Genus

Zoila (friendii complex)

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
friendii
Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii friendii

friendii friendii

66 mm

Gem

55,50 Euro

Gisela Müller › gisela9344

15.01.2007

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Carnac Island

Aus 25-30 m Tiefe bei der Insel Carnac von erfahrenem Sportaucher mit Genehmigung der Naturschutzbehörden als Lebedfund eingebracht. Ein Exemplar von absoluter Perfektion, die glänzende Oberfläche und wunderschöne, dunkle Zeichnung auf hell blau-grauem Grund. Spitzenexemplar, absolut GEM, voll ausgewachsen, sehr schwer und starker Kallus

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii friendii

friendii friendii

72,1 mm

F++

58,52 Euro

Otto Borchert › bortektoo

19.02.2007

No data
My estimation: Southwest Australia

In deep water feeding on sponges. Freshly arrived F++ tiny unseen chip Friendii 72.1mm

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

82 mm

Gem

> 100 Euro

Gisela Müller › gisela9344

20.02.2007

Australia (WA) › Coffin Island

Bei der Insel Coffin an derSüdküste, West Australien, getaucht bei Nacht in 48m Tiefe auf Riff mit reichem Bewuchs von Schwämmen. Mit Genehmigung der Naturschutzbehörden als Lebendfund genommen, 1994. Beeindruckend großes, phantastisch schönes und schweres Exemplar, voll ausgewachsen mit starkem Kallus und unbeschreiblich schönen Tupfen. Sehr dunkle Zeichnung mit goldenem Schimmer. Perfekte GEM Qualität, ich setze jedoch ein - dazu, um Reklamationen vorzubeugen. SUPER!

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friendii vercoi 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

87 mm

nahe an gem

88,00 Euro

Gisela Müller › gisela9344

20.02.2007

Australia (WA) › Albany

Bei Albany, West Australien, getaucht bei Nacht in 55m Tiefe (somit am unteren Rand des Verbreitungsgebietes), auf Schwämmen an einem steilen Kliff . Mit Genehmigung der Naturschutzbehörden als Lebendfund genommen, 1996. Beeindruckend großes, phantastisch schönes und schweres Exemplar, voll ausgewachsen mit starkem Kallus und besonders dunkler Zeichnung, ganz nahe an GEM mit Ausnahme einer feinen Rauhigkeit an beiden Kanalenden wie auf dem Detailfoto deutlich sichtbar. SUPER! Keinerlei Narben oder Störungen, absolut perfektes Muster und vollkommen gleichmäßig gewachsen!

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

80,8 mm

F++/Gem

35,00 Euro

Jennifer Erlei › cypraea1

24.02.2007

Australia (WA) › Albany

Diver 15 to 60m, Canal Ok, growthline

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii friendii

friendii friendii

88,4 mm

F++/Gem

45,00 Euro

Jennifer Erlei › cypraea1

24.02.2007

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Carnac Island

Diver 8 to 10m, Canal Ok, growthline

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

76 mm

Fine

31,91 Euro

Shea T. O‘Neill › pacificnightdiver

25.02.2007

Australia (WA) › Albany

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

89,6 mm

Gem-

64,20 Euro

Otto Borchert › bortektoo

15.12.2007

No data
My estimation: Albany to Esperance

On sponges by pearl divers. This specimen is from Australia a near gem Vercoi great color near gem small nick in one of the back channel 89.6mm

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii friendii

friendii friendii

72,4 mm

Gem

65,63 Euro

Otto Borchert › bortektoo

15.12.2007

Australia (WA) › Shark Bay
see remarks

On sponges at 45ft by scuba. The auction is for a shell from Australia freshly arrived and a most lovely specimen its a Cypraea FRIENDII /gem the markings are very distinct and special. 72.4mm

Doubtful location

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii friendii

friendii friendii

86 mm

Super Top Stück

55,00 Euro

Henn › maikikind

20.02.2008

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Rottnest Island

Super Top Stück

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii marina

friendii marina

89 mm

Gem

> 100 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

31.05.2009

Australia (WA) › Kalbarri

On grey sponge at 35m. Expanded shell, heavy.

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friendii marina 01

Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

86 mm

n.a.

76,50 Euro

Alexander Dechant › www.defoss.de

10.08.2009

No data
My estimation: Albany to Esperance

Übergangsform

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

71,5 mm

F+++

42,11 Euro

Antonio S. dela Cruz › tonyshells

15.08.2009

Australia (WA) › Albany

Collected by licensed divers off coast Albany, Western Australia, 2008

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

75 mm

F+++

70,00 Euro

Marie-Christine Aron › shell2004

21.01.2010

Australia (WA) › Albany

Diver among sponges in ledges and reef caves. 15 to 60m. Extrémités intactes, seul défaut : 2 petites lignes de croissance. Rare, avec un superbe dessin

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

80,16 mm

F+++

> 100 Euro

Ettore Molteni › ilsiero

28.01.2010

Australia (WA) › Esperance

GREAT CARAMEL BASE. JUST ONE GROWTH LINE (PICTURE VISIBLE). VERY SMALL FLAW NATURALLY REPAIRED (PICTURE VISIBLE). GREAT UNIQUE PATTERN WITH CANDIDA LINES!!! REALLY EXCEPIONAL PIECE!!!. GREAT SHELL

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii friendii

friendii friendii

70 mm

F++

39,99 Euro

Luca Magliaro › zuggomo

18.02.2010

Australia (WA) › Bunbury

12-14m at base of sponge

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

69,7 mm

F++/Gem

> 100 Euro

Hasan Kurtoglu › mayacim

05.07.2010

Australia (WA) › Coffin Island

A very beautiful example of this rare form. Half dorsum is greyish blue. Margins are exceptional with clear dark spots over white and even a dark blue halo on the left margin. Base colours are magnificent. Perfect Canals. Close to gem shell, hard to find in this quality. Overall a wonderful and rare shell in very good condition

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii friendii

friendii friendii

49,6 mm

Gem

61,00 Euro

Filippo Dallatorre › fildal

26.08.2010

Australia (WA) › Busselton

Diver 1m. On sponge in seagrass.A nice specimen of the dwarf form, now uncommon.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii friendii

friendii friendii

90 mm

F+++

64,67 Euro

Egbert A. Pagobo › superseashells

08.09.2010

No data
My estimation: Southwest Australia

Caught by dive 50 meters deep sandy

"Caught by dive 50 meters deep sandy" - neuerdings verwendet der Händler diese Fundortbeschreibung. Für alle!

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

80,2 mm

F+++

93,62 Euro

John P. Batt › jpb18

05.11.2010

Australia (WA) › Coffin Island

Very striking shell. Pale base. Dived on sponge at 45 meters.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii friendii

friendii friendii

72 mm

n.a

16,10 Euro

Cillan Chan

07.11.2010

Australia (WA) › Busselton

2-5m in sponge amongst weed

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii friendii

friendii friendii

83 mm

n.a

17,56 Euro

Cillan Chan

07.11.2010

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Carnac Island

Diver 10m

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii friendii

friendii friendii

70,6 mm

F+++

95,18 Euro

Willy Van Damme › willykauri

19.02.2012

Australia (WA) › Geographe Bay › Peppermint Grove Beach

Collected by scuba diver. 1995. I see a tiny healed micro chip and some shallow lines on dorsum. Amazing well defined white margin on this friendii. THALAMEGA MARGINS.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii friendii

friendii friendii

74,1 mm

F++/F+++

66,53 Euro

Hasan Kurtoglu › mayacim

26.02.2012

Australia (WA) › Busselton

Collected by diver in 4-6m on sponge/reef. ANOTHER EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF THE BUSSELTON BLUE FRIENDII. THE MACRO LENS ENHANCES THE FLAW BUT THIS IS A WONDERFUL SPECIMEN IN HAND. GEM CANALS. VERY RARE EXCEPTIONAL CANDIDA PATTERN!!! BLACK MARGINS. WONDERFUL ADDITION TO THE COLOUR SUITE.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii friendii

friendii friendii

68,1 mm

F++/F+++

96,43 Euro

Hasan Kurtoglu › mayacim

26.02.2012

Australia (WA) › Busselton

Collected by diver in 4-6m on sponge/reef. VALENTINE S DAY IS OVER BUT HERE I OFFER A GIFT FROM MOTHER NATURE. A UNIQUE AND EXCEPTIONAL SHELL DISPLAYING A HEART SHAPED PATTERN. PERFECT CANALS, JUST SOME MINOR STRIAE AS USUAL. STILL AN EXCELLENT DISPLAY PIECE!!!

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

75,3 mm

F+++/Gem

> 100 Euro

Christian Zand › www.gauguini.com

14.07.2012

Australia (WA) › Geographe Bay

Exceptional pattern

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

72 mm

F+++

> 100 Euro

Alexis Moisson › alexis-14

12.09.2012

No data
My estimation: Albany to Esperance

DARK ORANGE BASE !! and AMAZING COLOR. Perfect extremities. ORANGE BASE AND AMAZING "ORANGE" PATERN

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

70,2 mm

F+++

> 100 Euro

Hasan Kurtoglu › mayacim

19.09.2012

Australia (QLD) › Albany › Eclipse Island

Diver collected in deep water on sponge reef. IMPRESSIVE DEEP WATER FORM. FRESH, DIVER COLLECTED IN 58-62m. TYPICAL BUT RARE, HEAVY AND ROBUST DEEP WATER LENTIGINOSA. DEFINATELY A SPECIAL SHELL, EVEN THE FEELING WHEN HELD IN HAND IS DIFFERENT. VERY HEAVY COMPARED TO ITS SIZE. BASE IS EXCEPTIONALLY BEAUTIFUL. PERFECT CANALS! GLASSY SHELL. NICE BLUE HALO OVER THE LEFT MARGIN.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii friendii

friendii friendii

91,3 mm

F+++

75,00 Euro

Alexander Dechant › www.defoss.de

02.11.2012

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Carnac Island

Wuchsline, einige einschlüsse, keine sekundäre beschädigung. 15m on sponges. 2009

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii friendii

friendii friendii

70,7 mm

F+/F++

> 100 Euro

Hasan Kurtoglu › mayacim

13.11.2012

Australia (WA) › Busselton

By diver in 8-12m. DEAD COLLECTED, PRICED ACCORDINGLY. RAREST COLOUR FORM OF ALL ZOILA. FROM MY GOLDEN SHELLS COLLECTION. YELLOW DORSUM WITH DARK ORANGE SPOTS. LIGHT ORANGE BASE. WONDERFUL DISPLAY, DEFINATELY A STAND OUT PIECE IN ANY COLLECTION. A RARE OPORTUNITY TO GET A GOLDEN FRIENDII FOR A MODEST PRICE.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

72,2 mm

F++/F+++

47,00 Euro

Rob Clifton › ozyzoila67

03.12.2012

Australia (WA) › Two Peoples Bay

Sponge, Reef. 42m. Beautifully speckled pattern! A young shell however is fully formed with good weight. A couple of thin & discreet growth lines only! Collected by diver, sth coast WA

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

62,7 mm

F++

47,00 Euro

Rob Clifton › ozyzoila67

03.12.2012

Australia (QLD) › Albany › Eclipse Island

Sponge, Reef. 52m. Fresh, dark & small from deep water! Very attractive pattern & colours, this one has a couple growth line imperfections but shows very well & no chips! Collected by diver, sth coast Western Australia.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

71,8 mm

F+

98,00 Euro

Rob Clifton › ozyzoila67

03.12.2012

Australia (WA) › Albany › Breaksea Island

Sponge, Reef. 48m. A very exceptional piece out of deep water! Heavy base with superb colour & pattern, unfortunate chip on one side of anterior canal but displays extremely well as you can see here! Collected by diver, sth coast Western Australia

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

72,2 mm

F+++

66,00 Euro

Rob Clifton › ozyzoila67

03.12.2012

Australia (QLD) › Albany › Eclipse Island

Sponge, Reef. 46m. Beautifully speckled pattern! A young shell however is fully formed with good weight. A couple of thin & discreet growth lines only! Collected by diver, sth coast WA

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

70 mm

F+++

85,00 Euro

Rob Clifton › ozyzoila67

03.12.2012

Australia (WA) › Coffin Island

Sponge, Reef. 38m. A beautiful example of vercoi! A single very discreet growth line & a couple of micro nacre inclusions low on the side, but fully covered by gloss! Canals clean & smooth. Collected by diver, sth coast Western Australia.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

73 mm

F++/Gem

> 100 Euro

Manfred Faust › bofau

15.01.2013

Australia (WA) › Esperance › Alexander Bay

Diver 8-14 m on sponge in seagrass. Great specimen of elegant shape and lovely pattern. From the collection of Kim Back

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) friendii vercoi

friendii vercoi

87,5 mm

F++/Gem

> 100 Euro

Fabio Porfiri › cypshells

16.01.2013

Australia (WA) › Esperance

THALAMEGA COLOUR - VERY FLANGED !!! OLD COLLECTION

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friendii friendii

75,99 mm

F+

11,82 Euro

Mike Hart

02.02.2013

Australia WA - South

Growth scars and dull dorsum, small nick in posterior canal

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jeaniana
Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) jeaniana sherylae

jeaniana sherylae

68,5 mm

selected

> 100 Euro

Guido T. Poppe › www.conchology.be

11.09.2007

No data
My estimation: Shark Bay (Oceanside)

Collected by diver at 30-40 m deep among sea sponges.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) jeaniana sherylae

jeaniana sherylae

66,3 mm

F++

> 100 Euro

Otto Borchert › bortektoo

09.01.2009

No data
My estimation: Shark Bay (Oceanside)

On sponges feeding at 90ft

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) jeaniana sherylae

jeaniana sherylae

58,9 mm

Extragem

98,15 Euro

Ettore Molteni › ilsiero

04.06.2009

Australia (WA) › Shark Bay

EXCEPTIONAL VERY DARK PATTERN. A BEAUTY

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) jeaniana thalamega

jeaniana thalamega

81,1 mm

F++/F+++

> 100 Euro

Hasan Kurtoglu › mayacim

12.07.2009

No data
My estimation: Shark Bay (Oceanside)

On sponge, 42m. THIS IS A SELDOM OFFERED, EXTREMELY RARE AND ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ZOILA SPECIES. JEANIANA THALAMEGA IS VERY DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN AND ONLY A FEW (REALLY A FEW) SPECIMEN ARE FOUND EACH YEAR. MY SHELL IS A VERY BEAUTIFUL REPRESENTATIVE OF THIS JEANIANA FORM. THE EMBRYONIC BLUE OVER IT‘S DORSUM IS EXCEPTIONAL. BUT NOT ONLY THAT! DARK AND CLEAR TIGER SPOTTING OVER ORANGE MARGINS ARE UNBELIEVABLE. THERE IS ALSO A FAINT BLUE HALO ESPECIALLY NEAR THE ENDS. HAS SOME FLAWS AS SEEN IN THE PICTURES CAUSING THIS GRADE. BUT IT WOULD STAND OUT EVEN IF IT WAS PUT BETWEEN GEM SPECIMEN (IF YOU CAN FIND ANY!!).

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) jeaniana sherylae

jeaniana sherylae

67 mm

F+++

> 100 Euro

Otto Borchert › bortektoo

03.08.2009

No data
My estimation: Shark Bay (Oceanside)

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) jeaniana aurata

jeaniana aurata

81,9 mm

F++

> 100 Euro

Randy L. Allamand › rallamand

20.10.2009

Australia (WA) › Shark Bay

Here is a wonderful beauty of a Cypraea jeaniana aurata from Australia. This shell is not collected anymore and only comes from old collections. Trawled by fishermen at 150 meters, off Shark Bay, Western Australia, 1981. The size is large at 81.9mm and this specimen has a nice humped dorsum. It is F++ due to one small well healed scar near the spire.I tried to take several pictures of this area so that you can see the mark. The shell has no chips, cracks, or narce lifts

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) jeaniana sherylae

jeaniana sherylae

67,46 mm

F++

50,28 Euro

Willy Van Damme › willykauri

11.01.2010

Australia (WA) › Point Quobba
Fitzroy Reef (?)

Some growth lines. Not a fantastic shell but still nice. 30m. Amongst sponge sand and vack

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) jeaniana jeaniana

jeaniana jeaniana

57,1 mm

F+++/Gem

> 100 Euro

John P. Batt › jpb18

11.09.2010

Australia (WA) › Gnaraloo

Dived on sponge at 27-30 metres, May, 1994. Very rare from this locality now. I am sure that it is a real jeaniana jeaniana from Gnaraloo. These shells can be similar to sheylae but tend to have much paler margins and the base less black.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) jeaniana aurata

jeaniana aurata

84 mm

F+++

> 100 Euro

David and Marie Perez › seashell-3808

10.02.2011

Australia (WA) › Shark Bay
No data, location estimatet

This shell was trawlled by Taiwanese trawlers. These shells are no longer being brought in as they have been banned from fishing in Australian waters. Coweries like these come on the market from older collections. This is from my private collection, and a very rare shell. In fine +++ condition. It is 83 mm and runs larger than most you will find on the market.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) jeaniana sherylae

jeaniana sherylae

58,6 mm

gem

> 100 Euro

Christian Zand › www.gauguini.com

13.03.2011

Australia (WA) › Point Quobba

Wonderful cute sherylae gorgeous pattern and black colour

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) jeaniana sherylae

jeaniana sherylae

70,5 mm

F+++

> 100 Euro

Iain Rasmussen › ras602

14.03.2011

Australia (WA) › Point Quobba

Collected by Gary Wilson 2006, Depth 30 m, flat plateau reef. The shell features a fabulous dark overall color with fabulous spotting over the dorsum. Size is just over the 70mm threshold which is always a bonus. Has a faint blue frosting on the left margin separating the cream/ black spotted margins and the darker colored dorsum. The base is a very dark brown. A high and broad shell, this stands out along side other sherylae's. Grading for the shell is F+++ due to two, tiny specs on the dorsum (nacred over sand inclusions), clearly seen in the listing. Here is your chance to get a very good size shell, 70.5mm which presents very well.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) jeaniana jeaniana

jeaniana jeaniana

66 mm

Gem

> 100 Euro

Brian Hayes › ALGOABAY

29.04.2011

Australia (WA) › Shark Bay

Dived on sponge at 35m. Gem. Fantastic spotting and quality !! (DMOC)

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) jeaniana thalamega

jeaniana thalamega

90,3 mm

Gem-

> 100 Euro

Bruce Henke › seahorse

29.04.2011

Australia (WA) › Kalbarri › (South)

BEAUTIFUL SHELL, RARELY OFFERED, THIS ONE HERE IS LARGER SHELL AND SANDOUT PIECE. DARK DORSUM WITH SNOWY CREAM/WHITE MARGINS. SHARP CONTRAST BETWEEN DORSUM AND MARGINS. DARK BASE. SLIGHT, EVER SO SLIGHT HINT OF A VERY TINY GROWTH LINE THAT SHOWS UP SLIGHTLY IN PHOTOS, BUT VERY HARD TO SEE OTHER WISE. BLUE HALO WRAPPING THE COMPLETE SHELL. DORSUM LINE, THIS IS A MUST SHELL FOR ANY SERIOUS CYPRAEA COLLECTOR. THIS SHELL IS A STANDOUT PIECE IN ANY COLLECTION. MARQUE SHELL. GEM MINUS, TINY TINY TINY NICK, TINY NICK ON POSTERIOR CANAL. ALMOST IMPOSIBLE TO SEE, BUT IT IS THERE..USUALLY WHEN YOU SEE THESE SHELLS COME AVAILABLE, THEY SELL IMMEDIATELY. I ACTUALLY LIKE THIS SHELL BETTER THAN ELUDENS, MUCH MUCH MUCH MORE RARER THAN ELUDENS..

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) jeaniana aurata

jeaniana aurata

63,5 mm

Gem-

> 100 Euro

Vincent Crayssac › www.caledonianseashells.com

19.11.2011

Australia (WA) › Shark Bay

Dwarf. Trawled -150m, by taiwanese fishing boats.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) jeaniana aurata

jeaniana aurata

75,4 mm

Gem-

> 100 Euro

Maria Demertzis › aegeanshells

27.01.2012

Australia › Great Australia Bight (SA)

Dived at 80-120 Feet. Sub-adult. Shell has beautiful glossy sheen, with nice cream margins. Hard species to find these days.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) jeaniana sherylae

jeaniana sherylae

58,19 mm

GEM

> 100 Euro

Willy Van Damme › willykauri

19.02.2012

Australia (WA) › Fitzroy River

Collected by scuba diver at 28 to 30 m. April 2010. Perfect canals. Bad harvest and destroyed habitat due to storms and absence of sponges make sherylae very scarce. This very small size dwarf shell is fully adult. Very beautiful pattern and margins makes this shell a little jewel.. Compare size and color with the dark large sherylae also in this auction. Stunning little sherylae.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) jeaniana jeaniana

jeaniana jeaniana

63 mm

see descr.

> 100 Euro

Tatsuhiko Shimogishi › shells2010

23.02.2012

Australia (WA) › Shark Bay
No data, Shark Bay is my estimation

One small canal chip If this fault doesnt exist it is perfect Gem. A really beautiful specimen with lovely high margin frosting beautiful Orange base glassy shell.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) jeaniana jeaniana

jeaniana jeaniana

64,8 mm

F+++/Gem

> 100 Euro

Petra Gschweng › betra88

03.10.2012

Australia (WA) › Shark Bay
No data, Shark Bay is my estimation

By diver under lagre rock. 2009

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) jeaniana jeaniana

jeaniana jeaniana

68 mm

F+++

> 100 Euro

Alexis Moisson › alexis-14

15.10.2012

Australia (WA) › Shark Bay

From Taiwanaises fishing boat. From old collection. stress line on the dorsum but very light. very rare color, dark base !Yellow canals, and DARK PATERN , very beautiful margins too !!! Beautiful shape ...

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) jeaniana sherylae

jeaniana sherylae

69,91 mm

F++/Gem

92,10 Euro

Richard H. Negus › tickers

09.01.2013

Australia (WA) › Point Quobba › Carnarvon

SCUBA in 28-40 meters amongst Geodia sponges. Beautiful Fresh Specimen - Very Rare.

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69 mm

Gem

90,50 Euro

Gisela Müller › gisela9344

15.01.2007

Australia (WA) › Albany

Aus 25 m Tiefe bei SW Albany getaucht, von erfahrenem Sportaucher mit Genehmigung der Naturschutzbehörden als Lebedfund eingebracht. Ein Exemplar von absoluter und selten gesehener Perfektion, phantastisch die gleichmäßig glänzende Oberfläche und wunderschöne, honig goldene bis dunkelbraune Farbe mit ausgeprägten Tupfen, an der Basis weiss bis gold. Spitzenexemplar, GEM, voll ausgewachsen, sehr schwer und starker Kallus.

Auf dem Fundzettel steht Edithburgh, Yorke Pen., 8 m. Möglicherweise habe ich den aber auch versehentlich zu diesem gehäuse gelegt. Hm??

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) thersites thersites

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67,9 mm

Gem

95,06 Euro

Otto Borchert › bortektoo

19.02.2007

No data
My estimation: Port Lincoln Area

In deeper water feeding on sponges. A gem shell dark with a hint of gold peeping through. no cracks or chips and is a beutiful specimen

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) thersites thersites

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87,2 mm

F++

89,91 Euro

Otto Borchert › bortektoo

15.12.2007

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Rottnest Island

Taken off sponges at 60ft. It measures 87.2mm A F++ shell Great color. no cracks or chips and is a beutiful specimen

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) thersites thersites

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62 mm

Gem

58,62 Euro

Nick Rogers › rogers_earthworks

27.12.2007

Australia (SA) › Stansbury

Found by a diver on sponges and rocks, in 8-10m of water. An absolutely stunning specimen!!!

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) thersites thersites

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70 mm

F+++/Gem

37,84 Euro

Zhao Yifan › shellshomecn

28.02.2008

Australia (SA) › Yorke Peninsula › Edithburgh

Very nice pattern by diver at 6 meters on sponge South Australia 2006.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (friendii complex) thersites contraria

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75 mm

good

> 100 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

31.05.2009

Australia (WA) › Culver Point
(90m)

Trawled. Both ends are really badly chipped. Looks superbe from the top. gd

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68,5 mm

F+++/Gem

84,26 Euro

Antonio S. dela Cruz › tonyshells

15.08.2009

Australia (WA) › Perth

Collected by licensed divers off coast Perth, Western Australia, 2008

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72 mm

n.a.

> 100 Euro

Alexander Dechant › www.defoss.de

09.10.2009

Australia

Extrem dunkel

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68 mm

Gem

78,10 Euro

Kathryn Wright › cerysanne.123

09.12.2009

Australia › Great Australia Bight (SA)

A beautiful dark shell in gem condition

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64,9 mm

f+

> 100 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

03.07.2010

Australia (SA) › Ceduna
(50 km offshore)

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72 mm

Gem

47,20 Euro

Jean-Luc Sicot › fossilamat

04.12.2011

Australia (SA) › Stansbury

Très belle couleur golden brown, très belle base également, Superbe et grande. 2007

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