Genus

Umbilia

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
armeniaca
Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia armeniaca armeniaca

armeniaca armeniaca

82 mm

F+++

79,00 Euro

Alexander Dechant › mineraliendefoss

13.01.2007

Australia (SA) › Port Lincoln
120m

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armeniaca armeniaca 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia armeniaca armeniaca

armeniaca armeniaca

71,7 mm

F+/F++

35,40 Euro

Ken Shing Chang › kenshing

17.01.2007

Australia › Great Australia Bight (WA or SA)

Deep water, July 2006

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armeniaca armeniaca 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia armeniaca armeniaca

armeniaca armeniaca

89 mm

F+/F++

31,53 Euro

Luciano Petruccioli › bealsi

20.01.2007

Australia › Great Australia Bight (WA or SA)

Very nice pattern and color, small cips naturally recovered, one sand grain, taken GAB-S.Australia, from local dealer 2006

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armeniaca armeniaca 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia armeniaca armeniaca

armeniaca armeniaca

100,8 mm

F++/F+++

> 100 Euro

Xavier Pallarols › xavishells

16.05.2009

Australia › Great Australia Bight (SA)

Trawled by local fisherman, 100m deep. 2007

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armeniaca armeniaca 04

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia armeniaca armeniaca

armeniaca armeniaca

80,5 mm

F+++

> 100 Euro

Maribeth Hammond & Rob Martinsen › californiashells

17.05.2009

Australia › Great Australia Bight (WA)

100-120 m. Dark flawless dorsum, salmon base, fleabite chip inside canal is only flaw

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armeniaca armeniaca 05

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia armeniaca armeniaca

armeniaca armeniaca

93 mm

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34,35 Euro

Ales Krejcir › 80pearlfish

18.05.2009

Australia › Great Australia Bight (WA or SA)

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armeniaca armeniaca 06

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia armeniaca armeniaca

armeniaca armeniaca

91,15 mm

F++/Gem

76,74 Euro

Ettore Molteni › ilsiero

04.06.2009

Australia › Great Australia Bight (WA or SA)

GREAT DARK ORANGE BASE. FANTASTIC BLOTCHES DARK PEACH COLOUR ON DORSUM. ORANGE CIRCLES NEAR SPIRAL (PICTURE VISIBLE). GLOBOSE!!! GREAT SHELL

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armeniaca armeniaca 07

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia armeniaca armeniaca

armeniaca armeniaca

85 mm

F++

17,47 Euro

Douglas Thorn › peristicta

06.07.2009

Australia › Great Australia Bight (WA or SA)

Trawled 100m. Unusual colour. Ex Coll. Doug Thorn

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armeniaca armeniaca 08

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia armeniaca armeniaca

armeniaca armeniaca

86 mm

F++/Gem

36,97 Euro

Douglas Thorn › peristicta

06.07.2009

Australia (SA) › Port Lincoln

Slightly sub adult. Trawled Muddy Bottom 160-200m. Special shell. Ex Coll. Doug Thorn

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armeniaca armeniaca 09

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia armeniaca armeniaca

armeniaca armeniaca

98,1 mm

F+++

64,72 Euro

Douglas Thorn › peristicta

07.11.2009

Australia › Great Australia Bight (WA or SA)

Trawled, Outstanding

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armeniaca armeniaca 10

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia armeniaca armeniaca

armeniaca armeniaca

87,7 mm

F+++

54,46 Euro

Douglas Thorn › peristicta

07.11.2009

Australia › Great Australia Bight (WA or SA)

Trawled, couple of minor lines,outstanding

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armeniaca armeniaca 11

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia armeniaca armeniaca

armeniaca armeniaca

95,6 mm

F++/Gem

48,76 Euro

Douglas Thorn › peristicta

07.11.2009

Australia › Great Australia Bight (WA or SA)

Trawled, Outstanding

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armeniaca armeniaca 12

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia armeniaca armeniaca

armeniaca armeniaca

94,3 mm

F++

13,93 Euro

10.01.2010

Australia › Great Australia Bight (SA)

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armeniaca armeniaca 13

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia armeniaca armeniaca

armeniaca armeniaca

83,82 mm

F+++

32,50 Euro

Dave Delaine › 859daved

25.10.2010

Australia › Great Australia Bight (SA)

Trawled 120-130m. July 2010. Really nice dark colour on this South Aussie armeniaca. Not a big one but is one for the colour suite.

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armeniaca armeniaca 14

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia armeniaca armeniaca

armeniaca armeniaca

78 mm

F+++

90,00 Euro

Kevin Monsecour › Kevin

24.02.2011

Australia › Great Australia Bight (WA or SA)

90-120 m deep. June 2005

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia armeniaca armeniaca

armeniaca armeniaca

97,2 mm

F+++

> 100 Euro

Roberto Cotta Ramusino › rcr

29.03.2012

Australia › Great Australia Bight

No chip or growth line.Somewhat freak shell with strong posterior rostration. Bright orange dorsum

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armeniaca armeniaca 16

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia armeniaca armeniaca

armeniaca armeniaca

81,25 mm

F++/F+++

26,70 Euro

Mike Hart

09.09.2012

Australia › Great Australia Bight (SA)

Trawled in 140m by commercial Boats. July 2010. Dark dwarf, growth scar and tiny inclusion on dorsum.

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capricornica
Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia capricornica capricornica

capricornica capricornica

62 mm

F+

> 100 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

20.09.2007

Australia (QLD) › Great Barrier Reef › Swans Reef

Pretty shell with a healed bitemark on dorsum, not really influencing the beauty. Good color, strongly rostrated ends. 67,2, 70-90m

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capricornica capricornica 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia capricornica capricornica

capricornica capricornica

59 mm

F++

22,33 Euro

Natalie Lim › singshellcollector85

10.12.2007

Australia (QLD) › Great Barrier Reef › Swans Reef

180-210m trawled in 2003. Slight damage on base near anterior extremity

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capricornica capricornica 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia capricornica capricornica

capricornica capricornica

55,79 mm

F+++/GEM

33,77 Euro

Willy Van Damme › willykauri

15.11.2009

Australia (QLD) › Great Barrier Reef › Swans Reef

Lightweight inflated capricornica from 100 meters of depth near Swans Reef. F+++ because still somewhat juvenile

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capricornica capricornica 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia capricornica capricornica

capricornica capricornica

63,3 mm

F+/Gem

> 100 Euro

Randy Bridges › www.rbridges.com

06.04.2010

Australia (QLD) › Great Barrier Reef › Swans Reef

Trawled off 150 meters. Heavy and mature shell. Exceptional quality

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capricornica capricornica 04

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia capricornica capricornica

capricornica capricornica

63,6 mm

F++

> 100 Euro

Randy L. Allamand › rallamand

07.11.2010

Australia (QLD) › Capricorn and Bunker Group › Lady Musgrave Island
east

Trawled by fishermen at 150 fathoms. A super nice live taken beauty, perfect dorsum, just a few mud inclusions along one side & between a few teeth which is typical of this species. Hard to get these shells now!

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capricornica capricornica 05

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia capricornica capricornica

capricornica capricornica

62 mm

F+++

70,16 Euro

Cillan Chan

26.02.2011

Australia (QLD) › Great Barrier Reef › Hixson Cay

Dark beauty, RARE live taken, growth scar in dorsum, slightly dull base. Australia. Queensland. SE of Swain Reefs. Trawled 210-220m Off Hixon Cay.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia capricornica capricornica

capricornica capricornica

74 mm

n.a.

52,38 Euro

Paul Southgate › veliger

29.04.2011

Australia (QLD) › Great Barrier Reef › Swain Reefs

Superficially it looks like a very nice specimen but on closer inspection I am not happy with it.

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capricornica capricornica 07

hesitata
Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia hesitata hesitata

hesitata hesitata

79 mm

Fine++/Gem-

49,00 Euro

Andreas Laabs-Rode › *gloriamaris*

19.02.2007

Australia › Bass Strait (Victoria)

kleine dorsale Bissmarke oder andere Verletzung. Sehr schöne Farbe,aber nicht ganz so rötlich wie auf dem Foto.

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hesitata hesitata 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia hesitata hesitata

hesitata hesitata

97 mm

F+++

28,46 Euro

Fabio Porfiri › cypshells

05.01.2008

Australia (Tasmania) › Bruny Island

80m. LARGE -GLOSSY - PINK CANAL - VERY ROSTRATE /// 80MT /// Conition only few small grain of the sand like photo

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hesitata hesitata 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia hesitata hesitata

hesitata hesitata

90,5 mm

Top Stück, keine Macken

19,50 Euro

Henn › maikikind

20.02.2008

Australia › Bass Strait (Tasmania or Victoria)

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hesitata hesitata 03

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia hesitata hesitata

hesitata hesitata

102 mm

Gem-

> 100 Euro

Gisela Müller › gisela-shells

02.07.2009

Australia › Bass Strait (Tasmania)

120m depth, live taken specimen shell. A much beloved ivory white species which is not easily found in gem quality, mostly because of its ill habit to encrust sand and small patches of mud in its nacre, a fact which is well enough known from other Umbilas sharing the deep sea muddy bottom, but these imperfections look really very ugly on these white shells; and what a kind of white it is! Milky white sounds nice but would not meet the point because this beauty has a ghastly shine of silvery white moonlight! A beautiful and absolutely clean piece, very inflated and pearshaped and very large, this is one of the best! Superb condition, even for the experienced connoisseur this shell might result tempting.

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hesitata hesitata 04

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia hesitata hesitata

hesitata hesitata

98,37 mm

F++

59,00 Euro

Bianca Wittkowski › www.oceanzone.de

03.07.2009

Australia › Bass Strait (Tasmania or Victoria)
No data, location estimatet

anterior canal slightly chipped, inclusion, granulated line cross half upper dorsum, minor growth scars

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hesitata hesitata 05

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia hesitata hesitata

hesitata hesitata

88,13 mm

gem

> 100 Euro

Ettore Molteni › ilsiero

23.07.2009

Australia › Bass Strait (Victoria)

INCREDIBLE GLOSSY. GREAT PATTERN

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hesitata hesitata 06

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia hesitata hesitata

hesitata hesitata

92,58 mm

F+++/Gem

63,21 Euro

Mike Hart

07.09.2009

Australia (Victoria) › Lakes Entrance

VERY RARE now, healed sand inclusion

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hesitata hesitata 07

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia hesitata hesitata

hesitata hesitata

99 mm

Gem

48,26 Euro

Gisela Müller › gisela-shells

01.11.2009

Australia (Tasmania)

Live taken specimen shell. Contrasting patten with snowy white base and laterals which make the caramel and golden dorsum look very special. The specialist however will be drawn to this piece because of its twisted and elongated terminals which have a duckbill like appearance and which sometimes call for subspecific rank according to some authorities. Very selected piece of flawless growth and all natural of course.

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hesitata hesitata 08

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia hesitata hesitata

hesitata hesitata

93,98 mm

F++/F+++

44,25 Euro

Bianca Wittkowski › www.oceanzone.de

11.01.2010

Australia › Bass Strait (Tasmania or Victoria)

Sand inclusion in base and dorsum 

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hesitata hesitata 09

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia hesitata hesitata

hesitata hesitata

93,7 mm

F+++/Gem

36,10 Euro

Dave Delaine › 859daved

25.10.2010

Australia (Victoria) › Lakes Entrance

Trawled 90-120m. Lovely pattern and colour on this good sized hesitata. Hard to fault, beautiful shell

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hesitata hesitata 10

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia hesitata hesitata

hesitata hesitata

56 mm

Gem

38,76 Euro

Wolfgang Proestler › boholshells

10.12.2010

Australia › Bass Strait (Victoria)

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hesitata hesitata 11

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia hesitata hesitata

hesitata hesitata

85 mm

F++/Gem

> 100 Euro

Fabio Porfiri › discus

27.01.2012

Australia (Victoria) › Lakes Entrance

PURE WHITE !! NO CREAM ! 1988

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hesitata hesitata 12

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia hesitata hesitata

hesitata hesitata

105 mm

Gem

49,99 Euro

John Macpherson › johnmac618

30.01.2012

Australia › Bass Strait
Poor data. My estimation: Bass Strait

Live taken off Australia. This beautiful, large specimen has wonderful coloration with great deep gloss. This is in gem condition.

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hesitata hesitata 13

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia hesitata hesitata

hesitata hesitata

66,67 mm

F+/F++

33,00 Euro

Cillan Chan

12.08.2012

Australia (QLD) › Tin Can Bay

Display well, slightly polished surface, tiny inclusion in base. Trawled 100m.

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oriettae
Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia oriettae oriettae

oriettae oriettae

63,7 mm

F++

> 100 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

18.07.2009

Australia (QLD) › Brisbane Bay
Dealer wrote Moreton Bay. I think it is the same

150-180 m. 2005. Very dark. Slight crack in anterior

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oriettae oriettae 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia oriettae oriettae

oriettae oriettae

65 mm

Gem-

> 100 Euro

Paul Southgate › veliger

23.03.2011

Australia (QLD) › Moreton Bay › Point Cartwright
evtl. ein paar km suedlicher

GEM- Lovely fresh specimen of this seldom offered species. Trawled off Point Cartright, Moreton Bay. Hard to get so fresh and in this condition.

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petilirostris
Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia petilirostris petilirostris

petilirostris petilirostris

58 mm

F

> 100 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

20.09.2007

Australia (QLD) › Capricorn and Bunker Group › Lady Musgrave Island

Subadult, very inflated. Delightful little bubble. Growth-line on side, not visible from dorsal view. 100m

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petilirostris petilirostris 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia petilirostris petilirostris

petilirostris petilirostris

74,3 mm

F++

90,50 Euro

Cillan Chan

16.07.2009

Australia (QLD) › Capricorn and Bunker Group › Lady Musgrave Island

Live taken, growth line in dorsum, posterior canal chipped and smoothed. Trawled 120 fathoms.

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petilirostris petilirostris 02

Cypraeidae Cypraea Umbilia petilirostris petilirostris

petilirostris petilirostris

68,88 mm

F+/F++

52,03 Euro

Cillan Chan

27.02.2010

Australia (QLD) › Capricorn and Bunker Group › Fitzroy Reef

Trawled in 240-250m. May 2008. Live taken, small defect in base and dorsum, still a nice specimen.

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