Cypraeovula immelmani Liltved 2001. 20.2 mm., F+. S. Africa. For sure, the nicest specimen of this rare species that I have seen in a long time! Though dead taken, this specimen still has some pattern and nearly full gloss. Very rare in this condition!
Cypraeovula castanea malani Lorenz & deBruin 2009. 32.1 mm., F++. S. Africa. Rare! Gorgeous and live taken, this specimen is already showing pattern, but still young as can be seen in the image. Very slight dorsal growth lines keep it from being flawless.
Pseudozonaria nigropunctata (Gray 1828). 29.1 mm., Gem. Galapagos. This area has been closed to collecting for many years now. This is one of those specimens from back in the day, and an excellent one at that! Better quality than most being offered right now, I do not see any flaws.
Zoila marginata albanyensis Raybaudi 1985. 63.0 mm., F++. S. Australia. Rare variation! Specimen with a deeply concave base with very reduced and pale spotting. Interesting shell with only minor dorsal irregularities.
Naria cernica leforti (Senders & Martin 1987). 26.4 mm, Gem. Easter Island. Heavy and callused, rare. These have been offered with a bit more frequency lately, mostly all from the same source. This piece stands out due to the extreme development of the marginal callus and the outstanding live tak
Austrasiatica hirasei f. philippina Raybaudi 1981. 46.4 mm., Gem. Philippines. Superb pattern in this mature callused specimen! With good size, color, and pattern, this shell shows well the unique characters of the Philippine population- depressed with somewhat rostrate extremities and darker spotted
Raybaudia porteri porteri (Cate 1966). 47.6 mm., Gem-. Philippines. Fresh, dark and lovely! It is hard to get these in this excellent condition. They usually have a bite mark or other slight damage that can detract from the beauty. This one is of great quality and gorgeous color. Check ou
Contradusta bregeriana pervelata (Lorenz 2002). 21.2 mm., Gem. Papua New Guinea. Rare subspecies with the dorsum covered with whitish callus. I have seen many specimens offered on other sites that claim to be pervelata, but unfortunately they are usually mis-identified. Here's the real thing!
Macrocypraea zebra zebra (Linnaeus 1758). 71.9 mm., F++. Honduras. Really lovely shell with an interesting nacre protuberance in the anterior canal. Hardly ever offered from this locale! Minor growth line on labral margin is the only thing keeping this from being a Gem specimen. Highly desir