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CONIDAE (Cones)

 

Conus gloriamaris

This family is also one of the most prized among collectors because the members are visually stunning. Conus gloriamaris and Cypraea aurantium (Golden Cowrie) have been the centerpiece's of all collections in the past and a specimen of Conus gloriamaris is still a valuable part of any collection.

Most members live in tropical and temperate locations from the intertidal zone to hundreds of metres deep. They range in size from 6mm - 230mm. There are approximately 400 members of this Family but the variations within different species are numerous resulting in almost 1,500 names being catalogued in the past. New species are still being discovered.

Some members of this family are dangerous and should be handled carefully because they have a poisonous sting when alive.

 

Conus auratinus - 115.2mm, F+++, $2500

STUNNING SPECIMEN, RARELY AVAILABLE!!!

Conus gratianus - 107.5mm, F+++, $450

Conus milneedwardsi - 173mm, Gem-, $240 sold

Conus milneedwardsi - 155mm, F++ (small scar), $95

BIG & GREAT PRICE FOR THIS SIZE!!!

Conus aulicus propenudus - 118mm, F+++, Philippines. $50

Conus aulicus - 112mm, F+++, Sri Lanka. $35

Conus bengalensis - 118mm, F+++, Andaman Sea. $120

BEAUTIFUL BIG SPECIMEN!!!

Conus bengalensis - 122mm, F+++, Andaman Sea. $130

 

New Species - 38.2mm, Gem-, New Guinea. $450

 

Conus bengalensis - 107.6mm, F+++, Bay of Bengal. $110

UNUSUAL PATTERN!!!

Conus ranonganus - 88mm, F+++, Thailand. $350

STUNNING SPECIMEN!!! sold

Conus ranonganus - 89.6mm, Gem-, Thailand. $280

BIG BEAUTY!!!

Conus gloriamaris - 111.5mm, F++(very fine scar), Thailand. $120

Conus gloriamaris - 131mm, F+++, Philippines. $250

BIG BEAUTY!!!

Conus aurantia - 123mm, F++, $2500

 

 

New Species - 36mm, F++, Southern Queensland. Trawled 120mts. $250

Looks like a hybrid between C. wallangra (pattern) & C. sculleti (shape) sold

 

Conus aulicus - 130mm, F++, New Guinea. Brown color form. $30

BIG!!!

Conus aulicus - 110mm, F+++, New Guinea. $25

Conus aulicus - 106mm, F++(no scars), Sri Lanka. $15

DARK BEAUTIES!!!

Conus aulicus - 118mm, F+++, Sri Lanka. $30

Conus aulicus propenudus - 118mm, F++, Philippines. $50 sold

Conus aulicus propenudus - 98.6mm, F++, New Guinea. $40 sold

UNCOMMON PATTERN!!!

Conus aulicus propenudus - 106mm, F+++, Philippines. $40
Conus aulicus - 67.6mm, F++/F+++(no scars), New Guinea. $6
Conus aulicus - 71mm, F++/F+++(no scars), New Guinea. $6

Conus aurantia - 123mm, F++(minor scar), New Guinea. $40

Conus tizii - 123mm, F++, Taiwan. Big and very rare. $1,700 sold

BIG & RARE!!!!

Conus suratensis - 120mm, F+++, Philippines. $12

BIG BEAUTY!!!

Conus suratensis - 74mm, F+++, New Guinea. $8
Conus suratensis - 82mm, F++(no scars), India. $8

Conus betulinus - 121mm, F+++, $ 15 sold

BEAUTIFUL COLOR!!!

Conus betulinus - 103mm, F+++, $12

GREAT PATTERN!!!

Conus betulinus - 93mm, F+++, $15

UNCOMMON ZERO PATTERN FORM!!!

Conus betulinus - 102mm, F++ (minor faults, no scars), New Guinea. $10

Conus betulinus - 93.5mm, F++ (minor faults, no scars), Philippines. $12 sold

BEAUT COLOR!!!

Conus geographus - 103.6mm, F+++, New Guinea. $12 sold

BIG!!!

Conus geographus - 98mm, F++ (no scars), New Guinea. $5
Conus geographus - 92mm, F++/F+++, New Guinea. $8
Conus geographus - 93.2mm, F++/F+++, New Guinea. $6
Conus geographus - 98mm, F+++, New Guinea. $15

Conus geographus - 81mm, F+++, New Guinea. $8

BEAUT DARK PATTERN!!!

Conus virgo - 109mm, F++ (minor faults only, no scars), New Guinea. $12

BIG BEAUTY!!!

Conus virgo - 100.6mm, F++ (minor faults only, no scars), New Guinea. Big specimen. $10
Conus virgo - 98mm, F+++, New Guinea. Great specimen. $10

Conus litteratus - 100.05mm, F++ (minor faults only), Philippines. $15

UNUSUAL LIMITED PTTERN!!!

Conus litteratus - 100.06mm, F++ (minor faults only), Philippines.$12

BUSY PATTERN!!!

Conus litteratus - 108mm, F++ (minor faults only), New Guinea. $15

BIG!!!

Conus litteratus - 104mm, F++ (minor faults only, no scars), Philippines. $10 sold

UNUSUAL PATTERN!!!

Conus litteratus - 91mm, F++ (minor faults only, no scars), Philippines. $20

UNUSUAL PATTERN!!!

Conus litteratus - 88mm, F++ (minor faults only, no scars), Philippines. $20

UNUSUAL PATTERN!!!

Conus litteratus - 90mm, F++ (minor faults only), Philippines. $20

UNUSUAL PATTERN!!!

Conus litteratus - 86mm, F++ (minor faults only, no scars), New Guinea. $5

Conus leopardus - 131mm, F++(no scars, minor faults), New Guinea. Big mature specimen. $20

EXCELLENT QUALITY THIS SIZE!!!

Conus leopardus - 74mm, F+++, Thailand. This is the unusual Southern Asian form. $12

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