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Cypraeidae

The Cypraeidae or so called cowries are very popular with collectors. All specimens of this family have extremely glossy colorful shells and are often call "gems of the sea". Specialists say, there are 227 species and a lot of subspecies and many forms of the Cypraeidae have been described over time.  Cypraeidae are also dwellers in the shallow to deep water in the tropical and subtropical seas.

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 "Starry Night " form  Cypraea helvola argella  Linne 1758 22.6mm F++/Gem
$5.00
RFM 8092 "Starry Night " form  Cypraea helvola argella  Linne 1758 22.6mm F++/Gem Tanzania found on and under rocks Intertidal to 4 meters. ..
Cypraea alfredensis Schilder & Schilder 1929 24mm
$50.00
RFM 9365 Cypraea alfredensis Schilder & Schilder 1929 24mm F off Algoa Bay, South Africa dived live at 20 Meters ----nice specimens of a Rare species, big brown blotch on dorsum. ..
Cypraea arabica immanis Schilder & Schilder 1939 68.6mm Gem
$18.00
RFM 22167 Tanzania Cypraea arabica immanis Schilder & Schilder 1939 68.6mm Gem Dar es Salem, Tanzania on reef under rocks-- super, beautiful specimen. ..
Cypraea cervus Linne 1771 83.1mm Gem
$30.00
RFM 34839 Florida Cypraea cervus Linne 1771 83.1mm Gem Florida, west coast 60 feet of water on rock ledges off Clearwater, Florida. -- Neat pattern, darker shell. ..
Cypraea cribraria exmouthensis Melville 1888 27.5mm F++/Gem
$90.00
RFM 27766 Australia Cypraea cribraria exmouthensis Melville 1888 27.5mm F++/Gem Broome, Western Australia diver collected. ..
Cypraea friendii vercoi, 72mm, Gem
$95.00
Cypraea friendii vercoi, Schilder 1930. 72mm. Gem. Michsaelmas reef, Albany, West. Australia, taken by a diver at 20-23 meters on spongers. 10/2004. This specimen is very nice and in top condition. ..
Cypraea gracilis Gaskoin 1849 15.5mm F++/Gem
$6.00
RFM 28393 Cypraea gracilis Gaskoin 1849 15.5mm F++/Gem Western Australia under rock slabs. ..
Cypraea hungerfordi Sowerby 1888 39.1mm F++/Gem
$10.00
RFM 26788 Taiwan Cypraea hungerfordi Sowerby 1888 39.1mm F++/Gem Taiwan trawled in China Straits. ..
Cypraea lamarckii fainzilberi Lorenz & Hubert 1993 38.1mm F++/Gem
$15.00
RFM 25479 Cypraea lamarckii fainzilberi Lorenz & Hubert 1993 38.1mm F++/Gem Tanzania, Africa off Dar Es Salaam on reef. ..
Cypraea limacina facifer Iredale 1935 20.3mm F++/Gem
$4.00
RFM 27116 Australia Cypraea limacina facifer Iredale 1935 20.3mm F++/Gem Australia by local divers. ..
Cypraea limacina interstincta Wood 1828 20.3mm F++/Gem
$5.00
RFM 27132 Zanzibar Cypraea limacina interstincta Wood 1828 20.3mm F++/Gem Zanzibar collected by local divers on sponges. ..
Cypraea maculifera Schilder 1932 61.3mm Gem
$20.00
  RFM 24538 Hawaii Cypraea maculifera Schilder 1932 61.3mm Gem Oahu, Hawaii in sea cave at 30 feet August 2010. ..