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One to four specimens per lot, depending upon species & stock.

I make no guarantee on all of these being here - but it never hurts to ask.

annulata, arabica, arabicula, assellus, bistrionata, boivini, caputserpensis, carneola, caurica, caurica longior,  chinensis, circerula,  clandestina,  cribraria, cribraria orientalis,  cylindrica (ever notice how many cowries start with C??),  diluculum, erosa, errones, fimbriata, gangranosa, gracilis, gracilis fm maculata, helvola, helvola hawaiiensis, hirundo, isabella, keineri, labrolineata,  lamarki,  limacina, lutea, lynx, minoridens,  moneta,  nebrites, nucleus,  ovum, obveolata, ocellata, pallidula, poraira, pyriformis,  quadrimaculata,  staphylae, sublaevis (only 2),  talpa (small)  teres (Solomon Is.),  turdus, vittellus, xanthodon, ziczac.

 


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Stock #  # Available  Name    Description    Locality  $USD

....41969...(1)...Cypraea achatidea Sowerby, 1837....37 mm. Gem.  Prety specimen with tan dorsal mottling and pastel orange marginal ring...Morocco...$20 (1 available)

....30553...(1)...Cypraea achatidea Sowerby, 1837....38 mm. F+++. With dorsums well mottled in cinnamon brown on creamy tan...Senegal...SPECIAL!!...$18 (1 available)


SOLD....Cypraea albuginosa Gray, 1825....26 mm. F++. West Mexico.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....36577...(1)...Cypraea alfredensis fm. alfredensis Shaw, 1909....22.5 mm. Gem. Spectacular fresh specimen, with lines of fine brown speckles across a blue-gray dorsum...South Africa...$90 (1 available)

....36578...(1)...Cypraea alfredensis fm. alfredensis Shaw, 1909....22.8 mm. F++. Unusual example has gray dorsum without speckles or brown blotch...South Africa...$95 (1 available)

....36579...(1)...Cypraea alfredensis alfredensis Shaw, 1909....21 mm. Gem-. This one has well developed lip & a big, brown blotch on the blue-gray dorsum...South Africa...$125 (1 available)


SOLD....Cypraea algoensis fm. algoensis Grey, 1825....27 mm. Gem-. South Africa. shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....42592...(2)...Cypraea annettae Dall, 1909....38, 39 mm. F++.  Well matured examples, with tan basal callus and brown speckled backs...Mexico...$7 (2 avaivable)

....38923...(3)...Cypraea annettae Dall. 1909....41 to 42 mm. F++. Large lovely examples...West Mexico...$8 (3 available)

....38924...(6)...Cypraea annettae Dall. 1909....37 to 39 mm. F++. Nice bargain examples...West Mexico...$5 (6 available)

....37827...(9)...Cypraea annettae Dall, 1909....30 to 33 mm. F++. I wonder if there is a C. frankiavaloni? And if you get that, you’re probably older than you let on!...West Mexico...$6 (9 available)

SOLD....Cypraea annettae Dall. 1909....43 mm. F++. West Mexico.         shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea annettae Dall, 1909....31 mm. F+ high.  Mexico. shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....37480...(1)...Cypraea annulus Linne, 1758....28 mm. F+. Freak callus on the anterior end gives a "fishtail" effect...Tanzania...$7 (1 available)

....7746...(1)...Cypraea annulus Linne, 1758...19 mm. Gem. FREAK! Not really sure how to describe this one: Lorenz reportedly called it a form of melanism, but it is not dark.  It has a creamy overcasting, with a light orange stripe down the center, and no ring.  DEFINITELY different...Australia...$19  (1 available)

....20628...(2sets)...Cypraea annulus Linne, 1758...18 to 25 mm. F++ to Gem.  4 piece sets show a variety of features  (size, banding, ring strength & colour)...Transkei...$6  (2 sets available)

....20629...(6)...Cypraea annulus Linne, 1758....21 to 25 mm. F++ to Gem.  Singles of this heavy based East African form...Transkei...$2  (6 available)

....36271...(1set)...Cypraea annulus Linne, 1758....17 to 18 mm. F++. Odd & unusual trio of injury freaks, one so deformed it looks like Columbellidae!...Philippines....$15  (1 set available)

....19972...(1pr)...Cypraea annulus (dorsum) Linne, 1758 (ventrum)....25 & 26 mm.   F++.  SUPERFREAK pair! One is the famous "fish-tailed" annulus, while the other is a good variation of it, with thicker callous....Zanzibar...$45  (1 pair available)

....32551...(1)...Cypraea annulus Linne, 1758....22 mm. F++.  Unusual  colour form, with orange ringed pinkish tan dorsum...Philippines...$4  (1 available)

....32552...(5)...Cypraea annulus Linne, 1758....20 to 24 mm. F++. Albino specimens, creamy white with blue-white dorsum and no ring...Philippines...$10  (5 available)

....27728...(1set)...Cypraea annulus Linne, 1758...13 to 25 mm. F++.  10 piece freak set. More different freaks than an old-time circus side-show tent! Hunchbacks, fat ladies & dwarves, Oh my!...Philippines...$100 new price  (1 sets available)

....29341...(1)...Cypraea annulus Linne, 1758....14 mm. F++.  Fascinating freakish dwarf, in pastel orange pink, & with dorsum humped relatively higher than mauritiana...Philippines...$22  (1 available)

....27508...(1pr)...Cypraea annulus Linne, 1758....20 & 22 mm.   F++. NICE pair of interesting Bluish-white albinistic beasties without the gold ring...one quite blue the other much creamier...New Caledonia...$25  (1 pair available)

....2956...(5)...Cypraea annulus Linne, 1758....23-25 mm. F++.  Mild-mannered freaks, for mild money - Rostratism on a budget!!...Zanzibar...$7  (5 available)

....18548...(1pr)...Cypraea annulus Linne, 1758....20 to 24 mm. F++/G.  One normal  (with blueish dorsum) the other "albino" with orange ring on a cream coloured back...Sri Lanka...$10  (1 pair available)

....19943...(1)...Cypraea annulus Linne, 1758....11.8 mm. F++.  Smaller than your average ring-cowrie...Zanzibar...$5  (1 available)

....33392...(1)...Cypraea annulus Linne, 1758....16.5 mm. F++.  Rostrate dwarf specimen with beaked ends...Tanzania...$30 new price  (1 available)

....34775...(1)...Cypraea annulus Linne, 1758....22 mm. F+.  Highly unusual all creamy yellow colour form. ID by supplier...Philippines...$10  (1 available)

....33391...(1)...Cypraea annulus Linne, 1758....17.5 mm. F+. Highly rostrate dwarfish little freak specimen with tips so stretched they are beaked...Tanzania...$75 (1 available)

....27727...(3)...Cypraea annulus Linne, 1758....14 to 19 mm. F+ high.  Distinctly ROSTRATE dwarfs!...Philippines...$35  (3 available)

....32821...(1pr)...Cypraea annulus Linne, 1758....19, 21 mm. Odd pair of injury freak forms. One oddly humped, the other with apex & shape similar to Cryptospira in Marginellidae...Philippines...$12  (1 pair available)

....30728...(1)...Cypraea annulus....22.5 mm. F+. Freak, with monstrous lateral bulge...Philippines...$15  (1 available)

....29340...(1)...Cypraea annulus Linne, 1758....19 mm. F+. Bizarre & unique freak, without posterior canal & with exposed apex, giving it a strong similarity to some Marginellidae...Philippines...$25  (1 available)

....20215...(2)...Cypraea annulus Linne, 1758....14 mm. F+.  Interesting juveniles  (ID by mantle) shows shell before development of teeth & dorsal ring...Indonesia...$3 for both  (2 available)

....30726...(1set)...Cypraea annulus/moneta freaks....14 to 22 mm. F/F+.  5 piece set-more freaks than the Addams family! Interesting assortment of developmental freak forms...Philippines...$22  (1 set available)

SOLD....Cypraea annulus Linne, 1758....11.5 mm. F++.  Zanzibar.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....39425...(1)...Cypraea arabica Linne, 1758....20 mm. F++. Fascinating truly dwarf specimen, so dark & tiny it looks more like arabicula, but from the other side of the planet...Somalia...$35 (1 available)

....38925...(1)...Cypraea arabica Linne, 1758....70.5 mm. F++. Nice large specimen of the nominate form...West Australia...$10 (1 available)

....38926...(1)...Cypraea arabica Linne, 1758....66 mm. F++. Good sized example with strong pattern & dense marginal spots...Queensland...$7 (1 available)

....38927...(1)...Cypraea arabica Linne, 1758....59 mm. F++. Nice, well developed specimen with heavy, callused base...Queensland...$5 (1 available)

...38929...(1)...Cypraea arabica Linne, 1758....35 to 37 mm. F++. Cute semi-dwarf specimens...Philippines...$6 (1 available)

....38928...(1)...Cypraea arabica fm. immanis Schilder & Schilder, 1939....78 mm. F+. Big beautiful example of the East African form, though with mild dorsal scar...Tanzania...$15 (1 available)

....24442...(1)...Cypraea cf. arabica Linne, 1758....56 mm. F+++.  Interesting pattern freak, with a different design on either side of the sulcus...Philippines...$10  (1 available)

....30991...(2)...Cypraea arabica Linne, 1758....59 to 61 mm.   F+++.  Dark, fully developed specimens...Philippines...$3  (2 available)

....29572...(1)...Cypraea arabica Linne, 1758....55 mm. F+++.  Large, with great pattern & mature, heavy base...Djibouti...$4  (1 available)

....28732...(1)...Cypraea arabica Linne, 1758....42 mm. F++.  Fascinating melanistic dwarf specimen, not severely involved with the forces of darkness, but well on its way!...Solomon Islands...$23  (1 available)

....32553...(1)...Cypraea arabica Linne, 1758....36 mm. F++.  Odd little specimen, dwarfish & with hints of melanism...Philippines...$4  (1 available)

....30307...(1)...Cypraea arabica Linne, 1758....52 mm. F++.  Great specimen of the typical form...Philippines...$3  (1 available)

....28081...(3)...Cypraea arabica Linne, 1758....45 to 52 mm. F++.  Good, very dark examples...Philippines...$3  (3 available)

....32613...(2)...Cypraea arabica Linne, 1758....48 to 50 mm. F++.  Unusually globose specimens from Palawan, with heavy, callus base & margins & big, blurred marginal spots...Philippines...$3  (2 available)

....32615...(3)...Cypraea arabica Linne, 1758....41 to 45 mm. F++.  Hey, Doc, don't Sneeze(y) at these nice dwarf specimens. That's all 7, folks!...Philippines...$3  (3 available)

....25836...(1)...Cypraea arabica Linne, 1758....52 mm. F++.  Good sized example with solid, callused base...Tanzania...$4  (1 available)

....24600...(2)...Cypraea arabica Linne, 1758....41 to 43 mm. F++.  Strange little freaks, with bent or twisted appertures...Philippines...$6 (2 available)

....4786...(1)...Cypraea arabica L, 1758....55 mm. F++ solid. FREAK! - of the Squashed variety...Zanzibar...$10  (1 available)

....22192...(1)...Cypraea arabica Linneus, 1758....55 mm. F++. Freak! Nicely twisted: a good, solid freak...India...$25 (1 available)

....32614...(1pr)...Cypraea arabica Linne, 1758....55 mm. F+, F++.  Wonderfully extreme light & dark pair, one heavily marked & spotted in darkest brown, the other patterned in cinnamon red...Philippines...$7  (1 pair available)

....22887...(1)...Cypraea cf. arabica Linne, 1758....50 mm. F++.   NICE Freak!  At least 30 degree twist to posterior end. Talk about leftist leanings!  Also, has an unusually "open" pattern, similar to scurra...India...$17  (1 available)

....31999...(1)...Cypraea arabica Linne, 1758....44 mm. F+.  Freak with skewed apperture & dorsal pattern disturbances...Philippines...$8  (1 available)

....32618...(1)...Cypraea arabica Linne, 1758....43 mm. F+.  Odd injury freak with corrugated & faintly banded dorsum...Philippines...$5  (1 available)

....32617...(1)...Cypraea arabica Linne, 1758....42 mm. F+. STRANGELY melanistic, with chestnut brown dorsum & thick marginal callus so black it almost looks painted on...Philippines...$16  (1 available)

....22191...(1)...Cypraea arabica Linneus, 1758....41 mm. F+ high. ULTRAFREAK!!!!!! This is one of the strangest cowrie specimens I've ever seen: it almost appears to be tied in a knot!!...India...$100 new price (negotiable)  (1 available)

....22957...(2)...Cypraea arabica Linne, 1758....30 mm. F++.  Cute fully formed adult dwarves...Philippines...$5  (2 available)

SOLD....Cypraea arabica Linne, 1758....88.6 mm. F++. Tanzania.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea arabica Linne, 1758....81 mm. Gem. Tanzania.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea arabica Linne, 1758....78 mm. F++. Philippines.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea arabica Linne, 1758....67 mm. F++. Somalia.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea arabica asiatica fm. gibba Coen, 1949....57 mm. F++. Burma.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....41857...(1)...Cypraea arabica fm. immanis Schilder & Schilder, 1939....63 mm. F++.  Large, well inflated example of the East African form...Somalia...$10 (1 available)

....42245...(1)...Cypraea arabicula Lamarck, 1819....25 mm. Gem.  Tiny, shiny heavy based and finely speckled...Panama...$3 (1 available)

....39220...(1)...Cypraea arabicula Lamarck, 1819....27 mm. F++. Great specimen of this dwarf specie with thickly callused base...Panama...$4 (1 available)

....31198...(3)...Cypraea arabicula Lamarck, 1819....26 to 28 mm. F+++.  Beautifully brown speckled backs & creamy bases...Peru...$4  (3 available)

....32094...(6prs)...Cypraea arabicula Lamarck, 1811....24 to 26 mm. F++.  Lovely little fully adult specimens. with pale, broad bases & dark mottled dorsums (dorsi?)...Panama...$5  (6 pairs available)

SOLD....Cypraea arabicula Lamarck, 1819....33 mm. West Panama.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....42334...(1)...Cypraea argus Linne, 1758....93 mm. F++.  Glorious giant specimen with lots of close packed rings, some even connected to form short chains...Philippines...$40 (1 available)

....42416...(2)...Cypraea argus fm. contrastriata Perry, 1811...69, 72 mm. F++.  Great examples of the East African form, without spots on the labral side of the base, and dark bands across the dorsum...Somalia...$15 (2 available)

....42084...(1)...Cypraea argus Linne, 1758....75 mm. Gem.  Good sized specimen with pattern of numerous tiny rings...Philippines...$11 (1 available)

....41888...(1)...Cypraea argus Linne, 1758....78 mm. F+.  Sightly beachy but from a "tough" locality...Somalia...$5 (1 available)

....38930...(3)...Cypraea argus Linne, 1758....76 to 79 mm. F++. Good sized specimens with classic spotted patterns...Philippines...$15 (3 available)

....5905....(1)...Cypraea argus Linne, 1758....61 mm. F+ .  ULTRA-TWISTED freak - from an injury that obviously nearly killed the critter: a real survivor!!...Indonesia..$10  (1 available)

....37652...(1)...Cypraea argus fm. contrastriata Perry, 1811....89 mm. F++. Great, BIG example with lots of "rings" & the underlying brown bands from which it gets the form name...Tanzania...$40 (1 available)

....37653...(1pr)....Cypraea argus fm. contrastriata Perry, 1811....79 & 83 mm. F++. Interesting pattern pair, both nice & large but with different ring pattern density & slightly different shapes...Tanzania...$45 (1 pair available)

SOLD....Cypraea argus Linne, 1758....65 & 67 mm F+++. Philippines.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea argus fm. contrastriata Perry, 1811....84 mm. F++. Tanzania.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea argus fm. contrastriata Perry, 1811....83.5 mm. F++.  Tanzania.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea argus fm.  contrastriata Perry, 1811....70 mm. F++.  Tanzania.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....42246...(1)...Cypraea armeniaca Verco, 1912....76 mm. Gem.  Delightful distinctly dwarf specimen, fully developed yet smaller than any in Rice...Australia...$225 (1 available)

....41974...(1)...Cypraea armeniaca Verco, 1912....101.7 mm. F++.  Big, beautiful, bright orange accented example, nicely inflated and with well extended tips...Australia...$320 (1 available)

....41851...(1)...Cypraea armeniaca Verco, 1912....108 mm. Gem-   Absolutely huge specimen, mottled with pastel orange and flawless but for a small dorsal dent. Only one 1.8 mm. bigger in Rice and it was $1250...Australia...$750 (1 available)

....39573...(1)...Cypraea armeniaca Verco, 1912....107 mm. Gem. Glorious giant specimen! Huge and immaculate, with big orange dorsal spot and nicely extended tips. Perhaps our best ever!...Australia...$495 (1 available)

....39432...(1)...Cypraea armeniaca Verco, 1912....101 mm. F+ high. BIG, spectacular, fully developed specimen, the only flaw is a tiny chip from the anterior lip tip...Australia...$295 (1 available)

....39433...(1)...Cypraea armeniaca Verco, 1912....78 mm. F++. Glorious, well inflated, smaller yet fully adult example, with dorsal tan blotches & brown spots & orange basal callus...Australia...$155 (1 available)

....39136...(1)...Cypraea armeniaca Verco, 1912....105 mm. Gem-. Absolutely spectacular giant specimen, with perfect, well extended tips & brown flecked apricot-tan pattern. One tiny pit you can more feel than see is the only flaw I could find in a couple minutes of hunting...Australia...$300 (1 available)

....39137...(1)...Cypraea armeniaca Verco, 1912....101 mm. F++. Beautiful big example, well patterned & developed , though with a few sand grains in the ventral nacre...Australia...$275 (1 available)

....36575...(1)...Cypraea armeniaca Verco, 1912....105 mm. F++. Spectacular super-sized specimen of this beautiful pastel orange suffused & tan flecked rarity...Australia...$350

....39574...(1)...Cypraea armeniaca fm. westralica Raybaudi, 1980....90 mm. Gem-. The brown speckled colour form with rich apricot orange base. Just a few tiny dimples on the base. Could even be form brunnea Raybaudi 1993...Australia...$295 (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea armeniaca fm. westralica Raybaudi, 1980....92 mm. F++. Australia. shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea armeniaca westralica Raybaudi, 1980....82 mm. F++. Australia.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


SOLD....Cypraea asellus Linne, 1758....22.3 mm. Gem. Philippines. shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


Cypraea aurantium Gmelin is a tricky species to get high quality specimens of. Many of these are exemplary!!

....37630...(1)...Cypraea aurantium Gmelin, 1791....98.5 mm. F++. Jumbo specimen with massive, well developed & lightly "bronzed" basal callus...Philippines...$175 (1 available)

....37124...(1)...Cypraea aurantium Gmelin, 1791....96 mm. F+. Highly unusual intense purple colour on the basal callus, but a few small blemishes on the dorsum...Philippines...$155 (1 available)

....37123...(1)...Cypraea aurantium Gmelin, 1791....95 mm. F++. Beautiful big example, dark & with good basal callus...Philippines...$140 (1 available)

....37125...(1)...Cypraea aurantium Gmelin, 1791....93.5 mm. F+. Interesting example with intense purple basal callus. Dorsum has a cleanly healed injury...Philippines...$125 (1 available)

....41175...(1)...Cypraea aurantium Gmelin, 1791....93 mm. F++.  Beautiful unblemished specimen, the only flaw being a slight growth line on the side, half covered by the basal callus...Philippines...$140 (1 available)

....36490...(1)...Cypraea aurantium Gmelin, 1791....92.5 mm. F+high. Beautiful, fresh, dark orange specimen with fully developed base & perfect tips, just one growth line on the labral side...Philippines...$135 (1 available)

....41176...(1)...Cypraea aurantium Gmelin, 1791....92 mm. F++.  Mature, dark and well inflated with virtually perfect dorsum and just a small scratch on the base...Philippines...$115 (1 available)

....31152...(1)...Cypraea aurantium Gmelin, 1791....91 mm. F++ solid.  Rich orange, fully mature & practically perfect example. Slight spalling of posterior callus in no way detracts (heck, it took me a couple of minutes to even find it!)...Philippines...$135  (1 available)

....36491...(1)...Cypraea aurantium Gmelin, 1791....90 mm. F+. Pretty bargain specimen, very slightly sub-adult, with all teeth, but lacking full adult callus formation on the base & ends...Philippines...$85 (1 available)

....41177...(1)...Cypraea aurantium Gmelin, 1791....90 mm. F++.  Unusual slender specimen. Aurantium on diet pills?...Philippines...$95 (1 available)

....30129...(1)...Cypraea aurantium Gmelin, 1798....88 mm. F++. Solid & heavy, with rich orange colour. Nice dark specimen of this perennial favorite...Philippines...$125 (1 available)

....37403...(1)...Cypraea aurantium Gmelin, 1798....86 mm. F+. Bargain example. Advanced adolescent with all teeth but lacking much of the basal callus. Fresh, dark dorsal display, though!...Philippines...$85 (1 available)

....41178...(1)...Cypraea aurantium Gmelin, 1791....84 mm. F++.  Highly unusual colouration! Basal margin is edged in distinct purple. First time to see this striking purple border...Philippines...$115 (1 available)

NOTE: The sight of so many nice aurantium all in a row is almost enough to make one's head spin!!

....31372...(1)...Cypraea aurantium Gmelin, 1791....101 mm. F+ high.  Nice & big, with only one little blemish that is more than offset by the price!!...Philippines...$105  (1 available)

....31373...(1)...Cypraea aurantium Gmelin, 1791....100 mm. F+ high.  Large & lovely, with just a few wrinkles on the anterior dorsum...Philippines...$95  (1 available)

....31375...(1)...Cypraea aurantium Gmelin, 1791....98 mm. F++.  Fresh, large & solidly mature specimens...Philippines...$160  (1 available)

....31377...(1)...Cypraea aurantium Gmelin, 1791....94 mm. F++.  Fresh & fat, with one small dorsal pit...Philippines...$145  (1 available)

....29339...(1)...Cypraea aurantium Gmelin, 1791....92 mm. F++-. Glorious, fat, fully adult specimens of this Cyp collector's favorite...Philippines...$150 (1 available)

....30434...(1)...Cypraea aurantium Gmelin, 1791....88 mm. F+ high.  Displays striped pattern (faint but distinct) - like an overgrown carneola. Fresh, dark orange dorsum & teeth, with creamy tan base...Philippines...$70  (1 available)

....31691...(1)...Cypraea aurantium Gmelin, 1791....87 mm. F+ high.  Interesting injury freak of this collectors' favorite, flattened on the dorsum like an under-risen loaf of bread...Philippines...$90 new price  (1 available)

....28616...(1)...Cypraea aurantium Gmelin, 1791....85 mm. F++ nicely.  With nice, clean dorsums & well developed teeth & base...Philippines...$100 new price   (1 available)

....37128...(1)...Cypraea aurantium Gmelin, 1791....84.5 mm. F++. Great, solidly mature specimen with typically pale & heavy base...Philippines...$85 (1 available)

....37131...(1)...Cypraea aurantium Gmelin, 1791....78.5 mm. F++. Super quality if slightly smaller specimen, deep, solid orange with fully formed base...Philippines...$85 (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea aurantium Gmelin, 1798....101.5 mm. F++.  Philippines.          shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea aurantium Gmelin, 1798....99 mm. F+ high.  Philippines.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea aurantium Gmelin, 1791....97 mm. F++. Philippines.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea aurantium Gmelin, 1791....95 mm. Gem. Philippines.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea aurantium Gmelin, 1791....87 mm. F+.  Philippines.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea aurantium Gmelin, 1791....82 mm. F++. Philippines.        shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....23024...(3)...Cypraea beckii Gaskoin, 1836....10 to 11 mm. F++.  Check out these pretty little fine spotted Cypraeas under a lens!...Philippines...$12 (3 available)

SOLD....Cypraea beckii Gaskoin, 1836....15 mm. Gem. Philippines.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea beckii Gaskoin, 1836....14 mm. F++. Philippines.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea beckii Gaskoin, 1836....11 mm. Gem....Okinawa.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....36736...(1)...Cypraea bistronotata Schilder & Schilder, 1937....21 mm. F++. Big for the species, dorsum smooth with a dark spot & pustulose around the edges...Philippines...$11 (1 available)

....37155...(1)...Cypraea bistronotata Schilder & Schilder, 1937....18.5 mm. F++. Wonderfully rostrate tips on this fine, pastel orange, pustulose item...Philippines...$5 (1 available)

....27510...(1)...Cypraea bistronotata Schilder & Schilder, 1937....16 mm. Gem.  Would French cafe waiters' writings be bistro notation?... New Caledonia...$3  (1 available)

....30988...(3)...Cypraea bistronotata Schilder & Schilder, 1937....21 to 22 mm. F++.  Large, fat amber coloured globes with brown specks & spots...Philippines...$4  (3 available)

....35211...(1)...Cypraea bistronotata Schilder & Schilder, 1937....20 mm. F++.  Large for the species, with tips intact......Philippines...$4  (1 available)

....29846...(3)...Cypraea bistronotata Schilder & Schilder, 1937....18 to 21 mm. F++.  Rich orange-tan with brown spots & specks. Fat beauties...Philippines...$4  (3 available)

....33836...(1pr)...Cypraea bistronotata Schilder & Schilder, 1937....21 & 22 mm. F++. Pair of big examples, one yellowish with brown markings, the other a solid orange...Philippines...$9 (1 pair available)

....26786...(3)...Cypraea bistronotata  Schilder & Schilder, 1938....15 to 18 mm. F++.  Not mediocre at all!! Straw coloured body with tan spots & lightly pustulose sides...Solomon Islands...$9  (3 available)

....28188...(1)...Cypraea bistronotata Schilder & Schilder, 1937....16 mm. F++.  Unusually light tan colour phase...Philippines...$3  (1 available)

....41084...(1)...Cypraea bistronotata fm. mediocris Schilder & Schilder, 1938....20 mm. F++.  Large specimen of the lighter colour form, pastel orange with only one dorsal blotch and 4 light basal spots...Philippines...$6 (1 available)

....18567...(1)...Cypraea bistronotata fm. mediocris Sch. & Sch., 1938....17 mm. F++.  Definitely not mediocre!! Good size for form. Pastel orange with brown spots & specks...Solomon Islands...$4  (1 available)

....19544...(1)...Cypraea bistronotata fm. mediocris Schilder & Schilder, 1938....13 mm. F++.  Pastel orange with a few brown dorsal specks but no basal spots...Solomon Islands...$3  (1 available)


....30990...(7)...Cypraea boivini Kiener, 1843....23 to 29 mm. F+++/Gem.  Good examples with strong basal callus, some with brown sulcus line...Philippines...$3  (7 available)

....34090...(1set)...Cypraea boivini Kiener, 1843....24 to 28 mm. F+++.  How now, not so brown cowrie....8 piece set shows the subtle range of colours & patterns of this species...Philippines...$15   (1 set available)

....31083...(2)...Cypraea boivinii Kiener, 1843....27 mm. F++.  Fairly large for the species...Philippines...$3  (2 available)

....32583...(1)...Cypraea boivini Kiener, 1843....32 mm. F++. Huge example of this pretty but common species...Philippines...$12  (1 available)

....27587...(1)...Cypraea boivini Kiener, 1843....21 mm. F++.  Highly unusual pink tinted dorsum...Philippines...$9  (1 available)

....26450...(2)...Cypraea boivinii Kiener, 1843....27 mm. F++.  Fully mature, with heavy, white basal callous...Philippines...$3  (2 available)

....36269...(1pr)...Cypraea boivini Kiener, 1841....28 & 30 mm. F++. Interesting extreme contrast pair, one darker-than-average greenish blue, the other nearly white...Philippines....$11  (1 pair available)

....33835...(1set)...Cypraea boivini Kiener, 1843....27 to 30 mm. F++.  Mooooove over.....Good, big, 4 piece set showing variability of spot density & sulcus line strength...Philippines...$9  (1 set available)

....34088...(1)....Cypraea boivini Kiener, 1843....32.8 mm. F+ solid.  No bull - this is a giant example of this common cowrie, about as big as they get...Philippines...$12  (1 available)

....42000...(4)...Cypraea boivini f. cautoni Kosuge, 1983....23 to 26 mm. F++.  Recently published form, distinguished by pinkish backs and strong lateral callus...Philippines...$6 (4 available)

SOLD....Cypraea boivini Kiener, 1843....30 mm. F++.  Philippines.        shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea boivini Kiener, 1841....25 to 29 mm. F++ to Gem. Philippines.      shells sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....42003...(1)...Cypraea broderipi Soweby, 1832....73.5 mm. F+.  Solid bargain specimen of this rarity, ex pisces (mild dulling of gloss) with orange tinted basal callus...Somalia...$925 (1 available)

....42004...(1)...Cypraea broderipi Soweby, 1832....67 mm. F++.  Great  slightly smaller yet full adult example. There is a well healed, pale line along the dorsum, but colour and pattern are fine and the gloss is like finest Chinaware...Somalia...$1150 (1 available)

....39971...(1)...Cypraea broderipii Sowerby, 1832....79.5 mm. F+.  Dead taken and with some dulling of the gloss, but with good pattern, well inflated & fully mature and completely intact. Incredibly rare, even in this condition...Somalia...$1000 (1 available)

....39972...(1)...Cypraea broderipii Sowerby, 1832....76 mm. F.  Dead taken decent specimen of this Great Rarity, a bit dull and slightly stained on the base, and with a dorsal growth line, but it is distinctly patterned and definitely broderipii. No other dealers even have any listed!...Somalia...$800 (1 available)


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SOLD....Cypraea camelopardalis Perry, 1811....40 mm. Gem.  Red  Sea?.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....38931...(2)...Cypraea capensis Gray, 1828....29 to 32 mm. F(Beach). Great condition for beach specimens...South Africa...$6 (2 available)

....36584...(2)...Cypraea capensis fm. capensis Grey, 1828....28 - 29 mm. Gem. Fantastic, fresh dived examples with rich brown dorsal markings...South Africa...$35 (2 available)


....32555...(1)...Cypraea caputserpentis Linne, 1758....37 mm. F++.  Huge, heavy, wide based specimen...Philippines...$5  (1 available)

....19910...(2)...Cypraea caputserpentis Linne, 1758....36, 37 mm. F++.  Big, heavy based jumbo examples...Philippines...$5 (2 available)

....6328...(1pr)...Cypraea caputserpentsis Linne, 1758....33 & 35 mm. F++ solid.  HIGH-IMPACT pair....One has a crooked, ultra-clear sulcus, while the other is domineeringly "classic": great display...Zanzibar...$5 new price (1 pair available)

....7720...(1)...Cypraea caputserpentis Linne, 1758....35 mm. F++.  Quite odd, blurred-out pattern on one side: definitely of interest!...Vietnam...$6 new price  (1 available)

....22772...(1set)...Cypraea caputserpentis Linne, 1758....32 to 35 mm. F++.  3 piece set, dark & heavy bases & a variety of spot patterns...Philippines...$5 (1 set available)

....18082...(1set)...Cypraea caputserpentis Linne, 1758....29 to 34 mm. F++.  16 piece  pattern variation study set...Indonesia...$25 (1 set available)

....23074...(5sets)...Cypraea caputserpentis Linne, 1758....28 - 34 mm. F++.  HIGH CONTRAST sets of 5: represents the species well...Indonesia....$9 (5 sets available)

....32586...(1pr)...Cypraea caputserpentis Linne, 1758....20 & 34 mm. F++.  Neat Mutt & Jeff pair, one dimunitive & one jumbo specimen...Philippines...$5  (1 pair available)

....31781...(1)...Cypraea caputserpentis Linne, 1758....31 mm. F++.  Oddly twisted freak with offset posterior canal possibly due to injury...Thailand...$4  (1 available)

....5937...(1)...Cypraea caputserpentis Linne, 1758....32 mm. F++. FREAK! Has a genuine "fold" in its base  (a crease in its bottom?? shades of Plumbers' Butt!)...Indonesia...$10  (1 available)

....17416...(1set)...Cypraea caputserpentis Linne, 1758....30 - 32 mm. F++.  Nice little 3 piece set shows various spot patterns...Philippines...$5 (1 set available)

....29573....(1)...Cypraea caputserpentis Linne, 1758....30 mm. F++.  With odd, degenerate dorsal pattern & shape closer to the Hawaiian caputophidii form...Djibouti...$5  (1 available)

....32621...(1)...Cypraea caputserpentis Linne, 1758....27 mm. F++.  Interesting injury freak, with twisted lip, "squashed" appearance & dorsal ridges...Philippines...$5  (1 available)

....32620...(3)...Cypraea caputserpentis Linne, 1758....26 to 27 mm. F++.  Neat darker than average specimens due to lack of the usual large white dorsal spots...Philippines...$4  (3 available)

....31997...(1)...Cypraea caputserpentis Linne, 1758....25 mm. F++.  Bizarre injury freak has dent in one margin & gap in pattern...Philippines...$11  (1 available)

....31998...(1)...Cypraea caputserpentis Linne, 1758....20 mm. F++.  Freaky dwarf specimen with dorsal hump a la miniature mauritiana...Philippines...$10  (1 available)

....35519...(1)...Cypraea caputserpentis Linne, 1758....20 mm. F++.  Cute little dwarf snake-head...Philippines...$5 (1 available)


....41119...(1)... Cypraea carneola Linne, 1758....25 mm. F++.  Nicely banded in orange-pink, with purple teeth. Unusual location...Somalia...$3 (1 available)

....38552...(6)...Cypraea carneola Linne, 1758....29 to 37 mm. F++. Nicely banded fresh specimens from this tough-to-get location...Somalia...$3 (6 available)

....23409...(1)...Cypraea carneola Linne, 1758....27 mm. F++.  Lots of alternating light & dark bands of gray-pink..Zanzibar..$4  (1 available)

....29554...(2)...Cypraea carneola (forma?) Linne, 1758....41 to 46 mm. F++.  Big, dark & well matured, possibly an East African form, with coffee brown as opposed to typical rosy orange banding...Djibouti...$6  (2 available)

....29915...(1set)...Cypraea carneola fm. propinqua Gerret, 1879....23, 30 & 34 mm. F++.  3 piece growth series (not really a growth series as they are all fully adult), smaller & darker coloured than the nominate form...Philippines...$25  (1 set available)

....32577...(3)...Cypraea carneola fm. propinqua Garrett, 1879....20 to 25 mm. F+/F++.  Neat little specimens of this dwarf form...Philippines...$7  (3 available)

....28734...(7)...Cypraea carneola fm. propinqua Gerrett, 1879....27 to 32 mm. F++.  Dark orange-red backs on these dwarf form specimens...Solomon Islands...$5  (7 available)

....24731...(2)...Cypraea carneola fm. propinqua Garrett, 1879....27 to 29 mm. F++.  Normals...Zanzibar...$5  (2 available)

....6352....(2)...Cypraea carneola fm. propinqua Garrett, 1879....19 - 20 mm  F++ solid.  Cute fully adult dwarfs. Snow white would love them!..Zanzibar...$5  (2 available)


....41854...(1)...Cypraea caurica Linne, 1758....55 mm. F+.  Monster specimen, larger than any in Rice. Just one ventral pinhole...Somalia...$15 (1 available)

....41855...(2)...Cypraea caurica Linne, 1758....48, 46 mm. F+.  Large, fresh, shiny and well callused, but with a tiny pinhole...Somalia...$4 (2 available)

....41869...(1)...Cypraea caurica Linne, 1758....45 mm. F++.  Nice big typical example...Somalia...$5 (1 available)

....5556...(1set)...Cypraea caurica  Linne, 1758....45 - 48 mm. F++.  4 piece set of big ones!...Solomons...$15  (1 set available)

....37473...(3)...Cypraea caurica Linne, 1758....44 to 46 mm. F++. Nice, larger than average examples, with backs nicely mottled with brown...Tanzania...$3 (3 available)

....37474...(1pr)....Cypraea caurica Linne, 1758....45 mm. F++. Good, big, colour variation pair, one typically brown mottled, the other banded in blue-gray...Tanzania...$5 (1 pair available)

....33984...(2)...Cypraea caurica Linne, 1758....38 mm. F++.  Nice, solid examples with strong columellar teeth & a scattering of dark lateral spots. Supplier says it's form bicallosa but that is a form of guttata...Thailand...$3  (2 available)

....36408....(1set)....Cypraea caurica fm. elongata Perry. 1811....47 to 49 mm. F++.  Delightful set of 3 - quite variable!!...Tanzania...$11  (1 set available)

....36031...(1)....Cypraea caurica elongata Perry, 1811....49 mm. F++. Large, surprisingly fat example of the East African form...Tanzania...$5  (1 available)

....26204...(2prs)...Cypraea caurica fm. elongata Perry, 1811....46 to 48 mm. F++. Big, EXTREME contrast-pairs: one with no banding at all, one with excellent, sharp bands...Zanzibar...$22  (2 pairs available)

SOLD....Cypraea caurica Linne, 1758....50 mm. F++. Tanzania.        shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea caurica Linne, 1758....43 mm. F++. Tanzania.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....39226...(1)...Cypraea cervinetta Kiener, 1843....67 mm. F++. Good sized specimen in great condition...Panama...$9 (1 available)

....34578...(2)...Cypraea cervinetta Kiener, 1843....66 mm. F++.  Fresh, dark, fully adult examples with strong dorsal spotting...Peru...$7  (2 available)

....34213...(2)...Cypraea cervinetta Kiener, 1843....75, 77 mm. F++.  Good, big specimens with long brown teeth & no occelated side spots...Panama...$10   (2 available)

....34214...(1)....Cypraea cervinetta Kiener, 1843....70 mm. F++.  Nice fat example with brown teeth & finely white speckled margins...Panama...$6  (1 available)

....34239...(2)...Cypraea cervinetta Kiener, 1843....47, 51 mm. F++.  Fully adult but slightly size challenged...Panama...$5  (2 available)

....31697...(1)...Cypraea cervinetta Kiener, 1843....49 mm. F++. With distinct sulcus & dark brown teeth...Panama...$5 (1 available)

....32098...(6prs)....Cypraea cervinetta Kiener, 1843....48 to 60 mm. F++.  Great, slightly size challenged, yet fully adult examples...Panama...$7 (6 pairs available)

....32945...(1set)...Cypraea cervinetta Kiener, 1843....61 to 71 mm. F+/F++.  Unusual 4 piece set shows development from first teeth to full maturity...Peru...$13  (1 set available)

....31201...(1)...Cypraea cervinetta Kiener, 1843....64, 65 mm. F+. Interesting examples of pattern development, with fully formed lip & teeth, but completely unspotted, gray banded dorsum & sides...Peru...$5 (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea cervinetta Kiener, 1843....81 mm. F+. West Mexico.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea cervinetta Kiener, 1843....72 mm. F++. Peru.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


...29582...(2)...Cypraea cervus Linne, 1758....110 mm. F+ nicely.  Good sized example with natural repair on posterior lateral lip. Other lateral display is outstanding, however!!...Florida...$30  (2 available)

....33350...(1)...Cypraea cervus Linne, 1758....105 mm. F+.  Prime specimen, well developed & with excellent anterior end, but with just a hint of juvenile dorsal pattern & a healed hole on the back...Florida...$20  (1 available)

...33349...(1)...Cypraea cervus Linne, 1758....104 mm. F+.  Decent ex col example, structurally mature but still with a hint of juvenile dorsal pattern...Florida...$20  (1 available)

....29585...(1)...Cypraea cervus Linne, 1758....102 mm. F+.  With unusual white clouding similar to that seen on the griseoformis form of arabica. Believed to be an environmental or pollution effect...Florida...$20  (1 available)

....39515...(1)...Cypraea cervus Linne, 1758....98 mm. F+. Unusual specimen seems to have been rolled in a storm, and has fine sand grains under the nacre, densest along the sulcus line...Florida...$20 (1 available)

...29588...(1)....Cypraea cervus Linne, 1758....91 mm. F+.  Nice fully adult example, in dark shades of brown, with clear spot pattern. A few dorsal sand grains...Florida...$20 (1 available)

....37934...(1)...Cypraea cervus Linne, 1758....89 mm. F+. Fully adult bargain examples, though somewhat less than large...Florida...$15 (2 available)

....29596...(1set)...Cypraea cervus Linne, 1758....82 to 88 mm. F+.  Great 3 piece growth set, from first teeth, to first spots, to full adult. Good Cypraea development series...Florida...$32  (1 set available)

...29592...(1)...Cypraea cervus Linne, 1758....86 mm. F+.  Unusual specimen, heavily clouded a la griseoformis. The White Stag of deer cowries...Florida...$14  (1 available)

...29590...(4)...Cypraea cervus Linne, 1758....84 to 86 mm. F+ high: good quality for this normally rough species.  Completely adult pattern & dentition on these compact versions...Florida...$14  (4 available)

...29593...(1set)...Cypraea cervus Linne, 1758....83 to 85 mm. F+ nicely.  Neat 3 piece set showing a nice variety of dorsal spotting patterns...Florida...$38  (1 set available)

SOLD....Cypraea cervus Linne, 1758....144 mm. F++. Florida.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea cervus Linne, 1758....130 mm. F++. Florida.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea cervus Linne, 1758....90 to 115 mm. F+.  Florida.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea cervus Linne, 1758....95 & 100 mm. F+.  Florida.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea cervus Linne, 1758....68 mm. F++.  Fascinating fully adult dwarf specimen. Florida.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea childreni Gray, 1825....28 mm. F++.  Philippines.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea childreni Gray, 1825....18 to 20 mm. F+.  Saipan.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....22061...(1)...Cypraea chinensis Gmelin, 1791....44 mm. F++.  Nice large typical specimen...Philippines...$12  (1 available)

....22062...(3)...Cypraea chinensis Gmelin, 1791....40 to 42 mm. Gem.  Big, perfect examples...Philippines...$7  (3 available)

....32183...(1set)...Cypraea chinensis Gmelin, 1791....30 to 36 mm. F++.  5 piece pattern variation set showing a range of dorsal pattern intensities...Philippines...$12 (1 set available)

....5918...(1)...Cypraea chinensis L, 1758....35.5 mm. F++. FREAK! Looks like something took a BITE out of this guy's teeth!  (but he grew them back later, the dent remaining)....Indonesia...$10  (1 available)

....34093...(1pr)...Cypraea chinensis....28 & 32 mm. F++.  Comparison pair, one of the nominate form from the Philippines & one of the violacea Rous, 1905 form from Mozambique with more intense purple marginal spotting...Indo-Pacific...$5  (1 pair available)

....32624...(1pr)....Cypraea chinensis Gmelin, 1791....26 & 27 mm. F++.  Neat dwarf pair, one with brown mottled dorsum, the other light blueish with a few brown markings...Philippines...$6  (1 pair available)

NEW....42833...(6)...Cypraea chinensis fm. variolaria Lamarck, 1810....26 to 30 mm. F++.  Nice examples of the East African form with dark purple spotting and stepped labral margins...Somalia...$6 (6 available)

....42417...(2)...Cypraea chinensis fm. variolaria Lamarck, 1810....37, 40 mm. Gem.  Good big specimens of this East African form, distinguished by a strong step on the labral side of the base...Somalia...$10 (2 available)

....42419...(6)...Cypraea chinensis fm. violacea Rous, 1905....33 to 35 mm. F++.  Larger examples of this East African form with lots of purple lateral spots but no labral step...Somalia...$7 (6 available)

....42418...(6)...Cypraea chinensis fm. variolaria Lamarck, 1810....30 to 33 mm. Gem.  Fresh, shiny examples with bright purple lateral spots...Somalia...$8 (6 available)

....42420...(6)...Cypraea chinensis fm. violacea Rous, 1905....25 to 30 mm. F++.  Smaller but still sweet specimens...Somalia...$6 (6 available)

....41490...(4)...Cypraea chinensis fm. variolaria Lamarck, 1810....21 to 24 mm. F++.  Smaller examples of this west Indian Ocean form...Somalia...$6 (4 available)

....41127...(1)...Cypraea chinesis fm. violacea Rous, 1905....32 mm. Gem.  Pretty purple spotted margins and bright orange between the teeth...Somalia...$4(1 available)

....41126...(1)... Cypraea chinensis fm. variolaria Lamarck, 1810....25 mm. Gem.  With distinctive callused base & labral ridge...Somalia...$6 (1 available)

....41128...(4)... Cypraea chinensis fm. variolaria Rous, 1905....20 to 25 mm. Gem.  Cute smaller yet fully adult examples...Somalia...$3 (4 available)

....6315...(1)...Cypraea chinensis fm. variolaria Lamark, 1810....27 mm. Gem.  Normal-sized adult...Zanzibar...$7  (1 available)

....36632...(1)...Cypraea chinensis fm. variolaria Lamarck, 1810....27 mm. F++. Interesting form with brown dorsal overlay, reduced lateral spotting & strong, bright orange teeth...Tanzania...$5 (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea chinensis Gmelin, 1791....46 mm. F++. Philippines.        shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea chinensis Gmelin, 1791....42 to 44 mm. F++.  Philippines.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea chinensis fm. violacea Rous, 1905....39 mm. Gem.  Tanzania.      shell sold, photo retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea chinensis fm. variolaria Lamarck, 1810....38 mm. F++.  Tanzania.       shell sold, phto link retained for your enjoyment


SOLD....Cypraea cinerea Gmelin, 1791....21 to 24 mm. F++. Guadeloupe.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....42529...(2)...Cypraea cicercula Linne, 1758....15, 17 mm. F++.  Clean, creamy white and with nicely extended tips...Solomon Islands...$4 (2 available)

....41129...(2)...Cypraea cicercula Linne, 1958....16, 19 mm. F++.  Creamy white, hump-backed & finely pustulose...Somalia...$4 (2 available)

....39222...(1)...Cypraea cicercula Linne, 1758....19 mm. F++. Pure white albino. Not “beach-bleached”, because the tips & fine dorsal pustules are intact...Philippines...$15 (1 available)

....35068...(1)...Cypraea cicercula Linne, 1758....18 mm. F++.  Smooth, light yellow-tan, with well beaked extremities...Philippines...$4  (1 available)

....23412...(2)...Cypraea cicercula Linne, 1758....14 to 16 mm. F++.  Finely pustulose backs & neat extended tips...Zanzibar...$5  (2 available)

....31782...(1)...Cypraea cicercula fm. lienardi Jousseaume, 1874....17 mm. F++.  "Rare subspecies" according to supplier, with paler colour than the nominate form & neatly pustulose backs...Thailand...$7  (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea cicercula Linne, 1758....21 mm. F++. Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....41726...(1)...Cypraea citrina Gray, 1825....21 mm. F++.  Great live taken specimen, fresh & shiny, with clear dorsal spotting and deep orange base...South Africa...$35 (1 available)

....41727...(1)...Cypraea citrina Gray, 1825....21 mm. F+.  Likely fresh dead, with slight fading, but a decent example of this scarce cowrie...South Africa...$15 (1 available)


....42422...(1)...Cypraea clandestina Linne, 1758....13.5 mm F++.  Good clean specimen from a hard place to collect...Somalia...$4 (1 available)

....41252...(8)...Cypraea clandestina Linne, 1758....13 to 16 mm. Gem.  No need to be secretive about these tan banded guys from a tough locality...Somalia...$4 (8 available)

....5600...(1)...Cypraea clandestina Linne, 1758....18 mm. F++.  Nice, typical...Langford Island....$4  (1 available)

....38554...(1)...Cypraea clandestina Linne, 1758....15 mm. Gem. Nice specimen from this difficult locality...Somalia...$4 (1 available)

....31780...(1)...Cypraea clandestina Linne, 1758....11 mm. F++.  Totally adult dwarf specimen...Thailand...$6  (1 available)

....31864...(3)...Cypraea clandestina fm. candida Pease, 1865....15 to 19 mm. F+.  Southwest Pacific form of the species...Guadalcanal...$3 for 2  (3 available)

....18832...(1)...Cypraea clandestina fm. passerina Melvill, 1888....16 mm. Gem.  White with pinkish-plum bands. Bown zig-zag lines of the typical form are nearly absent...Zanzibar...$3  (1 available)

....6364....(1)...Cypraea clandestina passerina Melvill, 1888....18 mm. F++ solid.  Good, normal guy...  Zanzibar...$5  (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea clandestina Linne, 1758....19 to 20 mm. F++.  Zanzibar.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea clandestina passerina Melvill, 1888....20 mm. F++ solid.  Zanzibar.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....41859...(1)...Cypraea comptoni Gray, 1847....23 mm. Gem.  Beautiful, fresh, dark and glossy...Australia...$17 (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea comptoni Gray, 1847....24 mm. Gem.  Australia.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....28189...(1)...Cypraea contaminata Sowerby, 1832....13 mm. F++. Very dark specimen. Blue-gray nearly as dark as the brown dorsal blotch...Philippines...$15 (1 available)

....34875...(1set)...Cypraea contaminata Sowerby, 1832....10 to 13 mm. F++. Contamination never looked so good!! Neat 3 piece set shows variation of dorsal blotch size...Thailand...$18  (1 set available)

....17877...(2)...Cypraea contaminata Sowerby, 1832....10 to 11 mm. Gem. Contaminate your collection!...Philippines...$9 (2 available)

....35554...(1)...Cypraea contaminata Sowerby, 1832....10 mm. F++.  Just a little bit of contamination!...Philippines...$7 (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea contaminata Sowerby, 1832....11 mm. Gem.  Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....22963...(1)...Cypraea cribraria Linne, 1758....35 mm. F++.  Jumbo specimen with section of double pattern on the labral side...Philippines...$20 (1 available)

....27619...(3)...Cypraea cribraria Linne, 1758....31 to 33 mm. F++. Odd enough!! Confused, semi-melanistic, large specimens, darker than usual & with smeared or disturbed spot patterns ...Philippines...$8  (3 available)

....36740...(1)...Cypraea cribraria Linne, 1758....32 mm. F++. Nice large example of the typical pattern form...Philippines...$6 (1 available)

...27618...(1)...Cypraea cribraria Linne, 1758....32 mm. F++.  Nice big, typically-patterned specimen...Philippines...$6  (1 available)

....33353...(1)...Cypraea cribraria Linne, 1758....31 mm. F++.  Big specimen with dense spotted dorsal pattern & thick lateral callus...Philippines...$6  (1 available)

...30993...(4)...Cypraea cribraria Linne, 1758....29 to 31 mm. F++.  Big, boldly spotted specimens...Philippines...$5 (4 available)

....39096...(1)...Cypraea cribraria Linne, 1758....30 mm. F++. Big, beautiful example...Philippines...$5 (1 available)

....34160...(1)....Cypraea cribraria Linne, 1758....28 mm. F++.  Mild-mannered medium-melanism on this superb shell - expressed as partial doubling & darkening of dorsal pattern...Philippines...$12   (1 available)

....36221...(1pr)...Cypraea cribraria Linne, 1758....27 & 28 mm. F++. Good sized extreme pattern pair, one with a few big spots, the other with lots of small ones...Philippines....$10  (1 pair available)

...30072...(1)...Cypraea cribraria Linne, 1758....26 mm. F++.  Unusual for its broken dorsal pattern & multiple sized spots...Philippines...$5  (1 available)

....35406...(1set)...Cypraea cribraria Linne, 1758....24 to 26 mm. F++.  Nice 3 piece set shows subtle but distinct spot & pattern variations......Philippines...$5  (1 set available)

....22064...(1set)...Cypraea cribraria Linne, 1758....24 to 26 mm. F++/gem.  Unusual 3 piece set with two different spot densities and one semi-albino with lost pattern on posterior end...Philippines...$15 (1 set available)

....34796...(7)...Cypraea cribraria Linne, 1758....23 to 26 mm. F++.  Selected high grade larger specimens...Philippines...$4  (7 available)

....20347...(1set)....Cypraea cribraria Linne, 1758....23 to 25 mm. F+ to F++.  3 patterns on this nice little set of 3...Philippines...$9  (1 set available)

....36222...(1pr)...Cypraea cribraria Linne, 1758....23 mm. F++. EXTREME pair, one totally typical, the other with freaky, scrambled & degenerate dorsal spot pattern...Philippines....$12  (1 pair available)

....37039...(1)...Cypraea cribraria Linne, 1758....18 mm. F++. Fully & solidly mature yet semi-dwarf specimen...Philippines...$5 (1 available)

...32352...(1pr)....Cypraea cribraria Linne, 1758....16 to 17 mm. F++.  Neat pair shows high & low extremes of spot density. Probably named forms!...Philippines...$5  (1 pair available)

....41116..(3)..Cypraea cribraria fm. comma Perry, 1811....15 to 18 mm. Gem.  Good examples of this smaller, darker East African form...Somalia...$3 (3 available)

NEW....42832...(6)...Cypraea cribraria fm. comma Perry, 1811....17 to 20 mm. F++.  Good examples of this East African form, with dark backs and dense dorsal spotting...Somalia...$6 (6 available)

....42421...(6)...Cypraea cribraria fm. comma Perry, 1811....16 to 21 mm. F++.  East African form with denser spots and darker background...Somalia...$6 (6 available)

....20217...(6)...Cypraea cribraria fm. comma Perry, 1811...15 to 18 mm. F++.  Cute little dwarf form specimens from Zanzibar...$7   (6 available)

....39221...(2)...Cypraea cribraria fm. orientalis Schilder & Schilder, 1940....32 mm. F++. Large, lovely examples with lots of big spots, so dense that some merge...South China Sea...$15 (2 available)

....25574...(1)...Cypraea cribraria fm. rottnestensis Raybaudi, 1987....29 mm. F+. Large and well inflated example of this scarce form with more numerous but reduced sized spots...Australia...$65 (1 available)

....20221...(1)...Cypraea cribraria fm. zadela Linne, 1758....27.5 mm. F++. Odd one, with confused dorsum of various size & shape spots...Philippines...$10 (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea cribraria Linne, 1758....35 mm. F++. Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea cribraria Linne, 1758....30 mm. F++.  Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea cribraria Linne, 1758....29 mm. F+. Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea cribraria Linne, 1758....22 to 29 mm. F++.  Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea cribraria Linne, 1758....27 mm. F++.  Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea cribraria Linne, 1758....19 to 20 mm. F++. Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea cribraria cf. zadela, Linne, 1758....30 mm. F++.  Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....27518...(1)...Cypraea cylindrica Born, 1778....23 mm. F++.  Mildly melanistic & slightly rostrate...New Caledonia...$25  (1 available)


....36766...(1)...Cypraea dani, Beals, 2002....20 mm. F++. Big, fully toothed white base & brown speckled greenish dorsum...Philippines...$5 (1 available)

....36654...(1pr)....Cypraea dani Beals, 2002....20 & 21 mm. F++. Great, inflated, colour pair of this recently described species, one heavily brown speckled, the other lightly marbled in brown over blue-gray dorsal band...Thailand...$23 (1 pair available)

SOLD....Cypraea dani Beals, 2002....19 mm. F++.  Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


NEW....42688...(1)...Cypraea dayritiana Cate, 1963....17 mm. Gem.  Ivory white with blue-gray and brown dorsal speckles...Philippines...$7 (1 available)


SOLD....Cypraea decipiens Smith, 1880....51 mm. Gem. Australia.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....42423...(1)...Cypraea depressa Gray, 1824....41 mm. F+.  Dark, heavy well callused example, though with a minor dorsal ding...Somalia...$8 (1 available)

....42085...(1)...Cypraea depressa Gray, 1824....32 mm. Gem.  So unusually small I thought it was a caputserpentis at first glance...India...$5 (1 available)

....41492...(2)...Cypraea depressa Gray, 1824....34 to 39 mm. F++.  Great examples, with thick, heavily callused bases...Somalia...$6 (2 available)

....41117...(2)... Cypraea depressa Gray, 1824....38, 44 mm. F++.  Solid & heavy based, with dark brown teeth...Somalia...$6 (2 available)

....38933...(2)...Cypraea depressa Gray, 1824....36, 41 mm. F++. Great specimens of this heavy based, gray spotted specie...Philippines...$7 (2 available)

...22194...(1)...Cypraea cf. depressa Gray, 1824....38 mm. F+.  Unusual example with very dark, possibly melanistic dorsum & odd anterior end due to healed injury...Indo-Pacific...$9  (1 available)

....34659...(2)...Cypraea depressa Gray, 1824....34 mm. F++.  Good, solid, fully adult examples...Philippines...$4  (2 available)

....7739...(1)...Cypraea depressa Gray, 1824....31 mm. F++. FREAK! Fully adult, but margins scarcely calloused, and with odd dark blotches on the base: quite unusual...Philippines...$10 new price  (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea depressa Gray, 1824....48 mm. F++.  Somalia.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea depressa Gray, 1824....40 mm. F++. Philippines.    shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea depressa Gray, 1829....33 mm. Gem. Fr. Polynesia.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea depressa fm. gillei Jousseaume, 1893....33 mm. Gem. French Polynesia.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


SOLD....Cypraea diluculum Reeve, 1845....28 mm. F++. Philippines.    shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea diluculum Reeve, 1845....18 to 24 mm. F++. Tanzania.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea diluculum fm. virginalis Schilder & Schilder, 1933....22.5 mm. F++. Tanzania.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....42086...(2)...Cypraea edentula Gray, 1825....18, 20 mm. Gem.  Smaller examples yet with full adult lips...South Africa...$13 (2 available)

....41076...(1)...Cypraea edentula Gray, 1825....21 mm. F++.  Great live taken totally toothless  specimen...South Africa...$15 (1 available)

....38934...(1)...Cypraea edentula Gray, 1825....28 mm. F+. Actually decent example, fresh dead but with some residual gloss...South Africa...$15

....38935...(1)...Cypraea edentula Gray, 1825....23 mm. F+. Fresh dead but acceptable specimen...South Africa...$12

....30945...(1)...Cypraea edentula fm. nahoonensis Lorenz, 1989....24 mm. F++. More heavily patterned form, with big, toothless grin...South Africa...$13 (1 available)


....23244...(1)...Cypraea eglantina Duclose, 1833....61 mm. F++.  Excellent example, big & clean & typically spotted...Philippines...$9 (1 available)

....17879...(1)...Cypraea eglantina Duclos, 1833....55 mm. F++.  Lovely green glazed specimen...Philippines...$8  (1 available)

....31867...(2)...Cypraea eglantina Duclos, 1833....47, 55 mm. F++.  Good, solid specimens with fully mature base & teeth...Okinawa...$4  (2 available)

....36171...(1)....Cypraea cf. eglantina Duclos, 1833....51 mm. F++. Supplier claims it looks like a cross between this species & arabica gibba. Looks like a sort of squat eglantina to me...Thailand...$5  (1 available)

...32611...(1)...Cypraea eglantina Duclos, 1833....46 mm. F++. Neatly elongate yet still dwarf specimen with all adult features...Philippines...$7 (1 available)

....4030...(1)...Cypraea eglantina Duclos, 1833....44 mm. F++ solid.  Mild-mannered melanism, rostrate...New Caladonia...$30  (1 available)

....39715...(5)...Cypraea eglantina fm. griseoformis Duclos 1833....64 to 68 mm. F++. Big examples of this gray-green clouded colour form, with enough pattern visible to identify...Philippines...$20 (5 available)

....39716...(2)...Cypraea eglantina fm. griseoformis Duclos 1833....55 to 63 mm. F++. Good sized specimens with gray green overcast...Philippines...$12 (2 available)

....22067...(1)...Cypraea eglantina fm. grieseofformis Duclos, 1833....58 mm. F++.  Greenish-gray glaze over a barely discernable typical pattern...Philippines...$8  (1 available)

....17878...(1)...Cypraea eglantina grieseofformis Duclos, 1833....62 mm. F++.  The lovely green-glazed form...Philippines...$9  (1 available)

....18069...(3)...Cypraea eglantina fm. griseoformis Duclos....46 to 55 mm. F++.  So heavily glazed the typical pattern is almost obliterated...Philippines...$7 (3 available)

....30992...(1)...Cypraea eglantina fm. griseofformis Duclos, 1833....51 mm. F++.  Fully developed example of the form, with gray-green glaze over entire dorsal pattern...Philippines...$9  (1 available)


SOLD....Cypraea englerti Summers & Burgess, 1965....25 mm. Gem. Easter I.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....42482...(2)...Cypraea erosa similis Gmelin, 1791....32, 34 mm. F++.  Freak form, not strictly rostrate, but with callused, extended tips...Djibouti...$10 (2 available)

....41858...(1pr)...Cypraea erosa Linne, 1758....29 & 36 mm F++.  Neat contrasting pair, one elongate and nearly rostrate, the other well inflated, both with the diagnostic twin brown lateral blotches...Somalia...$5 (1 pair available)

....41253...(1)...Cypraea erosa Linne, 1758....41.5 mm. F++.  Jumbo East African  specimen with callused margins...Somalia...$6 (1 available)

....38936...(1)...Cypraea erosa Linne, 1758....44 mm. F++. Jumbo, lightly speckled specimen with twin, red-brown basal blotches...Philippines...$6 (1 available)

....25835...(1)...Cypraea erosa Linne,1758....40 mm. F++. BIG dark spotted specimen...Tanzania...$9  (1 available)

....29574...(1)...Cypraea erosa Linne, 1758....36 mm. F++.  Fully mature, with thickly calloused base...Djibouti...$4  (1 available)

....37415...(1)...Cypraea erosa Linne, 1758....34 mm. F++. Nice, dark, lightly banded example with super-dark brown lateral blotches...Philippines...$4 (1 available)

....23417...(2)...Cypraea erosa Linne, 1758....32 to 33 mm. F+/F++.  Reportedly subfossil, it is almost too shiny. Maybe a light colour form?...Zanzibar...$10  (2 available)

....20635...(1)...Cypraea erosa Linne, 1758....32 mm. Unusual sub-fossil.  Looks a bit pale but fine otherwise, it it apparently from a terrestrial site...Madagascar...$7  (1 available)

....32557...(4)...Cypraea erosa Linne, 1758....30 to 32 mm. F++.  Good sized specimens with strong brown lateral spots...Philippines...$3  (4 available)

....20488...(1)...Cypraea erosa Linne, 1758....21 mm. F++.  Tiny full adult...Zanzibar...$3  (1 available)

....31934...(3)...Cypraea erosa fm. chlorizans Melvill, 1888....21 to 25 mm. F++.  Dwarf but solidly mature, with callus base & extended labral teeth...Papua New Guinea...$4  (3 available)

....39583...(2)...Cypraea erosa fm. lactescens Dautzenberg & Bouge, 1933....26, 30 mm. F++. Lightly speckled & heavily callused form ...French Polynesia...$25 (2 available)

....30435...(5)...Cypraea erosa cf. similis Gmelin, 1791....27 to 33 mm. F++.  With brown lined base & bold lateral spots...Djibouti...$5  (5 available)

SOLD....Cypraea erosa Linne, 1758....52.5 mm. F++. Tanzania.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea erosa Linne, 1758....30 to 35 mm. F+++.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea erosa Linne, 1758....18 mm. F++. Djibouti.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....20633...(1set)...Cypraea errones Linne, 1758....30 to 35 mm. F+/F++.  Nice 4 piece sets show variations of shade & banding...Philippines...$5  (1 set available)

...20863...(1pr)....Cypraea errones Linne, 1758....23 & 35 mm. F++.  Niger/rostrate pair. One niger, the other, rostrate...Australia...$45  (1 pair available)

....36272...(1pr)...Cypraea cf. errones Linne, 1758....28 & 33 mm. F++. Odd freak pair, one with closed posterior canal, the other with toothless aperture but fully adult dorsal pattern...Philippines...$15  (1 pair available)

....37512...(1)...Cypraea errones Linne, 1758....31.5 mm. F++. Larger than average example of this common specie...Philippines...$4 (1 available)

....28658...(1)...Cypraea errones Linne, 1758...27 mm. F++. "Toasted" and elongate - the next best thing to niger and rostrate!!...Australia...$25  (1 available)

....3303...(1)...Cypraea errones Linne, 1758....24.5 mm. F++.  Toasted!! Early-stage melanism with a large black blotch in the center, slightly rostrate : quite unusual for the species, and the locality...Queensland...$27 (1 available)

...16774...(3)...Cypraea errones Linne, 1758....17.5 mm. Gem.  Dwarf form. blue-gray banded backs with brown specks & a dorsal blotch...Australia...$5 (3 available)


....18555...(1pr)...Cypraea felina Gmelin, 1791....14, 17 mm. F++.  One of pair is sub-adult to show development of pattern & teeth...Sri Lanka...$3 (pair available)


....42424...(10)...Cypraea fimbriata Gmelin, 1791....11 to 12 mm. F++.  Good examples of the specie from a hard to collect locality...Somalia...$5 (10 available)

...19514...(4)...Cypraea fimbriata fm. durbanensis Schilder & Schilder, 1938....13 to 16 mm. F++/Gem. Nice specimens, gray with tan band & brown end spots...Zanzibar...$4 (4 available)

....23545...(4)...Cypraea fimbriata fm. durbanensis Schilder & Schilder, 1938....13 to 14 mm. F+++.  Cute! cream & tan with deep purple tips...South Africa...$5  (4 available)

....23064...(9)...Cypraea fimbriata fm. marmorata Schroter, ?....9 to 12 mm. F++. Data & author supplied but form is not in Rice...Okinawa...$4

SOLD....Cypraea fimbriata fm. durbanensis Schilder & Schilder, 1938....15 to 17 mm. Gem.  Zanzibar.   shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....41975...(1)...Cypraea friendi Gray, 1831....83 mm. F++.  Wonderful example with great gloss and beautifully extended tips...Australia...$65 (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea friendi fm. vercoi Schilder, 1930....73 mm. F++.  Australia.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea friendi Gray, 1831....72 mm. F++. Australia.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea friendii Gray, 1831....71 mm. F++. West Australia.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....31844...(1)...Cypraea fuscodentata Gray, 1825....37 mm. F+ high.  Heavily mature, dark toothed base & big for the species...South Africa...$20  (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea fuscodentata Gray, 1825....35 mm. F+ high.  South Africa.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....42087...(1)...Cypraea fuscorubra Shaw, 1909....34 mm. Gem.  Glorious example, good sized and in perfect live taken condition...South Africa...$32 (1 available)

....42088...(1)...Cypraea fuscorubra Shaw, 1909....30 mm. Gem.  Great, glossy, live-dived specimen with well thickened lip...South Africa...$27 (1 available)

....34865...(1)...Cypraea fuscorubra Shaw, 1909....35 mm. F++.  Great example with wonderfully thickened basal callus...South Africa...$35  (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea fuscorubra Shaw, 1909....35.5 mm. Gem. South Africa.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....39958...(1)...Cypraea gangranosa Dillwyn, 1817....19 mm. Gem.  Cute specimen with brown tips & tan dorsal specks...Somalia...$7 (1 available)

....36146...(2sets)...Cypraea gangranosa Dillwyn, 1817....15 to 19 mm. F++. Nice 7 piece pattern and colour variation sets...Thailand...$19 (2 sets available)

....36145...(2)...Cypraea gangranosa Dillwyn, 1817....18 to 20 mm. Gem.  On the large side for this form & location...Thailand...$6  (2 available)

SOLD....Cypraea gangranosa Dillwyn, 1817....15 to 17 mm. Gem.  Thailand.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


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....30856...(1)...Cypraea gaskoini Reeve, 1846....16 mm. F++.  Pretty endemic species resembles a miniature guttata from the top, with distinct white spots on bright orange background...Hawaii...$25  (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea gaskoini Reeve, 1846....16 mm. Gem.  Hawaii.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea gaskoini Reeve, 1846....14 mm. Gem.  Hawaii.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea gaskoini Reeve, 1846....13.5 mm. Gem. Hawaii.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....42530...(1)...Cypraea globulus Linne, 1758....21 mm. Gem.  Big for the specie, well inflated and with nicely extended tips...Philippines...$12 (1 available)

....29050...(7prs)...Cypraea globulus Linne, 1758....20 to 22 mm. F++. Extreme colour pairs, one in choclate brown, the other in orange tan...Philippines...$12 (7 pairs available)

...37153...(1pr)....Cypraea globulus Linne, 1758....20 & 21 mm. F++. Big light & dark pair, one typically brown, the other with two indistinct lighter dorsal spots...Philippines...$17 (1 pair available)

....23085...(3)...Cypraea globulus Linne, 1758....19.5 - 20 mm. F+++ to Gem. BIG, lovely globular cowries...Philippines...$9 (3 available)

....35415...(3)...Cypraea globulus Linne, 1758....19 to 20 mm. F++.   Highly inflated & large for the specie, cinnamon with brown speckles...Philippines...$5 (3 available)

....33687...(5)...Cypraea globulus Linne, 1758....19 to 20 mm. F++.  Fresh, fat & dark orange, with 4 ventral spots...Philippines...$5  (5 available)

....31328...(2)...Cypraea globulus Linne, 1758....19, 20 mm. F++.  Big, burnt orange & inflated, with lots of brown spots...Philippines...$5  (2 available)

....23087...(4)...Cypraea globulus Linne, 1758....18 - 19 mm. F+++ to Gem.  Good-sized, excellent specimens...Philippines...$9  (4 available)

....33311...(4)...Cypraea globulus Linne, 1758....17 to 19 mm. F++.  Spherical & well beaked, in orange-tan with brown spots...Philippines...$5  (4 available)

....23088...(1set)...Cypraea globulus Linne, 1758....17 - 18 mm. F+++ to Gem.  Nice set of 3, one is normal, one has very pronounced labral spotting, and one is very dark....Philippines...$20 (1 set available)

....23089...(5)...Cypraea globulus Linne, 1758....17 - 18 mm. F+++ to Gem.  Dark, fresh specimens at a great price!!...Philippines...$7 (5 available)

....6358...(1)...Cypraea globulus forma. ??....14 mm. Gem.  OK - this one has me completely stumped: it sure looks like a globulus to me, but it has 4 distinct spots on its base, which is an amber color...Zanzibar...$15  new price (1 available)

....20582...(2)...Cypraea globulus Linne, 1758....13 to 14 mm. Gem.  Plump, pastel orange with tiny brown spots...Zanzibar...$7  (2 available)

....27522...(2)...Cypraea globulus Linne, 1758....11 to 14 mm. F++ solid.  Similar to C. cicercula but with smooth, non-pustulose dorsum...New Caledonia...$5  (2 available)

SOLD....Cypraea globulus Linne, 1758....21.4 mm. Gem.  Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea globulus Linne, 1758....20 mm. Gem. Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea globulus Linne, 1758....18 mm. Gem.  Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....36148...(1set)...Cypraea gracilis Gaskoin, 1849....13, 15, 15, 16 mm Gem. DELIGHTFUL set of 4 variations...Thailand...$10  (1 set available)

....33355...(2)...Cypraea gracilis fm. japonica Schilder, 1931....12 to 16 mm. F++.  Blue gray backs with a small dorsal spot & fine brown marginal dots...Japan...$4  (2 available)

....31870...(3)...Cypraea gracilis fm. japonica Schilder, 1931....14 to 15 mm. F++.  Endemic form with reduced dorsal markings...Japan...$5  (3 available)

....1374....(1)...Cypraea gracilis fm. macula Angas, 1867....15 mm. Gem.  Cream with blue-gray back & brown dorsal blotch...Philippines..$2  (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea cf. gracilis Gaskoin, 1839....22 mm. F+.  Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea gracilis Gaskoin, 1849....9 to 19 mm. F++.  Philippines.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea gracilis fm. macula Angas, 1867....18 mm. F+++.  Australia.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....29214...(1)...Cypraea granulata Pease, 1862....31 mm. F++. Nice, large, light tan specimen with strong basal teeth & amazingly pustulose back...Hawaii...$30 (1 available)

....35964...(1)...Cypraea granulata Pease, 1862....27 mm. F+++.  Nice, big example of this  endemic species with pustulose back & heavily toothed base...Hawaii...$30  (1 available)

....16813...(1)...Cypraea granulata Pease, 1862....27 mm. F++.  Say "Aloha" to this wonderfully pustulose specimen of this Hawaiian endemic...Hawaii...$25 (1 available)


NEW....42645...(1)...Cypraea guttata Gmelin, 1791....51 mm. F++.  Glorious, mature if slightly smaller example with strong lateral callus and marginal "tiger stripes" extending well up onto the dorsum...Philippines...$125 (1 available)

....39588...(1)...Cypraea guttata Gmelin, 1791....64 mm. Gem. Great, flawless jumbo specimen with nicely striped & extended tips...Philippines...$140 (1 available)

....38938...(1)...Cypraea guttata Gmelin, 1791....71 mm. F+. Absolutely huge discount specimen, with dark dorsum and brown striped base, but likely dead taken due to some loss of gloss...Philippines...$125 (1 available)

....37689...(1)...Cypraea guttata Gmelin, 1791....64 mm. Gem-. Glorious big example of the nominate form, with a pattern of large spots & small dots on the rich orange dorsum & long brown teeth extending onto the margins...Philippines...$175 (1 available)

NEW....42686...(1)...Cypraea guttata fm. azumai Schilder, 1960....62 mm. Gem.  Giant freaky unusual specimen has a dorsal pattern of fine axial lines and just a few marginal spots. Could almost be mistaken for another species except for the distinctive basal striping...Philippines...$185 (1 available)

NEW.....42687...(1)...Cypraea guttata fm. azumai Schilder, 1960....52 mm. Gem.  Unusual pattern has typical small spots on the dorsal anterior, but the sulcus flares to cover much of the posterior. Teeth and callus are fully adult...Philippines...$135 (1 available)

....41731...(1)...Cypraea guttata fm. azumai Schilder, 1960....56 mm. F++.  Good big example with fully developed base & teeth but without the typical dorsal spots. Interesting!...South China Sea...$155 (1 available)

....41732...(1)...Cypraea guttata fm. azumai Schilder, 1960....52 mm. F+.  One tiny pinhole on the base is the only flaw on this lovely, lightly spotted form...South China Sea...$125 (1 available)

....41733...(1)...Cypraea guttata fm. azumai Schilder, 1960....52 mm. Gem.  Lovely, lightly spotted specimen of this pretty form...South China Sea...$140 (1 available)

...41437...(1)...Cypraea guttata fm. azumai Schilder, 1960....50 mm. F++.  Good bargain specimen, nice & fat, but with a tiny ventral pinhole...South China Sea...$165 (1 available)

....41022...(2)...Cyprea guttata fm. azumai Schilder, 1960....49, 51 mm. F+.  Good early adult examples of the finely spotted East China Sea form, fully formed but with slightly light brown stripes...China...$150  (1 available)

....34472...(1)...Cypraea guttata fm. azumai Schilder, 1960....55 mm. F++.  Lovely deep orange example with strong sulcus line...South China Sea...$130   (1 available)

....34473...(1)...Cypraea guttata fm. azumai Schilder, 1960....55 mm. F++.  Odd, slightly pear shaped specimen, with dorsum more tan than orange, very lightly spotted & with big white lateral callus...South China Sea...$135   (1 available)

....27729...(2)...Cypraea guttata fm. azumai Schilder, 1930....52, 53 mm. F++ high .  With deeper apricot orange & fewer spots than the nominate form, these are richly coloured examples of this rare form...South China Sea...$165 (2 available)

...34476...(1)...Cypraea guttata fm. azumai Schilder, 1960....50 mm. F++.  Interesting example, with large, nearly spot-free area, striped lateral callus & neat bifurcated sulcus...South China Sea...$135   (1 available)

....34474...(1)...Cypraea guttata fm. azumai Schilder, 1960....47.5 mm. F++.  Unusual example with very different patterns on either side of the strong, bent sulcus line...South China Sea...$145   (1 available)

....34477...(1)...Cypraea guttata fm. azumai Schilder, 1960....47 mm. F++.  Fully adult & boldly polka-dotted semi-dwarf...South China Sea...$120 firm (1 available)

....34355...(1)...Cypraea guttata fm. azumai Schilder, 1960....45 mm. F+. Delightfully plump, sparsely spotted specimen with good gloss but one tiny pinhole on the base...Taiwan...$135

....31485...(1)...Cypraea guttata fm. guttata Gmelin, 1791....54 mm. Gem. Beautiful, flawless specimen with fine spotted dorsum & dark brown basal lines extending up onto the sides...Philippines...$155

....30848...(1)...Cypraea guttata fm. guttata Gmelin, 1791....45 mm. F++. Lovely, fully adult dwarf specimen with big, evenly spaced spots, great tips & good gloss. One tiny pinhole between 2 teeth is the only flaw I can find...Philippines...$140 (1 available)

....39385...(1)...Cypraea guttata fm. surinensis Raybaudi, 1978....50 mm. F++. Great late adolescent specimen, with good dorsal spotting and brown teeth, but slightly lighter basal spots and minimal lateral callus...Thailand...$135 (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea guttata fm. azumai Schilder, 1960....49 mm. Gem.  South China Sea.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea guttata fm. azumai Schilder, 1960....45 mm. Gem.  South China Sea.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea guttata fm. azumai Schilder, 1960....45 mm. Gem.  South China Sea.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea guttata fm. guttata Gmelin, 1791....67.5 mm. F++. Huge, glorious example, Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea guttata fm. guttata Gmelin, 1791....53 mm. Gem. Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea guttata fm. surinensis Raybaudi, 1978....48 mm. F++. Thailand.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea guttata fm. surinensis Raybaudi, 1978....48 mm. F++. Thailand.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea guttata fm. guttata Gmelin, 1791....47 mm. F. Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....37157...(1)...Cypraea helvola Linne, 1758....26.5 mm. F++. Nice, large, typically patterned specimen...Philippines...$4 (1 available)

....34797...(1)...Cypraea helvola Linne, 1758....13 mm. F++.  Amazingly small dwarf specimen, fully adult...Philippines...$15  (1 available)

....41120...(2)...Cypraea helvola fm. argella Melvill, 1888....19 mm. F++.  The extra dark brown East African form...Tanzania...$3 (2 available)

....39227...(7)...Cypraea helvola fm. hawaiiensis Melvill, 1888....20 to 24 mm. F++. Beautiful specimens of this lighter coloured endemic form...Hawaii...$11 (7 available)

....32695...(2prs)...Cypraea helvola fm. hawaiiensis Melvill, 1888....18 to 21 mm. F++.  Nice little pairs to show pattern variation...Hawaii...$3  (2 pairs available)

SOLD....Cypraea helvola Linne, 1758....23 to 27 mm. F++.  Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea helvola Linne, 1758....21 to 25 mm. F++/gem.  Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea helvola fm. citrinicolor Iredale, 1935....18 to 20 mm. F++.  Australia.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....42002...(1)...Cypraea hesitata Iredale, 1916....97 mm. Gem-.  Beautiful brown speckled specimen with well extended tips and deeply recessed apex...Australia...$65 (1 available)


....42247...(1)...Cypraea hirasei Roberts, 1913....49 mm. Gem-.  Fresh, shiny and fully formed, with interesting dorsal spot a bit like a Chinese character...South China Sea...$450 (1 available)

....42089...(1)...Cypraea hirasei Roberts, 1913....48 mm. Gem.  Magnificent flawless specimen of this classic rarity, with well callused tips and squared brown dorsal spot...China...$425 (1 available)

....41320...(1)...Cypraea hirasei Roberts, 1913....47 mm. Gem.  Magnificent example of this rarity, fully mature & flawless...East China Sea...$425 (1 available)


....42425...(2)...Cypraea hirundo Linne, 1758....14, 16 mm. F++.  Blue-gray backs with brown flecks and twin black end spots...Somalia...$4 (2 available)

....41254...(2)...Cypraea hirundo Linne, 1758....17, 21 mm. F++.  With heavy black marginal spotting...Somalia...$5 (2 available)

SOLD....Cypraea hirundo rouxi Ancey, 1882....17.5 mm. F++. New Britain.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea hirundo rouxi Ancey, 1882....11 mm. F++.  New Caledonia.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....37477...(3)...Cypraea histrio Gmelin, 1791....43 to 48 mm. Gem. Good, chunky specimens with well developed bases & lateral spots...Tanzania...$3 (3 available)

....36475...(1)...Cypraea histrio x maculifera ?....61 mm. F++. Supplied as C. histrio but with large, dark brown stain on the columellar surface a la C. maculifera...Tanzania...$15 (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea histrio Gmelin, 1791....64 mm. F++.  Tanzania.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea histrio Gmelin, 1791....60 mm. F++. East Africa.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea cf. histrio Gmelin, 1791....60 mm. Gem-. Tanzania.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea histrio Gmelin, 1791....57 mm. F++. Tanzania.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea histrio Gmelin, 1791....55 mm. Gem. Tanzania.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....34237...(2)...Cypraea humphreysi Gray, 1825....12 to 14 mm. F++.  Heavily brown speckled top & bottom, with pastel orange base...Philippines...SPECIAL!!...$6  (2 available)

....34237A...(3)...Cypraea humphreysi Gray, 1825....15+ mm. F++. Nice little biggies!!...Philippines...$11 (3 available)

....33040...(1)...Cypraea humphreysi Gray, 1825....14 mm. F++.  Good sized specimens...Solomon Islands...$10  (1 available)

....33041...(7)...Cypraea humphreysi Gray, 1825....12 to 13 mm. F++.  Well speckled typical specimens...Solomon Islands...$8  (7 available)

....32561...(1set)...Cypraea helvola Linne, 1758....23 to 27 mm. F++.  Nice 4 piece series of gradually darker specimens...Philippines...$6  (1 set available)

SOLD....Cypraea humphreysi Gray, 1825....15 mm. F++.  Australia.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


NOTE: These hungerfordi are not that rare any more!! SO, we have reduced the price on many of them.

....41729...(1)...Cypraea hungerfordi Sowerby, 1888....36 mm. F++.  Immaculate specimen, with pastel orange base & margins edged with fine black specks...South China Sea...$15 (1 available)

....41730...(1)...Cypraea hungerfordi Sowerby, 1888....28 mm. F++.  Fully adult flawless dwarf specimen...South China Sea...$18 (1 available)

....41438...(1)...Cypraea hungerfordi Sowerby, 1888....33 mm. F++.  Smaller specimen of the Northern form...South China Sea...$12 (1 available)

....38942...(3)...Cypraea hungerfordi Sowerby, 1888....33 to 37 mm. F++. If your Taurus runs out of fuel does it have a hungerfordi gasoline?...China...$25 (3 available

....26123...(1)...Cypraea hungerfordi Sowerby, 1888....42 mm. F+++.HUGE!!...South China Sea...$60 new price  (1 available)

....26124...(1)...Cypraea hungerfordi Sowerby, 1888....38 to 40 mm. F+++.  You'll hungerfordis prime, large specimen (oooh the Punishment)...South China Sea...$30 new price  (1 available)

....36403...(1)....Cypraea hungerfordi Sowerby, 1888....38 mm. F+++.  Big, fully developed specimen with marginal spots so dense they form a black lateral line...China...$18  (1 available)

....34622...(1)...Cypraea hungerfordi Sowerby, 1888....38 mm. F++. Good, big example virtually ringed by the black lateral spots...China...$17

....19694...(2)...Cypraea hungerfordi Sowerby, 1888....37, 38 mm. F++.  Lightest orange-pink base & marginal callous with a few black spots...Taiwan...$20 new price  (2 available)

....19380...(3)...Cypraea hungerfordi Sowerby, 1888....38 mm. F++. Nice, well developed examples, on the large side...Taiwan...$29 (3 available)

....24464...(2)...Cypraea hungerfordi Sowerby, 1888....37 mm. F.  Bargain starter specimen has 6 or 7 pinholes in the dorsum...Japan...$10  (2 available)

....25813...(1)...Cypraea hungerfordi Sowerby, 1888....35 mm. F++. Orange base, brown marginal spots. You'll hunger for these hungerfordi...Taiwan...$20 new price (1 available)

....19695...(1)...Cypraea hungerfordi Sowerby, 1888....34.5 mm F++.  Lovely specimen with creamy base & black marginal spots...Taiwan...$25 (1 available)

....36402...(1)...Cypraea hungerfordi Sowerby, 1888....34 mm. F+++.  Great, fully mature examples of this scarce, deep water cowrie...China...$12  (1 available)

...26126...(3)...Cypraea hungerfordi Sowerby, 1888....32 to 35 mm. F+++.  Good specimens of this uncommon cowrie...South China Sea...SPECIAL!!!...$15 new price (3 available)

....35521...(1)...Cypraea hungerfordi Sowerby, 1888....34 mm. F++.  You'll hunger for dis fine specimen...Philippines...$15 (1 available)

....25814...(4)...Cypraea hungerfordi Sowerby, 1888....30 to 34 mm. F++.  Fully adult specimens at a juvenile price...Taiwan...$18  (4 available)


....41122...(2)... Cypraea isabella Linne, 1758....28, 26 mm. F++.  Nice normals from non-normal location...Somalia...$3 (2 available)

....39228...(5)...Cypraea isabella Linne, 1758....37 to 39 mm. F++. Nice large examples with minimal black flecks...Philippines...$9 (5 available)

....2372...(4)...Cypraea isabella Linne, 1758....28 - 33 mm. F+.  Light-colerd form, almost no brown axial marks. Subfossil...Zanzibar..$6 (4 available)

....270...(1)...Cypraea isabella L, 1758....29 mm. F++. Unusual: only a teensie tiny trace of pattern. Light tan...Fiji...$8 (1 available)

....31785...(1)...Cypraea isabella Linne, 1758....26 mm. F++.  ("super cute spotted form"- according to my source) Fresh & dark, with orange tips & dorsal specks joined to form fine black axial lines...Thailand...$4  (1 available)

....34426...(2)...Cypraea isabella Linne, 1758....18, 19 mm. F++. Dimunitive, dark, dwarf examples...Thailand...$4 (2 available)

....39585...(1)...Cypraea isabella fm. controversa Gray, 1824....23 mm. Gem. Polynesian form, darker & more cylindrical than the typical form...French Polynesia...$25 (1 available)

....35971...(2)...Cypraea isabella fm. controversa Gray, 1824....14 to 20 mm. Gem.  Quite decent specimens of this endemic form supplier says come from deep water...Hawaii...$9  (2 available)

SOLD....Cypraea isabella Linne, 1758....36 mm. Gem. Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea isabella Linne, 1758....25 to 33 mm. F++.  Cook Islands.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea isabella Linne, 1758....31.5 mm. F++. Somalia.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea isabella fm. rumphii Schilder & Schilder, 1938....36 mm. F++. Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


SOLD....Cypraea jeaniana fm. sherylae Raybaudi, 1990....61 mm. Gem.  Australia.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....42426...(8)...Cypraea kieneri Hidalgo, 1906....13 to 15 mm. F++.  Backs banded in dark blue-gray...Somalia...$2 (8 available)

....41890...(7)...Cypraea kieneri Hidalgo, 1906....15 to 17 mm. F++.  Good examples from this "tough" locality...Somalia...$3 (7 available)

....41255...(+)...Cypraea kieneri Hidalgo, 1906....14 to 18 mm. F++.  You'll be a "keener" for these fine examples with blue banded backs and fine spotted margins...Somalia...$2(lots available)

....33359...(1)...Cypraea kieneri Hidalgo, 1906....19 mm. F++.  With 3 pale blue-gray dorsal bands...Mozambique...$3  (1 available)

....23549...(6)...Cypraea kieneri Hidalgo, 1906....16 to 19 mm. F+++.  Blue-gray banded backs & with black spotted tips...Solomon Is....$3  (6 available)

....29559...(1)...Cypraea kieneri Hidalgo, 1906....17 mm. F++.  Large, with nice blue-gray back...Djibouti...$3  (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea kieneri Hidalgo, 1906....19 to 21 mm. F++.  LARGE, decent specimens...Zanzibar.        shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


...41978...(1)...Cypraea kuroharai Kuroda & Habe, 1961....28 mm. Gem.  Intriguing dwarf specimen with fully formed base and full adult pattern...Japan...$975 (1 available)

....41439...(1)...Cypraea kuroharai Kuroda & Habe, 1961....46 mm. F+.  Dead taken but decent specimen of this deep water rarity, still with most of its gloss, but a small ventral perforation...South China Sea...$750 (1 available)

....41365...(1)...Cypraea kuroharai Kuroda & Habe, 1961...40.5 mm. F+. Great fresh dead specimen with just a tuch of dulling on the base...South China Sea...$625

....41322...(1)...Cypraea kuroharai Kuroda & Habe, 1961....38 mm. F+.  Very fresh dead, still with full gloss, but 2 tiny pits on the dorsum...East China Sea...$650 (1 available)


....23057...(6)...Cypraea labrolineata Gaskoin, 1849....15 to 18 mm. F++.  Good specimens with callused bases and brown speckled lips & tips...Australia...$5 (6 available)

....32559...(3)...Cypraea labrolineata Gaskoin, 1849....19 to 21 mm. F++.  Big for the species with white spotted, dark brown backs...Philippines...$3  (3 available)

....23057...(3sets)...Cypraea labrolineata Gaskoin, 1849....15 - 18 mm. F++ to Gem. Terrific trios!! Sets of three very different variations...Queensland, Australia...$8 (3 sets available)

....34169...(1pr)....Cypraea labrolineata Gaskoin, 1849....17 mm. F+/F++.  Extreme pattern pair...Philippines...$5  (1 pair available)

....36747...(1)...Cypraea cf. labrolineata Gaskoin, 1849....14 mm. F++. Cafe au lait tan with lots of tiny white spots...Philippines...$4 (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea labrolineata Gaskoin, 1849....17 mm. F++.  Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....32563...(2)...Cypraea "labroserpentis"....(ventrum) 20 & 26.3 mm. F+. Possibly a hybrid between labrolineata & caputserpentis, with teeth & dark margins of caputserpentis but no basal callus or apical spots, & the overall shape & dorsal sulcus of labrolineata...Philippines...$ make me an offer (2 available)


....42010...(1)...Cypraea lamarcki Gray, 1825....36 mm. Gem.  Fine specimen with brown speckled base and white spotted dorsum...Thailand...$6 (1 available)

....41081...(1pr)...Cypraea lamarckii Gray, 1825....42 mm. F++.  Neat pair from an unusual locality. Dorsums with 2 very different spot sizes & densities...Madagascar...$10 (1 pair available)

....36054...(1)....Cypraea lamarcki Gray, 1825....42 mm. F++. Nice, large, well inflated example with lots of brown marginal spots & brown lined tips...Thailand...$12  (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea lamarcki Gray, 1825....50 mm. F++. Tanzania.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea lamarcki Gray, 1825....43 mm. Gem. Tanzania.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea lamarcki Gray, 1825....34, 37 & 39 mm. F++. Tanzania.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea lamarcki Gray, 1825....37 mm. F+ to F++.  India.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea lamarcki redimita Melvill, 1888....26 & 28 mm. F++.  Burma.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....33265...(1)...Cypraea langfordi Kuroda, 1938....55 mm. F++ high.  Spectacular specimen of this scarce & beautiful collectors' item...Philippines...$275 and WELL worth it!  (1 available)


....41725...(1)...Cypraea leucodon Broderip, 1828....87 mm. Gem-.  Spectacular large specimen, fully adult, fat and with big dorsal spots. Spots on the labral edge are actually raised!...Philippines...$1300 (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea leucodon Broderip, 1828....84.5 mm. F+. Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea leucodon Broderip, 1828....79 mm. Gem-. Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea leucodon Broderip, 1828 ....86 mm. Gem-. Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....41852...(1)...Cypraea leviathan fm. titan Schider & Schilder, 1937....48 mm. F++.  Banded in orange & gray, with callused tan base and deep purple teeth...Somalia...$12 (1 available)

....41853...(1)...Cypraea leviathan fm. titan Schider & Schilder, 1937....36 mm. F++. Dwarf form, with fully mature base & deep orange banded back...Somalia...$4 (1 available)

....41493...(3)...Cypraea leviathan fm. titan Schilder & Schilder, 1932....39 to 41 mm. F++.  Nice examples with pretty pastel orange-pink bands...Somalia...$6 (3 available)

....41494...(2)...Cypraea leviathan fm. titan Schilder & Schilder, 1932....37 mm. F++.  Slightly smaller but fully developed, with thick basal callus...Somalia...$5 (2 available)

....41123...(2)...Cypraea leviathan fm. titan Schilder & Schilder, 1932....37, 40 mm. F++.  Excellent examples with heavily callused margins...Somalia...$4 (2 available)

....18841...(2)...Cypraea leviathan fm. titan Schilder & Schilder, 1962....27 to 29 mm. F++.   Fully adult dwarf forms so small the name seems inappropriate!...Zanzibar...$9 (2 available)

SOLD....Cypraea leviathan fm. titan Schilder & Schilder, 1932....72 mm. Gem. Tanzania.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea leviathan fm. titan Schilder & Schilder, 1932....61 mm. F+.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


NEW....42834...(1)...Cypraea limacina Lamarck, 1811....17 mm. Fawn brown with fine white specks. From a tough locality...Somalia...$5 (1 available)

....23436...(1)...Cypraea limacina Lamarck, 1811....20 mm. F+++.  Pustulose dorsum, darker than typical...Zanzibar...$8  (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea limacina fm. interstincta Wood, 1828....22 mm. F++.  Zanzibar.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....27528...(2)...Cypraea listeri Gray, 1828....15, 17 mm. F++ solid.  Blue-gray bands & black lateral spots...New Caledonia...$10  (2 available)

....23264...(1)...Cypraea listeri Gray, 1828....16 mm. Gem.  Lovely blue-gray banded specimen from an unusual location...Laccadive Islands...$9 (1 available)

....36634...(1)...Cypraea listeri Gray, 1828....15 mm. F++. Blue-gray back with white base & strong brown labral spots...Philippines...$5 (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea lisetae Kilburn, 1975....14 mm. Gem. Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


SOLD....Cypraea lurida Linne, 1758....48 mm. F++. Mediterranean.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....41440...(1)...Cypraea lutea Gmelin, 1791....21 mm. F++.  Nice example with brown speckled orange base & fawn banded dorsum...Philippines...$3 (1 available)

....31084...(2)...Cypraea lutea Gmelin, 1791....21 & 22 mm. F++.  Larger & darker than average specimens...Philippines...$3  (2 available)

....23554...(4)...Cypraea lutea Gmelin, 1791....16 mm. F+++.  Boldly speckled bright orange bases...Philippines...$3 (4 available)

SOLD....Cypraea lutea Gmelin, 1791....22.5 mm. F++. Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea lutea Gmelin, 1791....20 mm. F++.  Philippines.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....37099...(1)...Cypraea lynx Linne, 1758....63 mm. F++. Huge specimen with faint milky overcast...Tanzania...$17 (1 available)

....37939...(1)...Cypraea lynx Linne, 1758....62 mm. F++. Big specimen, with milky dorsal overcast, except at the sulcus...Ex col ?...$9 (1 available)

....17885...(3)...Cypraea lynx Linne, 1758....54 to 58 mm. F++.  Big kitties!! Nice kitties, each with a slightly different pattern...Philippines...$5 (3 available)

....16648...(4)...Cypraea lynx Linne, 1758....54 - 57 mm. F++.  Good sized typical specimens...Philippines...$4  (4 available)

....27184...(1)...Cypraea lynx Linne, 1758....53 mm. F+.  Big kitty in the light tan colour phase,  unusually pale & nearly spot free dorsum...Tanzania...$5  (1 available)

....36131...(3)...Cypraea lynx Linne, 1758....47 to 52 mm. F+++.  Extremely pale local colour form, cream with a few brown spots, now unavailable due to hotel construction...Thailand...$5  (3 available)

....31004...(10)...Cypraea lynx Linne, 1758....45 to 52 mm. F++.  Bag full of bobcats! Typically spotted specimens...Philippines...$3 for 2 (10 available)

....22363...(1pr)....Cypraea lynx Linne, 1758....43 & 51 mm. F++.  Extreme pair, one pink toned, the other blueish, showing the opposite ends of this population's variability...Philippines...$10  (1 pair available)

....16649...(3)...Cypraea lynx Linne, 1758....49 - 50 mm. F++.  Slightly smaller normal examples...Philippines...$3  (3 available)

....23425...(2)...Cypraea lynx Linne, 1758....44 to 47 mm. F++.  Black spotted milky gray backs with orange between the teeth. Prime, fresh beauties...Philippines...$6 (2 available)

....28084...(1)...Cypraea lynx Linne, 1758....44 mm. F++.  Distinctly spotted cat, with overclouding Dig it, Man!...Philippines...$3 (1 available)

....32631...(1pr)....Cypraea lynx Linne, 1758....31 & 39 mm. F++.  Good pair shows variability of colour, pattern & size...Philippines...$5  (1 pair available)

....32003...(1)...Cypraea lynx Linne, 1758....29 mm. F+.  Extreme freak, with labral injury causing open mouth effect & very pale dorsal spotting...Philippines...$8  (1 available)

....32560...(9)...Cypraea lynx Linne, 1758....24 to 27 mm. F++.  Completely adult dwarf specimens...Philippines...$5  (9 available)

....7782...(1pr)....Cypraea lynx Linne 1758....22, 25 mm. F++ & Gem.  pair, one typical, one elongated freak, with high apex and odd columellar teeth...Philippines...$5  (1 pair available)

....32004...(1)...Cypraea lynx Linne, 1758....24 mm. F++.  Odd little dwarf specimen, speckled & elongated...Philippines...$6  (1 available)

....29666...(1)...Cypraea lynx Linne, 1758....22 mm. F+++.  Freak form. lop-sided dwarf specimen with full dentition...Philippines...$7  (1 available)

....39587...(2)...Cypraea lynx fm. vanelli Linne, 1758....28, 29 mm. Gem. Interesting dwarf form...French Polynesia...$4 (2 available)

....32704...(1)...Cypraea lynx fm. vanelli Linne, 1758....57 mm. F++.  Large, light coloured form with minimal spotting...Philippines...$13  (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea lynx Linne, 1758....59 & 60 mm. F++.  Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea lynx Linne, 1758....53 mm. F++.  Philippines.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea lynx Linne, 1758....46 to 51 mm. F++.  Philippines.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea lynx Linne, 1758....25 mm. F++.  Somalia.         shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....41856...(1)...Cypraea maculifera Schilder, 1932....41 mm. F++.  Identified as depressa originally, a check of the dentition shows it to be a maculifera without basal blotch, matching Lorenz & Hubert plate 14 fig. 29...Philippines...$25 (1 available)

....39229...(1)...Cyporaea maculifera Schilder, 1930....62 mm. F++. Big, well inflated specimens with heavy basal callus & dark columellar spot...Hawaii...$12 (1 available)

....38946...(2)...Cypraea maculifera Schilder, 1932....53, 56 mm. Gem. Flawless fully developed examples with distinctive columellar blotch...Hawaii...$25 (1 available)

....39230...(1)...Cypraea cf. maculifera Schilder, 1930....53 mm. F++. Good example from an unusual location...Mozambique...$8 (1 available)

....35184...(1)...Cypraea maculifera Schilder, 1932....53 mm. F+. Good sized example, with nice reticulate pattern, but a touch of dorsal wear...Hawaii...$6 (1 available)

....5587...(1)...Cypraea maculifera Schilder, 1932....50 mm. F++ Partly melanistic. Dark back & sides and elongate..Hawaii?...$40 price reduced to $30 (1 available)

....32475...(1)...Cypraea cf. maculifera Schilder, 1932....43 mm. F++.  Fully adult dwarf specimen...Philippines...$4  (1 available)

....16571...(1)...Cypraea maculifera Schilder,1932....38 mm. F++. Interesting! Brown columellar spot, but otherwise similar to C. depressa it is so small & flattened....Indonesia...$13 (1 available)

....41362...(1)...Cypraea maculifera fm. hawiiensis Schilder, 1932...78 mm. F++. Huge, dark patterned example with marginal spotting so dense it is almost solid black. Gem but for a tiny pit in the margin...Hawaii...$60 (1 available)

....41361...(1)...Cypraea maculifera fm. hawiiensis Schilder, 1932....73 mm. F++. Glorious specimen with wonderfully thickened marginal callus. The only flaw is a thin dorsal growth line...Hawaii...$45 (1 available)

....41363...(1)...Cypraea maculifera fm. hawaiiensis Schilder, 1932....71 mm. Gem. Large, flawless example with dark teeth & black spotted gray margins...Hawaii...$40 (1 available)

...41359...(1)...Cypraea maculifera fm. hawaiiensis Schilder, 1932...69 mm. Gem. Massive, heavily calused example with large, dense lateral spots...Hawaii...$40 (1 available)

...41360...(1)...Cypraea maculifera fm. hawaiiensis Schilder, 1932....68.5 mm. F++. Globose & well netted, with heavy, black spotted marginal callus...Hawaii...$35 (1 available)

....41364...(1)...Cypraea maculifera fm. hawaiiensis Schilder, 1932....65 mm. Gem. Magnificently melanistic! "Double struck" dorsal pattern and extra dark margins & base...Hawaii...$38 (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea maculifera hawaiiensis Heiman, 2005....69, 70 mm. F+++.  Hawaii.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea maculifera hawaiiensis Heiman, 2005....49, 51 mm. Gem.  Hawaii.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


Sensational, select C. mappa.

 (We've got so many maps we could start our own Atlas)

....38947...(1)...Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....91 mm. F+. Magnificent mutant monster! Has distinctly wrinkled dorsum, odd “dendritic” pattern, and purple tinted tips & base...Philippines...$38 (1 available)

....38948...(1)...Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....84 mm. F+. Large, typically patterned example with purple tips & pink base. One chipped tip is partially self healed...Philippines...$32 (1 available)

....38949...(2)...Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....76, 78 mm. F++. Beautiful examples with totally classic sulcus & pretty pink tinted bases...Philippines...$25 (1 available)

....38950...(1)...Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....70 mm. F++. Nicely inflated and partly melanistic specimen with purple tinted base & brown columellar spot...Philippines...$22 (1 available)

....30067...(1)...Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....85, 86 mm. F+ high.  Odd sulcus freaks, with blurred, indistinct sulcus line...Philippines...$13  (1 available)

....29532...(1pr)....Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....78 & 83 mm. F++.  Odd & intruiging pair, Two shades of brown, two different shapes & two scrambled sulci...Philippines...$20  (1 pair available)

....23332...(1)...Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....80 mm. F++.  Odd specimen with un-lobed sulcus line & strange dorsal pattern...Philippines...$14 (1 available)

....30068...(1)...Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....79 mm. F++.  With mildly melanistic patch on the dorsum. Think of it like a birth mark!...Philippines...$10  (1 available)

....5081...(1)...Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....79 mm. F++ solid. Really unusual sulcus, and quite Globose!  Phillipines...$12  (1 available)

....32639...(1)...Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....73 mm. F++.  Pink based & purple tipped, with a long, lightly freaky, lateral extension of the sulcus...Philippines...$12  (1 available)

....32640...(2)...Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....70 & 79 mm. F++.  Pretty pink based specimens with partly disrupted dorsal pattern...Philippines...$10  (2 available)

....23336...(1)...Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....78 mm. F++.  A bit of everything! Pink base, nice dorsal pattern & mildly freaky sulcus...Philippines...$9.  (1 available)

....24126...(1)...Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....77 mm. F++. 3 way sulcus freak, with wide, interesting side branch to the left margin...Philippines...$16  (1 available)

....23337...(1)...Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....77 mm. F++.  Strange blotchy dorsal pattern & wide sulcus with an island in it!...Philippines...$9 (1 available)

....29531...(1pr)....Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....76 & 77 mm. F++.  Interesting pair, One very inflated & with complex sulcus, the other quite elongated, with nearly straight sulcus...Philippines...$27  (1 pair available)

....20866...(1)...Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....76 mm. F++.  Globose!! Quite hump-backed  (No, it doesn't sing)...Philippines...$8  (1 available)

....22074...(1)...Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....74 mm. F++. Quite freaky! with strange, wandering, split sulcus & an unusual callous covering the central labral teeth...Philippines...$18  (1 available)

....22364...(1)...Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....74 mm. F+.  Bizzare injury freak, with a ridge that becomes a groove across the dorsum...Philippines...$15  (1 available)

....37596...(1)...Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....72.5 mm. F++. Totally typical mappa with very pale teeth & classic sulcus line...Philippines...$13 (1 available)

....5082...(1)...Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....72.5 mm. F++ solid.  Odd small dark patches of very early melanism-good study shell!...Philippines...$8  (1 available)

....23338...(1)...Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....72 mm. F++.  Partly melanistic, with over-riding dark patches at anterior end & on apex...Philippines...$8  (1 available)

....19698...(1)...Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....70 mm. F++.  Interesting example with the sulcus displaced almost to the labral margin!...Philippines...$11  (1 pair available)

....32635...(1)...Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....70 mm. F++.  With mild melanism partly obscuring the sulcus...Philippines...$9  (1 available)

....32636...(1)...Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....70 mm. F++. Totally unique example has ridge across the dorsum & sulcus that looks like a spalsh of milk caught on high speed film!...Philippines...$25  (1 available)

....32638...(1)...Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....70 mm. F++.  Classic example of the pretty, pink based colour form...Philippines...$11  (1 available)

....32573...(1)...Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....70 mm. F++.  Mild-mannered minimally melanistic mappa. With black apical spot, several melanistic patches along the sulcus & a tan base with large brown spot on the columellar side...Philippines...$15  (1 available)

....18814...(1)...Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....68.5 mm. F++.  A freaky little specimen! Interupted sulcus, disrupted pattern on one side & a base with a large blotch & no orange on the teeth...Philippines...$15  (1 available)

....33424...(2)...Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....67, 68 mm. F+ high.  Mid-sized examples with light pink base. A couple of small dorsal irregularities...Philippines...$7  (2 available

....33425...(1)....Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....66 mm. F++.  Partial melanism, with pattern over-printing on much of the dorsum...Philippines...$18  (1 available)

....23334...(1)...Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....66 mm. F++.  Good globose shape, with dorsum splendidly overcasted and with pink-tinted base. Quite different!...Philippines...$17  (1 available)

....17690...(1)...Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758>....63 mm. F++.  STRANGE! The margins are dotted like fm. geographica, yet this is still the nominate form...Philippines....$20  (1 available)

....32644...(1)...Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....62 mm. F++.   Cute spots, and a well repaired dorsal injury has resulted in a flattened labral side & an elongated profile...Philippines...$10  (1 available)

....24843...(1)...Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....61 mm. F++.  Space saver specimen! Perfect typical mappa....Philippines...$5  (1 available)

....19114...(1)...Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....60 mm. F++.  With Definitely Melanistic side patches, obscured sulcus, & lovely purple basal spot...Philippines...$20  (1 available)

....36544...(1)...Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....60 mm. F+. Wild injury/growth freak looks like it has a hernia on the dorsum!...Philippines...$12

....22080...(1pr)....Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....57 & 60 mm. F++.  Semi-Dwarf pair, one with moderately degenerate dorsal pattern...Philippines...$18 (1 pair available)

....34728...(1)...Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....55 mm. F++.  Delightful completely classic dwarf specimen, fully adult & with pink, callused base...Philippines...$18  (1 available)

....32641...(1)...Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....55 mm. F++.  Lightweight but adult dwarf...Philippines...$15  (1 available)

....35575...(1)...Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....53 mm. F++.  Immaculate, heavily-spotted dwarf specimen......Philippines...$25  (1 available)

....38362...(1)...Cypraea mappa fm. geographica Schilder & Schilder, 1933....66 mm. F++. Good example of early melanism, with darkening & partial occlusion of the sulcus...Tanzania...$20 (1 available)

....37641...(1)...Cypraea mappa fm. geographica Schilder & Schilder, 1933....80 mm. F++. Nice, big, globose example with orange teeth & classic sulcus...Tanzania...$25 (1 available)

....37644...(1)...Cypraea mappa fm. geographica Schilder & Schilder, 1933....74 mm. F++. Interesting example has degenerate, partly obscured sulcus...Tanzania...$16 (1 available)

....37645...(1pr)....Cypraea mappa fm. geographica Schilder & Schilder, 1933....67 & 68 mm. F++. Unusual pair, both adult, but one shows superior sulcus, pattern & spot development...Tanzania...$30 (1 available)

....39646...(1)...Cypraea mappa fm. panerythra...79 mm. Gem. Great specimen of this light-weight, cylindrical form, with brown basal spot & nice mappa pattern...Philippines...$55 (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....85, 86 mm. F+ high.  Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....81 mm. F++.  Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....77 mm. F++. Caroline Islands.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea mappa Linne, 1758....67 mm. F++.  Philippines.        shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea mappa fm. geographica Schilder & Schilder, 1933....79 mm. F++. Tanzania.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea mappa fm. geographica Schilder & Schilder, 1933....57 mm. F++.  Thailand.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea mappa fm. geographica Schilder & Schilder, 1933....76 mm. F++. Tanzania.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea mappa fm. geographica Schilder & Schilder, 1933....74 mm. F++. Tanzania.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea mappa fm. geographica Schilder & Schilder, 1933....67 mm. F+++.  Absolutely classic dorsal pattern. This one could be photographed for a Cyp book as a perfect representative of the form...Tanzania.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea mappa fm. cf. geographica Schilder & Schilder....48 mm. F+++. Fully adult dwarf with good, solid, heavy base...Sumatra.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea mappa rosea Gray, 1824....49 mm. F++. Tanzania.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....42531...(1)...Cypraea margarita Dillwyn, 1817....16 mm. Gem.  Shiny white and hump-backed. Almost looks like a miniature Zoila. Where=s that salt shaker?...Solomon Islands...$12 (1 available)

....42369...(1)...Cypraea margarita Dillwyn, 1817....15 mm. Gem.  With smooth, pale finely speckled dorsum and all extended tips intact...Philippines...$11 (1 available)

....36261...(2)...Cypraea margarita Dillwyn, 1817....15 mm. F++. Pale, bulbous examples with great tips. No wasting away in Margaritaville here...Philippines...$10  (2 available)

SOLD....Cypraea margarita Dillwyn, 1817....15 mm. F++. Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea margarita Dillwyn, 1817....15 mm. Gem. Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


NEW....42826...(2)...Cypraea marginalis Dillwyn, 1817....18, 20 mm. F++.  Delightful dwarf examples with fully developed adult bases. First order gets the smaller one...Somalia...$14 (2 available)

....39959...(4)...Cypraea marginalis Dillwyn, 1817....27 to 29 mm. F++.  Great large examples with brown & white dorsal spots and pastel lavender basal markings...Somalia...$10 (4 available)

....39960...(6)...Cypraea marginalis Dillwyn, 1817....21 to 24 mm. F++.  Nice specimens of this East African endemic...Somalia...$7 (6 available)

....41860...(1)...Cypraea marginalis Dillwyn, 1817....24.5 mm. F++.  Pretty species with mauve base and evenly spaced dorsal spots...Somalia...$9 (1 available)

....41496...(5)...Cypraea marginalis Dillwyn, 1817....28 to 30 mm. F++.  Good, big, heavily callused examples with palest lilac bases...Somalia...$24 (5 available)

....41497...(9)...Cypraea marginalis Dillwyn, 1817....22 to 27 mm. F++.  Slightly smaller but still sweet spotted specimens...Somalia...$10 (9 available)

....29562...(1pr)....Cypraea marginalis Dillwyn, 1817....23 & 24 mm. F++.  Light & dark colour phase pair of this pretty cowrie...Djibouti...$24  (1 pair available)

NEW....42825...(2)...Cypraea marginalis fm. pseudocellata Schilder & Schilder, 1938....23, 25 mm. F++.  Lovely form with purple base and markings...Somalia...$17 (2 available)

....41256...(1)...Cypraea marginalis/pseudocellata Schilder & Schilder, 1938....22 mm. Gem.  Arabian Sea form with deep purple basal markings...Somalia...$20 (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea marginalis/pseudocellata....29 & 27 mm. F++/gem.  Somalia.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....31092...(7)...Cypraea martini Schepman, 1907....12 to 15 mm. F++. It's happy hour. Have a Martini! (see Olividae section for your olives)...Philippines...$30 (7 available)

....30725...(3)...Cypraea martini Schepman, 1907....12 to 14 mm. F++.  Fresh & mature, with brown teeth & fine speckles...Philippines...SPECIAL!!...$14  (3 available)

SOLD....Cypraea martini Schepman, 1907....17.5 mm. Gem. Philippines.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea martini Schepman, 1907....13 to 15 mm. F++.  Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea martini Schepman, 1907....14 mm. F++.  Philippines.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....28371...(1)...Cypraea mauritiana Linne, 1758....85 mm. F+ nicely.  Though perhaps fresh dead, this big specimen shows strong melanism with "double struck" dorsal pattern...Philippines...$12  (1 available)

....24471...(1)...Cypraea mauritiana Linne, 1758....77 mm. F++. Dark, clear, dorsal pattern with wide, heavy base...Philippines...$5  (1 available)

....29535...(1pr)....Cypraea mauritiana Linne, 1758....68 & 71 mm. F+ high.  Both fully adult, solid, heavy based examples, one with great , well defined pattern the other with degenerate or retained juvenile pattern...Philippines...$9  (1 pair available)

....31873...(1)...Cypraea mauritiana Linne, 1758....70 mm. F++.  Good typical specimen, though from an unusual locality...Taiwan...$4  (1 available)

....32270...(1)...Cypraea mauritiana Linne, 1758....68 mm. F++.  Delightful "Northern Boy" specimen with a pattern reminiscent of C. histrio...Taiwan...$7  (1 available)

....32654...(1)...Cypraea mauritiana Linne, 1758....67 mm. F++.  Good, dark, fairly typically patterned specimen...Philippines...$4 (1 available)

....23693...(1)...Cypraea mauritiana Linne, 1758....60 mm. F++.  Dark dward with heavy melanism...Philippines...$14  (1 available)

....32647...(1)...Cypraea mauritiana Linne, 1758....53 mm. F++.  Cute, typically patterned dwarf specimen...Philippines...$25  (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea mauritiana Linne, 1758....96 mm. F+. Tanzania.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....39097...(1)...Cypraea milliaris Gmelin, 1791....25 mm. F++. Neat, fully developed & well callused specimen of the deepwater form...Philippines...$9 (1 available)

....30998...(1)...Cypraea milliaris Gmelin, 1791....47 mm. F++.  Jumbo specimen!!...Philippines...$9  (1 available)

....34602...(10)...Cypraea milliaris - forma?? Linne, 1758....35 to 45 mm. F++.  Interesting deep water form with different spot pattern & reduced markings on the terminals, and coarser, less regular teeth...South China Sea...$6  (10 available)

....32001...(1)...Cypraea milliaris Gmelin, 1791....40 mm. F+ high.  Serious dorsal injury freak with mishapen back & split sulcus pattern...Philippines...$5  (1 available)

....30997...(4prs)....Cypraea milliaris Gmelin, 1791....36 to 40 mm. F+++.  Nice large examples with lots of fine spots...Philippines...$5  (4 pairs available)

....28083...(1)...Cypraea milliaris Gmelin, 1791....39 mm. F++. Large, typically white speckled specimen...India...$5  (1 available)

....18561...(2)...Cypraea milliaris Gmelin, 1791....35 to 37 mm. F++/G.  Nice normal greenish-tan with pale spots...Australia...$3  (2 available)

....30996...(3prs)....Cypraea milliaris Gmelin, 1791....31 to 35 mm. F+++.  Colour pairs, one with greenish background, the other mustard yellow, covered in fine spots...Philippines...$5  (3 pairs available)

....32562...(9)...Cypraea milliaris Gmelin, 1791....23 to 26 mm. F++.  Delightful dwarves! Hey Doc, Don't be Bashful, buy one & you'll be Happy, don't & you might be Grumpy...Philippines...$4  (9 available)

SOLD....Cypraea milliaris Gmelin, 1791....45 mm. F++.   Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


SOLD....Cypraea minoridens Melvill, 1901....11, 13 mm. F++. Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....41441...(1)...Cypraea moneta Linne, 1758....37 mm. Gem.  Monster  moneta in bands of yellow and green...Mozambique...$22 (1 available)

....37688...(1)...Cypraea moneta Linne, 1758....35 mm. F++. Huge for the species and albinistic all white...Philippines...$13 (1 available)

....38514...(2)...Cypraea moneta Linne, 1758....22, 23 mm. F++. Sulfur yellow backs & highly callused sides. Like little fried eggs!...Philippines...$5 (2 available)

....32564...(1set)...Cypraea moneta Linne, 1758....21 to 33 mm. F+/F++.  Great 6 piece variation/freak set, with a nice large, typical example & a range of other dorsal colours & rostratism...Philippines...$20 new price  (1 set available)

....24450...(1)...Cypraea moneta Linne, 1758....31 mm. F++.  Greenish/yellow backs & heavy marginal callus on these large examples...Zanzibar...$4  (1 available)

....37481...(1)...Cypraea moneta Linne, 1758....26 mm. F+. Sulfur yellow injury freak has generated a heavy, rostrate bassal callus...Tanzania...$15 (1 available)

....20640...(2sets)...Cypraea moneta Linne, 1758...18 to 26 mm. F++/Gem.  Nice 5 piece sets show a range of colours, shapes & dorsal bands. Good display of variability...Transkei...$7  (2 sets available)

....20641...(15)...Cypraea moneta Linne, 1758...18 to 26 mm. F++/Gem.  Good singles from this unusual locality...Transkei  (S. Africa)...$3 for 3 (15 available)

....36414...(1set)...Cypraea moneta Linne, 1758....15 to 26 mm. F++.  Fascinating 12 piece study set of assorted structural freaks too diverse to descibe...Philippines...$35  (1 set available)

....15696...(1set)...Cypraea moneta Linne, 1758....18 - 25 mm. F++. NICE set! Greenish with blue stripes...Philippines...$10  (1 set available)

....34686...(1set)...Cypraea moneta Linne, 1758 (#55 & 57)....20, 24 mm. F+.  Interesting trio, one typically yellow with heavily callused base, one white with greenish, slightly flattened dorsum & one elongate & somewhat hump-backed...Philippines...$9  (1 set available)

....37830...(4)...Cypraea moneta Linne, 1758....19 to 24 mm. F++. Bright yellow & slightly rostrate...”Indo Pacific”...$4 (4 available)

....33427...(1)....Cypraea moneta Linne, 1758....23 mm. F++.  Bright mustard yellow with heavily callused base...Philippines...$5  (1 available)

....37479...(1)...Cypraea moneta Linne, 1758....22 mm. F+. Oddly "squashed" freak form...Tanzania...$6 (1 available)

....29344...(1)...Cypraea moneta Linne, 1758....22 mm. F+. Twisted toothless freak! Odd dorsal stain & complete lack of teeth, almost looks like Ovulidae...Philippines...$15  (1 available)

....30727...(1pr)....Cypraea moneta freaks....19 & 22 mm. F+.  Neat pair of ridge-backed freak forms, one resembles a Marginella & one a Cyphoma...Philippines...$17 (1 pair available)

....23428...(1)...Cypraea moneta Linne, 1758....21 mm. F++.  Super-bright sulfur yellow!...Zanzibar...$4  (1 available)

....30729...(1)...Cypraea moneta....20 mm. F+.  Freak, with dorsal hump so large that from one side it looks like a tiny C. hesitata howelli!...Philippines...$18  (1 available)

....20227...(3)...Cypraea moneta Linne, 1758....19 to 20 mm. F+.  Unusual colour! Yellowish green with blue-gray bands...Sri Lanka...$4  (3 available)

....29345...(1)...Cypraea moneta Linne, 1758....19 mm. F+.  With 3 greenish bands (like icterina form) & truly bizarre reflected lip callus...Philippines...$18  (1 available)

....37829...(2)...Cypraea moneta Linne, 1758....17 mm. F++. Dwarf, heavily rostrate, albino specimens. Wins the triple crown for Cypraea freaky!...”Indo Pacific”...$10 (2 available)

....29052..(1)...Cypraea moneta Linne, 1758....17 mm. F++. Wildly freaky specimen, flattened, toothless & with wide open grin...Philippines...$20 new price (1 available)

....32632...(1pr)....Cypraea moneta Linne, 1758....16 mm. F+.  Dwarf freaky pair, one pastel yellow, one mis-shapen & greenish...Philippines...$5  (1 pair available)

....35525...(1)...Cypraea moneta Linne, 1758....14 mm. F++.  Fully adult, well calloused absolutely cutest semi-dwarf (or is that just "small"?? You say potayto I say potahto...)...Philippines...$5 (1 available)

....22197...(1)...Cypraea moneta fm. icterina Lamarck, 1810....36.5 mm. F+.  Widely-grinning freak: large and sassy!! A good one...India...$11  (1 available)

....34356...(3)...Cypraea moneta fm. icterina Lamarck, 1810....35 to 36 mm. F++.  Neat form, large & with thick marginal calluses, pastel yellow with greenish blue dorsal bands...Tanzania...$5  (3 available)

....23059...(2)...Cypraea moneta fm. icterina Lamark, 1810....33 - 35 mm. F++ solid to Gem.  Great size, splendid examples of this distinct form of shell money!!....Zanzibar...$7   (2 available)

SOLD....Cypraea moneta Linne, 1758....26 mm. Gem.  Somalia.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea moneta fm. icterina Lamark, 1810....22 mm.  Gem.  Japan.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....39884...(5)...Cypraea mus Linne, 1758....40 to 41 mm. Gem.  Lovely if slightly smaller examples, fully formed & well patterned...Venezuela...$22 (5 available)

....38951...(1)...Cypraea mus Linne, 1758....42 mm. F++. Great example with all the features: dorsal spot & “warts”, reduced teeth & brown columellar stain...Venezuela...$24 (1 available)

....35785...(1)...Cypraea mus fm. donmoorei Petuch, 1979....55 mm. F++. Big, fully formed & developed specimen with classic pattern...Venezuela...$60  (1 available)

....37936...(1)...Cypraea mus fm. donmoorei Petuch, 1979....54 mm. F++. Nice sized example with massive basal callus, black teeth & twin dorsal “warts”...Venezuela...$45 (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea mus Linne, 1758....41 mm. F++.  Venezuela.    shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


NEW....42829...(1)...Cypraea nebrites Melvill, 1888....40 mm. F++.  Huge, well callused and inflated specimen...Somalia...$35 (1 available)

NEW....42827...(5)...Cypraea nebrites Melvill, 1888....32 to 38 mm. F++.  Nice sized examples with strong lateral blotches...Somalia...$12 (5 available)

NEW....42830...(1)...Cypraea nebrites Melvill, 1888....34 mm. F++.  Well inflated and with marginal callus so thick it nearly obscures the brown lateral blotches...Somalia...$9 (1 available)

NEW....42828...(2)...Cypraea nebrites Melvill, 1888....25 mm. F++.  Great classic examples with brown lateral blotches and basal dashes...Somalia...$7 (2 available)

....41501...(2)...Cypraea nebrites Melvill, 1888....25, 27 mm. F++.  Nicely speckled specimens with twin brown lateral spots...Somalia...$10 (2 available)

....39459...(6)...Cypraea nebrites Melvill, 1888....26 to 34 mm. F++. Lovely white spotted fawn backs & brown lined bases...Somalia...$5 (6 available)

....39536...(1set)...Cypraea nebrites Melvill, 1888....23 to 28 mm. F++. Interesting 3 piece set shows a range of adult sizes, shapes, background colours and patterns...Somalia...$20 (1 set available)

....39535...(9)...Cypraea nebrites Melvill, 1888....20 to 26 mm. F++. Nicely speckled & spotted specimens of this Arabian endemic...Somalia...$6 (9 available)

....39418...(5)...Cypraea nebrites Melvill, 1888....22 to 25 mm. F++. Single specimens with dark lateral spots...Somalia...$5 (5 available)

....39417...(1pr)...Cypraea nebrites Melvill, 1888....23 mm. F++. Extreme light & dark pair...Somalia...$9 (1 pair available)

....39419...(1)...Cypraea nebrites Melvill, 1888....18 mm. F++. Dark dwarf. Not to be confused with a “World of Warcraft” character...Somalia...$6 (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea nebrites Melvill, 1888....32 mm. F++.  Somalia.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....28911...(1)...Cypraea nivosa Broderip, 1827....48 mm. F++.  Fine, chubby specimen of this former rarity...Thailand...$20  (1 available)

....36135...(1)...Cypraea nivosa Broderip. 1827....40 mm. F+++.  Nice nivosas! clearly spotted & coloured like a new fawn...Thailand...$25  (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea nivosa Broderip. 1827....57 mm. F++.  Thailand.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea nivosa Broderip, 1872....45 mm. F++. Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....42093...(1)...Cypraea nucleus Linne, 1758....16 mm. F++.  Nice fresh warty-backed example...Philippines...$4 (1 available)

....41861...(2)...Cypraea nucleus Linne,1758....27.5 & 20mm F++.Large for the specie...Somalia...$7 (2 available)

....41259...(4)...Cypraea nucleus Linne, 1758....17 to 23 mm. F++.   Nucleus cowrie - just add electrons!...Somalia...$3 (4 available)

....42427...(10)...Cypraea nucleus fm. madagascariensis Gmelin, 1791....18 to 22 mm. F++.  This East African form has more prominent pustules and a more distinct sulcus...Somalia...$3 (10 available)

SOLD....Cypraea nucleus Linne, 1758....27 mm. F++.  Hawaii.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea nucleus Linne, 1758....20 to 22 mm. F++. Philippines.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....42532...(3)...Cypraea obvelata Lamarck, 1819....18 - 20 mm. F++.  Nice examples. Looks like annulus with the mumps!...French Polynesia...$3 (3 available)

....39586...(2)...Cypraea obvelata Lamarck, 1819....18, 20 mm. Gem. Like Cyp annulus with a histamine reaction! Great, thickly callused examples...French Polynesia...$3 (2 available)

....27537...(2)...Cypraea obvelata Lamarck, 1819....17 to 18 mm. Gem.  Like an overinflated C. annulus...Polynesia...$3  (2 available)

SOLD....Cypraea obvelata Lamarck, 1819....22 to 23 mm. Gem.  Looks like C. annulus with a swollen alergic histamine reaction...Polynesia.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....39416...(2)...Cypraea ocellata Linne, 1758....24 mm. F++. Nicely spotted specimens from the western edge of its range...Somalia...$4 (2 available)

SOLD....Cypraea ocellata Linne, 1758....27, 31 & 34 mm. F++. Somalia.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....42533...(1)...Cypraea onyx Linne, 1758....49 mm. F++.  Big & well matured, with black base and white lateral callus...Philippines...$12 (1 available)

....33115...(1)...Cypraea onyx Linne, 1758....46 mm. F+ high.  Huge example with unusual "clouding" on dorsum, though with a touch of discolouration on the base...Thailand...$10  (1 available)

....33116...(3)...Cypraea onyx Linne, 1758....40 to 44 mm. F+ high/F++.  Good sized specimens. Supplier seems to think they may be an unnamed local form...Thailand...$6  (3 available)

....22802...(1set)...Cypraea onyx Linne, 1758....38 to 40 mm. F++.  3 piece set, all mature, showing development of full lateral to dorsal callous...Philippines...$7 (1 set available)

....33117...(4)...Cypraea onyx Linne, 1758....33 to 38 mm. F+ high.  Smaller examples of what our supplier calls the Pattani form. (I think he's a splitter!)...Thailand...$4  (4 available)

....27539...(1)...Cypraea onyx Linne, 1758....37 mm. F++.  Brown base with contrasting cream coloured dorsal callus...Philippines...$3  (1 available)

....22803...(1)...Cypraea onyx Linne, 1758....31 mm. F++.  Fully adult dwarf specimen...Philippines...$4  (1 available)

....32566...(1)...Cypraea onyx Linne, 1758....27 mm. F++.  Dwarf specimen with totally adult dorsal pattern & dark, fully toothed base...Philippines...$5  (1 available)

....33118...(1)...Cypraea onyx Linne, 1758....26 mm. F++.  Fully adult dwarf specimen...$7  (1 available)

....41736...(1)...Cypraea onyx fm.  adusta Lamarck, 1810....49 mm. F++.  Rich chocolate brown all over. Looks like one of those seashell shaped chocolates!...Somalia...$12 (1 available)

....31787...(1)...Cypraea onyx fm. adusta Lamarck, 1810....48 mm. F+.  Large & dark, but with a few dorsal growth lines...Thailand...$4  (1 available)

....23562...(2)...Cypraea onyx fm. adusta Lamarck, 1810....42 to 44 mm. F++.  Solid chocolate brown...Zanzibar...$6  (2 available)

....37478...(+)...Cypraea onyx fm. adusta Lamarck, 1810....37 to 44 mm. F++/Gem. Fresh, shiny chocolate brown examples of this East African form...Tanzania...$6 (lots available)

....30331..(1)....Cypraea onyx fm. adusta Lamarck, 1810....43 mm. F++.  Dark chocolate brown...Kenya...$5  (1 available

....25839...(1)...Cypraea onyx fm. adusta Lamarck, 1810....42 mm. F++. Rich, deep red-brown throughout...Tanzania...$6 (1 available)

....31875...(2)...Cypraea onyx fm. adusta Lamarck, 1810....42 mm. F+ high.  Rich brown but with some blistering of the dorsum...Tanzania...$6  (2 available)

....6348.....(1)...Cypraea onyx fm. adusta Lamark, 1810....39 mm. F++.  Well-adusted! Good and dark..Zanzibar...$4  (1 available)

....23563...(2)...Cypraea onyx fm. adusta Lamarck, 1810....35 to 36 mm. F++.  Possibly semi-dwarf smaller than any listed...Zanzibar...$5  (2 available)

....33982...(1)...Cypraea onyx fm. adusta Lamarck, 1810....33 mm. F++.  With black base & coffee brown dorsum. Rare in this locality...Thailand...$5  (1 available)

....34427...(1)...Cypraea onyx fm. adusta Lamarck, 1810....29 mm. F++.  Fresh, dark brown example of this scarce dwarf form...Thailand...$7   (1 available)

....33120...(1)...Cypraea onyx fm. adusta Lamarck, 1810....28 mm. F++.  Semi-dwarf specimen of this dark colour form...$7  (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea onyx Linne, 1758....45 to 48 mm. F++.  Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea onyx fm. adusta Lamarck, 1810....45 mm. F++.  Tanzania.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea onyx fm. onyx Linne, 1758....38, 41 mm. F++. Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....41078...(1)...Cypraea ovum fm. chrysostoma Schilder, 1927....28 mm. Gem.  Super specimen with dorsum dark green as pea soup...Solomons...$25 (1 available)

....18566...(1)...Cypraea ovum fm. chrysostoma Schilder, 1927....26 mm. F+++.  With orange teeth...Papua New Guinea...$4  (1 available)


....42090...(1)...Cypraea oweni fm. vasta Schilder & Schilder, 1938....16.5 mm. Gem.   Pastel blue-gray with extended brown spotted tips...Madagascar...$25 (1 available)

....27856...(1)...Cypraea oweni fm. vasta Schilder & Schilder, 1938....21 mm. F+ (ex pisces). JUMBO example, blue-gray back with brown dorsal band & lateral spots...South Africa...$75  (1 available)


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....33958...(11)...Cypraea pallida Gray, 1824....23 to 27 mm. F++.  Fully adult & decent sized specimens with light or absent dorsal blotch...Thailand...$3 or $5 for 2  (11 available)


....41983...(1)...Cypraea pantherina Lightfoot, 1786....62 mm. Gem.  Nice, darkly spotted example with diagnostic narrow base...Djibouti...$50 (1 available)

....31879...(5)...Cypraea pantherina Lightfoot, 1786....62 to 65 mm. F++. Well spotted specimens from the Red Sea...Ethiopia...$18 (5 available)

SOLD....Cypraea pantherina Lightfoot, 1786....77 mm. Gem. Tanzania.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea pantherina Lightfoot, 1786....67 mm. F+. ex col.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea pantherina Lightfoot, 1786....52 mm. F++. Red Sea.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


SOLD....Cypraea picta Gray, 1825....25 mm. Gem.  Cape Verdes.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....41258...(2)...Cypraea poraria Linne, 1758....18 mm. F++.  Nice dark examples with rich purple bases...Somalia...$3 (2 available)

....36759...(1)...Cypraea poraria Linne, 1758....16.5 mm. Gem. Fresh, super dark example with bright lilac base!...Philippines...$4 (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea poraria Linne, 1758....17, 15 mm. F++.  Somalia.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....26129...(1)...Cypraea pulchella Swainson, 1823....47 mm. F++.  Jumbo example, well matured & hopefully bigger than any you have already...South China Sea...$42  (1 available)

....26130...(1)...Cypraea pulchella Swainson, 1823....45 mm. F++.  Almost rostrate, with elongated syphonal canal & extended labral callous...South China Sea...$33 (1 available)

....26131...(2)...Cypraea pulchella Swainson, 1823....40 to 43 mm. F++.  Delightful specimens, with brown tips & basal teeth...South China Sea...$20  (2 available)

....31881...(1pr)....Cypraea pulchella Swainson, 1823....36 & 40 mm. F++.  Comparison pair, one with minimal dorsal spotting, the other with lots of dark brown markings...Taiwan...$28  (1 pair available)

....22177A..(2)...Cypraea pulchella Swainson, 1823....37, 38 mm. F+++.  BIG!!...India...$13  (2 available)

....22780...(3)...Cypraea pulchella Swainson, 1823....33 to 38 mm. F++.  Nicely spotted & with long brown teeth...India...$10  (3 available)

....32271...(2)...Cypraea pulchella Swainson, 1823....35, 36 mm. F++.  Nicely mature, with well spotted lateral callus & strong dorsal blotches...Taiwan...$12  (2 available)

....22177...(2)...Cypraea pulchella Swainson, 1823....34 to 36 mm. F++ to Gem.  Fresh, large & fat, with bold brown teeth & dorsal blotch...India...$10 (2 available)

....31701...(2)...Cypraea pulchella Swainson, 1823....34, 35 mm. F+++.  Fresh, fully developed specimens with strong brown dorsal blotch and long brown teeth...Philippines...$15  (2 available)

....23573...(4)...Cypraea pulchella Swainson, 1823....30 to 34 mm. F++.  Striking brown basal teeth...Taiwan...$25  (4 available)

....33471...(1set)...Cypraea pulchella Swainson, 1823....25 to 34 mm. F++.  5 piece set covers the range of sizes, dorsal patterns & brown columellar tooth length...Taiwan...$44  (1 set available)

....36744...(1)...Cypraea pulchella Swainson, 1823....30 mm. F++. Good example with long brown teeth...Philippines...$17 (1 available)

....31447...(1)...Cypraea pulchella Swainson, 1823....23 mm. F++.  Fully adult example at a kiddie-meal price...Philippines...$10  (1 available)

....41077...(1)...Cypraea pulchella fm. pericalles Melvill& Standen, 1904....35 mm. F++.  Nicely banded example of this form...Philippines...$15 (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea pulchella Swainson, 1823....41 mm. F++.  Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea pulchella fm. pericalles Melvill & Standen, 1904....32 mm. F++.  India.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....36571...(1)...Cypraea pulicaria Reeve, 1846....16.5 mm. F++. Scarce wee Aussis with 3 rows of fine tan specks...Australia...$15 (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea pulicaria Reeve, 1846....18 mm. F++. Australia.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


NEW....42831...(2)...Cypraea punctata fm. berinii Dautzenberg, 1906....12, 13 mm. F++.  East African form with faint orange tooth extensions on the base...Somalia...$7 (2 available)

....42428...(4)...Cypraea punctata fm. berinii Dautzenberg, 1906....13 to 16 mm. F++.  Finer but more densely spotted than the nominate form...Somalia...$7 (4 available)

SOLD....Cypraea punctata fm. berinii Dautzenberg, 1906....15 to 17 mm. F++.  Tanzania.     shell set sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....33361...(1)...Cypraea pyriformis Gray, 1824....30 mm. F+.  Nicely swollen specimen with pale dorsum & tan teeth...Philippines...$3  (1 available)

....23694...(4)...Cypraea pyriformis Gray, 1824....23 to 26 mm. F++.  Brown banded back & columellar teeth...Philippines...$5  (4 available)

....32567...(1)...Cypraea pyriformis Gray, 1824....24 mm. F++.  Interesting dwarf specimen...Philippines...$4  (1 available)


....28409...(1set)...Cypraea pyrum Gmelin, 1791....32, 33 & 35 mm. F+ to F++.  Nice 3 piece set shows developemental stages of basal callus & dorsal pattern...Italy...$15  (1 set available)

....41080...(1set)...Cypraea pyrum fm. petitiana Crosse, 1872....23 to 25 mm. F++.  Neat 5 piece set shows stages of development of the full dorsal pattern...Senegal...$36 (1 set available)

....5534...(1)...Cypraea pyrum fm. petitiana Crosse, 1872....20 mm. Gem.  Dwarf form with pastel calloused base...Senegal...$10 (1 available)


....37158...(1)...Cypraea quadrimaculata Gray, 1824....22 mm. F+ high. Good example with 2 distinct spots at each end...Philippines...$4 (1 available)


....41172...(1)...Cypraea rabaulensis Schilder, 1963....25 mm. F++.  Big, fresh, very dark specimen of this rare Cowrie...Philippines...$80 (1 available)

....38952...(1)...Cypraea rabaulensis Schilder, 1964....19 mm. F++. Fawn, with brown spiral lines & brown marginal spots...Philippines...$55 (1 available)

....38953...(1)...Cypraea rabaulensis Schilder, 1964....17 mm. F++. Nice example of this scarce little cowrie...Philippines...$45 (1 available)

....37411...(1)...Cypraea rabaulensis Schilder, 1964....17.5 mm. F++. Pinkish-tan with 3 thin brown spiral lines & brown spotted cream coloured lip...Philippines...$65 (1 available)


....36569...(1)...Cypraea reevei Sowerby, 1832....38 mm. F+ high. Well inflated, with typically scarred but fully healed & smooth dorsum highlighted by hot pink tips...Australia...$65

SOLD....Cypraea reevei Sowerby, 1832....28 mm. F+.  Australia.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....32942...(2)...Cypraea robertsi Hidalgo, 1906....26 to 28 mm. F++.  Good specimens, on the large side for this species...Peru...$5  (2 available)

....31702...(1)...Cypraea robertsi Hidalgo, 1906....26 to 28 mm. F+++.  Chubby, broad based specimens. You've got to have one of these, especially if your name is Roberts...Panama...$5  (1 available)

....37557...(+)...Cypraea robertsi Hidalgo, 1906....24 - 26 mm. F++. Nicely mature, spotted & speckled specimens of this regional endemic...Panama...$3 (lots available)

....32100...(4prs)....Cypraea robertsi Hidalgo, 1906....22 to 25 mm. F++.  Delightful examples, paired for your enjoyment...Panama...$5  (4 pairs available)

....31703...(1)...Cypraea robertsi Hidalgo, 1906....22 mm. F++.  Slightly small but fully adult example...Panama...$3  (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea robertsi Hidalgo, 1906....24 & 25 mm. F++.  Panama.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea robertsi Hidalgo, 1906....19 to 20 mm. F++.  Costa Rica.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


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SOLD....Cypraea sanguinolenta Gmelin, 1791....18 mm. F++.  Senegal.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


Cypraea sakurai Habe, 1970....49 mm. F++.  Spectacular fresh specimen of this rare cowrie, with full, shiny gloss and fine brown dorsal markings...Philippines...$495 (1 available)

....36653...(1)...Cypraea sakurai Habe, 1970...46 mm. F (fresh dead). BARGAIN! Fully adult example of this rare Cypraea, though with a slightly dull dorsal surface (Rice lists 7 example from $375 to $1320!)...Philippines...$200 (1 available)


....31000...(2)...Cypraea saulae Gaskoin, 1843....26, 27 mm. F++. Big, boldly spotted specimens...Philippines...$20  (2 available)

....31704...(9)...Cypraea saulae Gaskoin, 1843....23 to 27 mm. F++/Gem.  Lots of BIG, prime, nicely spotted specimens...Philippines...SPECIAL!!!...$10 each or $22 for a delightful set of 3  (9 available)

....30999...(7)...Cypraea saulae Gaskoin, 1843....21 to 24 mm. F++.  Sweet & saucy saulaes, marginally spotted & dorsally blotched...Philippines...SPECIAL!!...$13  (7 available)

....31088...(1)...Cypraea saulae Gaskoin, 1843....20 mm. F++.  With bold brown dorsal blotch & fine peripheral spots...Philippines...$15  (1 available)

....29349...(1)...Cypraea cf. saulae Gaskoin, 1843....19 mm. F++.  Creamy tan with just a thin wisp of a brown dorsal spot...Philippines...$14  (1 available)

....22090...(2)...Cypraea saulae Gaskoin, 1843....18 to 19 mm. Gem.  Great examples at a good price...Philippines...$10  (2 available)

....37417...(1)...Cypraea saulae fm. siasiensis Cate, 1960....19 mm. F++. Smaller local form with one squarish dorsal blotch & fine lateral specks on ivory white...Philippines...$14 (1 available)

....30077...(2)...Cypraea saulae fm. visayensis Massilia, 1978....22 to 25 mm. F++.  With large, dark, multiple dorsal spots...Philippines...$9  (2 available)

....36749...(1)...Cypraea saulae fm. visayensis Massilia, 1978....21.5 mm. F++. The typical Philippine form, with 2 distinct nearly round dorsal spots...Philippines...$10 (1 available)

....33882...(1)...Cypraea saulae fm. visayensis Massilia, 1978....21 mm. F++.  Nice specimens of the Masbate Island form with clearly deliniated, single spot...Philippines...$10  (1 available) 

SOLD....Cypraea saulae Gaskoin, 1843....23 mm. Gem.  Philippines.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea saulae forms Gaskoin, 1843....20 & 28 mm. F++.  Philippines.      shell pair sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea saulae fm. siasiensis Cate, 1960....24 mm. Gem. Philippines.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea saulae fm. siasiensis Cate, 1960....22 mm. F++.  Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea saulae fm. visayensis Massilia, 1978....27 mm. F++.  Philippines.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....42429...(1)...Cypraea scurra Gmelin, 1791....45 mm. Gem.  Large and well inflated example from a tough locality...Somalia...$15 (1 available)

....41498...(10)...Cypraea scurra Gmelin, 1791....38 to 44 mm. F++.  Good sized and nicely plump examples...Somalia...$9 (10 available)

....27857...(3)...Cypraea scurra Gmelin, 1791....37 to 46 mm. F++.  Fresh, dark specimens, blue-gray with brown reticulation...Tanzania...$5  (3 available)

....32575...(1)...Cypraea scurra Gmelin, 1791....44 mm. F++.  Nice sized, fairly typically spotted specimen...Philippines...$4  (1 available)

....29570...(1)...Cypraea scurra Gmelin, 1791....44 mm. F++.  With oddly degenerate dorsal pattern similar to arabica...Djibouti...$7  (1 available)

....32421...(1)...Cypraea scurra Gmelin, 1791....43 mm. F++.  Good size for the species & with paler than average dorsal pattern...Philippines...$4  (1 available)

....18571...(3)...Cypraea scurra Gmelin, 1791....35 to 42 mm. F++.  Nice, clearly spotted examples...Solomon Islands...$4  (3 available)

....20868...(1pr)....Cypraea scurra Gmelin, 1791....41 mm. F+++.  Extreme pair. One with reduced lateral spots & a blue back, the other typically side spotted but with reduced dorsal pattern...Zanzibar...$9  (1 pair available)

....6342...(1set)...Cypraea scurra Gmelin, 1791....40 mm. F++/gem.  4 piece pattern variation set shows a wide range of spot patterns...Tanzania...$25 (1 set available)

....42430...(4)...Cypraea scurra Gmelin, 1791....36 to 40 mm. Gem.  Still good sized for this locality...Somalia...$10 (4 available)

....18852...(1)...Cypraea scurra Gmelin, 1791....40 mm. F++.  Large & dark, with basal blotches & crowded dorsal spots...Zanzibar...$5 (1 available)

....22211...(8sets)...Cypraea scurra Gmelin, 1791....33 to 40 mm. F+++.  High contrast sets of three....Zanzibar...$9  (8 sets available)

....5603A...(2sets)...Cypraea scurra Gmelin, 1791....37 - 39 mm. F++.  High-contrast set of 3...Philippines...$11  (2 sets available)

....41260...(1)...Cypraea scurra Gmelin, 1791....39 mm. F++.  Good, adult specimen from the Horn of Africa...Somalia...$8 (1 available)

....41083...(1)...Cypraea scurra Gmelin, 1791....37 mm. F++.  With light dorsal pattern and strong purple-gray marginal spots...Philippines...$5 (1 available)

....5603...(1)...Cypraea scurra Gmelin, 1791....37 mm. F++.  Classic...Philippines...$4  (1 available)

....20605...(3)...Cypraea scurra Gmelin, 1791....33 to 35 mm. F++.  Fresh, dark East African singles...Zanzibar...$3  (3 available)

....18853...(2)...Cypraea scurra fm. scurra  Gmelin, 1791....36 to 39 mm. F++.  Rich blue-gray with brown reticulate pattern & teeth. Nice specimens!...Zanzibar...$3  (2 available)

SOLD....Cypraea scurra Gmelin, 1791....44 mm. F++. Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea scurra Gmelin, 1791....40 mm. Gem.  Solomon Is.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....38954...(1)...Cypraea semiplota Mighels, 1845....16 mm. F++. Matches the orange coloured dwarf variety shown in plate 99 fig. 16 of Lorenz & Hubert...Hawaii...$65  (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea semiplota Mighels, 1845....16 mm. Gem.  Hawaii.    shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea semiplota Mighels, 1845....13 mm. Gem.  Hawaii.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....39165...(1)...Cypraea spadicea Swainson, 1823....55.5 mm. F++. Lovely jumbo specimen...California...$15 (1 available)

....26121...(1)...Cypraea spadicea Swainson, 1823....47 mm. F++. Fresh, dark, good size single...California...$6 (1 available)

....31705...(1)...Cypraea spadicea Swainson, 1823....38 mm. F++. Fresh specimens of this Californian Cowrie with rich brown backs & pure white bases...California...$6 (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea spadicea Swainson, 1823....59 mm. F++. California.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea spadicea Swainson, 1823....55 mm. F++. California.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea spadicea Swainson, 1823....45, 48 mm. F++.  California.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea spadicea Swainson, 1823....40 mm. F++.  California.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea spadicea Swainson, 1823....39 mm. F++.  California.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....38955...(1)...Cypraea spurca Linne, 1758....25 mm. Gem. The nominate form, creamy white with a few yellow specks...Israel...$10(1 available)

....38956...(3)...Cypraea spurca fm. acicularis Gmelin, 1791....25 to 27 mm. F++. Jumbo specimens, more inflated & yellow speckled than the nominate form...Florida...$25 (3 available)

....38957...(3)...Cypraea spurca fm. acicularis Gmelin, 1791....24 mm. F++. Good sized examples with callus base & yellow speckles...Florida...$18 (3 available)

....38958...(3)...Cypraea spurca fm. acicularis Gmelin, 1791....22 to 23 mm. F++. Good, fully mature, yellow speckled examples of the form...Florida...$12 (3 available)

....24038...(2)...Cypraea spurca Linne, 1758....21, 22 mm. F++.  Nice, clean specimens with fine, dense dorsal spotting...Canary Islands...$5  (2 available)

...42001...(1)...Cypraea spurca fm. acicularis Gmelin, 1791....21 mm. F++.  Nicely callused example from extreme West of the range...Mexico...$6 (1 available)

....37244...(1)...Cypraea spurca fm. acicularis Gmelin, 1791....26.5 mm. Gem. Huge for the species, glossy white with pastel yellow dorsal speckling...Florida...$35 (1 available)

....37828...(2)...Cypraea spurca fm. acicularis Gmelin, 1791....21, 23 mm. F++. With white base & yellow-orange speckled dorsum...Florida...$5 (2 available)

....31936...(1set)...Cypraea spurca fm. acicularis Gmelin, 1791....18, 20 & 23 mm. F+/F++.  Neat little 3 piece series from early tooth stage to full, heavy based maturity...Puerto Rico...$10  (1 set available)

....24338...(6prs)....Cypraea spurca fm. acicularis Gmelin, 1791....15 to 22 mm. F++ to Gem.  Excellent pairs of contrasting specimens...Curacao...$8 (6 pairs available)

....2904...(1set)...Cypraea spurca fm. acicularis Gmelin, 1791....14.5 - 22 mm. F++ to Gem.  Excellent set of 6, for study or display. ...Honduras...$20  (1 set available)

....30730...(2)...Cypraea spurca fm. acicularis Gmelin, 1791....17, 21 mm. F++.  Fully mature, with solid, wide white base...Guadeloupe...$9  (2 available)

....36651...(1)...Cypraea spurca fm. acicularis Gmelin, 1791....19 mm. F++. Pastel yellow speckled dorsum & fully thickened white basal callus...Puerto Rico...$7 (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea spurca fm. acicularis Gmelin, 1791....16 to 25 mm. F++.  Florida.     shell sold, photo retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea spurca fm. acicularis Gmelin, 1791....19 & 21 mm. F++. Florida.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....41261...(5)...Cypraea staphylaea Linne, 1758....12 to 14 mm. F++.  Fresh examples with finely pustulose gray backs...Somalia...$3 (5 available)

....34242...(2)...Cypraea staphylaea Linne, 1758....11, 12 mm. F+.  Dwarfish examples, palest gray & finely pustulose, with orange tips...New Guinea...$3  (2 available)

....36742...(1)...Cypraea staphylaea fm. descripta Iredale, 1955....16 mm. F++. Smoother, paler & more inflated than the typical form...Philippines...$5 (1 available)

....42433...(1pr)....Cypraea staphylaea fm. laevigata Dautzenberg, 1932....19 mm. F++.  Nice colour pair, one espresso black, the other mocha latte tan. Coffee anyone?...Somalia...$14 (1 pair available)

....42432...(3)...Cypraea staphylaea fm. laevigata Dautzenberg, 1932....15 to 18  mm. F++.  Extreme dark brown form with white base and dorsal flecks...Somalia...$4 (3 available)

....42431...(1pr)....Cypraea staphylaea fm. laevigata Dautzenberg, 1932....11 mm. F++.  Petit pustulose pair, one creamy white and one slate gray...Somalia...$10 (1 pair available)

....23437...(1)...Cypraea staphylaea fm. laevigata Dautzenberg, 1932....15 mm. F+++.  Good examples of this African form..Zanzibar...$5  (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea staphylaea fm. laevigata Dautzenberg, 1932....25 mm. F+/F++.  India.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....42605...(3)...Cypraea stercoraria Linne, 1758....48 to 53 mm. F++ to Gem.   Lovely, fresh, dark specimens, with full, callused base...Cameroon...$30 (3 available)

....42607...(1)...Cypraea stercoraria Linne, 1758....53 mm. F+.   Interesting late juvenile specimen shows early pattern and has teeth but no heavy basal callus...Cameroon...$20 (1 available)

....42606...(1)...Cypraea stercoraria Linne, 1758....47 mm. F++.  Good sized, super dark, and with an unusual dorsal bump a la C. mus bicornis...Cameroon...$32 (1 available)

....42608...(4)...Cypraea stercoraria Linne, 1758....41 to 43 mm. F++ to Gem. Nice, shiny fresh mid-sized specimens...Cameroon...$28 (4 available)

....42609...(5)...Cypraea stercoraria Linne, 1758....36 to 39 mm. F++ to Gem. Slightly smaller yet fully adult examples with fully developed base...Cameroon...$25 (15 available)

....42610...(3)...Cypraea stercoraria Linne, 1758....30 to 33 mm. F++ to Gem. Cute dwarf specimens yet with fully formed base and dark spotted adult pattern...Cameroon...$35 (3 available)

....42364...(1)...Cypraea stercoraria Linne, 1758....63 mm. F+.  Good sized bargain,  well matured and super dark pattern, though likely very fresh dead due to slight dulling of the gloss...Cameroon...$15 (1 available)

....42366...(2)...Cypraea stercoraria Linne, 1758....60, 61 mm. F++.  Lovely, dark callused and brown speckled fresh examples...Cameroon...$22 (2 available)

....42365...(1)...Cypraea stercoraria Linne, 1758....57 mm. F+.  Fully mature and intact, with typical brown speckled pattern, but mild dulling of the gloss...Cameroon...$13 (1 available)

....42367...(2)...Cypraea stercoraria Linne, 1758....55 mm. Gem.   Flawless, fully developed and typically patterned specimens...Cameroon...$24 (2 available)

....42368...(1)...Cypraea stercoraria Linne, 1758....52 mm. F++.  Fully adult smaller one, with full gloss and typical pattern, though a repaired dorsal scar...Cameroon...$20 (1 available)

....42005...(1)...Cypraea stercoraria Linne, 1758....49 mm. F++.  Solid, fully adult specimen with heavy basal callus...Senegal...$29 (1 available)

....41735...(1)...Cypraea stercoraria Linne, 1758....80 mm. F++.  Big, well humped example with dark dorsal spotting and heavy base. One small dorsal pustule adds character...West Africa...$30 (1 available)

....31944...(1)...Cypraea stercoraria Linne, 1758....86 mm. F+ high.  Large & well developed, with dark base & freaky whitish clouding covering over 3/4 of the dorsum...Senegal...$40  (1 available)

....31945...(1)...Cypraea stercoraria Linne, 1758....85 mm. F+ high. Excellent freak example, with opaque dorsal clouding a-la-griseoformis...Senegal...$55  (1 available)

....31941...(1)...Cypraea stercoraria Linne, 1758....80 mm. F+.  Good sized specimen with very dark, even lightly melanistic dorsum & tan base...Senegal...$18  (1 available)

....25769...(1)...Cypraea stercoraria Linne, 1758....79 mm. F+ high. FREAK!! Dorsum coated with a gray-green glaze. Naturally healed slight damage...Senegal...$40  (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea stercoraria Linne, 1758....67 mm. F++. ”West Africa”.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....41371...(1)...Cypraea stolida Linne, 1758....29 mm. Gem. Gorgeous specimen wihtout a flaw...Tanzania...$7 (1 available)

....41082...(2)...Cypraea stolida Linne, 1758....27, 28 mm. Gem.  Prime examples with dorsal spot connected to the marginal blotches...Philippines...$5 (2 available)

....30951...(1)...Cypraea stolida Linne, 1758....30 mm. F++.  Very pale blueish-white dorsum with clear & dark brown spot...Philippines...$5  (1 available)

....35069...(1)...Cypraea stolida Linne, 1758....29 mm. F++.  Great specimen with big, square dorsal blotch...Philippines...$4  (1 available)

....29053...(2)...Cypraea stolida Linne, 1758....26, 29 mm. F++.  Nice specimens of the nominate form...Philippines...$5  (2 available)

....36750...(1)...Cypraea stolida Linne, 1758....27 mm. F++. Nice large example with big, square dorsal blotch...Philippines...$7 (1 available)

....22094...(1)...Cypraea stolida Linne, 1758....22 to 26 mm. F++/gem.  Good variation set shows a range of shapes and dorsal markings...Philippines...$29 (1 available)

....31853...(3)...Cypraea stolida Linne, 1758....26 mm. F++.  Fine typical examples...Philippines...$4  (3 available)

....36426...(1)....Cypraea stolida Linne, 1758....25 mm. F+++.  Fully mature specimen with well developed teeth covering much of the base...Philippines...$6  (1 available)

Cypraea stolida Linne, 1758....21, 25 mm. F++.  Cute examples, fully adult & typically patterned...Philippines...$5  (2 available)

....34164...(1)....Cypraea stolida Linne, 1758....23 mm. F++.  Just one large dorsal spot...Philippines...$5  (1 available)

....20869...(1)....Cypraea stolida fm. crossei Marie, 1869....24 mm. F+++.  Blue-gray back with dark, double square dorsal spot...New Caledonia...$20  (1 available)

....34358...(1)...Cypraea stolida fm. crossei Marie, 1869....22 mm. F+++. Fully mature, completely "classic" example of this form - nice!...New Caledonia...$28 (1 available)

....42434...(1)...Cypraea stolida fm. diauges Melvill, 1888....30 mm. Gem.  Totally typical and totally perfect, with discontinuous dorsal blotch...Somalia...$25 (1 available)

....41728...(1)...Cypraea stolida fm. diauges Melvill, 1888....30 mm. F++.  With 2 small spots next to the dorsal blotch, it looks like this shell has been influenced by a particular yogurt...South Africa...$9 (1 available)

....41074...(1)...Cypraea stolida fm. diauges Melvill, 1888....33 mm. F++.  Fully adult example without the typical brown dorsal spot...Tanzania...$29 (1 available)

....41131...(1)...Cypraea stolida fm. diauges Melvill, 1888....24 mm. Gem.  With dark brown blotch disconnected from the margins...Somalia...$15 (1 available)

....35980...(1)...Cypraea stolida fm. kwajalienensis Martin & Senders, 1983....26 mm. F++.  Size BIGGIE specimen of this well patterned form...Kwajalien...$160 or best offer  (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea stolida Linne, 1758....25 to 28 mm. F++/Gem.  Solomon Islands.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....30858...(1)...Cypraea cf. subteres Weinkauff, 1881....27 mm. F++.  Cream-gray with 3 bands of tan markings, sunken apex & faintly rostrate posterior end. Scarce polynesian specie...Hawaii...$85  (1 available)


SOLD....Cypraea subviridis dorsalis Schilder & Schilder, 1938....36 mm. Gem. Australia.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea subviridis Reeve, 1855....23 to 24 mm. F++.  Australia.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


SOLD....Cypraea succincta Linne, 1758....43 mm. Gem.  East Africa.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


...41366...(1)...Cyraea sulcidentata Gray, 1824...45 mm. F++. Huge, fresh, dark specimen with one small dorsal scar...Hawaii...$25 (1 available)

....35983...(1)...Cypraea sulcidentata Gray, 1834....40 mm. F++.  Good, big, lightly banded & well callused specimen...Hawaii...$27 (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea sulcidentata Gray, 1824....33 mm. Gem. Hawaii.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea sulcidentata Gray, 1834....32 mm. F++.  Hawaii.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....42091...(1)...Cypraea surinamensis Perry, 1811....22.5 mm. Gem.  Great flawless specimen in rich orange with brown dorsal markings. Small but superb...Brazil...$320 (1 available)


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....42435...(1)...Cypraea talpa Linne, 1758....69 mm. F++.  Big, super dark banded and based example...Somalia...$10 (1 available)

....42436...(3)...Cypraea talpa Linne, 1758....53 to 58 mm. F++.  Good, dark examples with distinctly banded backs...Somalia...$7 (3 available)

....37103...(2)...Cypraea talpa Linne, 1758....81 mm. F++. Terrific, toasted, titanic talpa...Tanzania...$22 (1 available)

...19820...(1set)...Cypraea talpa Linne, 1758....71 to 77 mm. F+ high.  3 Big, increasingly dark banded specimens, the darkest one is nearly black with 3 tan lines!...Philippines...$16  (1 set available)

....37104...(3)...Cypraea talpa Linne, 1758....71 to 73 mm. F++. Big, black based & brown banded beauties...Tanzania...$12 (1 available)

....32645...(1)...Cypraea talpa Linne, 1758....67 mm. F+.  Injury has produced a white scar across the dorsum & deformities to the base...Philippines...$8  (1 available)

....37105...(4)...Cypraea talpa Linne, 1758....66 to 67 mm. F++. Good sized specimens with super dark banding, almost like C. adusta...Tanzania...$10 (1 available)

....36636...(1)...Cypraea talpa Linne, 1758....65 mm. F+. Thoroughly toasted talpa! Extra dark specimen with the pale dorsal bands reduced to three narrow paler lines...Philippines...$12 (1 available)

....41495...(1set)...Cypraea talpa Linne, 1758....58 to 63 mm. F++.  Great 4 piece pattern variation set, from almost un-banded to almost all brown...Somalia...$20 (1 set available)

....41889...(1)...Cypraea talpa Linne, 1758....62 mm. F++.  Fresh, well banded and dark based beauty...Somalia...$6 (1 available)

....36534...(1)...Cypraea talpa Linne, 1758....61 mm. F++. Typically sized but much more heavily banded & darker than usual. This mole is definitely on the dark dark side...Tanzania...$9 (1 available)

....29852...(1pr)...Cypraea talpa Linne, 1758....59 mm. F++.  Interesting pair showing different shades of dorsal banding...Philippines...$4  (1 pair available)

....29347...(1)...Cypraea talpa Linne, 1758....58 mm. F++.  Unusual pattern of dorsal axial stripes...Philippines...$5  (1 available)

....30559...(1)...Cypraea talpa Linne, 1758....54 mm. F++.  Smallish specimen with rich brown base & dorsal bands...Solomon Islands...$3  (1 available)

....28196...(1)...Cypraea talpa Linne, 1758....51 mm. F++.  Dark dwarf specimen...Philippines...$4  (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea talpa Linne, 1758....92 mm. F++. Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea talpa Linne, 1758....89 mm. F++. Tanzania.         shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea talpa Linne, 1758....82 mm. F++.  Philippines.         shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea talpa Linne, 1758....78 mm. F+ high.  Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea talpa Linne, 1758....68 mm. F++. Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....42437...(5)...Cypraea teres Gmelin, 1791....25 to 29 mm. F++.  Nice typical examples from a difficult locality...Somalia...$3 (5 available)

....36032...(1)....Cypraea cf. teres Gmelin, 1791....20 mm. F++. Interesting dwarf specimen with a big central spot reminiscent of C. saulae...Philippines...$10  (1 available)

....32627...(1)...Cypraea teres Gmelin, 1791....35, 37 mm. F++.  Nice big examples with strong brown dorsal blotch...Philippines...$6  (1 available)

....27549...(1)...Cypraea teres Gmelin, 1791....35 mm. F++.  Elongated, with diffuse brown dorsal spot...New Caledonia...$6  (1 available)

....18857...(1pr).....Cypraea teres Gmelin, 1791....28 to 35 mm. F++.  Light blue-gray with broken brown band & dark gray lip spots. Good specimens of the African form...Zanzibar...$4 (1 pair available)

....34730...(1)...Cypraea teres Gmelin, 1791....32 mm. F++.  With thickened, black spotted labral callus...Philippines...$3  (1 available)

....28194...(1)...Cypraea teres Gmelin, 1791....31 mm. F++.  A rare olive-green!!!...Philippines...$14  (1 available)

....23588...(2)...Cypraea teres Gmelin, 1781....24 to 27 mm. Gem.  Prime, shiny typical form examples...Solomon Is...$3  (2 available)

....12640...(1)...Cypraea teres Gmelin, 1791...24 mm. Gem.  Gray with brown dorsal splotch...Hawaii...$3  (1 available)

....28661...(1)...Cypraea cf. teres Gmelin, 1791....12 mm. F++.  Dwarf form or another species, you decide...Philippines...$15  (1 available)

....35977...(3)...Cypraea teres fm. pellucens Melvill, 1888....34 to 36 mm. F+++.  Big examples of the form...Hawaii...$15 (3 available)

....23442...(1)...Cypraea teres fm. pelucens Gmelin, 1791....30 mm. F+++.  Purple-black marginal spots offset the brown & blue-gray backs. Possibly an African form...Zanzibar...$8  (1 available)

....24733...(1set)...Cypraea teres fm. pellucens Melvill, 1888....28 to 29 mm. Gem. Beautiful sets of three...Zanzibar...$20 (1 set available)

....6319...(1)...Cypraea teres fm. pellucens Melvill, 1888....27 mm. Gem.  Normal....Zanzibar...$8  (1 available)

....31939...(1)...Cypraea teres fm. pellucens Melvill, 1888....23 mm. F++.  Nice Hawaiian specimen...Hawaii...$12  (1 available)

....30954...(1)...Cypraea teres fm. pellucens Gmelin, 1791....27 mm. F++.  With brown dorsal mottling arranged into 3 bands...Philippines...$3  (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea teres Gmelin, 1791....35 mm. F++.  Tanzania.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea teres Gmelin, 1791....32 to 34 mm. F++.  Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea teres Gmelin, 1791....25 to 33 mm. F++.  Somalia.     shell set sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea teres fm. pellucens Melvill, 1888....29 mm. F+++.  Hawaii.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....36559...(2)...Cypraea tessellata Swainson, 1822....31, 32 mm. F+. Decent but fresh dead starter specimens of this scarce endemic species...Hawaii...$20 (2 available)

SOLD....Cypraea tessellata Swainson, 1822....31 to 32 mm. F+.  Hawaii.    ....42339...(1)...Drillia enna Dall, 1918....51 mm. F++.  Large, brown banded specimen in excellent condition...Philippines...$12

 shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....42336...(1)...Cypraea testudinaria Linne, 1758....120 mm. F++.  Large well developed example with distinct dark dorsal squares...Philippines...$25 (1 available)

....41865...(1)...Cypraea testudinaria Linne, 1758....114 mm. F++.  Large, heavy, typically spotted specimen...Tanzania...$35 (1 available)

....39722...(1)...Cypraea testudinaria Linne, 1758....123 mm. F++. Excellent example on the large side. The giant tortoise of cowries...Philippines...$24 (1 available)

....37942...(1)...Cypraea testudinaria Linne, 1758....112 mm. F++. Big, heavy example with typical finely white speckled surface...Ex col.?...$15 (1 available)

....37102...(1)...Cypraea testudinaria Linne, 1758....123.5 mm. F++. Nice, large, well inflated, typically patterned premium example...Tanzania...$30 (1 available)

....23486..(1)...Cypraea testudinaria Linne, 1758....127 mm. F+/F++. Huge, fresh & shiny, but with a few pits on the dorsal midline...Zanzibar...$30 (1 available) OVERSIZE

....34760...(1)...Cypraea testudinaria Linne, 1758....118 mm. F++.  Good sized typically patterned prime specimen...Philippines...$23  (1 available)

....18329...(1)...Cypraea testudinaria Linne, 1758....118 mm. F++.  Good sized typical specimen...Philippines...$15  ( (1 available)

....35730...(1)...Cypraea testudinaria Linne, 1758....117 mm. F++.  Beautiful classic example of this big, heavy, dark patterned Cowrie......Philippines...$18  (1 available)    OVERSIZE

....5018....(1)...Cypraea testudinaria Linne, 1758....116 mm. F++. Good large example...Philippines...$10 (1 available)

....29533...(1)...Cypraea testudinaria Linne, 1758....116 mm. F++.  Big, dark brown & well developed specimen with so much of the characteristic white speckling, it looks like a chocolate donut coated in sugar!...Philippines...$15  (1 available)

....30070...(1pr)....Cypraea testudinaria Linne.1758....112 & 116 mm. F++.  Ross said "make these a pair." Shows nice variation of dorsal blotching...Philippines...$29 (1 pair available)

....30503...(2)...Cypraea testudinaria Linne, 1758....111, 106 mm. F++.  Get one of these terrific tortoises before they crawl away...Indonesia...$7  (2 available)

....29054...(1)...Cypraea testudinaria Linne, 1758....95 mm. F. Supplied as a "Argus devoid of spots", its really an interesting sub-adult testudinaria, showing a lightly banded pale tan background colour before it develops the dark brown spotting...Philippines...$5 (1 available)

....37591...(1)...Cypraea testudinaria Linne, 1758....94 mm. F+ high. Interesting specimen, a bit less than average size, posssibly due to a well healed thumbprint sized & shaped dorsal dent...ex col...$7 (1 available)

....31889...(1)...Cypraea testudinaria Linne, 1758....85 mm. F++.  Almost a dwarf for this specie! Solid & heavy base...Tanzania...$7  (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea testudinaria Linne, 1758....127 mm. F++.  Tanzania.    shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea testudinaria Linne, 1758....127 mm. F++. Tanzania.        shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea testudinaria Linne, 1758....127 mm. F++.  Philippines.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea testudinaria Linne, 1758....125 mm. F+++.  Tanzania.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea testudinaria Linne, 1758....125 mm. F++. Tanzania.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....39462...(1)...Cypraea teuleri Cazenavette, 1846....45 mm. F++. Great example of this toothless cowrie with twin brown dorsal blotches...Oman...$29 (1 available)

....38961...(2)...Cypraea teuleri Cazenavette, 1846....51, 52 mm. F++. Large, lightly spotted specimens with a thin white dorsal glaze...Arabia...$19 (2 available)

....39235...(2)...Cypraea teuleri Cazevanette, 1846....48, 49 mm. F++. Big examples with diffused brown dorsal blotch...Arabia...$15 (2 available)

....38962...(2)...Cypraea teuleri Cazenavette, 1846....46, 47 mm. F++. Intriguing! Labral spots are dimpled like a golf ball!...Arabia...$15 (2 available)

....39234...(1)...Cypraea teuleri Cazevanette, 1846....43 mm. F++. Great specimen of this toothless cowrie with bold brown dorsal blotches...”Arabia”...$12 (1 available)

....37943...(1)...Cypraea teuleri Cazenavette, 1846....46 mm. F++. Decent specimen of this toothless Persian Gulf endemic...Oman?...$15 (1 available)


....41866...(1)...Cypraea thersites Gaskoin, 1849....77 mm. Gem-.  Fat, heavy, almost square based and mostly black, with white teeth & dorsal markings...Australia...$135 (1 available)

....41868...(1)...Cypraea thersites Gaskoin, 1849....67 mm. Gem-.  Shiny, pear shaped and brown spotted, smaller but sweet...Australia...$110 (1 available)

....38960...(1)...Cypraea thersites Gaskoin, 1849....74 mm. F+. With a hump like a dromedary camel! Bargain on this scarce specie due to dorsal scar...Australia...$50  (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea thersites Gaskoin, 1849....73 mm. Gem-.  Australia.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


NEW....42635...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....122.8 mm. Gem.  Huge, heavy, well inflated example with lots of fine black spots on a pastel yellow background...Tanzania...$75 (1 available)

NEW....42636...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....121 mm. F++.  Large, lovely, heavily spotted and fully adult specimen...Tanzania...$70 (1 available)

....41180...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....115 mm. F++.   Amazingly dark example, fat & shiny and so heavily black spotted it is almost entirely black!...Tanzania...$45 (1 available)

....39720...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....101 mm. F++. Beautifully spotted giant example, heavily calloused and inflated...Philippines...$48 (1 available)

....39721...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....92 mm. Gem-. So calloused & swollen it looks like valentia without the end lines...Philippines...$45 (1 available)

....39652...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....88 mm. F++. Highly unusual pattern! Fully mature and heavy, yet with patches of under-pattern showing through...Philippines...$24 (1 available)

....38365...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....114 mm. F++. With lots of brown spots on a yellow background, it would be more appropriately named for a leopard, not a tiger! Big & well inflated...Tanzania...$35 (1 available)

....38366...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....113 mm. F++. Massive monster with lots of dark spots & an unusually wide aperture...Tanzania...$40 (1 available)

....37471...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....114 mm. F+. Massively callus based specimen (some might even say rostrate!) with partial dorsal glaze from early "potatoism"...Tanzania...$65 (1 available)

....35731...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....112 mm. F++.  Huge example of the uncommon yellow form. Reminds me of leopard prints!...Philippines...$85  (1 available)    OVERSIZE

....39719...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....102 mm. Gem.  Huge, highly inflated and heavily marginal calloused monster specimen...Philippines...$50 (1 available)

....20397...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....(ventrum)....100 mm. F+.  Very freaky, with extended gaping anterior canal. This & 20396 would make a totally wild pair...Philippines...$25  (1 available)

....17890...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....96 mm. F++. FREAK!! Big injury freak with lumpy dorsum and stumpy wing on labrum side. Very odd!...Philippines...$25  (1 available)

....36752...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....92 mm. Gem. Wild pattern freak could be called form schizophrenia for its split personality! One side of the sulcus fairly normal tigris spot pattern, the other side of the sulcus fairly typical pardalis pattern of smaller, lighter brown spots on a paler dorsum. Surely unique & very strange!...Philippines...$45 (1 available)

....31024...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....92 mm. F+.   Great injury freak: labral side of dorsum with massive repaired injury...Philippines...$18 (1 available)

....37946...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....91 mm. F++. Unusual colour form, with yellow background & deep orange sulcus...Philippines...$15 (1 available)

....37098...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....91 mm. F+. Freak of the "potato" variety, with heavy whitish dorsal callus...Tanzania...$22 (1 available)

....31022...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....91 mm. F+.  Interesting injury freak with extended & twisted anterior canal...Philippines...$15  (1 available)

....26344...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....91 mm. F+ solid.  Large & freakish, with thick & heavy double ridged dorsal callus & rostrate posterior...Tanzania...$35  (1 available)

....31021...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....89 mm. F++. FREAK!! Large dorsal "wart" gives it an effect similar to C. mus bicornis...Philippines...$22  (1 available)

....36535...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....88 mm. F+ (freak) Massive, heavily callused & overglazed freak specimen sometimes referred to as a "potato cowrie"...Tanzania...$29

....32970...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....88 mm. F++.  Raised dark patch like a birthmark, virtually identical to "Lorenz & Hubert's Cowries" plate 107, fig. 11...Tanzania...$25  (1 available)

....27733...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....88 mm. F+.  Freak specimen with "big grin" wide apperture. Looks a bit like a juvenile but is a solid, heavy, fully spotted adult...Tanzania...$25  (1 available)

....19767...(3)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....78 to 88 mm. F+.  Freak forms! probably due to early injury, they look a bit like loaves of bread that fell in the oven...Philippines...$10  (3 available)

....19703...(2)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....77, 88 mm. F+.  Sulcus freaks! Odd split & twisted sulcus lines...Philippines...$15 (2 available)

....28412...(2)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....85, 87 mm. F++.  Large, lusciously dark spotted specimens...Philippines...$10  (2 available)

....16656...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....85.5 mm. F+ high.  Elongate shape & different colour pattern resembles C. pantherina...Philippines...$12  (1 available)

....38367...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....84, 85 mm. F+. With rough, greenish-gray callus across the entire dorsum. We call them “potato cowries”...Tanzania...$15 (1 available)

....32669...(2)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....70, 83 mm. F++.  Elongated freaks, with twisted lip & gaping apperture...Philippines...$6  (2 available)

....31023...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....82 mm. F++.  Good example of the "twin loaves" dorsal freak & slightly squished as well...Philippines...$15  (1 available)

....20399...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....82 mm. F++.  Large, "squashed" & heavily spotted...Philippines...$12  (1 available)

....33995...(4)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....80 to 82 mm. F++.  Big, dark heavy adult examples, nothing special, just the quintescence of tigris...Thailand...$4  (4 available)

....36218...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....80 mm. F+. Bizarre injury freak with grooved aperture, dorsal ridge & scrambled pattern!...Philippines....$25  (1 available)

....31025...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....79 mm. F++.  Nicely flattened example with yellow background...Philippines...$12  (1 available)

....20396...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....79 mm. F+.  Short-tailed bulbose freak, nearly spherical...Philippines...$9  (1 available)

....31026...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....78 mm. F+.  Injury to labral side of dorsum has produced an elongate looking shell with concave lip...Philippines...$14 (1 available)

....28778...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....77 mm. F++.  Super-dark spotted specimen...Philippines...$6  (1 available)

....18735...(2)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....68 to 77 mm. F++.  Super-dark coloration, with lateral spots almost down to base. Early stage melanistic...Philippines...$14  (2 available)

....19705...(5)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....69 to 77 mm. F++.  Funny little runty freaks. Slightly lopsided & hump-backed. Good colours & clear nacre, so they likely aren't pollution or disease caused...Philippines...$5  (5 available)

....29854...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....76 mm. F++.  Unusual example with odd "three phase" dorsal pattern caused by a paler cental patch...Philippines...$10  (1 available)

....32666...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....75 mm. F++.  Hugely inflated, solidly adult & heavy, yet with spiral banded juvenile dorsal pattern...Philippines...$15  (1 available)

....32668...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....75 mm. F++.  Nice, heavy, typically dark spotted specimen...Philippines...$5 (1 available)

....31019...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....73 mm. F++.  Oddly spot-less patch on the dorsum...Philippines...$15  (1 available)

....28779...(2)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....72, 73 mm. F++.  Slightly freaky! Fully adult, solid, heavy bases but with partly retained juvenile dorsal patterns...Philippines...$7  (2 available)

....35409...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....71 mm. F++.  Freak! Dorsal injury resulted in large semi-circular "bite" from the labral side......Philippines...$14  (1 available)

....29853...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....71 mm. F+++.  Solid & heavy semi-dwarf with touches of early melanism...Philippines...$13  (1 available)

....22967...(1)...Cypraea tigris  (ventral) Linne, 1758  (dorsal)....70 mm. F++.  Big-mouthed "grinning" freak on one side, and delightful, carnival-like pattern on the other...Philippines...$17  (1 available)

....32670...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....69 mm. F++.  Unusual freak form with thick, angled ridge along the columellar side. Well & heavily spotted...Philippines...$5 (1 available)

....5552...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....68 mm. F+.  FREAK! leopardis - like, heavy adult but no lip teeth - a toothless tiger!...Bohol, Philippines...$19  (1 available)

....20417...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....68 mm. F.  FREAK! Folds on dorsum & a big wide mouthed "grin". Interesting...Philippines...$10  (1 available)

....32665...(1set)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....61 to 68 mm. F++.  Great 4 piece colour variation set, with backgrounds of white, brown & blue-gray, plus a freak without dorsal spots...Philippines...$14  (1 set available)

....25906...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....67 mm. F+.  Somewhat dwarfish, very heavy for its size, and with a flat side...Philippines...$9  (1 available)

....20398...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....66 mm. F+.  Funny, elongate growth freak with "smiling mouth" apperture...Philippines...$8  (1 available)

....29855...(2)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....65, 66 mm. F+.  Freaks with "squished" dorsum looking like unevenly raised loaves of bread...Philippines...$7  (2 available)

....20395...(3)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....63 to 66 mm. F+. Strange squashed &/or hump-backed freak forms...Philippines...$8 (3 available)

....19707...(4)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....64 to 65 mm. F++.  Chunky, dark, semi-dwarf examples...Philippines...$8  (4 available)

....32662...(1pr)....Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....64 mm. F++.   Neat pair, both with virtually identical spot patterns but one inflated & round, the other slightly squat & elongate...Philippines...$20 (1 pair available)

....26649...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....62 mm. F++.  Fully adult semi-dwarf...Philippines...$12  (1 available)

....32663...(2)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....61 to 62 mm. F++.  Nicely inflated specimens with darkly spotted dorsum...Philippines...$5  (2 available)

....35665...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....60 mm. F++.  Nice semi-dwarf with yellow dorsum & black spots (more like a leopard than a tiger, really!)......Philippines...$12  (1 available)

....33431...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....59 mm. F++.  Freak!! Not only has the cute "risen loaf" hump, but the sulcus splits the colors in half - one half nice and dark, the other half very light. Primo!...Philippines...$15  (1 available)

....33367...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....59 mm. F+.  Freakish specimen, pinched, deformed & dwarfish, yet with unmistakable dorsal pattern...Philippines...$8  (1 available)

....32664...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....59 mm. F++.  Unusual example with brown stripe on both sides of the sulcus...Philippines...$6  (1 available)

....32657...(3)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....55 to 59 mm. F++. Great miniature examples, dark spotted & heavy for their size...Philippines...$13 (3 available)

....32660...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....58 mm. F++.  Small yet solid, with unusually pale, only half spotted dorsum...Philippines...$20  (1 available)

....36219...(1pr)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....55 mm. F++. Cute light & dark extreme pattern dwarf pair...Philippines....$20  (1 pair available)

....28780...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....54 mm. F++.  Cute miniature edition! Fully adult dwarf specimen...Philippines...$12  (1 available)

....19708...(3)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....48 to 53 mm. F++.  Great little, fully adult, Truly dwarf specimens...Philippines...$17  (3 available)

....20394...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....52 mm. F++.  Odd little dwarf freak with "open mouth" apperture...Philippines...$10 (1 available)

....29348...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....51 mm. F++.  Cute TRUE dwarf! With very light colour pattern similar to the pardalis form...Philippines...$18  (1 available)

....36748...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....49.5 mm. F++. True dwarf specimen, fully adult with typical pattern. Candidate for the lolipop guild...Philippines...$10 (1 available)

....34744...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758 ....49 mm. F++.  Beautiful black-sulcus true dwarf specimen (not an injury freak)...Philippines...$20  (1 available)

....35576...(1)...Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....48 mm. F++.  Heavy, fully adult, Truly dwarf example, unmistakably tigris......Philippines...$25  (1 available)

....41113...(1)...Cypraea tigris fm. pardalis Shaw, 1795....96 mm. F++.  Big, well callused, creamy white cowrie with just a scattering of spots...Philippines...$15 (1 available)

....19700...(1)...Cypraea tigris fm. pardalis Shaw, 1795....82 mm. F++.  Heavy and creamy white with a sparse scattering of spots...Philippines...$20 (1 available)

....39162...(1)...Cypraea tigris fm. pardalis Shaw, 1795....73 mm. F++. All white form with a spray of brown dorsal freckles...Philippines...$10 (1 available)

....39163...(1)...Cypraea tigris fm. pardalis Shaw, 1795....57 mm. F++. Highly unusual dwarf specimen, creamy white with a scattering of partly clouded spots...Philippines...$18 (1 available)

....32382...(1)...Cypraea tigris cf. fm. pardalis Shaw, 1795....79 mm. F++.  Very light colour form, creamy white with a smattering of brown spots...Philippines...$35  (1 available)

....28993...(1)...Cypraea tigris fm. pardalis Shaw, 1795....78 mm. F+ high.  Unusually pale even for the form. Creamy white with a few purplish spots...Philippines...$35  (1 available)

....37944...(1)...Cypraea tigris fm. pardalis Shaw, 1795....76 mm. F+. With purple-black spots on an all white shell...Philippines?...$10 (1 available)

....31891...(2)...Cypraea tigris fm. pardalis Shaw, 1795....63 to 70 mm. F++.  Mostly white to cream coloured with scattered brown dots...India...$30  (2 available)

....32658...(1)...Cypraea tigris cf. pardalis Shaw, 1795....68 mm. F++.  Creamy albinistic white with a scattering of brown spots...Philippines...$24  (1 available)

....41963...(1)...Cypraea tigris fm. schilderiana Cate, 1961....129.5 mm. F++.  Spectacular MONSTER specimen, bigger than any I've ever seen, and Rice lists only 1 larger by only 0.5 mm!...Tanzania...$245 (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....102+ mm. F++/gem-.  Philippines.        shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....82 to 89 mm. F++.  Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....88 mm. F++.  Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea tigris Linne, 1758....78 mm. F++.  Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea tigris fm. pardalis Shaw, 1795....90 mm. Gem. Philippines.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea tigris fm. pardalis Shaw, 1795....85 mm. Gem. Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....41979...(1)...Cypraea thersites Gaskoin, 1849....84 mm. F++.  Big, well inflated and darkly patterned specimen. Just a tiny chip from the posterior tip...Australia...$75 (1 available)


....39537...(5)...Cypraea turdus Lamarck, 1810....34 to 38 mm. F++. Good sized examples of this Indian Ocean specie with typical pattern & heavy white basal callus...Somalia...$8 (5 available)

....39538...(1)...Cypraea turdus Lamarck, 1810....42 mm. F+. Huge example with thick basal callus, but a pin-hole between 2 columellar teeth...Somalia...$10 (1 available)

....39539...(7)...Cypraea turdus Lamarck, 1810....24 to 30 mm. F++. Nice specimens with good pattern and bold marginal spotting...Somalia...$5 (7 available)

....20425...(2sets)...Cypraea turdus Lamarck, 1810....30 to 35 mm. F++.  Good budget trios...Pakistan...$8  (2 sets available)

....27552...(2)...Cypraea turdus Lamarck, 1810....30, 33 mm. F++ solid.  Lots of fine dorsal speckles...East Africa...$5  (2 available)

SOLD....Cypraea turdus Lamarck, 1810....31 to 34 mm. F++.  Pakistan.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea turdus Lamarck, 1810....24 mm. F++. Somalia.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


SOLD....Cypraea ursellus Gmelin, 1791....8 to 10 mm. F++.  Solomons.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


NEW....42637...(1)...Cypraea valentia Perry, 1811....84 mm. F++.  Beautiful, fully adult and nicely hump-backed example of this Philippine collectors' item...Philippines...$695 (1 available)

....41980...(1)...Cypraea valentia Perry, 1811....88 mm. Gem.  Glorious specimen of this rarity, nicely patterned, well inflated and with thickened, spotted margins...Philippines...$795 (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea valentia Perry, 1811....86 mm. Gem. Philippines.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


SOLD....Cypraea ventriculus Lamarck, 1810....44 mm. F++. Indonesia.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea ventriculus Lamarck, 1810....41 mm. F+. Indonesia.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


EXCEPTIONAL SPECIMEN.....SOLD....Cypraea venusta fm. venusta Sowerby, 1846/epistema Iredale, 1939....65 mm. F+++. Australia.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea venusta fm. sorrentensis Schilder, 1963....58 mm. F++. Australia.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....41917...(1)...Cypraea vitellus fm. dama Perry, 1811....36 mm. F+.  Unusual colour form. Orange sides with yellow dorsum & spots. Albinistic or sub-fossil but with good gloss...Somalia...$5 (1 available)

....41862...(2)...Cypraea vitellus dama Perry, 1811....63, 68 mm. F++.  Big, well spotted specimens from a tough locale...Somalia...$9 (2 available)

....41863...(1)...Cypraea vitellus fm. dama Perry, 1811....30 mm. F++.  Cute dwarf example...Somalia...$5 (1 available)

....41864...(2)...Cypraea vitellus dama Perry, 1811....36 to 40 mm. F++.  Typical specimens of the East African form...Somalia...$3 (2 available)

....41133...(1)... Cypraea vitellus Linne, 1758....53 mm. F++.  Fresh, shiny & with heavy base...Somalia...$3 (1 available)

....39158...(1)...Cypraea vitellus Linne, 1758....75 mm. F+. Jumbo specimen but with 2 small dorsal flaws & some inclusions in the labral nacre, but you’ll want this for its large size...Philippines...$40 (1 available)

....23042...(1)...Cypraea vitellus Linne, 1758....70 mm. F+/F++.  Nice sized specimen...Philippines...$5  (1 available)

....38967...(3)...Cypraea vitellus Linne, 1758....68 to 70 mm. F++. Larger than average examples...Philippines...$12 (3 available)

....34026....(1)...Cypraea vitellus Linne, 1758....68 mm. F++. Nice, larger than average examples...Thailand...$6 (1 available)

....39223...(1set)...Cypraea vitellus Linne, 1758....57 to 66 mm. F++. Selected from hundreds, this 6 piece set of big specimens shows a wide range of spot pattern densities...Philippines...$45 (1 set available)

....31350...(1)...Cypraea vitellus Linne, 1758....58 mm. F++.  Nice large, lightly spotted specimen...Philippines...$4  (1 available)

....32272...(1set)...Cypraea vitellus Linne, 1758....42 to 58 mm. F+/F++.  Wonderful 10 piece study set, selected to show the variability of adult size, colour & spot patterns...Philippines...$20  (1 set available)

....28087...(1set)...Cypraea vitellus Linne, 1758....45 to 57 mm. F+ to F++.  Fascinating 7 piece growth & pattern set shows huge variation for such a typically consistant species. Check out this herd of deer!...Tanzania...$25  (1 set available)

....22106…(1)…Cypraea vitellus Linne, 1758....56 mm. F++.  Interesting specimen with milky overglaze...Philippines...$15 (1 available)

....31157...(1)...Cypraea vitellus Linne, 1758....55 mm. F++.  Larger than average & with unusual "smeared" dorsal spots...Philippines...$5  (1 available)

....24180...(1)...Cypraea vitellus Linne, 1758....51 mm. F++.  Big, fat, well spotted specimen...Philippines...$4 (1 available)

....4774...(1)...Cypraea vitellus Linne, 1753....52.5 mm. F++ FREAK! - "double olives" form...Philippines...$12  (1 available)

....22186...(1)...Cypraea vitellus Linne, 1758....50 mm. F++. Grinning FREAK! A happy shell...Philippines...$12 (1 available)

....32000...(1)...Cypraea vittelus Linne, 1758....47 mm. F+.  Freak with oddly bent & elongate shape & paler than usual dorsal pattern...Philippines...$5  (1 available)

....22973...(1)...Cypraea vitellus Linne, 1758....47 mm. F+.  Pale dorsal stain, possibly due to pollution or disease...Philippines...$6  (1 available)

....24181...(1)...Cypraea vitellus Linne, 1758....46 mm. F++.  Fresh & dark, with odd, dashed dorsal spotting...Philippines...$3  (1 available)

....37511...(1)...Cypraea vitellus Linne, 1758....45 mm. F+ (freak) Very odd injury/growth freak with loss of spot pattern & wide mouthed yet fully toothed aperture...Philippines...$14 (1 available)

....32623...(1)...Cypraea vitellus Linne, 1758....42 mm. F+.  Freak form with twisted columella, bent apperture & oddly angled sulcus...Philippines...$5  (1 available)

....39224...(1)...Cypraea vitellus Linne, 1758....40 mm. F++. Neat dwarf specimen with mild melanism on the dorsum...Philippines...$6 (1 available)

....41132...(2)... Cypraea vitellus fm. dama Perry, 1811....35 to 45 mm. F++.  With higher margins and more inflated than the nominate specie...Somalia...$3

....38555...(4)...Cypraea vitellus fm. dama Perry, 1811....42 to 45 mm. F++. Great examples of this typically smaller & darker brown East African form...Somalia...$4 (4 available)

SOLD....Cypraea vitellus Linne, 1758....77 mm. F+. Thailand.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea vitellus fm. dama Perry, 1811....70 mm. F++. Tanzania.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea vitellus Linne, 1758....69.5 mm. F++. Wake I.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea vitellus Linne, 1758....55 mm. F++.  Philippines.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea vitellus fm. dama Perry, 1811....43 mm. F++. Zanzibar.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....29536...(5)...Cypraea vredenbergi Schilder, 1927....24 to 27 mm. F++.  Delightful brown flecked specimens of this scarce cyp species...Indonesia...$23  (5 available)

....32227...(+)...Cypraea vredenburgi Schilder, 1927....23 to 27 mm. F+++.  Olive green with fine brown speckles which coalesce into a loose dorsal spot, and with creamy base & purplish side spots...Thailand...SUPER SPECIAL!!!...$14 or $22 for 2  (+ available)

....16350...(1)...Cypraea vredenbergi Schilder, 1927....24.5 mm. Gem.  Fine example of this endemic specie...Indonesia...$25 (1 available)

EXCEPTIONAL SPECIMEN....35527...(1)...Cypraea vredenburgi Schilder, 1927....22 mm. F++.  Rare locality! Indonesian endemic...Philippines...$25 (1 available)


....32581...(1)...Cypraea walkeri Sowerby, 1832....29 mm. F++.  Pretty brown banded & purple toothed example...Philippines...$4  (1 available)

....36421...(1)....Cypraea walkeri Sowerby, 1832....27 mm. F++.  Good specimen, with well callused base & purple columellar teeth...Philippines...$4  (1 available)

....31156...(5)...Cypraea walkeri Sowerby, 1832....23 to 25 mm. F++.  With brown on tan dorsal banded pattern & purple teeth...Philippines...$3  (5 available)

....33365...(1)...Cypraea walkeri fm. continens Iredale, 1935....24 mm. F++.  Large for the species, subtly banded in tan...Australia...$12  (1 available)

....27553...(1)...Cypraea walkeri fm. continens Iredale, 1935....22 mm. F++.  Nice 2-tone dorsal banding...Australia...$12  (1 available)

....18574...(1)...Cypraea walkeri fm. continens Iredale, 1935....18 mm. F+++. Light colour form, without purple teeth...Australia...$5  (1 available)

....23592...(1)...Cypraea walkeri fm. continens Iredale, 1935....17 to 18 mm. F+++.  3 broad tan dorsal bands...Australia...$6  (1 available)

....34165...(9)...Cypraea walkeri fm. surabajensis Schilder, 1937....17 to 24 mm. F++.  Good examples of the Philippine race with nice purple teeth...Philippines...$5   (9 available)

SOLD....Cypraea walkeri fm. continens Iredale, 1935....22 mm. F++.  Australia.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....33366...(2)...Cypraea xanthodon Sowerby, 1832....24 to 28 mm. F++.  Nice Aussie examples...Australia...$3  (2 available)

SOLD....Cypraea xanthodon Sowerby, 1832....30 mm. F++.  Solomon Islands.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....39237...(1)...Cypraea zebra Linne, 1758....63 mm. F++. Pretty cervus look-alike with occelated marginal spots...Florida...$10 (1 available)

....37947...(1)...Cypraea zebra Linne, 1758....59 mm. F+. Distinguished by brown dots in some of the lateral white spots...Bahamas...$9 (1 available)

....31709...(1)...Cypraea zebra Linne, 1758....79 mm. F+.  Good sized adult example, but with a dorsal growth scar...Florida...$8  (1 available)

....27861...(1)...Cypraea zebra Linne, 1758....54 to 56 mm. F++.  Very slightly sub-adult, with juvenile bands still visible in some places...Brazil...$6  (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea zebra Linne, 1758....100 mm. F+. HUGE example! Bahamas.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea zebra Linne, 1758....82 mm. F++. Bahamas.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea zebra Linne, 1758....81.5 mm. F++. Florida.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea zebra Linne, 1758....72 mm. F+ high.  Florida.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....42319...(1)...Cypraea ziczac Linne, 1758....15 mm. Gem.  Our supplier says this is a pale, deepwater colour form...Philippines...$4 (1 available)

....37118...(1)...Cypraea ziczac Linne, 1758....16.5 mm. Gem. Good sized, well patterned & with black spotted orange base...Philippines...$4 (1 available)

....26377...(5sets)...Cypraea ziczac fm. misella Perry, 1811....12 to 17 mm. F++.  Cute 3 piece sets with a variety of dorsal banding patterns...Tanzania...$6 firm  (5 sets available)

....24726...(3)...Cypraea ziczac fm. misella Perry, 1811....13 to 15 mm. Gem. The East African form of this zicky zacky species...Zanzibar...$6 (3 available)

....28893...(1)...Cypraea ziczac fm. vittata Deshayes 1831....16 mm. F+++.  Move zic!! (and if you get that reference, give yourself a nerd biscut!!) Size LARGE single of an elegant form....Solomon Islands....$14  (1 available)

....28890...(6)...Cypraea ziczac fm. vittata Deshayes 1831....14 to 15 mm. F+++.  Move zic!! (and if you get that reference, give yourself a nerd biscuit!!) Normal -sized singles of an elegant form....Solomon Islands...SPECIAL!!...$8  (6 available)

....28887...(1set)...Cypraea ziczac fm. vittata Deshayes 1831....14 to 15 mm. F+++.  Beautiful set of 8 normal-sized variations of this bolder-than-the average zics form....Solomon Islands...$50  (1 set available)

....28882...(9prs)....Cypraea ziczac fm. vittata Deshayes 1831....13.5 to 14.5 mm. F+++.  Normal-sized pairs of this handsome zicy-zacy form....Solomon Islands...$12  (9 pairs available)

....28889...(1set)...Cypraea ziczac fm. vittata Deshayes 1831....13 to 14 mm. F+++.  Great set of 8 variations of this pleasant form....Solomon Islands...$37  (1 set available)

....28886...(10prs)....Cypraea ziczac fm. vittata Deshayes 1831....12.5 to 14 mm. F+++.  Lovely little pairs of zics and zacs, at a lovely little price....Solomon Islands...$11  (10 pairs available)

SOLD....Cypraea ziczac fm. vittata Deshayes 1831....18.5 mm. F+++.  Solomon Islands.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea ziczac Linne, 1758....12 to 15 mm. F++. Philippines.     shell set sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Cypraea ziczac fm. vittata Deshayes 1831....13.5 mm. F+++.     shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....42092...(1)...Cypraea zonaria Gmelin, 1791....30.6 mm. Gem-.  Top quality and fully adult...Angola...$13 (1 avilable)

....19525...(1)...Cypraea zonaria Gmelin, 1791....23 mm. F++.  Grayish base, with purplish marginal spots & brown mottled back. Nice specimen!...Gabon...$5  (1 available).

....5554...(1)...Cypraea zonaria Gmelin, 1791....21 mm. Gem.  Normal, cheap!...Senegal...$5  (1 available)

SOLD....Cypraea zonaria Gmelin, 1791....31 to 32 mm. Gem. Senegal.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


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