Genus

Ovatipsa

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
chinensis
Cypraeidae Cypraea Ovatipsa chinensis variolaria

chinensis variolaria

35,5 mm

close to gem

3,85 Euro

Lyle K. Therriault › carolinasheller

21.01.2007

Tanzania › Zanzibar Island

Collected by native person in shallow water on reef. June 2002.This is a very nice specimen Cypraea chinensis forma variolaria, superior subspecies, sought after, this one is 35.5mm and close to GEM. Fat calloused margins full of lavendar spotting and top dorsum color and pattern, get this one while you can! Super pretty specimen.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Ovatipsa chinensis chinensis

chinensis chinensis

34,8 mm

close to gem

1,54 Euro

Lyle K. Therriault › carolinasheller

21.01.2007

Philippines (Visayas) › Bohol Province › Bohol Island

Collected by diver under rocks. Superb coloration with purple margins and fine dorsal pattern

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Ovatipsa chinensis chinensis

chinensis chinensis

42 mm

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3,45 Euro

Joseph E. Au-Franz › cyp_man

28.09.2007

Philippines (Visayas) › Cebu Province › Bantayan Island

On reef at night in 20ft

* Thank you for your help Riccardo

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Ovatipsa chinensis amiges

chinensis amiges

37,8 mm

F

4,00 Euro

Steve Aloha › *alohasteve50*

30.09.2007

Hawaiian Islands › Kauai Island

Beautiful Giant. Good Spots. Slightly faded bod.

* Thank you for your help Riccardo

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Ovatipsa chinensis violacea

chinensis violacea

32,6 mm

Gem

7,72 Euro

Otto Borchert › bortektoo

02.10.2007

Tanzania › Dar es Salaam

in mud

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Ovatipsa chinensis chinensis

chinensis chinensis

36,33 mm

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0,00 Euro

Lyle K. Therriault › carolinasheller

01.01.2008

Philippines (Visayas) › Bohol Province › Bohol Island

Collected by diver under rocks. Superb coloration with purple margins and fine dorsal pattern

Eigene Bestimmung

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Ovatipsa chinensis variolaria

chinensis variolaria

33 mm

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3,00 Euro

Alexander Dechant › www.defoss.de

24.05.2009

Tanzania › Zanzibar Island

shallow water

noch nicht richtig bestimmt

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Ovatipsa chinensis variolaria

chinensis variolaria

31 mm

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3,00 Euro

Alexander Dechant › www.defoss.de

24.05.2009

Tanzania › Zanzibar Island

shallow water

noch nicht richtig bestimmt

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Ovatipsa chinensis violacea

chinensis violacea

35 mm

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3,00 Euro

Alexander Dechant › www.defoss.de

24.05.2009

Tanzania › Zanzibar Island

shallow water

noch nicht richtig bestimmt

chinensis violacea 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Ovatipsa chinensis violacea

chinensis violacea

24 mm

Gem

15,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

04.11.2009

Somalia › Merca (Merka, Marka)

By local fisherman in shallow water. Smaller, slender local form with violet base

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Ovatipsa chinensis amiges

chinensis amiges

37 mm

n.a.

38,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

08.11.2010

Hawaiian Islands › Oahu Island › Honolulu › Fort Kam
Reef

By diver among rubble at 10 m.

No. 101: Ovatipsa chinensis amiges... ...€ 38

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Ovatipsa chinensis violacea

chinensis violacea

23 mm

F++

25,00 Euro

Alan D. Seccombe › cypraea

25.11.2010

South Africa › KwaZulu-Natal › Richards Bay

ex pisce

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Ovatipsa chinensis chinensis

chinensis chinensis

29,5 mm

F+++

1,50 Euro

Quynh Gick › schneckengirl74

06.12.2010

Vietnam › Ly Son Island

5-15m

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Ovatipsa chinensis chinensis

chinensis chinensis

32 mm

F+++

1,50 Euro

Quynh Gick › schneckengirl74

06.12.2010

Vietnam › Ly Son Island

5-15m

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Ovatipsa chinensis chinensis

chinensis chinensis

28,2 mm

F+++/Gem

10,75 Euro

Cillan Chan

30.12.2010

Philippines (Mindanao) › Zamboanga Peninsula

shape looks like Cyp. coloba. UNUSUAL specimen, slightly dull base. Philippines. Zamboanga. From fishermen. December, 2010.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Ovatipsa chinensis chinensis

chinensis chinensis

41,21 mm

Gem

21,20 Euro

Cillan Chan

02.07.2011

Philippines (Mindanao) › Zamboanga Peninsula

Beautiful VERY DARK pattern and VERY SOLID VIOLET marginal spots, OUTSTANDING specimen. June 2011. From fishermen

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Ovatipsa chinensis chinensis

chinensis chinensis

37,02 mm

n.a.

5,07 Euro

T.C. Luu › mistery-under-sea

13.07.2011

Vietnam › Nha Trang

3m - 8m. Great Condition--- Beautiful Color Combination. Beautiful Pattern & Teeth. Perfect Lips & Tips. Shell is Glossy & Thick Lip. Shell is hard to feel.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Ovatipsa chinensis chinensis

chinensis chinensis

21,87 mm

F+++/Gem

12,60 Euro

Cillan Chan

26.01.2012

Philippines (Visayas) › Cebu Province › Olango Island

UNCOMMON size, slightly dull base. From fishermen. January, 2012.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Ovatipsa chinensis chinensis

chinensis chinensis

30,69 mm

F++/F+++

6,30 Euro

Mike Hart

26.01.2012

Australia (WA) › North West Cape › Exmouth

10m under rock slab. Growth scar on dorsum, slightly dull base.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Ovatipsa chinensis violacea

chinensis violacea

35,05 mm

F

1,60 Euro

Cillan Chan

15.07.2012

South Africa › Eastern Cape › Transkei › Xora

Fine crabbed, RARE now, glossy gone, representative. Crabbed at 25m. June, 2011.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Ovatipsa chinensis chinensis

chinensis chinensis

32,1 mm

F+++/Gem

3,00 Euro

Cillan Chan

15.07.2012

Philippines (Mindanao) › Zamboanga Peninsula

Beautiful specimen, dark pattern, with large violet marginal spots, healed tiny water spot in margin still SUPERB. From fishermen. July, 2012

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Ovatipsa chinensis violacea

chinensis violacea

33,72 mm

F+++

6,00 Euro

Cillan Chan

15.07.2012

Madagascar › Tulear (Toliara)

Dark pattern, tiny sand inclusion on dorsum, slightly dull lower dorsum on anterior canal. Collected by local fishermen at market. January, 2012.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Ovatipsa chinensis chinensis

chinensis chinensis

28 mm

F+++

> 100 Euro

Alan D. Seccombe › cypraeaman

11.10.2012

South Africa › KwaZulu-Natal
100m+ off Natal

Deep water form. Just a small growth mark on the margin see photo. Very rare form seldom offered, from 100m+ off Natal, South Africa. Fantastic base colour, elongated (slightly rostrate).

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coloba
Cypraeidae Cypraea Ovatipsa coloba coloba

coloba coloba

25 mm

Gem

29,19 Euro

Carlos M. Estevez › cecon14

05.09.2007

India (Tamil Nadu) › Chennai (Madras)

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Ovatipsa coloba coloba

coloba coloba

21,9 mm

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18,20 Euro

Gabriele Di Tanna › concyept

29.04.2009

Thailand (Andaman Sea) › Phuket Island › Racha Islands

Interesting selected specimen, beautiful color, well calloused, 2009

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Ovatipsa coloba coloba

coloba coloba

20,5 mm

Gem

12,20 Euro

Gabriele Di Tanna › concyept

15.01.2010

Thailand (Andaman Sea) › Phuket Island › Racha Islands

Well calloused. 08.2009

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