THE SHELLS

Enjoy browsing through these pages for a variety of select quality specimen seashells, I hope you find something interesting...

Zoila Exceptional - POR Volutidae Strombidae Turbinidae Cypraeidae Muricidae Various Conidae Bivalves Haliotidae Pectinidae Ranellidae

 

Cypraea venusta – Shoal Cape Form (#3946)

F+++ 73.2mm. This is a very nice, dark choc spotted specimen that makes a lovely contrast to the gold shell below. It has a couple small faults but shows extremely well. Venusta from this location are notoriously in very poor condition due to typical shallow inshore reef turbulence & currents resulting in murky water conditions…

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Cypraea venusta – Shoal Cape Form (#3940)

F+++/Gem 70.6mm. Here we have a very attractive orange gold spotted example of the rare, shallow water inshore reef population from Shoal Cape on the far south coast of Western Australia. Historically it has always been extremely difficult to obtain any examples of quality venustas from this small population! A lovely shell…

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Cypraea marginata ketyana bataviensis (#3926)

Gem- 53.5mm. Here we have a very attractive example of this northern form! Classic mature & beautifully proportioned shape with unmistakable bataviensis colour & pattern. Abrolhos Islands WA.

Cypraea perlae (#3916)

F+++/Gem 44.3mm. Beautiful large shell with an overall soft almost pinkish tone & lovely, very unusual open spotting over the dorsum!

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Cypraea venusta roseoimmaculata (#3909)

F+++ 70mm. Beautiful rich fleshy pink colours with slightly darker pink lateral banding!

Cypraea venusta episema (#3900)

Gem- 70.8mm. Beautiful dark & mature specimen from Geographe Bay population, always incredibly difficult to obtain this quality.

Price: AU$325.00 ( USD | EURO )

Cypraea venusta episema (#3894)

F+++ 64.4mm. Very nice gingery colour with pale margins! Collected by diver at Rottnest Island, South West Australia. Rare colour variation.

Umbilia armeniaca andreyi (#3882)

Gem- 72mm. An exceptional rarity taken at extreme depth by ROV off the south west of WA! Beautiful pale mauve colours & one of the most attractive examples that I have seen…

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Cypraea marginata ketyana hypermarginata (#3875)

F+++/Gem 49.2mm. Incredibly difficult to find today & this one is a classic beauty! Collected by diver, Bernier Island NW Australia.

Cypraea friendii kostini (#3867)

Gem 73.9mm. One of the largest & most impressively beautiful specimens I have yet seen! Very rare above 70mm & this one is faultless perfection…

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