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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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64,9 mm

f+

> 100 Euro

Felix Lorenz › www.cowries.info

03.07.2010

Australia (SA) › Ceduna
(50 km offshore)

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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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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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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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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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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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Schilder & Schilder 1969: Species 

Burgess 1970: Synonym of friendii

Burgess 1985: Synonym of friendii

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Species 

Lorenz 2001: Species 

Wilson & Clarkson 2004: Subspecies of friendii

Meyer 2005: Species 

Lorenz 2009: Species 

Schilder & Schilder 1969: Subspecies of thersites

Burgess 1970: Synonym of friendii

Burgess 1985: Synonym of friendii

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Form or Variation of friendii vercoi

Lorenz 2001: Subspecies of thersites

Wilson & Clarkson 2004: Synonym of friendii

Meyer 2005: Subspecies of thersites

Lorenz 2009: Subspecies of thersites

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Form or Variation of thersites

Lorenz 2001: Form of thersites

Wilson & Clarkson 2004: Synonym of friendii thersites

Lorenz 2009: Form or Variation or just noteworthy of thersites

 

Schilder & Schilder 1969: Synonym of thersites

Lorenz & Hubert 2000: Synonym of thersites (Sulliotti 1924 atrata #3 of 3)

Wilson & Clarkson 2004: Synonym of friendii thersites

 

 
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