone.de

11.01.2010

Philippines (Palawan) › Balabac Islands › Balabac Island

Dark beauty, RARE now, small scars in dorsum.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida ursellus ursellus

ursellus ursellus

12,34 mm

F+

3,75 Euro

Bianca Wittkowski › www.oceanzone.de

11.01.2010

Papua New Guinea › New Ireland › Kavieng

By diver at 30-35m

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida ursellus ursellus

ursellus ursellus

13,1 mm

F++

7,95 Euro

Ken Shing Chang › kenshing

23.07.2010

Philippines (Visayas) › Bohol Province › Bohol Island

Beauty. July 2006. Shallow water. Scar on dorsum

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida ursellus ursellus

ursellus ursellus

9,8 mm

Gem

15,00 Euro

Douglas Thorn › Doug Thorn

27.01.2012

Vanuatu Islands › Efate Island (Ile Vate) › Port Villa

Diver

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Bistolida ursellus ursellus

ursellus ursellus

16,6 mm

Gem

30,00 Euro

Jozef Grego › jozef

23.02.2012

Japan › Okinawa Islands › Okinawa Island

unusual locality

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