Cypraeidae

The name derives from the Latin Cyprius, of Cyprus, appellative of Afrodite, goddess of the beauty.
In the world of molluscs cowries are jewels. Primitive men used these brilliant natural products as jewels or as goods of exchange.
Researched by collectors, they were the subject of accurate study. Today there are 180 species recognized. The most valuable cowries are Cypraea Leucodon and Cypraea Valentia, the latter being represented by only seven specimens. One of the most beautiful species, among the favorites of demanding collectors, is the CYpraea Guttata, commonly known as the large white-spotted cowrie. One of the most cowry notes among the shells it is the Cypraea tigris, the biggest instead it is the CYpraea Cervus of the Atlantic that can actually measure to 17,5 cms of length.

South Africa

Cypraeovula Fuscorubra
South Africa
37mm

€70.00 Ex Tax: €70.00

CYPRAEIDAECypraeovula FuscorubraAuthor: Burgess, 1970Locality: Hout Bay, Sud AfricaSize: 37 mm..

Australia

Zoila Venusta Sorrentensis
Australia
59mm

€85.00 Ex Tax: €85.00

CYPRAEIDAEZoila Venusta SorrentensisAuthor: F. Shilder, 1963Locality: Carnac Island, West AustraliaSize: 59.2 mm..

Australia

Zoila Venusta Sorrentensis
Australia
57mm

€85.00 Ex Tax: €85.00

CYPRAEIDAEZoila Venusta SorrentensisAuthor: F. Shilder, 1963Locality: Carnac Island, West AustraliaSize: 57.2 mm..

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South Africa

Cypraeovula Fuscorubra
South Africa
37mm

€70.00 Ex Tax: €70.00

CYPRAEIDAECypraeovula FuscorubraAuthor: Burgess, 1970Locality: Hout Bay, Sud AfricaSize: 37 mm..

Australia

Zoila Venusta Sorrentensis
Australia
59mm

€85.00 Ex Tax: €85.00

CYPRAEIDAEZoila Venusta SorrentensisAuthor: F. Shilder, 1963Locality: Carnac Island, West AustraliaSize: 59.2 mm..

Australia

Zoila Venusta Sorrentensis
Australia
57mm

€85.00 Ex Tax: €85.00

CYPRAEIDAEZoila Venusta SorrentensisAuthor: F. Shilder, 1963Locality: Carnac Island, West AustraliaSize: 57.2 mm..

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