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Zoila (marginata complex)

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ketyana
Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) ketyana bataviensis

ketyana bataviensis

49,2 mm

F++

> 100 Euro

Max & Debbie Innes › www.mjshells.com.au

11.07.2009

Australia (WA) › Kalbarri

Collected by diver at 45 to 50m. Limestone bottom with sponges. Small canal chip at the anterior end.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) ketyana bataviensis

ketyana bataviensis

54,01 mm

F+++/Gem

> 100 Euro

Mike Hart

16.07.2009

Australia (WA) › Kalbarri
south

Diver 40-45 m on geodia sponge. January 2005. Healed scar in lower dorsum, SUPERB

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) ketyana bataviensis

ketyana bataviensis

60 mm

n.a.

47,48 Euro

Cillan Chan

28.08.2009

Australia (WA) › Kalbarri
Kilbarie (=Kalbarri?)

Diver at 32m on Geodia sponge. June 2009

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) ketyana ketyana

ketyana ketyana

49,6 mm

gem

> 100 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

03.07.2010

Australia (WA) › Bernier Island (NW)

Diver at 42m. 2004

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) ketyana bataviensis

ketyana bataviensis

53,7 mm

F++

> 100 Euro

Filippo Dallatorre › fildal

26.08.2010

Australia (WA) › Kalbarri

) A nice specimen of the Bataviensis form. Nice saturated dorsum and base with orange spots. Growth scar on dorsum but GEM ends

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) ketyana ketyana

ketyana ketyana

51,7 mm

F+++

> 100 Euro

Alexander Dechant › www.defoss.de

11.09.2010

No data
My estimation: Shark Bay (Oceanside)

2006

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) ketyana bataviensis

ketyana bataviensis

51,5 mm

Gem

> 100 Euro

Otto Borchert

23.09.2012

Australia (WA) › Kalbarri

On sponges feeding at 60ft. A Cowrie from Western Australia a fresh shell. What a beautiful Gem specimen. An excellent shell.

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marginata
Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) marginata albanyensis

marginata albanyensis

57 mm

F++/Gem

69,00 Euro

Jennifer Erlei › cypraea1

25.02.2007

Australia (WA) › Cheynes Beach

On geodea sponge on granit boulders. 35m. Die marginata hat feine Wachstumslinien (ist für marginata völlig normal)

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) marginata marginata

marginata marginata

67 mm

Gem-

79,90 Euro

Gisela Müller › gisela9344

10.09.2007

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Carnac Island

Von der Insel Carnal in 20m Tie getaucht, Australien. Luxus Exemplar, groß und eindrucksvoll, nicht die mindeste Störung im Muster, herrlicher Glanz. ur Sicherheit setze ich das Minus hinzu, hate dieses Stück aber für GEM

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) marginata marginata

marginata marginata

56 mm

Gem-

50,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

31.05.2009

Australia (WA) › Mandurah

At 10-15 m on sponges and rocks. Humped, nice dotted.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) marginata marginata

marginata marginata

64 mm

F+++

67,76 Euro

Wolfgang Proestler › boholshells

11.10.2009

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Carnac Island

Minor growth line. 8 to 10m by diver

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) marginata marginata

marginata marginata

56,4 mm

F+

39,00 Euro

David Watts › wattsdave

06.04.2010

No data
My estimation: Southwest Australia

No chips but has some lines on the dorsum. Excellent unique dorsum pattern on the specimen. High and wide shaped shell. Beautifull base spotting.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) marginata marginata

marginata marginata

56,8 mm

f+

80,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

03.07.2010

Australia (WA) › Mandurah
area

At 10-15 m on sponges and rocks

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) marginata albanyensis

marginata albanyensis

61,1 mm

f+

60,00 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

03.07.2010

Australia (WA) › Esperance › Mondraine Island

On rocks and in crevices at 35m

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) marginata marginata

marginata marginata

53,86 mm

F+++/Gem

78,00 Euro

Willy Van Damme › willykauri

05.07.2010

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Carnac Island
near

By scuba diver at 8 to 14 meters on a sponge in reef cave. I see a near perfect shell. Very beautiful color and pattern on this near perfect consueta. Small but really beautiful

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) marginata marginata

marginata marginata

55,6 mm

F++/F+++

69,99 Euro

Luca Magliaro › shellsfrombrasil

25.02.2011

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Carnac Island

Sponge/cave, 10/15 m

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) marginata albanyensis

marginata albanyensis

54 mm

F+++/Gem

70,00 Euro

Luca Magliaro › shellsfrombrasil

25.02.2011

No data
My estimation: Albany to Esperance
Poor data, location estimatet

Beautiful pattern, superb shell!!!

nimbosa ist form von albanyensis

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) marginata albanyensis

marginata albanyensis

54,8 mm

F+++

60,49 Euro

Rob Clifton › www.bluewatercoast.com.au

10.03.2011

Australia (WA) › Coffin Island

A slender shell with nice colour! Sponge/Reef, 38 m

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) marginata marginata

marginata marginata

57,9 mm

F+++/GEM

> 100 Euro

Hasan Kurtoglu › mayacim

04.02.2012

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Garden Island

By diver inside reef caves and ledges amongst sponges, 12-14m. DIVERS CONSIDER THEMSELVES VERY LUCKY IF THEY FIND A CONSUETA WITH NO CHIPS. MARGINATAS ARE VERY HARD TO FIND IN THE UPPER GRADES. THEY ARE USUALLY HEAVILY FLAWED WITH GROWTH LINES OR CHIPS. THIS IS A WONDERFUL SPECIMEN, ALMOST AS GOOD AS THEY COME. NO CHIPS. DARK DORSAL PATTERN, BLACK BLOTCHES OVER AN IMPRESSIVE, GLOSSY, WHITE BASE. THESE BLOTHCES COME HIGH UP TO THE MARGINS FOR A GORGEOUS DISPLAY. EXCELLENT STAND OUT PIECE!

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) marginata marginata

marginata marginata

51,7 mm

F+++/GEM-

> 100 Euro

Hasan Kurtoglu › mayacim

04.02.2012

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Rottnest Island
South

By diver on sponges/reef in 36m. REAL MARGINATA MARGINATA. MARGINATAS ARE VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND IN HIGHER GRADES. ALMOST ALL OF THEM HAVE HEAVY GROWTH FLAWS OR CHIPPED CANALS. THIS NICE SPECIMEN IS CLOSE TO GEM. ONLY A VERY SHALLOW LINE PRESENT WHICH BLENDS IN NICELY. PERFECT CANALS, EXCELLENT PRESENTATION PIECE.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) marginata marginata

marginata marginata

62,8 mm

F++

49,70 Euro

Hasan Kurtoglu › mayacim

04.02.2012

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Carnac Island

Found by diver in ledges/caves in 8-14m. A SECOND GRADE MARGINATA CONSUETA, PRICED ACCORDINGLY. A BIG SIZED REPRESENTATIVE

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) marginata marginata

marginata marginata

62,6 mm

F+++/Gem

71,00 Euro

Willy Van Damme › willykauri

15.04.2012

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Carnac Island

Collected by scuba at 8 to 14 meter on sponge in lime stone cave. 2011

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) marginata marginata

marginata marginata

58,98 mm

F++

17,00 Euro

Cillan Chan

15.07.2012

Australia (WA) › Hillary‘s Perth
3 mile reef, Hillarys

WOW!! Chip in posterior canal, nick in anterior canal still nice. SCARCE now. On sponge in coral cave at 10m - 15m. June, 2001.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) marginata marginata

marginata marginata

63,1 mm

Gem+

> 100 Euro

Gisela Müller › gisela9344

21.09.2012

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Garden Island
Cockburn Sound, north off Garden Island

Cockburn Sound, north off Garden Island, Western Australia, on limestone outcrops densely covered with sponges, dived in 18m depth, live taken specimen shell. A flawless jewel which displays all the characteristics for which the species is so much beloved by collectors: soft golden dorsum with intensely amber colored blotches, contrasting cinnamon brown callous and large flaring and boldly sculptured base with crisp margin, superb, highly vaulted siphonal channels and a milky white base with large and clearly defined spots. All this preserved in flawless and all natural quality which calls for GEM+ grading.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) marginata marginata

marginata marginata

63,9 mm

F++

74,00 Euro

Max & Debbie Innes › amers1313

23.09.2012

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Garden Island › West

Diver at 12 to 14m inside reef ledges and caves amongst sponges. Large well patterned Consueta. Has healed canal damage and a growth crease on the right side.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) marginata marginata

marginata marginata

59,6 mm

F+++

78,00 Euro

William Schramm › conchology-investments-acquisitions

24.09.2012

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Carnac Island

Depth 8-12 meters. Limestone reef on sponge. Fantastic DORSAL pattern with beautiful almost orange marginal halo. Terminal ends are perfect.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) marginata marginata

marginata marginata

61,1 mm

F+++/Gem-

98,00 Euro

William Schramm › conchology-investments-acquisitions

24.09.2012

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Garden Island

At 15 meters on sponge in cave. Fantastic DORSAL pattern. Terminal ends are perfect. 1992.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) marginata marginata

marginata marginata

61 mm

F++/Gem

> 100 Euro

Trevor Sutcliffe › seashellaustralia

29.09.2012

Australia (WA) › Fremantle

About as pretty as they get.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) marginata marginata

marginata marginata

58,62 mm

F++/F+++

58,00 Euro

Mike Hart

07.10.2012

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Carnac Island

10m on sponge on limestone ledges and caves. Growth scar on dorsum, very nice pattern. RARE now.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) marginata marginata

marginata marginata

57 mm

n.a.

58,00 Euro

David Keim › iwik2

29.10.2012

Australia (WA) › Fremantle

A beautiful golden 57mm Cypraea marginata. Taken on a sponge, in cave, 15m of water off Freemantle, W. Australia in the early 1980s.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) marginata marginata

marginata marginata

58,6 mm

F++/F+++

> 100 Euro

Hasan Kurtoglu › mayacim

08.11.2012

Australia (WA) › Fremantle › Garden Island

Diver collected at 12-14m inside reef ledges and caves. WONDERFUL MARGINATA WITH EXCEPTIONAL PATTERN. PICTURES SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES. UNFORTUNATELY THE ANTERIOR CANAL HAS TWO VERY SMALL AND COMPLETELY GLOSSED OVER NICKS. REGARDLESS OF THE GRADING A GREAT STAND OUT PIECE.

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orientalis
Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) orientalis orientalis

orientalis orientalis

55,8 mm

F+

> 100 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

04.11.2009

Australia (SA) › Kangoroo Island (Backstairs Passage)

On red sponges at 18-25 m. Kangaroo form. Dark spotting, two healed bitemarks dorsally

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) orientalis orientalis

orientalis orientalis

53 mm

F+++/Gem

> 100 Euro

Kathryn Wright › cerysanne.123

09.12.2009

Australia (SA) › Ceduna

Dived in sponges at 35-40 meters. This shell is F+++/gem except for healed growth line on side of shell which does not harm its beauty

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) orientalis orientalis

orientalis orientalis

56 mm

F++

> 100 Euro

Douglas Thorn › Doug Thorn

24.02.2011

Australia (SA) › Penneshaw

Diver, minor marks

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) orientalis orientalis

orientalis orientalis

58 mm

F++

> 100 Euro

Cillan Chan

26.02.2011

Australia (SA) › Kangoroo Island (Backstairs Passage)

RARE now, small chip in posterior canal, growth mark in margin. South Australia. Kangaroo Island. Diver 15m on Geodia sponge.

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Zoila (marginata complex) orientalis orientalis

orientalis orientalis

53,9 mm

F++

> 100 Euro

Cillan Chan

26.03.2011

Australia (SA) › Kangoroo Island (Backstairs Passage)

Defect and growth scar in dorsum, VERY RARE now. Diver 15m on Geodia sponge.

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