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Cymbiolacca perplicata (Hedley, 1902)

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NOTE: the images below are of previously sold shells - for your enjoyment and reference!

Adelomelon ancilla Lightfoot, 1786... 175mm .Uruguay.

Adelomelon beckii Broderip, 1836...180mm   A good, normal specimen...Brazil.

Alcithoe swainsoni Marwick, 1926.117mm . VERY well developed, strong pattern..New Zealand.

Alcithoe fissurata calva Powell, 1928..158mm   REALLY developed...New Zealand.

Amoria canaliculata McCoy,1869..47mm AWESOME pattern...Australia.

Amoria canaliculata harfordi Sowerby, 1887...41mm Good example of form..Australia.

Amoria damonii Gray, 1864...69.5mm "classic" pattern..W. Australia.

Amoria damonii keatsiana Ludbrook, 1953..70mm EXEMPLARY specimen of this very different form: quite a shell..W. Australia.

Amoria  elliotti Sowerby, 1864...69mm Simply superb..Pattern top-notch...Australia.

Amoria grayi Gray, 1953 ...82mm Good example of the species..Australia.

Amoria guttata McMichael, 1964...40-45mm Rich golden-tan with white axial markings..Australia.

Amoria hunteri Iredale, 1931...99mm Deep-water form with red zig-zag bands...Australia.

Amoria maculata Swainson, 1822...67.5mm ODD, light.gray-green background..Australia.

Amoria mollieri (form A) Iredale 1936.(lip!).82mm SUPER-MATURE...Australia.

Amoria molleri (Form A - extreme!) Iredale, 1936...82mm DARK, exceptional.Australia.

Amoria mollieri (form "c")Iredale 1936..50mm   Nice example.. Australia.

Amoria praetexta Reeve, 1849..41.5mm Beauty with a praetext...W.Australia.

Amoria praetexta Reeve, 1849...35mm Sharp, crisp tents ..W. Australia.

Amoria undulata Lamarack, 1804...83, 83mm Wonderful, large specimens.. S.Australia.

Amoria undulata Lamarack, 1804.(the smaller one).71mm   Unusual pattern - not very undulated, and rather "interrupted" and jagged: quite interesting. .Australia.

Ampulla priamus Gmelin, 1791...59mm ..Morroco.

Calipara bullatina Weaver & Dupont, 1967...55mm Dead, with some pattern..S.Africa.

Cymbiola aulica Sowerby, 1825...119mm   VERY lovely pastel beastie with delicate orange markings..Philippines.

Cymbiola aulica Sowerby, 1825...114mm Peachy-pink with orange markings..Philippines.

Cymbiola aulica Sowerby, 1825 ..105mm   PURE, TRUE ORANGE, with striking pattern.....Philippines.

Cymbiola aulica cathcartiae Reeve,1956...103mm .DARK, even if it isn't tall :--).  A very distinct form....Philippines.

Cymbiola chrysostoma (dorsum) Swainson, 1824...44mm **Fully** adult specimen with very nice pattern and form....Indonesia.

Cymbiola cymbiola (dorsum) Gmelin, 1791.(ventrum)..66.5mm a good shell, adult, well developed. Dark brown (not red as photographed) ...Indonesia.

Cymbiola flavicans Gmelin, 1791..73mm Exeptionally "artistic" pattern..Australia.

Cymbiola imperialis (aperature) Lightfoot, 1786..(dorsum). Nice Photo. .Philippines.

Cymbiola nivosa oblita E.A.Smith, 1909...71mm Spiney!  Unusual pattern..W Australia.

Cymbiola sophiae Gray, 1846...52mm Like the music i like - "classical" .Australia.

Cymbiola rutilla ceraunia Crosse, 1880...66.5mm   REALLY different from the normal form, and seldom offered. New Guinea.

Cymbiola vespertillio L , 1758...129.5mm Heavy spiked-shoulders make this a great "display shell".  Philippines.

Cymbiola vespertillio L, 1758...98mm SUPER-SPIKEY..Phillipines.

Cymbiola vespertillio L , 1758...82.5 & 90mm Large, High-contrast pair of heavy-spikers...Phillipines.

Cymbiola vespertillio L, 1758 .(venturm)55mm x - a real leftie! Phillipines.

Cymbiola vespertillio L , 1758 "pelliserpenta"...76mm Triple threat: very "pinched" waist, heavy , sharp spines, and an EXTREME pattern .New Guinea.

Cymbiolacca houarti Poppe, 1985...64, 66mm   Positively GORGOUS orange-tan with cream-circled black spots..Australia.

Cymbiola innexa Reeve, 1849..118mm  Lip & canal imm aculate! Interesting reduced pattern..Indonesia.

Cymbiola innexa Reeve, 1849...109mm "Poppe & Goto form A orange form" : quite rare! orange tents over lavender back-ground. IMPRESSIVE!..Java.

Cymbiolacca intruderi Poppe, 1985...69mm...Lovely specimen.of rare species.Australia.

Cymbiolacca peristicta McMichael, 1963...63, 64mm Very lovely pastel orange-pink with black spots..Australia.

Cymbiolacca perplicata (Hedley, 1902) (side)...63.5mm A good, dark-orange, well-patterned specimen of an extremely rare species.. N. Australia.

Cymbiolacca pulchra Sowerby, 1825...87mm Orange-tan banded, with light tents & dark spots. very apt Latin name..Australia.

Cymbiolacca pulchra Sowerby, 1825...78mm This is the "deep water form" from Queensland., Australia.

Cymbiolacca pulchra Sowerby, 1825...59mm Good specimen of nominative form.Australia.

Cymbiolacca pulchra houarte Sowerby, 1825...90mm "perfect" pattern!   .Australia.

Cymbiolacca pulchra cf houarte Poppe,1825...61mm STRANGE..Seems to be a deep-water form: a VERY unusual shell...Swains Reef., Australia.

Cymbiolacca pulchra houarti Poppe, 1985...68mm A "classic" specimen....Australia.

Cymbiolacca pulchra mortonensis Limpus & Bail, 2000...56mm Pinkish-orange with fainter spots..Australia.

Cymbiolacca pulchra wollacottae McMichael, 1958...71mm Bolder pattern & bigger shoulder spines...Australia.

Cymbiolacca thatcheri McCoy, 1868...69mm . Bright orange color, perfect form, nice pattern - a WINNER...Australia.

Cymbium cymbium Linne, 1758...146mm Mellow pattern...W Africa.

Enaeta barnesii Gray, 1825...31mm... RICH, intricate pattern - a superb shell..Mexico.

Enaeta cylleniformis Sow, 1844 ..20,18,16mm Normal and nice.Nice and Normal..Bahamas.

Enaeta guildingi Sowerby, 1844...14mm   Good one!... Brazil.

Ericusa papillosa Swainson, 1822...101mm Very mature, well behaved, pretty!.Austrailia.

Ericusa fulgetrum Sowerby, 1825...137.5mm Pattern to burn - simple, yet elegant..S.Australia.

Ericusa sericata Thornley, 1951...85mm Normal...Australia.

Ericusa sowerbyi Keiner, 1839...165mm   Excellent tented pattern....Australia.

Fulgoraria cancellata Kuroda & Habe, 1950..98mm ..Japan.

Fulgoraria cancellata Kuroda & Habe, 1950..85mm ..Normal, normal , normal. Japan.

Fulgoraria cancellata Kuroda & Habe, 1950...115mm .. Pastel pinkish-tan with axial riblets & spiral raised lines..Japan.

Fulgoraria clara Sowerby, 1914... 87mm .. Tan with axial riblets & brown spiral lines..Japan.

Fulgoraria clara noguchii Hayashi, 1960...93mm VERY lovely species....Japan.

Fulgoraria concinna Broderip, 1836...123mm . NICE....Japan.

Fulgoraria concinna Broderip, 1836...120mm...Tan with fine brown axial lines forming spiral bands..Japan.

Fulgoraria daviesi Fulton, 1938...100mm "minimal" pattern.Japan.

Fulgoraria daviesi Fulton, 1938...95.5mm ...Normal..Japan.

Fulgoraria formosana Azuma, 1967...85mm.  Light orange-tan & almost smooth Taiwan.

Fulgoraria hamillei Crosse, 1869...113mm Good size on this one..Taiwan

Fulgoraria hirasei Sowerby, 1912.151m. Japan.

Fulgoraria kaneko Hirase, 1922...163mm   Good color and pattern...Japan.

Fulgoraria rupestris Gmelin, 1791...64mm Small, but NICE...Taiwan.

Harpularia arausiaca Lightfoot, 1786..71mm DARK ORANGE : splendid color. India.

Harpularia arausiaca Lightfoot, 1786..67mm With an odd dark patch (14mm ) on dorsum. (has a very small, atypical teleoconch)...India.

Harpularia arausiaca Lightfoot, 1786  65.5mm...Dark red, with white knob-centers, and an extrememly small proto-conch: Less than half normal size India.

Harpularia loriosii Valenciennes, 1863 ..100-105mm.. Excellent pair - very striking India.

Harpulina lapponica Linne, 1767...90mm ..India.

Harpularia loriosii Valenciennes, 1863 ..100-105mm   Excellent pair - very strikin. India.

Lyria cloveriana Weaver, 1963 ...85mm    Displays very well: this is a good specimen....Sri Lanka.

Lyria delessertiana Petit de la Sayussaye, 1842...46mm I LOVE this shell...Madagascar.

Lyria kurodai Kawamura, 1964..72mm   Fresh, dark. Vietnam .

Lyria kurodai Kawamura, 1964...78mm Dark, handsome- who needs tall?? India...Vietnam.

Lyria planicostata boholensis Sowerby, 1903 ..72.5mm Handsome! Phillipines.

Lyria planicostata santoensis Ladd, 1975...61mm .. Tan with axial ribs & brown spiral lines..Philippines.

Lyria planicostata santoensis Ladd, 1975. 58mm Nice specimen..Philippines.

Lyria planicostata taiwanica Lan, 1975..60mm ...Phillipines.

Melo broderipii Griffith & Pidgeon, 1834...161mm FREAK form with double rows of shoulder spines..Philippines.

Nannamoria guntheri, E.A.Smith, 1886...51mm . O WOW...Australia.

1217.....Notavoluta verconis Tate, 1892 ...31mm F++. "Normal" for this interesting species, with great data....Australia..25

Notavoluta gardneri Darraugh, 1983...82mm ..Australia.

Notavoluta kueuslerae Angas, 1865...62mm This is a NICE one...S.Australia.

Notavoluta verconis Tate, 1892 ...31mm "Normal" for this interesting species, with great data....Australia.

Odontocymbiola americana Reeve, 1856...60mm GREAT pattern - a true American Beauty....Brazil.

Provocator mirabilis Finlay, 1926...93, 99mm Cantelope orange throughout..New Zealand.

Scaphella dubia kieneri Clench, 1946...159mm Very good pattern and form..Alabama.

Scaphella dubia kieneri Clench, 1946...121. Good example. ..Texas.

Scaphella junonia Shaw, 1808...81.5mm ..Florida.

Teramachia johnsoni Rehder, 1972...147mm   Large purplish-gray, with apex slightly bent...Indonesia.

Teramachia johnsoni williamsorum (dorsum) Rehder, 1972.(ventrum) .112mm This is a difficult genus. Philippines.

Voluta musica carneolata Lamark, 1811...52mm ..This is "superior" for the form...Barbados.

Voluta musica carneolata Lamarck, 1811...46.5mm The famous red music thingie..West Indies.

Voluta polypleura Crosse, 1876...94mm Almost red. Oddly enough, many of the little holes that pepper this specimen go all the way through the shell .Honduras.

Voluta polypleura Crosse, 1876...66.5mm Excellent example of the dwarf form of the species: Very mature!...Roatan Is.

Voluta polypleurta Crosse, 1876 - form??...56.5mm Lip a bit juvenile, otherwise a good representative of this uncommon dwarf form...Roatan Is.

Voluta polypleura demarcoi Olsson, 1965...88mm Does it for me..Honduras.

Voluta virescens Lightfoot, 1786...52mm ..Nicaragua.

Voluta virescens Lightfoot, 1786...78mm DARK specimen - outstanding .Honduras.

Volutoconus bednalli (dorsum) Brazier, 1878.(ventrum)..109.7mm Great ventral pattern especially..Indonesia.

Zidonia dufresnei Donovan, 1823..162mm Argentina.

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