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jeaniana aurata
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 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 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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jeaniana jeaniana
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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jeaniana jeaniana 01

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 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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jeaniana sherylae
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 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 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 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 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 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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jeaniana thalamega
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 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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Schilder & Schilder 1969: Subspecies of friendii

Burgess 1985: Species 

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Species 

Lorenz 2001: Species 

Wilson & Clarkson 2004: Subspecies of friendii

Meyer 2005: Species 

Lorenz 2009: Species 

Burgess & Sage 1992: Variation of jeaniana

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Subspecies of jeaniana

Lorenz 2001: Subspecies of jeaniana

Wilson & Clarkson 2004: Form of jeaniana

Meyer 2005: Subspecies of jeaniana

Lorenz 2009: Subspecies of jeaniana

Burgess & Sage 1992: Variation of jeaniana

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Form or Variation of jeaniana

Lorenz 2001: Form of jeaniana

Meyer 2005: Subspecies of jeaniana

Lorenz 2009: Subspecies of jeaniana

Meyer 2005: Subspecies of jeaniana

Lorenz 2009: Subspecies of jeaniana

 

 
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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