Cryptocypraea

dillwyni

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
dillwyni dillwyni
Cypraeidae Cypraea Cryptocypraea dillwyni dillwyni

dillwyni dillwyni

13,5 mm

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61,59 Euro

Hugh Morrison › www.seashells.net.au

15.09.2007

Tuamotu Archipelago › Rangiroa Atoll

Interdidal, in Coral rubble

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Cryptocypraea dillwyni dillwyni

dillwyni dillwyni

16,1 mm

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7,76 Euro

David Watts › wattsdave

24.11.2007

Guam Island

This shell was found dead and worn and all the gloss is gone but still shows well as a representative specimen because of the large size

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Cryptocypraea dillwyni dillwyni

dillwyni dillwyni

10,5 mm

F++/F+++

69,90 Euro

Enrico Antonucci › dubbio2001

08.09.2009

Guam Island › Agat

At 55 feet, in a sand pit

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Cryptocypraea dillwyni dillwyni

dillwyni dillwyni

11,1 mm

Gem-

> 100 Euro

Bruce Henke › seahorse

29.04.2011

Guam Island

ONE OF THE NICEST AND DARKEST DILWYNII TO EVER COME FROM GUAM. SERIOUS WHITE SPOTS AND DARK MARGINS AND DORSUM.. VERY NICE SHELL..STANDOUT DILLWYNII..FRESH FRESH FRESH DEAD, VERY VERY LIVE LIKE. THIS ONE COMPARES VERY EASY TO THE TWO SOLD AT $350 AND $300 IN THE PAST TWO AUCTIONS..LAST ONE LIKE THIS.!!!BY THE WAY, THIS IS A VERY VERY RARE SHELL, HARDLY EVER OFFERED, ESPECIALLY THIS QUALITY AND COLOR..THIS SHELL IS RARER THAN ELUDENS!!!!OF COURSE WE ARE TALKING "APPLES AND ORANGES". BUT A MUCH RARER SHELL, AND ONE OF THE HARDEST SHELLS IN THE WORLD TO FIND..REQUIRES LOTS AND LOTS OF DEEP DIGGING IN SOCCER SIZE FIELDS OF DEAD CORAL. LIKE LOOKING FOR A NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK OF HAY, BUT THE SIZE OF THE HAYSTACK IS 10 SOCCER FIELDS IN SIZE..THIS IS A VERY VERY GOOD CHEAP PRICE FOR THIS SHELL. A MUST SHELL FOR TE SERIOUS CYPRAEA COLLECTOR. AGAIN THIS QUALITY IS RARELY OFFERED BECAUSE THAY JUST ARE NOT AVAILABLE. THIS QUALITY ON GUAM, MAYBE 5-8 IN 15 YEARS OF MY DIVING ON GUAM AND GOES BACK ANOTHER 15 YEARS OF PREVIOUS COLLECTIONS FROM GUAM. THIS INCLUDES ALL COLLECTIONS FROM GUAM..VERY NICE SHELL. I RATE AS GEM MINUS BECAUSE IT IS FRESH DEAD, BUT OTHERS WOULD PASS THIS SHELL OFF AS LIVE VERY VERY VERY EASY!!!! MY DARK DILLWYNII I HAVE SOLD, THE COLLECTORS HAVE BEEN THRILLED OVER, THIS ONE WILL BE THE SAME ALSO..

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Cypraeidae Cypraea Cryptocypraea dillwyni dillwyni

dillwyni dillwyni

11,5 mm

Gem

97,00 Euro

Fabio Porfiri › discus

23.11.2012

Tuamotu Archipelago

INTERESTING SHAPE OLD COLLECTION LIVE TAKEN

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Schilder & Schilder 1969: Species 

Burgess 1970: Species 

Burgess 1985: Species 

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Species 

Meyer 2005: Species 

Lorenz 2009: Species 

 

Schilder & Schilder 1969: Synonym of dillwyni

Burgess 1970: Synonym of dillwyni

Burgess 1985: Synonym of dillwyni

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Synonym of dillwyni

Schilder & Schilder 1969: Synonym of dillwyni

Burgess 1970: Synonym of dillwyni

Burgess 1985: Synonym of dillwyni

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Synonym of dillwyni

 

 
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Burgess: The Living Cowries, 1970 Burgess: Cowries of the World, 1985 Burgess & Sage: HSN No. 394, 1992 Chenu: Manuel de Conchyliologie et de Paleontologie Conchyliologique, 1859 Liltved: Cowries and their relatives from Southern Africa, 2000 Lorenz & Hubert: A Guide to Worldwide Cowries, 2000 Lorenz 2001: Monograph of the living Zoila Lorenz 2009: Website (Checklist) Meyer 2005: Website Schilder & Schilder: A Catalogue of Living and Fossil Cowries, 1969 Wilson & Clarkson: Australia´s Spectacular Cowries, 2004