Just a few of our New Additions
(for more, please look at our price-list)

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     Marginella hayesi 

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These are just a few of our new shells. Many more are on our price-list, so please check it out !!

  Bursidae ; Cassidae ;  Conidae ; Cypraeidae, Fasciolariidae
  Marginellidae; Muricidae ; Olividae; Pectinidae ; Pleurotomariidae 
  Spondylidae; Strombidae
  Volutidae                

      

Cypraea eludens
Gem
, 60mm,  live-taken
Exmouth Gulf, NW Australia
Dived on sponge at 20-25 m

Fantastic Gem specimen... ! Darkest dorsum yet seen... Wonderful blue band
along margins, with clear crisp
marginal spotting... !!!
P.O.R.

Cypraea eludens delicatura 
F+++
, 49mm,  live-taken
Peak Island , west Australia
Dived at 45m on sponge reef.

Super dark and fabulous specimen.
One of the best seen.... extremely
hard to find now....... !!!!

P.O.R.
Chicoreus asianus 
F++
, 105mm,  live-taken, w/o
Off Nada, Japan
Ex Cray nets at 40-80m
Lovely specimen....long spines, striking !
$ 36 (Є  25)  
Cypraea hesitata hesitata                          
F+++ 
, 96mm,  live-taken  
Flinders Is., Tasmania, Australia
Trawled at 30m. 
Large and wonderful quality!! Fantastic !
$ 72 (Є  50)  
Chicoreus dovi 
F++
, 75mm, live-taken, w/o
Off Mogadisho, Somalia 
On reef at 2-4m..
Beautiful - very rare locality now..
Superb specimen !!!
$ 50 (Є 35)   

Cypraea guttata bicallosa                     
F+++ , 52mm,  live-taken  
Balut Is., Philippines
Ex tangle nets at 120 m

Fantastic calloused margins....
Really a superb specimen...
$ 150 (Є 104) 
Cypraea coronata debruini                       
F++ 
, 28mm,  live-taken  
Hout Bay, S. Africa
On reef at 35m. 
Great color and pattern !
 $ 72  (Є 50) 
Cypraea capensis        
Gem ,  27-28 mm,  live-taken, 
Algoa Bay, S. Africa
Dived at 15m on reef.
Lovely dark dorsal blotches..
$ 18 (Є 13) 
       each
Hexaplex cichoreum  
F
+++ , 109mm , live-taken, w/o
Quezon, Philippines
dived at 10-15m on reef... 
Very very beautiful curved spines !!
$ 72 (Є 50) 
Hexaplex cichoreum  
F
+++  , 111mm , live-taken, w/o
Bantayan Is., Philippines
Dived at 10-15m on reef... 
Very long spines!  Gorgeous !!
 $ 50 (Є 35) 
Chicoreus fosterorum 
F++
, 45mm, live-taken, w/o
Natal, South Africa 
Dived live on reef at 40m.
Rare ! Very striking and beautiful !
 $ 85 (Є 59)) 
Conus fuscorubra                      
F+++
, 32mm,  live-taken  
Hout Bay, S. Africa
Dived on reef at 35m.  
Dark dorsum, purple margins.. A beauty!
 $ 38 (Є 26)
Cypraea mappa      
F++  
, 72mm, live-taken 
Olango, Philippines
Trawled at 50m on reef.
Superb quality and dark pink base.
$ 30 (Є 21)
Cypraea marginata
F++
, 60mm, live-taken   
Safety Bay, W. Australia
Dived at 15m on ledge
Fantastic dorsal color - deep chestnut !!
$ 95 (Є 65)
Chicoreus palmarosae 
F++
+, 115mm, live-taken , w/o
BCebu, Philippines 
Dived on reef at 30m
Large and very beautiful !!!!!
$ 50 (Є 33)
Cypraea pulchella aliguayensis 
F++ 
, 33mm, live-taken 
Aliguay Is., Philippines 
Dredged at 102m
Dark blotching.... lovely ! !!
$ 35 (Є 23)
Muricanthus princeps 
F+++
, 46mm, live-taken, w/o
Secas Is., Panama 
Dredged at 20-40m.
Lovely long spines !! Superb !
 $ 15 (Є10) 
Chicoreus rubiginosus     
F++  
, 73mm, live-taken , w/o
Broome Reef, W. Australia
Dived at 20m on reef..
Dark orange.... beautiful specimen !!
 $ 50 (Є 33)
Cypraea hirasei 
F  
, 41mm, dead-taken
Balut Is., Philippines
Trawled at 200m.
Good representative specimen !
$ 90 (Є 63)
Cypraea friendii vercoi
F+++
, 61mm, live-taken  
Albany, W. Australia
On sponge at 38-42m.
Fantastic specimen - great blotching
$ 275 (Є 190)
Chicoreus virgineus 
F++
+, 69mm, live-taken , w/o
Off Cuddalore, India 
Dived by local.
Very rare, dark brown form. 
Pink aperture... !!! Really exceptional !
$ 175 (Є 121)
Chicoreus benedictinus                 
F++   ,
71mm, live-taken , w/o
Natal, South Africa
Dived on rubble at 15 feet.
Lovely - and rare locality !!! 
 $ 50 (Є 33)