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Vasidae

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Stock #   Name   Description   Locality   $USD   # Available
 

SOLD....Afer cumingii Reeve, 1844....61 mm. F+. Taiwan.      shell sold photo link retained for your enjoyment


....42123...(1)...Columbarium berthae Monsecour & Kreipl, 2003....73 mm. F++.  Beautiful specie, all white with high, stepped spire and recurved peripheral spines...Mozambique...$65 (1 available)

SOLD....Columbarium berthae Monsecour & Kreipl, 2003....64 mm. F+. Madagascar.      shell sold photo link retained for your enjoyment


....42124...(2)...Columbarium eastwoodae Kilburn, 1971....67 & 70 mm. F++.  Great all white examples with low peripheral knobs...South Africa...$15 (2 available)

....42125...(1)...Columbarium eastwoodae Kilburn, 1971....47 mm. F++.  Sweet slightly smaller specimen...South Africa...$10 (1 available)

....39895...(1)...Columbarium eastwoodae Kilburn, 1971....83 mm. F+. Large, spiny specimen with long, if slightly rough edged siphonal canal...South Africa...$15 (1 available)

....11003...(1)...Columbarium eastwoodae Kilburn, 1971....73 mm. F+ w/operc. Lovely live taken example with interesting tilted spire, (looks like a Christmas tree in the wind)...South Africa...$10  (1 available)

....11004...(1)...Columbarium eastwoodae Kilburn, 1971....72 mm. F++ w/operc. Twisted sister! Siphonal canal with amazing curve...South Africa...$17  (1 available)

....39896...(1)...Columbarium eastwoodae Kilburn, 1971...64 mm. F+. Good smaller example...South Africa...$12 (1 available)


....38866...(1)...Columbarium pagoda Lesson, 1831....75 mm. F+. Better than average example with nice spines & long, mostly intact siphonal canal...Taiwan...$11 (1 available)


SOLD....Columbarium spinicincta von Martens, 1897....57 mm. F+.  Australia.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....23873...(1)...Columbarium spiralis A. Adams, 1856....81 mm. F: Dead.  Nice example for dead taken, with full length canal...New Zealand...$11  (1 available)


....18338...(5)...Tudicula spirillus Linne, 1758....28 to 30 mm. F. Neat juveniles, with large round protoconchs intact...India...$8 (5 available)


Tudicula zanzibarica Abbot, is a very difficult species to obtain, especially the adult specimens, whose awesome, flared aperature develops quite late in the animal's life. They are extremely difficult to get in GEM condition, but most of the ones below are in excellent shape. Happy shopping!!

EXCEPTIONAL SPECIMEN....34086...(1)...Tudicula zanzibarica Abbott, 1958....61.5 mm. F+ high w/operc. GIGANTONORMOUS specimens of this East African collector's item with complete, fully developed parietal shield, intact shoulder spines & flared, thickened lip. As nice as you will find for this almost-record size (does anyone know what the record actually is now?)...Tanzania...$222 and well worth it!! (1 available) (Box on shelf)

....38364...(1)...Tudicla zanzibarica Abbott, 1958....55 mm. F++. Beautiful, long spined, specimen of this rare endemic, with intact lip, parietal shield & siphonal canal...Tanzania...$100 firm (1 available)

....37234...(1)...Tudicula zanzibarica Abbott, 1958....51 mm. F+ high. Great example of this hard-to-get Vasidae with long shoulder spines, nicely developed parietal shield & thickened, flared lip...Tanzania...$105 (1 available)

....16500C...(1)...Tudicula zanzibarica (dorsum) Abbott, 1958 (ventrum)....48 mm. F+ solid . Sub-adult, with parietal shield partly developed...Zanzibar...$100  (1 available) (Box on shelf)

....16500D...(2)...Tudicula zanzibarica Abbott, 1958....43, 45 mm. F+ high . Advanced juvies with nice long spines...Zanzibar...$50  (2 available) (Box on shelf)

SOLD....Tudicula zanzibarica Abbott, 1958....53 mm. F+ high w/operc. Tanzania.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....37961...(1)...Turbinella angulata Lightfoot, 1786....140 mm. F+. Solid, heavy example of this Caribbean Turbinellidae, fresh enough to have a few scraps of periostracum on the shoulder...$24 (1 available) OVERSIZE

SOLD....Turbinella angulata Lightfoot, 1786....143 mm. F+. Bahamas. shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD...Turbinella angulata Lightfoot, 1786....143 mm. F+.  Bahamas. shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....36434...(1)....Turbinella pyrum Linne, 1758....123 mm. F+ (lower part of lip smoothed) w/operc.  Amazing freak specimen, with spire deflected about 70 degrees dorsally!...India...$35  (1 available)

....34402...(1)...Turbinella pyrum Linne, 1758....111 mm. F+ w/perio.  FREAK! Spectacular example with odd, umbilicate base & a curved & twisted siphonal canal. If sinistral specimens of this species are held sacred in India then this one should be worthy of a sainthood...India...$150   (1 available) OVERSIZE

SOLD....Turbinella pyrum fm. napus Lamarck, 1822....155 mm. F++ w/operc. India.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Turbinella pyrum Linne, 1758....152 mm. F++ w/operc. India.         shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Turbinella pyrum Linne, 1758....142 mm. F++ w/operc. India.        shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....26489...(1set)....Vasum capitellum Linne, 1758....26, 36 & 50 mm. F+ (largest w/operc.) Good short growth series...Curacao...$20 (1 set available)

....34287...(2)...Vasum capitellum Linne, 1758....40 mm. F+.  Mid-sized examples with strong shoulder knobs...Grenada...$7  (2 available)


SOLD....Vasum cassiformis Kiener, 1841....65 mm. F++ w/operc.  Brazil.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....39727...(1)...Vasum ceramicum Linne, 1758....91 mm. F+. Good sized specimen with intact, dentate lip but a touch of apical erosion...Philippines...$15 (1 available)

....38197...(1)...Vasum ceramicum Linne, 1758....126 mm. F+.  Big chunky example with bold, black markings & big, blunt shoulder spines...ex col...$16  (1 available)

....38198...(1)...Vasum ceramicum Linne, 1758....108 mm. F+.  Boldly marked specimen with great lip, but a touch of apical erosion...ex col...$12  (1 available)

....26158...(1)...Vasum ceramicum Linne, 1758....50 mm. F+ w/operc.  High spired, with brown axial markings...Zanzibar...$6  (1 available)


....38873...(1)...Vasum muricatum Born, 1778....83 mm. F++ w/operc. Massive example with operc included...Florida...$7 (1 available)

....34233...(1)...Vasum muricatum Born, 1778....96 mm. F+ w/operc. Massive “au naturel” example with such heavy coraline algae concretions that it is camouflaged as a lump of coral ...Mexico...$15 (1 available) OVERSIZE

SOLD....Vasum muricatum Born, 1778....84 mm. F++ w/perio & operc. Florida.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Vasum muricatum Born, 1778....76, 77 mm. F++ w/operc. Florida.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....41646...(1)...Vasum rhinoceros Gmelin, 1791....84 mm. F++.  Large, heavy, well developed specimen with thickened, toothed lip and full parietal shield...Tanzania...$27 (1 available)

SOLD....Vasum rhinocerus Gmelin, 1791....92 mm. F++ w/operc. Tanzania.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Vasum rhinocerus Gmelin, 1791....90 mm. F++. Tanzania.       shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Vasum rhinoceros Gmelin, 1791....82 mm. F++ w/operc.  Tanzania.      shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment

SOLD....Vasum rhinoceros Gmelin, 1791....53 mm. F+.  Somalia.           shell sold, photo link retained for your enjoyment


....41649...(2)...Vasum tubiferum Anton, 1839....75, 77 mm. F++.  Great examples with virtually every long spine intact and with thickened lip & parietal glaze...$9 (1 available)

....39724...(1)...Vasum tubiferum Anton, 1839....100 mm. F++. Great jumbo specimen with fattened lip & brown spotted parietal glaze...Philippines...$15 (1 available)

....39725...(2)...Vasum tubiferum Anton, 1839....83, 90 mm. F++. Good big examples with intact horns and re-rolled lips...Philippines...$12 (2 available)

....39726...(2)...Vasum tubiferum Anton, 1839....76 mm. F++. Fresh, dark, fully adult, with good lips & brown spotted parietal glaze...Philippines...$9 (2 available)


....39383...(1)...Vasum turbinellum Linne, 1758....86 mm. F++. Good sized example with interesting white coraline growth on the spire...Thailand...$8 (1 available)

....12839...(1set)...Vasum turbinellum Linne, 1758....40, 45, 55 & 65 mm. F/F+. Four piece growth series...Thailand....$9 (1 set available)

....15170...(1)....Vasum turbinellum Linne, 1758....56 mm. F+. Spiny white with black bands...Thailand....$3 (1 available)

....32331...(1)....Vasum turbinellum Linne, 1758....47 mm. F++. Typical turbinellum, with intact, black spotted lip & lots of thick, blunt spines...Philippines....$3 (1 available)

....34289...(1)....Vasum turbinellum Linne, 1758....30 mm. F+. Neat junior example to start or fill in a growth series, from an unusual locality...Okinawa....$3 (1 available)


....39728...(1)...Vasum turbinellus Linne, 1758....73 mm. F+. Big, chunky specimen with short club-like spines...Philippines...$8 (1 available)

....39431...(4)...Vasum turbinellus Linne, 1758....44 to 52 mm. F+. Good specimens, with black spines and intact lips...Somalia...$5 (4 available)

....38097...(1)...Vasum turbinellus Linne, 1758....64 mm. F+. Solid & heavy, with big black shoulder spines...ex col...$7 (1 available)


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