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 jeaniana jeaniana (#4766)

Gem- 72.9mm  A magnificent specimen with lovely dark dorsal colour & an impressive, full length mantle stripe! Black spotted cream margins & dark base, one of the most attractive examples of this rare species I have seen in recent years… 

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Cypraea venusta roseoimmaculata (#4760)

Gem- 78.5mm  Spectacular large specimen & of exceptional quality, easily one of the most impressive I have seen in some years. Beautiful apricot/pink colour with creamy white base & margins…Sandy Hook Is – Recherche Archipelago – south coast WA.

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Cypraea jeaniana sherylae (#4737)

Gem- 74mm: Here we have an outstanding large, dark example of this beautiful & elusive Zoila species…Diver collected – NW Australia.

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Cypraea marginata ketyana hypermarginata (#4729)

Gem- 52.8mm. A large & exceptionally nice example of this rare species! Superb quality & has the classic “Fried egg” shape with it’s broad, flanging margins. Easily one of the most impressive pieces I’ve had the pleasure to offer…

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Cypraea venusta roseopunctata/roseoimmaculata (#4716)

F+++/Gem 78mm: A beautiful & very impressive BIG shell, fleshy pink, darker pink terminals and just a few scattered orange/gold spots. It really is just like a 50/50 between the two forms from the Recherche Archipelago, south coast WA. 

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Cypraea raywalkeri regularis (#4708)

F+++/Gem 47.6mm: A very nice example of this elusive deep water species with it’s distinctive large dorsal colour window offset by the high black margins & very rounded, convex shape! 

Cypraea venusta roseopunctata (Dwarf) (#4702)

F+++ 56mm: Here we have one of the very smallest roseopunctata I have ever seen! Fully mature shell with beautiful salmon pink terminals, light pink dorsum with a few scattered dark orange spots! An exceptional piece…

Cypraea venusta episema (#4700)

Gem- 73.8mm: An exceptional colour/pattern combo on this beauty! By diver – Seal Is – Cape Leeuwin SW Australia.

Cypraea venusta episema (#4690)

Gem- 71.3mm: Stunning dark specimen, nicely inflated shape with the classic blue/gray halo around the dorsum! Always very difficult to find specimens of this quality. By diver off Cape Naturaliste SW Australia.

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Cypraea jeaniana sherylae (#4684)

Gem- 71.6mm: This one is an exceptionally nice shell,  fresh & dark with a lovely extended shape, heavy & mature…