Genus

Purpuradusta

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
barbieri
Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta barbieri barbieri

barbieri barbieri

8 mm

good

> 100 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

20.09.2007

Society Islands › Tahiti › Hitiaa

on drop-off along wall at 50m, representative dead

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barbieri barbieri 01

fimbriata
Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta fimbriata unifasciata

fimbriata unifasciata

11,4 mm

selected

2,30 Euro

Guido T. Poppe › www.conchology.be

28.02.2007

Philippines (Palawan) › Balabac Islands › Balabac Island

Between 10-25 m deep. -Guphil I- 2005

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fimbriata unifasciata 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta fimbriata durbanensis

fimbriata durbanensis

11,4 mm

selected

2,30 Euro

Guido T. Poppe › www.conchology.be

28.02.2007

Tanzania › Zanzibar Island (North)

Ex-coll. A. Arthur, Shallow reef

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fimbriata durbanensis 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta fimbriata unifasciata

fimbriata unifasciata

13,5 mm

-

3,45 Euro

Joseph E. Au-Franz › cyp_man

28.09.2007

Hawaiian Islands › Oahu Island (North) › North Store

On reef at night

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fimbriata unifasciata 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta fimbriata marquesana

fimbriata marquesana

11,3 mm

Gem

6,00 Euro

Richard Centini › bbnoa06

05.12.2007

Marquesas Islands

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fimbriata marquesana 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta fimbriata fimbriata

fimbriata fimbriata

11,4 mm

-

1,00 Euro

Guido T. Poppe › www.conchology.be

05.03.2008

Philippines (Palawan) › Balabac Islands

From fishermen of Olango Island. 2007

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fimbriata fimbriata 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta fimbriata fimbriata

fimbriata fimbriata

12,3 mm

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1,00 Euro

Guido T. Poppe › www.conchology.be

05.03.2008

Philippines (Visayas) › Cebu Province › Olango Island

10-25 meters deep. Collected by local fishermen. 2008.

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fimbriata fimbriata 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta fimbriata durbanensis

fimbriata durbanensis

18,2 mm

F++

6,22 Euro

David Watts › wattsdave

25.05.2009

Tanzania › Zanzibar Island

This shell is from the Ray Summers collection

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fimbriata durbanensis 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta fimbriata waikikiensis

fimbriata waikikiensis

14 mm

Gem

8,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

31.05.2009

Hawaiian Islands › Oahu Island › Ewa Beach

Shallow intertidal under small lava slabs. A good subspecies according to DANN studies.

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fimbriata waikikiensis 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta fimbriata durbanensis

fimbriata durbanensis

15 mm

Gem

2,36 Euro

Fabio Porfiri › cypshells

24.07.2010

Madagascar › Diego Suarez (Antsiranana)

EXTRA DARK SPECIE SUPER

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fimbriata durbanensis 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta fimbriata unifasciata

fimbriata unifasciata

11,4 mm

gem

5,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

08.11.2010

Society Islands › Huahine Island

Intertidally in rubble.

No. 188a: Purpuradusta fimbriata unifasciata... ...€ 5

fimbriata unifasciata 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta fimbriata durbanensis

fimbriata durbanensis

15,1 mm

n.a.

6,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

08.11.2010

Tanzania › Zanzibar Island › Tumbatu Island

Washed ashore after heavy storm in 1967

No. 190: Purpuradusta fimbriata quasigracilis... ...€ 6

fimbriata durbanensis 04

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta fimbriata marquesana

fimbriata marquesana

12 mm

n.a.

15,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

08.11.2010

Marquesas Islands › Nuku Hiva Island › Taiohae Bay

At night among rubble at 12-15 m.

No. 191: Purpuradusta fimbriata marquesana... ...€ 15

fimbriata marquesana 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta fimbriata durbanensis

fimbriata durbanensis

16 mm

F++/GEM

4,50 Euro

Goncalo Rosa › www.atollseashells.com

02.01.2012

Madagascar › Soalara

Snorkeling at 3 mts. depth, under rocks and dead coral. Coll. March 2005. Large specimen

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fimbriata durbanensis 05

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta fimbriata unifasciata

fimbriata unifasciata

12,1 mm

Gem

2,00 Euro

Remy Devorsine › Remy

30.08.2012

Australia (WA) › North West Cape › Exmouth Gulf

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fimbriata unifasciata 04

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta fimbriata fimbriata

fimbriata fimbriata

14,7 mm

Gem

5,00 Euro

Remy Devorsine › Remy

30.08.2012

Australia (QLD) › Mooloolaba
Gneering reef

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fimbriata fimbriata 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta fimbriata durbanensis

fimbriata durbanensis

14,91 mm

F+++/Gem

1,55 Euro

Cillan Chan

09.09.2012

South Africa › KwaZulu-Natal › Richards Bay

Slightly dull dorsum and slightly young. Nice pattern. Dredged.

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fimbriata durbanensis 07

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta fimbriata durbanensis

fimbriata durbanensis

13,98 mm

F+++/Gem

1,55 Euro

Cillan Chan

09.09.2012

South Africa › KwaZulu-Natal › Richards Bay

Slightly dull dorsum and slightly young. Nice pattern. Dredged.

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fimbriata durbanensis 06

gracilis
Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta gracilis gracilis

gracilis gracilis

16 mm

F++

1,05 Euro

Xavier Pallarols › xavishells

28.02.2007

Philippines (Visayas) › Samar Island

Taken by diver, 5-10m deep. 2005

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gracilis gracilis 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta gracilis macula

gracilis macula

12 mm

Gem

4,51 Euro

David Sharpe › bestshells

16.03.2007

Australia (QLD)

Taken on coral reef, 5m

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gracilis macula 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta gracilis notata

gracilis notata

14 mm

F+++/Gem

4,32 Euro

Paula J. Russell › shellmama

18.10.2007

United Arab Emirates › Emirate of Fujairah › Dhadnah (Dadna)

Taken under coral at 1-m by snorkel. BEAUTIFUL SPECIMENS WITH PURPLE BLOTCHED TERMINALS

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gracilis notata 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta gracilis macula

gracilis macula

15,9 mm

Gem

3,38 Euro

Joanne Pollack › joanne2951

16.12.2007

Australia (QLD)

Taken live at 8 metres

am 01.07.11 von g. gracilis zu g. macula verschoben

gracilis gracilis 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta gracilis gracilis

gracilis gracilis

17,8 mm

Gem

3,05 Euro

Robert Marchiselli › florida_shell_co

11.10.2009

Taiwan

By local fishermen

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gracilis gracilis 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta gracilis gracilis

gracilis gracilis

20 mm

Gem

12,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

04.11.2009

Japan (Kyushu) › Makurazaki

By snorkler at 2-3 m in crevices of rocks

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gracilis gracilis 04

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta gracilis notata

gracilis notata

14 mm

F+/Gem

4,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

04.11.2009

Oman › Al Masirah (Masirah Island)

Shallow intertidal under rocks

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gracilis notata 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta gracilis macula

gracilis macula

19,7 mm

F++

4,26 Euro

10.01.2010

Australia (QLD)

Dived at 6m on reef

am 01.07.11 von g. gracilis zu g. macula verschoben

gracilis gracilis 05

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta gracilis gracilis

gracilis gracilis

18 mm

gem

4,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

08.11.2010

Thailand (Andaman Sea) › Surin Islands

Shallow dead coral reef.

No. 209: Purpuradusta gracilis gracilis... ...€ 4

gracilis gracilis 06

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta gracilis macula

gracilis macula

20,8 mm

n.a.

4,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

08.11.2010

Australia (QLD) › Brisbane Bay › Myora Reef

Muddy reef, under rocks.

No. 211: Purpuradusta gracilis macula... ...€ 4

gracilis macula 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta gracilis macula

gracilis macula

15,4 mm

gem

5,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

08.11.2010

Australia (WA) › Port Hedland

Intertidally under coral slabs.

No. 213: Purpuradusta gracilis f. hilda... ...€ 5

gracilis macula 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta gracilis notata

gracilis notata

16 mm

F++/GEM

7,20 Euro

Goncalo Rosa › www.atollseashells.com

02.01.2012

Djibouti › Tadjoura

Snorkeling at 1-2 mts. depth, under dead coral

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gracilis notata 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta gracilis gracilis

gracilis gracilis

15 mm

Gem

2,70 Euro

Goncalo Rosa › www.atollseashells.com

02.01.2012

Vietnam › Rach Gia

Snorkeling at 1-2 mts., under large rocks. Coll. March 2008.

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gracilis gracilis 07

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta gracilis notata

gracilis notata

15 mm

F++/GEM

7,20 Euro

Goncalo Rosa › www.atollseashells.com

02.01.2012

Djibouti › Tadjoura

Snorkeling at 1-2 mts. depth, under dead coral

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gracilis notata 04

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta gracilis gracilis

gracilis gracilis

16,45 mm

Gem

4,70 Euro

Cillan Chan

02.05.2012

Hongkong › Peng Chau
East Ping Chau, Ah Ma Bay

Impossible to get from this location again. For study. Taken under rock at low tide. 1998

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gracilis gracilis 08

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta gracilis gracilis

gracilis gracilis

17,28 mm

F+++/Gem

8,00 Euro

Cillan Chan

03.06.2012

Philippines (Visayas) › Cebu Province › Bantayan Island

Nice golden subfossil, still glossy. Diver 10-20m. May, 2012.

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gracilis gracilis 09

 

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta gracilis macula

gracilis macula

21,88 mm

F+++/Gem

13,85 Euro

Mike Hart

08.12.2012

Australia (QLD) › Stanage Bay

Under dead coral slabs at low tide. Minor growth scar on dorsum, slightly dull base still nice.

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gracilis macula 04

hammondae
Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta hammondae raysummersi

hammondae raysummersi

10 mm

Fine++/Gem-

6,00 Euro

Andreas Laabs-Rode › *gloriamaris*

28.02.2007

Philippines (Visayas) › Cebu Province › Cebu Island

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Hmmm, have some doubts

hammondae raysummersi 01

 

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta hammondae dampierensis

hammond. dampierensis

15 mm

Gem

5,00 Euro

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

30.11.2007

Australia (WA) › Port Hedland

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hammondae dampierensis 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta hammondae raysummersi

hammondae raysummersi

15 mm

Gem

25,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

31.05.2009

Philippines (Visayas) › Samar Island › Northern Samar Province › Barangay Island(s)
Borongan = Barangan Island?

Shallow water under rocks. Lovely spots.

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hammondae raysummersi 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta hammondae hammondae

hammondae hammondae

15,2 mm

Gem

15,43 Euro

Douglas Thorn › peristicta

07.11.2009

Australia (QLD) › Brisbane Bay › Myora Reef

Low Tide

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hammondae hammondae 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta hammondae raysummersi

hammondae raysummersi

16 mm

n.a

3,53 Euro

Cillan Chan

27.11.2009

Philippines (Palawan) › Balabac Islands › Balabac Island

From divers in Cebu. November 2009

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hammondae raysummersi 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta hammondae dampierensis

hammond. dampierensis

12,3 mm

Gem

13,24 Euro

10.01.2010

Australia (WA) › Port Hedland

Coll. by divers in 20-30 feet under rocks

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hammondae dampierensis 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta hammondae raysummersi

hammondae raysummersi

13,3 mm

F+++/Gem

6,68 Euro

Cillan Chan

22.05.2010

Philippines (Palawan) › Culion Islands › Coron Island

Very dark, SUPERB, micro defect in lower dorsum. By divers. May, 2010.

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hammondae raysummersi 04

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta hammondae hammondae

hammondae hammondae

12,79 mm

F+++

10,20 Euro

Mike Hart

26.03.2011

Australia (QLD) › Capricorn and Bunker Group › Wilson Island
Reef

Under coral slabs at low tide.

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hammondae hammondae 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta hammondae raysummersi

hammondae raysummersi

12 mm

Gem

7,20 Euro

Goncalo Rosa › www.atollseashells.com

02.01.2012

Japan › Okinawa Islands › Okinawa Island
Sekagaki?

On coral reef at 3-4 mts. depth, by dive. Coll. November 2006

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hammondae raysummersi 05

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta hammondae raysummersi

hammondae raysummersi

14,5 mm

F++

3,08 Euro

Cillan Chan

24.11.2012

Philippines (Palawan) › Balabac Islands › Balabac Island

Slightly polished surface, nice pattern for study, slightly rostrate. From hookah divers. November, 2012.

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hammondae raysummersi 06

microdon
Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta microdon microdon

microdon microdon

10,3 mm

selected

2,30 Euro

Guido T. Poppe › www.conchology.be

28.02.2007

Philippines (Visayas) › Cebu Province › Mactan Island › Puncta Engano

12 m deep. Scuba. -Guphil I-. 2006

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microdon microdon 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta microdon chrysalis

microdon chrysalis

11 mm

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0,00 Euro

Itzhak Geva › shell1_g

12.09.2007

Egypt › Dahab

Coral Reef 2-3m at night, 2006

Geschenk. Hab aus m.m m.c gemacht

microdon microdon 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta microdon chrysalis

microdon chrysalis

13 mm

Gem

28,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

31.05.2009

Tanzania › Zanzibar Island › Nungwi

In coral heads at 2-3 m. Pellucid, nice specimen.

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microdon chrysalis 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta microdon microdon

microdon microdon

10,1 mm

gem

6,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

08.11.2010

Papua New Guinea › New Ireland

Diver at 30-35 m.

No. 339a: Purpuradusta microdon microdon... ...€ 6

microdon microdon 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta microdon microdon

microdon microdon

9,78 mm

Gem

2,90 Euro

Cillan Chan

16.07.2011

Philippines (Visayas) › Bohol Province › Calituban Island

Very dark, SUPERB specimen. UNCOMMON so nice. From fishermen. July, 2011.

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microdon microdon 04

minoridens
Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta minoridens minoridens

minoridens minoridens

11 mm

selected

3,00 Euro

Guido T. Poppe › www.conchology.be

28.02.2007

Philippines (Mindanao) › Sulu Archipelago › Siasi Island

From fishermen. 1990

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minoridens minoridens 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta minoridens minoridens

minoridens minoridens

10,3 mm

Gem

3,82 Euro

Anthony St. John › conepoint

06.11.2007

Australia (QLD) › Brisbane Bay › Amity Point

Under rock associated with black sponge. Dived up from 12 metres /// August 2002 /// THIS SHELL IS UNTYPICAL OF THE SPECIES. IT HAS AN ORANGE-YELLOW ZIGZAG PATTERN

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minoridens minoridens 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta minoridens minoridens

minoridens minoridens

11 mm

gem

6,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

08.11.2010

Solomon Islands › Guadalcanal Island › Marau Sound Islands

Snorkeling in 1-2 m.

No. 347: Purpuradusta minoridens f. blandita... ...€ 6

minoridens minoridens 04

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta minoridens minoridens

minoridens minoridens

9 mm

gem

12,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

08.11.2010

Samoan Islands › Western Samoa › Savaii › Vaisala Lagoon

In deeper lagoon waters under rubble.

No. 347a: Purpuradusta minoridens f. blandita... ...€ 12

minoridens minoridens 03

minoridens minoridens

9,9 mm

Gem

4,43 Euro

Cillan Chan

02.02.2013

Japan (Kansai) › Kii Peninsula › Minabe

UNCOMMON locality. Gill nets in 30 meters depth. October, 2002

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minoridens minoridens 05

oryzaeformis
Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta oryzaeformis oryzaeformis

o. oryzaeformis

9 mm

F++/Gem

48,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

20.09.2007

Society Islands › Tahiti › Taiarapu Region

At lagoon edge in turbid water, 1m. Weensy things.

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oryzaeformis oryzaeformis 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta oryzaeformis oryzaeformis

o. oryzaeformis

7 mm

Gem

54,00 Euro

Goncalo Rosa › www.atollseashells.com

02.01.2012

Society Islands › Tahiti › Afaahiti

Near on reef at 1 mts. in coral rubble

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oryzaeformis oryzaeformis 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta oryzaeformis oryzaeformis

o. oryzaeformis

9 mm

Gem

28,00 Euro

Werner Massier › Airco

15.04.2012

Society Islands › Tahiti › Afaahiti

Distinct species; finely speckled; uncommon. At 1 m near reef in coral rubble

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oryzaeformis oryzaeformis 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta oryzaeformis oryzaeformis

o. oryzaeformis

8,3 mm

Gem

30,00 Euro

Remy Devorsine › Remy

30.08.2012

Tuamotu Archipelago › Rangiroa Atoll

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oryzaeformis oryzaeformis 04

serrulifera
Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta serrulifera serrulifera

serrulifera serrulifera

10 mm

-

18,12 Euro

Hugh Morrison › www.seashells.net.au

15.09.2007

Marshall Islands › Kwajalein Atoll › Kwajalein
Kwasalein (=Kwajalein?)

Among Coral Rubble - At Night, 10-15 Metres

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serrulifera serrulifera 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Purpuradusta serrulifera serrulifera

serrulifera serrulifera

9,8 mm

gem

60,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

08.11.2010

Society Islands › Tahiti › Taiarapu Region

In quiet Lagoon waters, 1-2 m.

No. 439: Purpuradusta serrulifera... ...€ 60

serrulifera serrulifera 02

 
 
 
Purpuradusta
barbieri
Purpuradusta
fimbriata
Purpuradusta
gracilis
Purpuradusta
hammondae
Purpuradusta
microdon
Purpuradusta
minoridens
Purpuradusta
oryzaeformis
Purpuradusta
serrulifera