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

Updated on : 14 January 2008

          
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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 !!
Cypraea alfredensis 
F+ 
, 26mm,  live-taken 
Algoa Bay, S. Africa
Dived on reef at 20m
Extra large ! Largest specimen found for many many years !          
$ 120 (Є 92) 
Cypraea amphithales 
Gem
, 25mm,  live-taken
Algoa Bay, South Africa
Dived on reef at 20
Super rare - Superb specimen ! Only 1
Unusually dark dorsum !
    
P.O.R. 
Cypraea barclayi
F+ ,
23mm, fresh dead
Natal, South Africa
Dredged at 80m !
Large - and great colour !
$ 450 (Є 345) 

Cypraea hirasei
F++, 46mm,  live-taken
East China Sea
Trawled at 150m-200m
Superb specimen, dark purple and brown !
Absolutely incredible !
more words fail me........ 
$ 575 (Є  442) 
Harpa gracilis
F++/Gem, 20mm,  live-taken 
Atoll de Napuka, Tuamotus
Dived on sand at 15m
Very , very rare -  from local collection 
Not found live-taken for many years ! 
F
$1200 (Є  925) 
Callipara bullatiana
F++, 62mm,  live-taken , w/o
Algoa Bay, South Africa
Dived on reef at 20m !             
Very Large and very rare ! Seldom offered in
live-taken condition !      
   
 $450 (Є  345) 
Cypraea capensis 
Gem, 31mm , live-taken
Algoa Bay, South Africa
Dived at 15 m on reef 
Very large !and great dark dorsal blotch !
$ 35 (Є 27) 
Calliostoma delli
F++
, 23mm, live-taken , w/o
Off Caldera, Atacoma, Chile
trawled at 400m
Fantasticly rare shell ! Only one !        
 $ 275 (Є 210) 

Cypraea volvens
F++ , 22mm, live-taken  
Off Port Alfred South Africa
Dredged at 80m
Absolutely beautiful !! Very rare !

P.O.R. 

Cypraea exmouthensis rottnestensis
F++/G , 32mm, live-taken 
S.E. of Rottnest Is.,Australia
In sponge at 8-10m on reeftop
Gorgeous spotting and dark colour

 $95 (Є 73) 
Funa asra  
F++
, 52mm, live-taken , w/o
Natal, South Africa
Dredged at 80m
Very rare - fantastic size and colour ! 
 $ 60 (Є 45) 
Trivia vesicularis
F+ 
, 13mm, live-taken 
south of Cape Town, S. Africa
Ex Cray traps at 400m
Very rare - large and lovely ! 
 $ 70 (Є 54)
Cypraea rosselli
F++
, 51mm, live-taken 
Perth, western Australia
Live on sponge at 35m
Large and humped !  Beautiful !           
$ 215 (Є 165)
Cypraea tesselata
Gem
, 28mm, live-taken  
Oahu, Hawaii 
Dived  on reef at 30m          
Superb dark , clear dorsal blotches !
$ 190 (Є 145)
Conus pictus transkeiana
F++
, 34mm, live-taken , w/o
Transkei, South Africa
Dredged at 80m !!!
Most perfect specimen yet seen !
 $ 325 (Є 250)
Conus brianhayesi
F++
, 19mm, live-taken , w/o
Transkei, South Africa
Dredged at 100m !!!
Fantastic, darkest and best yet seen  !!
$ 350 (Є 268)

Marginella diadochus
Gem , 20mm, live-taken  
Off Cape Town, South Africa
Trawled at 400m
Top quality - Seldom seen !!

 $  30 (Є 23)