ALLIED COWRIES

Trivia & Ovulids

ALLIED COWRIES: The Ovulids (Egg and Spindle Cowries) and Trivia (Bean Cowries) are close relations to the true Cowries with approximately 300 Ovulid and Trivia species.

Trivia (Bean Cowries) - shells from this family are similar in appearance to true Cowries but have a ribbed surface instead of the highly polished surface of the true Cowries. There are approximately 100 species known but very little research has been carried out on this unusual Family. The Trivias live in tropical and temperate locations.

Ovulids (Egg and Spindle Cowries) - another very unusual family comprising approximately 200 species. These shells live on hard and soft corals and gorgonians in tropical waters. Both the Trivia and Ovulids tend not to be so popular amongst collectors and I can only assume its because of the difficulty in finding and collecting most species as they tend to live in deeper waters requiring snorkel and scuba experience.

 

Ovulid hirohito

 

Ovulid septemaculata

 

 

Phenacovolva tokioi - 48mm, Gem, $15

BEAUTIFUL SPECIMEN!!!

JUST ARRIVED

Jenneria pustulata - 21.2mm, Gem, Ecuador. $8

Jenneria pustulata - 20.2mm, Gem, Ecuador. $8

Jenneria pustulata - 20.7mm, Gem, Ecuador. $8

 

TRIVIA
Trivia aperta - 23mm, Gem, South Africa, uncommon. Beautiful little allied Cowry, light pink covered with zigzag ribs. Very unusual and delicate. $20
Trivia aperta - 22.4mm, Gem, South Africa. $15
Trivia eos - 24.25mm, F+ (repaired crack), Philippines. $50
Trivia calvariola - 22mm, Gem-, South Africa. $80
Trivia neglecta - 20mm, Gem, South Africa. $60
Trivia neglecta - 18.5mm, Gem, South Africa. $50
Trivia neglecta - 19.75mm, Gem, South Africa. $60
Trivia costata - 15.5mm, Gem, South Africa. $40
Trivia sanctispiritus - 21.75mm, Gem, South Africa. $200
Trivia sanctispiritus - 15.5mm, Gem, South Africa. $50
Trivia ovulata - 20mm, Gem, South Africa. $40
Trivia khanya - 20.75mm, Gem-, South Africa. $50

Trivia rubra - 17mm, Gem, South Africa. $40

CANDY PINK BEAUTIES!!!!

Trivia magnidentata (pink form)- 19mm, Gem, South Africa. $45

BRIGHT & PERFECT!!!

 

Trivia magnidentata (white form)- 15.25mm, Gem, South Africa. $45

Trivia calvariola - 18mm, Gem, South Africa. $65

BEAUTIFUL BIG SPECIMEN!!!!

Trivia millardi - 17mm, Gem, South Africa. $12
Trivia millardi - 15mm, Gem, South Africa. $10
Trivia solandri - 19mm, Gem, Mexico. $8

Trivia solandri - 15.6mm, Gem, Mexico. $8

RED COLOR FORM!!!

Trivia solandri - 19mm, Gem, Mexico. $5

Trivia radians - 18.2mm, Gem, Mexico. $8

BIG!!!

Trivia ovulata - 16mm, Gem, South Africa. $5
Trivia verhoeffi - 16mm, Gem, South Africa. $10
Trivia phalacra - 15.5mm, F++, South Africa. $60
Trivia speciosa - 15.25mm, Gem, Philippines. $40
Trivia splendidissima - 15mm, Gem, South Africa. $120 Sold
Trivia multicostata - 15mm, Gem, South Africa. $120

Trivia merces - 15mm, Gem, Western Australia. $8

BIG!!!

Trivia merces - 14mm, Gem, Western Australia. $5
Trivia multicostata - 11.8mm, Gem, South Africa. $120
Trivia galea - 14mm, Gem, New Caledonia. $10 Sold
Trivia liltvedi - 12mm, Gem, Angola. $30
Trivia sp - 12mm, Gem, Portugal. $5
Trivia nix - 11.5mm, Gem, Florida. $5
Trivia europaea - 11mm, Gem, Spain. $6
Trivia suavis - 11mm, Gem, South Africa. $15
Ellatrivia memorata - 11mm, Gem, New Zealand. $15
Trivia monacha - 10.25mm, Gem, Italy. $2
Trivia sp - 10mm, Gem, Spain. $8
Trivia pediculus - 9.35mm, Gem, Bahamas. $4
Trivia oryza - 7mm, Gem, Queensland. Found on tidal reefs under rocks. Cute little allied Cowry covered in raised ribs. $1
Trivia debruini - 7.5mm, Gem, South Africa. $90
OVULIDS

Phenacovolva tokioi - 54mm, Gem, $15 sold

Ovula ovum - 93mm, Gem-, $6

 

Ovula costellata - 47mm, F+++, New Guinea. $15

BIG!!!!!

Ovula costellata - 45mm, Gem, New Guinea. $12

Ovula costellata - 42mm, Gem, New Guinea. $10

BIG!!!!!

Jenneria pustulata - 24.2mm, Gem, Panama. $10 sold

BIG!!!

Volva volva - 121mm, F+++, Japan. $15

BIG!!!

Volva volva - 81mm, F+++, Japan. $3

Volva volva - 109mm, F+++, New South Wales. $12

Volva volva - 97.5mm, F+++, New South Wales. $8

Cyphoma gibbosum - 28mm, Gem, Florida. $6

Cyphoma gibbosum - 27mm, Gem, Bahamas. $6

NICE DARK APRICOT MARGINS!!!

Cyphoma signatum - 35mm, Gem, Florida. $10
Cyphoma signatum - 31mm, Gem, Bahamas. $8
Margovula pyriformis - 24mm, Gem, North Queensland, uncommon now, found on soft coral at low tide. $4
Margovula pyriformis - 23.5mm, Gem, North Queensland. $4
Prionovula fruticum - 21mm, Gem-, Philippines. $10
Prionovula fruticum - 16mm, Gem-, Philippines. $6
Calpernus lacteus - 18mm, Gem, Philippines. $3
Globovula cavanaghi - 18mm, Gem, Philippines. $5
Diminovula whtworthi - 13.3mm, Gem, Philippines. $12
Diminovula whtworthi - 13.3mm, Gem-, Philippines. $12
Phenacovolva rosea - 45mm, Gem, North Queensland. $8
Phenacovolva tokioi - 48mm, Gem, North Queensland. $8
Phenacovolva tokioi - 42mm, Gem, Philippines. Nice big specimens. $7
Phenacovolva brevirostris - 35mm, Gem, Philippines $8
Phenacovolva brevirostris - 30mm, Gem, Philippines $6
Phenacovolva birostris - 28mm, Gem, Philippines. $6
Phenacovolva birostris - 31mm, Gem, Japan. $8
Phenacovolva subreflexa - 40mm, Gem, Philippines. $6
Phenacovolva brunneitterma - 18.5mm, Gem,Queensland. $8
Phenacovolva brunneitterma - 17.5mm, Gem,Queensland. $8

Phenacovolva sp. - 25.9mm, Gem, Queensland. $20

BEAUTIFUL SPECIMEN!!!!

Dentiovula horai - 16.4mm, Gem, Philippines. $12

BEAUTIFUL SPECIMENS!!!!

Dentiovula horai - 17.2mm, Gem, Philippines. $12
Primovula striatula - 11mm, Gem, Queensland. $5
Primovula traillii - 11mm, Gem, Queensland. $8
Primovula platysia - 8.5mm, Gem, Queensland. $18
Primovula platysia - 7.5mm, Gem, Queensland. $15
Margovula bimaculata - 14mm, Gem, Queensland. $6
Primovula rutherfordiana - 9mm, Gem, Queensland. $15
Primovula rutherfordiana - 8.5mm, Gem, Queensland. $12
Prionovolva brevis - 10mm, Gem, Queensland. $8

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