Genus

Mauritia

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
arabica
Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia arabica arabica

arabica arabica

68 mm

F++

7,15 Euro

Xavier Pallarols › xavishells

22.09.2007

Indonesia › Java Islands › Java Island (South)

Green. Collected by diver in shallow water. 2004

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arabica arabica 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia arabica arabica

arabica arabica

54 mm

F++

7,81 Euro

Wolfgang Proestler › boholshells

12.12.2008

Philippines (Palawan)

Rusty brown, humped dosum

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arabica arabica 04

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia arabica arabica

arabica arabica

49 mm

F++

22,50 Euro

Goncalo Rosa › www.atollseashells.com

08.06.2009

Philippines (Mindanao) › Zamboanga Peninsula › Aliguay Island

Dive at 10m, December 2008. Very unusual cream base, inflated

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arabica arabica 05

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia arabica arabica

arabica arabica

54 mm

F+++

10,41 Euro

Max Evans › fincormax

01.08.2009

Philippines (Visayas) › Negros Island

30m. Unusual thick green dorsal pigmentation most particularly on the central portion of the dorsum. Large size and fat dorsal structure. Glossy dorsal texture. A few dorsal scratches and tiny white spots prevented it from becoming GEM

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arabica arabica 06

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia arabica arabica

arabica arabica

35,1 mm

F+++/Gem

7,02 Euro

Cillan Chan

07.09.2009

Philippines (Palawan) › Culion Islands › Coron Island

Rusty overglaze. Very nice orange overglaze, inclusion in dorsum

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arabica arabica 07

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia arabica arabica

arabica arabica

56 mm

n.a.

> 100 Euro

Maritess Virtudazo › virtudazo

12.11.2009

New Caledonia › Noumea

ARABICA NIGER DE NOUMEA VIELLE COLLECTION. INTERESSANTE POUR L OPPOSITION BLANCHE DE LA BASE A SA COULEUR NIGER

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arabica arabica 08

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia arabica arabica

arabica arabica

61,93 mm

F+++/GEM

10,20 Euro

Willy Van Damme › willykauri

15.11.2009

Thailand (Andaman Sea) › Phuket Island

Super callous margins on this larger gibba !!! I think this is a beauty !!!

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arabica arabica 09

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia arabica arabica

arabica arabica

61 mm

n.a.

12,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

08.11.2010

Indonesia › Maluku Islands › Halmahera Island (South)

In shallow water under coral slabs.

No. 27d: Mauritia arabica arabica... ...€ 12

arabica arabica 10

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia arabica arabica

arabica arabica

51 mm

n.a.

7,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

08.11.2010

Vanuatu Islands › Efate Island (Ile Vate)

Snorkeling at 1-2 m, under coral slabs

No. 27g: Mauritia arabica arabica... ...€ 7

arabica arabica 11

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia arabica arabica

arabica arabica

56 mm

F+++

15,50 Euro

Wolfgang Proestler › boholshells

10.12.2010

Philippines (Palawan)

slight overcast

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arabica arabica 12

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia arabica arabica

arabica arabica

30,08 mm

F+++

2,82 Euro

Cillan Chan

02.07.2011

Philippines (Palawan)

UNCOMMON size and dark pattern, small nick in anterior canal. From fishermen. June, 2011.

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arabica arabica 13

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia arabica arabica

arabica arabica

54 mm

F+++

21,65 Euro

Gretchen Villanueva › aprilfifteen

20.07.2011

Philippines (Luzon) › Masbate Island

10 meters deep. Expectional deep black lip

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arabica arabica 14

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia arabica arabica

arabica arabica

70,9 mm

F+/F++

10,05 Euro

Ed Paloga › edspal_2008

23.07.2011

Philippines (Palawan) › Bancalan Island

Some inborn defect in the body of shells,other wise rostrated form. Ordinary dive 12-15 meters deep. Date collected January 2011

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arabica arabica 15

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia arabica arabica

arabica arabica

59,12 mm

F+++/Gem

12,26 Euro

Cillan Chan

21.02.2012

Philippines (Visayas) › Bohol Province › Nocnocan Island

Very nice marginal spots, minor inclusion on dorsum. February, 2012.

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arabica arabica 17

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia arabica arabica

arabica arabica

50,41 mm

F+++/Gem

10,73 Euro

Cillan Chan

21.02.2012

Philippines (Palawan) › Balabac Islands

Very nice marginal spots, slightly dull base, minor inclusion on dorsum already very nice quality for this subspecies. From hookah divers. February, 2012.

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arabica arabica 16

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia arabica arabica

arabica arabica

31,14 mm

F+++/Gem

3,08 Euro

Cillan Chan

21.12.2012

Philippines (Visayas) › Cebu Province › Bantayan Island

UNCOMMON size, healed small scratch lines in base still nice quality for this size. Diver 10-20m. September, 2012.

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arabica arabica 18

arabica arabica

53,28 mm

F++/F+++

5,86 Euro

Cillan Chan

02.02.2013

Philippines (Mindanao) › Zamboanga Peninsula

RARE overglaze, small chip in anterior canal, water spots and slightly dull still nice. From fishermen. January, 2013

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arabica arabica 19

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia arabica arabica

arabica arabica

54,03 mm

F+++/Gem

28,08 Euro

Cillan Chan

30.03.2013

Philippines (Palawan) › Balabac Islands › Balabac Island

VERY RARE now orange overglaze, nick in anterior canal, slightly water spots and inclusion on dorsum still nice. March, 2013.

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arabica arabica 20

asiatica
Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia asiatica asiatica

asiatica asiatica

66 mm

Fine +

26,31 Euro

David Sharpe › bestshells

16.03.2007

Thailand

Taken on coral reef. 5m

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asiatica asiatica 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia asiatica asiatica

asiatica asiatica

60,21 mm

-

7,66 Euro

Katherine Luu › world_ocean

12.06.2009

Vietnam › Nha Trang
see remarks

1-2 m. April 2009. Super Overcast. Callous Shell. Small Chips on Tips Tips

Fundort vermutlich Ly Son Island oder Con Dao Islands

asiatica asiatica 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia asiatica asiatica

asiatica asiatica

58 mm

Gem

17,10 Euro

Oscar Breitsameter › www.asia-shells.com

20.12.2009

Thailand

-

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asiatica asiatica 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia asiatica asiatica

asiatica asiatica

55 mm

Gem

17,10 Euro

Oscar Breitsameter › www.asia-shells.com

20.12.2009

Thailand

-

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asiatica asiatica 04

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia asiatica asiatica

asiatica asiatica

53 mm

special

10,26 Euro

Oscar Breitsameter › www.asia-shells.com

20.12.2009

Thailand

-

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asiatica asiatica 05

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia asiatica asiatica

asiatica asiatica

33 mm

n.a.

5,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

08.11.2010

Sri Lanka › Galle › Harbour

Intertidally under rocks.

No. 30: Mauritia arabica asiatica... ...€ 5

asiatica asiatica 09

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia asiatica asiatica

asiatica asiatica

55 mm

n.a.

6,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

08.11.2010

Maldives › Male Atoll › Helengeli Island

On intertidal reef at low tide.

No. 30e: Mauritia arabica asiatica... ...€ 6

asiatica asiatica 07

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia asiatica asiatica

asiatica asiatica

51 mm

n.a.

20,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

08.11.2010

Philippines (Luzon) › Luzon Island (North)

From shipwreck at 3-5 m.

No. 30f: Mauritia arabica asiatica... ...€ 20

asiatica asiatica 08

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia asiatica asiatica

asiatica asiatica

65,2 mm

gem-

15,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

08.11.2010

Japan (Kyushu) › Makurazaki

At 4-6 m among rocks and algae

No. 30d: Mauritia arabica asiatica... ...€ 15

asiatica asiatica 06

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia asiatica asiatica

asiatica asiatica

54 mm

n.a.

14,00 Euro

Michael Stabenow › karacol56

25.11.2012

Sri Lanka › Kahawa

FOSSIL

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asiatica asiatica 10

 

depressa
Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia depressa depressa

depressa depressa

31,13 mm

Fine++/Gem-

6,00 Euro

Andreas Laabs-Rode › *gloriamaris*

19.02.2007

Tanzania › Zanzibar Island

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depressa depressa 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia depressa depressa

depressa depressa

42 mm

Gem

4,90 Euro

Gisela Müller › gisela9344

27.09.2007

Kenya › Ukunda

Eine meiner Lieblingsarten, von Ukunda, Kenia, auf Riffen in seichtem Wasser.

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depressa depressa 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia depressa depressa

depressa depressa

30 mm

n.a.

4,32 Euro

Cillan Chan

28.08.2009

Philippines (Palawan)

From hookah divers, August 2009.

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depressa depressa 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia depressa depressa

depressa depressa

39,85 mm

F+++

5,71 Euro

Cillan Chan

11.01.2010

Philippines (Palawan) › Palawan Island

Nice blue base, small chip in anterior canal, slightly dull dorsum. From fishermen. January, 2010

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depressa depressa 04

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia depressa depressa

depressa depressa

37,2 mm

F+++/Gem

11,50 Euro

Annie Alberro › croidusudcoquillage

27.03.2010

Madagascar › Morombe

Calleuse et épatée, dorsum foncé, marges bleutées, superbe! pas très courante à Madagascar - pêchée à Nosy Lava/Morombé. 2010

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depressa depressa 05

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia depressa depressa

depressa depressa

30 mm

Gem

7,32 Euro

Randy L. Allamand › rallamand

07.11.2010

Tuamotu Archipelago › Takaroa (Taaroa, Tiokea) Atoll

Found under coral rocks at low tide

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depressa depressa 06

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia depressa depressa

depressa depressa

38 mm

gem

7,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

08.11.2010

Marshall Islands › Kwajalein Atoll

On lagoon edge in shallow water.

No. 150: Mauritia depressa... ...€ 7

depressa depressa 07

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia depressa depressa

depressa depressa

36 mm

gem

7,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

08.11.2010

Society Islands › Tahiti › Taiarapu Region

In shallow lagoon, under coral slabs.

No. 150a: Mauritia depressa... ...€ 7

depressa depressa 08

eglantina
Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia eglantina eglantina

eglantina eglantina

60 mm

selected

3,00 Euro

Guido T. Poppe › www.conchology.be

16.01.2007

Philippines (Visayas) › Cebu Province › Cebu Island

Ex-coll. Philippe Martin. January 1989.

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eglantina eglantina 04

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia eglantina eglantina

eglantina eglantina

57 mm

-

0,48 Euro

Witsanu Jomepradit › phupree

16.01.2007

No data

-

-

eglantina eglantina 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia eglantina eglantina

eglantina eglantina

55 mm

-

0,48 Euro

Witsanu Jomepradit › phupree

16.01.2007

No data

-

-

eglantina eglantina 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia eglantina eglantina

eglantina eglantina

62 mm

selected

10,00 Euro

Guido T. Poppe › www.conchology.be

16.01.2007

Philippines (Visayas) › Bohol Province › Bohol Island

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-

eglantina eglantina 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia eglantina eglantina

eglantina eglantina

56,5 mm

F+++

10,37 Euro

Max Evans › fincormax

25.01.2007

Philippines (Visayas) › Negros Island

10m /// UNUSUAL – because of its corrugated dorsum. Almost black complexion. Blue lateral margins. Near GEM quality. Caught from Negros Island, Philippines.

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eglantina eglantina 05

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia eglantina eglantina

eglantina eglantina

55 mm

F++

5,00 Euro

Xavier Pallarols › xavishells

22.09.2007

Philippines (Visayas) › Samar Island

Overglaze. Collected by diver at 5-10m deep. 2006

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eglantina eglantina 06

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia eglantina eglantina

eglantina eglantina

55,5 mm

-

3,45 Euro

Joseph E. Au-Franz › cyp_man

28.09.2007

Marshall Islands › Kwajalein Atoll

Under dead coral, 10ft

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eglantina eglantina 07

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia eglantina eglantina

eglantina eglantina

56 mm

-

0,00 Euro

Waltraud Bayer › Direct

11.11.2007

No data

-

Geschenk, eigene Bestimmung

eglantina eglantina 08

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia eglantina eglantina

eglantina eglantina

59,7 mm

Gem

79,00 Euro

Douglas Thorn › peristicta

20.06.2009

New Caledonia
Bay De Mondune?

Diver, Grade 3, Melanistic & Rostrate. Ex Col. Doug Thorn

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eglantina eglantina 09

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia eglantina eglantina

eglantina eglantina

56 mm

F++ high

10,56 Euro

Max Evans › fincormax

08.08.2009

Philippines (Visayas) › Negros Island

25m. Unusual white dorsal pigmentation. Numerous black lateral spots. Very glossy dorsal texture. With very smooth dorsal stress lines and scratches

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eglantina eglantina 10

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia eglantina eglantina

eglantina eglantina

48,41 mm

F+++/GEM

16,19 Euro

Willy Van Damme › willykauri

20.12.2009

New Caledonia › Prony Bay

Niger & rostrated. Very nice upcoming niger eglantina already pretty dark and with a nice extended spire. ex Collection Fouache from the 70'es

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eglantina eglantina 12

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia eglantina eglantina

eglantina eglantina

73 mm

Gem

17,10 Euro

Oscar Breitsameter › www.asia-shells.com

20.12.2009

Philippines

Overglaze

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eglantina eglantina 11

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia eglantina eglantina

eglantina eglantina

62,58 mm

Gem-

7,22 Euro

Dave Delaine › 859daved

25.10.2010

Australia (WA) › Broome

Magic shell from Broome. 18-22m. 2009. Simply a superb shell, one of the best eglantina i have seen. Wonderful pattern, nice mantle line, dense marginal spotting, just super all round!!

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eglantina eglantina 13

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia eglantina eglantina

eglantina eglantina

62 mm

n.a.

6,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

08.11.2010

Australia (WA) › Port Hedland

In intertidal areas with rocks.

No. 163: Mauritia eglantina f. courturieri... ...€ 6

eglantina eglantina 15

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia eglantina eglantina

eglantina eglantina

69 mm

n.a.

7,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

08.11.2010

Australia (QLD) › Stanage Bay

Snorkeling at 2 m under large coral slabs

No. 163a: Mauritia eglantina f. courturieri... ...€ 7

eglantina eglantina 14

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia eglantina eglantina

eglantina eglantina

44,2 mm

F+++

9,50 Euro

Alexander Dechant › mineraliendefoss

18.06.2011

Philippines (Visayas) › Cebu Province › Olango Island

Extrem kallös. Schwer wie ein stein !

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eglantina eglantina 16

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia eglantina eglantina

eglantina eglantina

44,5 mm

F+++/GEM

5,10 Euro

Antonio S. dela Cruz › tonyshells

13.07.2011

Philippines (Visayas) › Samar Island › Tubabao Island

Collected by fishermen by nets off Tubabao Island, Samar Philippines, March 2010

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eglantina eglantina 17

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia eglantina eglantina

eglantina eglantina

57,74 mm

Gem

23,89 Euro

Cillan Chan

30.12.2011

Philippines (Palawan) › Balabac Islands

Exceptional pattern, rostrate and heavy. UNCOMMON. From hookah divers. December, 2011.

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eglantina eglantina 18

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia eglantina eglantina

eglantina eglantina

47,71 mm

F+++/Gem

14,64 Euro

Cillan Chan

13.01.2012

Philippines (Visayas) › Cebu Province › Olango Island

Tiny water spots in base, UNIQUE freak. From fishermen. January, 2012.

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eglantina eglantina 20

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia eglantina eglantina

eglantina eglantina

66,27 mm

F+++/Gem

13,02 Euro

Cillan Chan

13.01.2012

Philippines (Mindanao) › Zamboanga Peninsula

SUPERB, very nice base, EXCEPTIONAL. From fishermen. January, 2012.

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eglantina eglantina 19

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia eglantina eglantina

eglantina eglantina

50,02 mm

F+++/Gem

9,45 Euro

Cillan Chan

04.04.2012

Philippines (Mindanao) › Zamboanga Peninsula

UNUSUAL. White overglaze. Tiny inclusion. From fishermen. March, 2012

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eglantina eglantina 22

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia eglantina eglantina

eglantina eglantina

64,95 mm

Gem

14,17 Euro

Cillan Chan

04.04.2012

Philippines (Mindanao) › Zamboanga Peninsula

AWESOME. From fishermen. March, 2012

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eglantina eglantina 21

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia eglantina eglantina

eglantina eglantina

37,86 mm

F+++/Gem

6,30 Euro

Cillan Chan

17.06.2012

Philippines (Visayas) › Cebu Province › Olango Island

UNCOMMON size with green overglaze, slightly dull lower dorsum still nice. From fishermen. June, 2012

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eglantina eglantina 23

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia eglantina eglantina

eglantina eglantina

31 mm

n.a.

3,10 Euro

Cillan Chan

04.07.2012

Philippines (Visayas) › Cebu Province › Olango Island

Callus dwarf. From fishermen. June, 2012

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eglantina eglantina 24

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia eglantina eglantina

eglantina eglantina

74,61 mm

F+++/Gem

5,00 Euro

Cillan Chan

15.07.2012

Philippines (Visayas) › Cebu Province › Olango Island

SCARCE now this size, tiny nick in anterior canal, slightly dull base still nice. From fishermen. June, 2012.

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eglantina eglantina 25

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia eglantina eglantina

eglantina eglantina

33,97 mm

F+++/Gem

6,00 Euro

Cillan Chan

12.08.2012

Philippines (Mindanao) › Zamboanga Peninsula

UNCOMMON size with rostration. Tiny inclusion still nice. From fishermen. July, 2012.

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eglantina eglantina 26

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia eglantina eglantina

eglantina eglantina

67,02 mm

F+++/Gem

3,00 Euro

Cillan Chan

26.08.2012

Philippines (Mindanao) › Zamboanga Peninsula

Very nice green, tiny inclusion on dorsum. From fishermen. August, 2012.

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eglantina eglantina 27

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia eglantina eglantina

eglantina eglantina

61,9 mm

Gem

19,00 Euro

Cillan Chan

09.09.2012

Philippines (Mindanao) › Zamboanga Peninsula

SUPERB. an OUTSTANDING specimen. Very nice pattern and dark marginal spots. From fishermen. August, 2012.

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eglantina eglantina 28

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia eglantina eglantina

eglantina eglantina

52,05 mm

F+++/Gem

4,62 Euro

Cillan Chan

10.11.2012

Philippines (Mindanao) › Zamboanga Peninsula

Strong callus, rostrate. AWESOME, HEAVY, tiny water spot in margin, slightly dull base. From fishermen. October, 2012.

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eglantina eglantina 29

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia eglantina eglantina

eglantina eglantina

63,78 mm

F+++/Gem

32,31 Euro

Cillan Chan

21.12.2012

Philippines (Mindanao) › Zamboanga Peninsula

Hybrid with arabica? Nice exceptional specimen, slightly dull lower base still SUPERB. From fishermen. December, 2012.

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eglantina eglantina 30

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia eglantina eglantina

eglantina eglantina

53,71 mm

F+++

4,50 Euro

Cillan Chan

04.01.2013

Taiwan › San Chih

Callus, slightly dull dorsum still nice. UNCOMMON locality. Collected by local diver in 8m. July, 2009.

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eglantina eglantina 31

grayana
Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia grayana grayana

grayana grayana

55 mm

Fine++/Gem-

6,50 Euro

Andreas Laabs-Rode › *gloriamaris*

28.02.2007

Oman › Muscat (Muskat, Masqat)

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grayana grayana 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia grayana grayana

grayana grayana

35 mm

-

3,42 Euro

Andre Vie › vie1508

16.03.2008

Djibouti

1992

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grayana grayana 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia grayana grayana

grayana grayana

36,4 mm

Gem

5,29 Euro

Otto Borchert › bortektoo

10.01.2013

Eritrea

Under small rocks at low tide. Snorkel.

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grayana grayana 03

histrio
Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia histrio histrio

histrio histrio

53,8 mm

Gem

8,37 Euro

Otto Borchert › bortektoo

15.01.2007

Australia (QLD) › Brisbane Bay

Among small rocks

* wrong location

histrio histrio 01

 

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia histrio histrio

histrio histrio

45 mm

-

0,00 Euro

Leander Knie › Direct

11.11.2007

No data

-

Geschenk

histrio histrio 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia histrio histrio

histrio histrio

52 mm

F+++

6,80 Euro

Alexander Dechant › mineraliendefoss

22.11.2007

Tanzania › Zanzibar Island › Nungwi

In shallow water. 2005. Klasse netzmuster mit weit hochgezogenen punkten

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histrio histrio 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia histrio histrio

histrio histrio

51 mm

-

5,00 Euro

Alexander Dechant › www.defoss.de

24.05.2009

Tanzania › Zanzibar Island

2008, in shallow water

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histrio histrio 04

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia histrio histrio

histrio histrio

57 mm

n.a.

4,50 Euro

Alexander Dechant › www.defoss.de

10.08.2009

Tanzania › Zanzibar Island

in shallow water, 1998

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia histrio histrio

histrio histrio

54,42 mm

F+++

6,38 Euro

Bianca Wittkowski › www.oceanzone.de

11.01.2010

Tanzania › Dar es Salaam › Mbudya Island

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia histrio histrio

histrio histrio

58,07 mm

Gem

12,25 Euro

Cillan Chan

27.03.2010

Seychelles › Mahe Island

SUPER specimen, hard to get so nice and UNCOMMON locality. Seychelles. Mahe Shallow water under rocks.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia histrio histrio

histrio histrio

57,86 mm

F+++/Gem

10,83 Euro

Dave Delaine › 859daved

25.10.2010

La Reunion

Diver collected. 2m. Super shell, great quality. Perfect pattern with a nice mantle line and dense marginal spotting. Super.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia histrio histrio

histrio histrio

61,64 mm

F++/F+++

5,97 Euro

Cillan Chan

26.02.2011

South Africa › KwaZulu-Natal › Sodwana

Slightly dull surface, Old collection. VERY RARE locality, LOVELY CLEAR PATTERN. Snorkelled at 6m. 1993.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia histrio histrio

histrio histrio

42 mm

n.a

15,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

26.02.2011

India (Andhra Pradesh) › Krishnapatnam

Among intertidal rocks

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia histrio histrio

histrio histrio

69,1 mm

F+++/Gem

37,00 Euro

Willy Van Damme › willykauri

07.10.2012

Madagascar › Tulear (Toliara)

Collected by local people. BIG AND SUPER. I see no flaws. Could easily call GEM. Very big size shell with good pattern and very brown teeth.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia histrio histrio

histrio histrio

40,16 mm

F++/F+++

4,50 Euro

Cillan Chan

04.01.2013

Seychelles › Mahe Island

UNCOMMON locality, chip in anterior canal, CUTE dwarf. Under coral slabs in shallow water

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immanis
Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia immanis immanis

immanis immanis

80,6 mm

F+++

28,00 Euro

Barbara Hornibrook › lasenora124

20.02.2007

South Africa › KwaZulu-Natal › Durban

You are admiring a fantastic specimen, a Cypraea arabica immanis (Schilder und Schilder, 1939) measuring a huge 80.6mm and graded F+++...spectacular form, amazing color und beautiful dorsum pattern is displayed. This beauty was collected off Durban, Natal, South Africa and is from an older collection. A very difficult to get species today and one this large is very rarely seen...an excellent addition for your collection...also, an awesome locale. Thank you for visiting our store this evening...great to see you again!!

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia immanis immanis

immanis immanis

83 mm

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10,00 Euro

Alexander Dechant › www.defoss.de

24.05.2009

South Africa › KwaZulu-Natal › Durban

On rocks shallow water, 2009

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia immanis immanis

immanis immanis

88 mm

F++

35,71 Euro

Brian Hayes › www.algoabayshells.co.za

06.08.2009

Madagascar › Taolagnaro › Fort Dauphin
oder Fmukala, wo das auch immer ist

Dived on reef at 5m. Newly described! Unusually patterned

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia immanis immanis

immanis immanis

77,4 mm

F+++

7,50 Euro

Annie Alberro › croidusudcoquillage

16.12.2009

Madagascar › Taolagnaro › Fort Dauphin

Grande, calleuse, base caramel d'un côté et bleue de l'autre, dorsum entièrement voilé avec large bande médiane - une coquille attrayante! Superbe. 2007

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia immanis immanis

immanis immanis

85,7 mm

F+++/Gem

25,00 Euro

Annie Alberro › croidusudcoquillage

27.03.2010

Madagascar › Taolagnaro › Fort Dauphin

Grande taille, dos foncé, dessin proche de la variété merguina, base caramel foncé, marges en gros bourrelets bleutés : SUPERBE ! Une belle pièce comme il arrive (rarement) de trouver dans la région de Fort Dauphin. 2010.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia immanis immanis

immanis immanis

57,5 mm

n.a.

12,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

08.11.2010

La Reunion (North)

In rocky areas, 1-2 m.

No. 29c: Mauritia arabica immanis var. 2... ...€ 12

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia immanis immanis

immanis immanis

75,5 mm

n.a.

4,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

08.11.2010

Tanzania › Dar es Salaam › Mbudya Island

In rocky crevices.

No. 29: Mauritia arabica immanis... ...€ 4

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia immanis immanis

immanis immanis

88 mm

na

0,00 Euro

Gerard Meermann › Direct

29.03.2012

No data

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Geschenk

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia immanis immanis

immanis immanis

52,35 mm

F+++

12,60 Euro

Cillan Chan

17.06.2012

Madagascar › Anakao

Slightly dull base and dorsum. Dredged.

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immanis immanis

66,2 mm

F+++/Gem

7,39 Euro

Cillan Chan

02.02.2013

Madagascar › Tulear (Toliara)
Anakao

Nice specimen, slightly dull dorsum. dredged

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maculifera
Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia maculifera maculifera

maculifera maculifera

46,8 mm

selected

5,00 Euro

Guido T. Poppe › www.conchology.be

11.09.2007

Philippines (Visayas) › Negros Island › Negros Occidentale › Cadiz

Collected by local fishermen. 2006

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia maculifera maculifera

maculifera maculifera

69,3 mm

F+++

3,45 Euro

Joseph E. Au-Franz › cyp_man

28.09.2007

No data

In lava tubes offshore while diving at night, 25ft

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia maculifera maculifera

maculifera maculifera

63,5 mm

F+++

3,45 Euro

Joseph E. Au-Franz › cyp_man

28.09.2007

No data

In lava tubes offshore while diving at night, 25ft

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia maculifera maculifera

maculifera maculifera

55,4 mm

F+++

4,00 Euro

Steve Aloha › *alohasteve50*

30.09.2007

Hawaiian Islands › Kauai Island

She‘s in mint condition. Heavy Callous. Exquisite patterns on dorsum. Fabulous Base.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia maculifera maculifera

maculifera maculifera

33 mm

F+++

3,88 Euro

J. Ross Mayhew › orientshells

05.10.2007

Philippines (Visayas) › Cebu Province › Olango Island

10m, Skin Diving, Very pronounced tiny white spots on the dorsum. Both lateral margins are projecting. F+++ quality because of few stress lines

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia maculifera scindata

maculifera scindata

47 mm

F+++

14,39 Euro

Paula J. Russell › shellmama

18.10.2007

Cook Islands

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia maculifera scindata

maculifera scindata

52 mm

F++/Gem

13,50 Euro

Goncalo Rosa › www.atollseashells.com

08.06.2009

Cook Islands › Aitutaki Island
Lagoon

snorkeling at 1-2 m, dead coral

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia maculifera martybealsi

maculifera martybealsi

69,8 mm

F+++

57,54 Euro

Douglas Thorn › peristicta

07.11.2009

Marquesas Islands

Diver

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia maculifera maculifera

maculifera maculifera

72,2 mm

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24,25 Euro

David Watts › wattsdave

06.04.2010

Hawaiian Islands › Oahu Island

Has some bubbles under the nacre on the base and along one edge. Nice very dark dorsum pattern on the specimen. Super heavy shell. Very heavy callous making this shell very wide. Impressive specimen.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia maculifera maculifera

maculifera maculifera

57,3 mm

F+

22,94 Euro

Randy Bridges › www.rbridges.com

06.04.2010

Hawaiian Islands › Oahu Island

On boulders in 15 meters. Exceptional shell in which the pattern abruptly stops mid-dorsally, exposing the wavy pattern of a juvenile shell. Minor chip in anterior terminal.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia maculifera scindata

maculifera scindata

44,5 mm

n.a.

15,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

08.11.2010

Society Islands › Tahiti › Taiarapu Region

Shallow water under coral slabs.

No. 309: Mauritia maculifera scindata... ...€ 15

maculifera scindata 03

maculifera maculifera

62,6 mm

F+++

5,91 Euro

Cillan Chan

02.02.2013

Hawaiian Islands

dark beauty, small scar in upper dorsum, sligthly dull base still nice

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mauritiana
Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia mauritiana mauritiana

mauritiana mauritiana

80,7 mm

selected

6,00 Euro

Guido T. Poppe › www.conchology.be

16.01.2007

Philippines (Palawan) › Palawan Island › El Nido

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia mauritiana mauritiana

mauritiana mauritiana

83,2 mm

F+/F++

9,23 Euro

Ken Shing Chang › kenshing

17.01.2007

Philippines

Shallow water

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia mauritiana mauritiana

mauritiana mauritiana

104 mm

F+++

37,00 Euro

David Watts › wattsdave

25.05.2009

Hawaiian Islands › Oahu Island

High, wide and heavy shell. Dark. Very large specimen

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia mauritiana mauritiana

mauritiana mauritiana

88 mm

F++

87,45 Euro

Ettore Molteni › ilsiero

04.06.2009

Madagascar

EXCEPTIONAL QUITE WHITE PATTERN. VERY RARE SHELL IN THEESE CONDITIONS. GREAT & VERY HEAVY SHELL. THAT‘S A REAL UNIQUE PIECE!!!

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia mauritiana mauritiana

mauritiana mauritiana

75 mm

n.a.

20,11 Euro

Steven Ko

28.08.2009

Thailand (Andaman Sea) › Phuket Island

Taken by diver on reef at 15ft under rocks. Jan. 2009

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia mauritiana mauritiana

mauritiana mauritiana

97 mm

Gem

17,10 Euro

Oscar Breitsameter › www.asia-shells.com

20.12.2009

Thailand

Large, dark

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia mauritiana mauritiana

mauritiana mauritiana

50,65 mm

F+++/Gem

14,49 Euro

Cillan Chan

31.12.2009

Philippines (Palawan)

CUTE size, slightly dull base still a nice specimen. From fishermen. December, 2009

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia mauritiana mauritiana

mauritiana mauritiana

90 mm

molto buona

12,99 Euro

Luca Magliaro › zuggomo

18.02.2010

Somalia

Super gibbosa!!!

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia mauritiana mauritiana

mauritiana mauritiana

74 mm

n.a.

19,50 Euro

Hans-Josef Krahwinkel › oleandria

21.03.2010

No data

Schöne, sehr helle Cypraea mauritiana. Leicht albinotisch (seltene Farbvariante). Aus Sammlung

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia mauritiana mauritiana

mauritiana mauritiana

89 mm

F+++

16,99 Euro

Luca Magliaro › shellsfrombrasil

30.12.2010

Madagascar › Taolagnaro › Fort Dauphin

Ottima. Super dark!!! Fort Dauphin, Madagascar

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia mauritiana mauritiana

mauritiana mauritiana

66,7 mm

F+

26,64 Euro

William Silver › yellowsilverjet

12.03.2011

New Hebrides Islands

Rich deep red color. Collected live on shipwreck. 5 m. First one I’ve ever seen this color. And only one offered. Usual shipwreck defects still a very Special Shell!

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia mauritiana mauritiana

mauritiana mauritiana

52,07 mm

F+++/GEM

4,24 Euro

Cillan Chan

02.07.2011

Philippines (Visayas) › Samar Island

Dark pattern, AWESOME, CUTE size, anterior canal slightly chipped. From fishermen 10-20m. June, 2011.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia mauritiana mauritiana

mauritiana mauritiana

52,03 mm

F+++

4,24 Euro

Cillan Chan

02.07.2011

Philippines (Visayas) › Samar Island

Dark pattern, AWESOME, anterior canal slightly chipped and smoothed. From fishermen 10-20m. June, 2011.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia mauritiana mauritiana

mauritiana mauritiana

67,05 mm

Gem

11,00 Euro

Cillan Chan

12.08.2012

Philippines (Visayas) › Samar Island

VERY LOVELY specimen, perhaps slightly subadult? Hard to get this shape. First time we see. From fishermen 10-20m. July, 2012.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia mauritiana mauritiana

mauritiana mauritiana

66,85 mm

F+++/Gem

28,35 Euro

Cillan Chan

23.09.2012

Philippines (Visayas) › Samar Island

Callus. SUPERB specimen, very callus and round shape, healed tiny nick in anterior canal still SUPERB. From fishermen 10-20m. September, 2012.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia mauritiana mauritiana

mauritiana mauritiana

74 mm

Gem dorsum

4,00 Euro

Fabio Porfiri › cypshells

12.10.2012

India (Tamil Nadu)

QUALITY CHIP IN NAT CANAL

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia mauritiana mauritiana

mauritiana mauritiana

79,5 mm

F+++

19,00 Euro

Fabio Porfiri › cypshells

12.10.2012

Marquesas Islands › Nuku Hiva Island

WHITE RED SPECIE!

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia mauritiana mauritiana

mauritiana mauritiana

57,08 mm

F+++/Gem

24,62 Euro

Mike Hart

10.11.2012

Thailand (Andaman Sea) › Phuket Island › Racha Islands

AWESOME, tiny water spots on dorsum still very nice. UNCOMMON pattern. Februar 2012

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia mauritiana mauritiana

mauritiana mauritiana

83,4 mm

Gem

14,52 Euro

Otto Borchert › bortektoo

10.01.2013

Vietnam › Nha Trang

Found under large dark Iron Rocks.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia mauritiana mauritiana

mauritiana mauritiana

55,19 mm

F+++

4,49 Euro

Cillan Chan

16.02.2013

Philippines (Visayas) › Cebu Province › Bantayan Island

Nice slightly rostrate, slightly dull base and dorsum. Diver 10-20m. January, 2013

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scurra
Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia scurra scurra

scurra scurra

37 mm

close to gem

2,12 Euro

Lyle K. Therriault › carolinasheller

21.01.2007

Tanzania › Zanzibar Island

This is a very nice specimen Cypraea scurra, fantastic color and pattern, it measures 37mm and is 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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scurra scurra 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia scurra indica

scurra indica

46,1 mm

Gem

6,50 Euro

Richard Centini › bbnoa06

27.09.2007

New Caledonia

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scurra indica 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia scurra indica

scurra indica

43,35 mm

F

4,00 Euro

Steve Aloha › *alohasteve50*

30.09.2007

Hawaiian Islands › Kauai Island

Jester cowrie faded to purple dorsum. Good Spots.

* Thank you for your help Riccardo

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia scurra indica

scurra indica

37 mm

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0,00 Euro

Philip R. Crandall › sea-gems

28.10.2007

No data

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Geschenk, eigene Bestimmung

scurra indica 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia scurra mundula

scurra mundula

35 mm

Gem

7,50 Euro

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

30.11.2007

Society Islands › Tahiti

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia scurra mundula

scurra mundula

33 mm

Gem

8,62 Euro

Nick Rogers › rogers_earthworks

27.12.2007

Society Islands › Tahiti

A gorgeous and uncommon form of Cypraea scurra (scurra vono)

* Thank you for your help Riccardo

scurra indica 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia scurra scurra

scurra scurra

41 mm

n.a.

6,75 Euro

Alexander Dechant › www.defoss.de

10.08.2009

Tanzania › Zanzibar Island › Nungwi

On shallow reef, 1990

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scurra scurra 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia scurra mundula

scurra mundula

30,69 mm

Gem

15,94 Euro

Cillan Chan

31.12.2009

Society Islands › Tahiti › Pueu

SUPERB pattern, SCARCE now. Near reef under dead coral rubble. Snorkeling in 0.8-1.5m.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia scurra scurra

scurra scurra

37,55 mm

Gem

7,20 Euro

Cillan Chan

21.06.2011

Philippines (Visayas) › Samar Island

SUPERB. Beautiful dark and fresh specimen. UNCOMMON so nice. From fishermen 10-20m. June, 2011.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia scurra scurra

scurra scurra

36 mm

F++/GEM

5,40 Euro

Goncalo Rosa › www.atollseashells.com

02.01.2012

Djibouti › Gaherre

Under rocks at 10. mts., dive. Coll. May 2004

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia scurra scurra

scurra scurra

47,07 mm

F+++/Gem

16,27 Euro

Cillan Chan

13.01.2012

Philippines (Visayas) › Samar Island

SUPERB specimen, tiny inclusion in margin still nice. SCARCE now this size. January 2012

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia scurra scurra

scurra scurra

49,67 mm

Gem

12,60 Euro

Cillan Chan

02.05.2012

Philippines (Visayas) › Samar Island

RARE size near 50mm and overglaze. SUPERB. From fishermen 10-20m. April, 2012.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia scurra scurra

scurra scurra

40,99 mm

Gem

14,00 Euro

Cillan Chan

02.05.2012

Philippines (Palawan) › Culion Islands
Cuyo? Island

SUPERB specimen, VERY DARK, UNCOMMON locality. Diver 10-20m. April, 2012.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia scurra scurra

scurra scurra

36,4 mm

F+++

4,00 Euro

Alexander Dechant › www.defoss.de

02.11.2012

Somalia

Collected by local fishermen. Schön dick und schwer. 2010

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia scurra indica

scurra indica

52,34 mm

F+/F++

12,31 Euro

Cillan Chan

10.11.2012

Taiwan (North)

BIG size and UNCOMMON locality, small chip in anterior canal, slightly dull surface. Collected by local diver in 8m. July, 2003.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Mauritia scurra scurra

scurra scurra

35,7 mm

F+++

77,00 Euro

Zaour Edzoev › Zaour

23.11.2012

Gulf of Aden

Really exceptional color. Looks like an amber piece. Not Gem, but very beautiful shell

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