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What is a Cypraea?

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 Any proposal of sale, purchase, exchange is welcomed!

 Please contact me if you are interested in any of the following shells:

Species Grade Measures Provenience $ Note  
achatidaea f++ 34/38mm Senegal 8 -  
acicularis f++/gem 17/19mm mexico 5 -  
albuginosa f++/gem 19/23mm Panama 5 -  
angustata f++/gem 24/26mm Australia 8 -  
annattae f++/gem 36/37mm Panama 3 -  
annulus f++/gem 14/24mm 5 different localities 5 price for 10 pcs. selection  
arabicula f++/gem 20/23mm Mexico 3 -  
artufelli f++ 14,5mm Japan 37 -  
asellus f++/gem 14/20mm Thail./Philip. 3 price for 3 pcs. selection  
aurantium f++ 94/98mm Philippines 69 few stress line  
beckii f++/gem 11/13mm Philippines 9 dark color  
bistrinotata f++/gem 18/19mm Thailand/Philippines 2 -  
boivinii f++/gem 19/27mm Philippines 2 low tide  
boivinii f++/gem 28/32mm Philippines 3 dived -5/7mt.  
boivinii cuatoni f++/gem 25/28mm Philippines 11 dived -5/7mt.  
bregeriana f++/gem 20/22mm New Caledonia 5 -  
caputdragonis f++/gem 23/30mm Eastern Is. 3    
caputserpentis f++/gem 25/35mm 5 different localities 4 price for 10 pcs. selection  
caurica f++/gem 30/42mm Madagascar/Reunion 3 interesting - price for 4 pcs. selection
chinensis f++/gem 35/38mm Philippines 2 -  
chinensis variolaria f++/gem 30/35mm Zanzibar 2 -  
cicercula f++/gem 16/20mm Philippines/Thailand 2 -  
clandestina f++/gem 12/20mm Philippines/Thailand 3 price for 5 pcs. selection  
clandestina passerina f++/gem 12/18mm Zanzibar 3 price for 5 pcs. selection  
coloba gregori f++/gem 20/24mm Thailand 8 hard to get now  
comptonii f++ 21/22mm Australia 8 -  
contaminata f++/gem 10/14mm Philippines 3 dark color  
coxeni f++/gem 22/24mm Solomon Is. 6 -  
cribraria f++/gem 23/30mm Malay./Philipp./Thail. 5 price for 3 pcs. selection  
declivis f++/f+++ 23mm Australia 42 hard to get now  
diliculum f++/gem 25/27mm Zanzibar 2 -  
eburnea f++/gem 36,50mm Nuova Caledonia 29 -  
eglantina griseoviridis f++/gem 50/60mm Philippines 5 good color  
erosa f++/gem 30/40mm Madagascar/Reunion 3 price for 4 pcs. selection  
erythraensis f++/f+++ 17/21mm Somalia 5 -  
exusta f+/f++ 56/61mm Somalia 75 few growth line  
felina f++/gem 11/17mm Philippines / Thailand 3 price for 3 pcs. selection  
felina fabula f++/gem 15/16mm Golfo Oman 3 -  
fernandoi f++/gem 20/21mm Philippines 80 rare species  
fimbriata f++/gem 10/13mm Philippines/Thailand 3 price for 3 pcs. selection  
fimbriata durbanensis f++/gem 12/15mm Zanzibar 2 -  
gangranosa f++/gem 14/21mm Thailand 4 price for 3 pcs. selection  
gangranosa reentsii f++/gem 17/21mm Thailand 2 -  
gaskoini f++/gem 18/20mm Hawaii 21 -  
gaskoini f++/gem  up 23mm Hawaii 40 -  
globulus f++/gem 20/21mm Thailand 9    
goodalli f++/gem 9,8mm New Caledonia 29 -  
gracilis f++/gem 12/15mm Philippines/Thailand 3 price for 3 pcs. selection  
gracilis macula f++/gem 17/19mm Australia 2    
granulata f++/gem 21/22mm Hawaii 19 -  
granulata f++/gem up24mm Hawaii 24 -  
hammondae raysummersi f++/gem 11/13mm Philippines 4 price for 3 pcs. selection  
helvola f++/gem 18/25mm Philippines/Thailand 3 price for 4 pcs. selection  
helvola argella f++/gem 18/25mm Zanzibar 2 price for 2 pcs. selection  
hesitata f++ 94,65mm Australia 19 very good pattern  
humphraesyii f++/gem 17,50mm New Caledonia 6 -  
irrorata f++ 8,5/9mm Tuamotu 5 -  
kieneri f++/gem 14/15mm Madagascar 1 -  
kieneri depreisteri f++/gem 12/17mm Philippines/Thailand 3 price for 5 pcs. selection  
lamarckii f++/gem 35/42mm Madacascar 4 price for 3 pcs. selection  
lamarckii red.phuketensis f++/gem 29/32mm Thailand 8 deltoid form  
lamarckii redimita f++/gem 32/36mm Thailand 3 -  
listeri f++/gem 12/15mm Australia 3 price for 3 pcs. selection  
luchuana f++/gem 17/18mm Japan 5 -  
lurida pulchroides f++ up 29mm Capo Verde 8 dark color  
lurida pulchroides minima f++ 25/27mm Capo Verde 8 dark color  
lutea f++/gem 12/20mm Philippines/Thailand 4 price for 4 pcs. selection  
macandrewi f++/f+++ 12,50mm Red Sea 37 hard to get now  
maculifera f++/gem 60/65mm Hawaii 10 -  
mappa panerythra f++/f+++ 74mm Philippines 8 -  
marginalis f++/f+++ up25mm Somalia 10 very good pattern  
mariae f++/gem 13/14mm New Caledonia 40 very good color  
microdon f++/gem 9/10mm Philippines 2 -  
miliaris f++/gem 45mm Philippines 3 very good pattern  
miliaris dawrf f++/gem 23/29mm Thailand 3 -  
moneta f++/gem 15/25mm 5 different localities 6 price for 10 pcs. selection  
moneta f++/gem 30/35mm Philippines 2 good color  
nebrites f++/gem 32/33mm Red Sea 4 -  
nucleus f++/gem 15/18mm Philippines 2 -  
obvelata f++/gem 19/22mm Cook Is. 3 -  
ocellata f++/gem 23/29mm India 2 -  
oweni vasta f++/gem 15/17mm Madagascar 24 -  
pallidula f++/gem 19/21mm Philippines 1 -  
picta f++/gem 19/20mm Capo Verde 8 dark color  
picta f++/gem 22/23mm Capo Verde 10 dark color  
picta f++/gem 25/27mm Capo Verde 15 dark color  
poraria f++/gem 15/21mm Philippines 3 price for 3 pcs. selection  
punctata berinii f++/gem 15/17mm Madagascar 4 price for 3 pcs. selection  
pyriformis f++/gem 23/26mm Philippines 3 -  
quadrimaculata f++/f+++ 18/25mm Philippines/Thailand 5 price for 4 pcs. selection  
quadrimaculata f++/gem up 30mm Philippines 3 -  
sanguinolenta f++/gem 22/23mm Gabon 12 -  
saulae f++/gem 20/23mm Philippines 10 very good pattern  
saulae f++/gem up 25mm Philippines 12 very good pattern  
spurca verdensium f++/gem 20/24mm Capo Verde 5 very good pattern  
stolida f++/gem 24/29mm Philippines 10 price 2 pcs. selection  
thersites f++/gem 67mm Australia 48 dark base  
vredemburgi f++/gem 25/26mm Indonesia 29 -  
walkeri f++/gem 28/30mm Philippines 3 interesting shell  
walkeri surabajensis f++/gem 23/25mm Philippines 4 interesting shell  
zic zac f++/gem 15/17mm Philippines/Thailand 5 price for 3 pcs. selection  

Some Books on Marine Shells:

SHELLS

SEA SHELLS OF TROPICAL WEST AMERICA: MARINE MOLLUSKS FROM BAJA CALIFORNIA TO PERU

SHELLS OF HAWAII

SHELLS, WHALES, AND FISH TALES; SCIENCE IN ART, SONG, AND PLAY

SHELLS OF NORTH AMERICAN SHORES; EAST COAST SEASHELLS FROM CANADA TO THE FLORIDA KEYS

SHELL BOOK

AUSTRALIAN MARINE SHELLS I

AUSTRALIAN MARINE SHELLS II

AUSTRALIAN SHELLS: ILLUSTRATING AND DESCRIBING 600 SPECIES OF MARINE GASTROPODS FOUND IN AUSTRALIAN

MARINE SHELLS OF THE WEST COAST OF NORTH AMERICA

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