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CASSIDAE (Helmets)

An unusual Family with some big beautiful species which are popular with tourists travelling to tropical resorts. Cassis cornuta and rufa are always to be found in popular tourist locations. Cassis rufa, the Bull Mouthed Helmet, is the species used to make the beautifully intricate cameo jewellery brooches. This family has approx. 115 species with most shells being deeper water sublittoral dwellers.

 

Casmaria erinaceus vibex - 52mm, $12 sold

Semicassis diuturna - 44mm, India, Gem. $12

 

Cassis cornuta - 215mm, F++. $20

 

Cassis nana - 66mm, F++(minor faults). $30

RARELY GOOD QUALITY, BEST I HAVE SEEN, BIG SIZE!!!

 

Cassis rufa - 155mm, F+++. $25

STUNNING SPECIMENS!!!

 

Cassis rufa - 110mm, F++, New Guinea, Striking colors and the glossy mouth make these Helmet shells an attractive addition to any collection. Only the adult shells have this thick glossy coloration. The common name is Grinning Mouth Helmet. $15 sold

BIG BEAUTIES!!!

Phallium bandatum - 122mm, F++(minor faults), Philippines. $40

BIGGEST I've SEEN!!!

Phallium bandatum - 125mm, F++ (minor faults), Philippines. $50 sold

WORLD RECORD!!!

Phallium bandatum - 95mm, F++, Queensland. $8

BIG!!!

Phallium bandatum - 92mm, F++, Queensland. $10
Phallium bandatum w/o - 72mm, Gem-, Queensland. $8

Phallium areola - 100.5mm, F+++, Queensland. $20 sold

BIG!!!

 

Phallium areola ssp. - 72mm, F+++, India. $15
Phallium areola ssp. - 64mm, F+++, India. $12

Semicassis pyrum - 106mm, F+++, Western Australia. $60

BIG BEAUTY!!!

Galeodea thyrena - 90mm, F+++, Italy. Trawled in deep water. $10 sold

Cassis wyvillei - 96mm, F++, Arafura Sea. Big beauty, nicely colored. Uncommon. $30

UNCOMMON SPECIES!!!

Phallium glaucum - 89.5mm, F+++, North Queensland. $10
Phallium glaucum - 82mm, F+++, India. $8

Semicassis granulatum w/o - 87.5mm, F+++, Brazil. $25

STUNNING SPECIMEN!!!

Semicassis granulatum - 66.8mm, F++ (minor faults), Brazil. $15 sold
Cassis fimbriata - 81mm, F+++, Western Australia. $15 sold

Cassis fimbriata - 72.5mm, F++, Western Australia. $15 sold

UNUSUAL COLOR FORM!!!

Cassis fimbriata - 71mm, Gem-, Western Australia. $15

NICE SPECIMEN!!!

Cassis fimbriata - 71mm, F+++, Western Australia. $12

Phalium whitworthi - 82mm, F++, Western Australia. $130

RARE!!!!

Cassis carnosa - 73mm, F++, Arafura Sea. $20

UNCOMMON SPECIES!!!

Cassis kurodai - 77mm, F++, Arafura Sea. Uncommon . $30

BEAUTIFUL SPECIMENS!!!

Phalium flammiferum w/o - 65.5mm, Gem, China. $25
Phalium flammiferum w/o - 55.6mm, Gem, China. $15 sold
Phalium flammiferum breviculum - 68mm, F+++, Taiwan. $20
Semicassis inornata w/o - 69.5mm, F+++, China. $15
Semicassis inornata w/o - 67.6mm, F+++, China. $15

Galeoocorys leucodoma - 57mm, Gem, Taiwan. $20

GREAT SPECIMENS!!!

GREAT PRICE!!!

Galeoocorys leucodoma - 54.4mm, Gem, Taiwan. $20 sold

Casmaria vibex - 68.5mm, F+++, Philippines. $10

NICE BIG SPECIMEN!!!

Casmaria vibex - 56mm, F+++, Philippines. $8
Phalium decussatum - 60.5mm, F++(no scars), Taiwan. $10

Phalium fimbria - 68.5mm, Gem-, Sri Lanka. Great specimen. $60 sold

GREAT PRICE!!!

Phalium fimbria - 70mm, F+++, Sri Lanka. $50 sold

BIG & GREAT PRICE!!!

 

Phalium fimbria - 66.6mm, F+++, Sri Lanka. Great specimen. Beaut dark pattern. $40

GREAT PRICE!!!

Semicassis pyrum - 66mm, F++ (no scars), New South Wales. $10

Semicassis pyrum - 60mm, F++ (no scars), New South Wales. $8
Phalium undulatum - 58mm, Gem-, Mediterranean. $12. sold
Semicassis bulla - 59mm, F+++, China. $15
Semicassis thomsoni - 68.5mm, F+++, Queensland. $12
Semicassis thomsoni - 70mm, F+++, Queensland. $12
Semicassis thomsoni - 58mm, F+++, Queensland. $8

Phallium faurotis? - 56mm, Gem, Southern Queensland. $20

UNUSUAL LOCATION FOR THIS SPECIES!!!

Semicassis bisulcata sophia - 60mm, Gem-, North Queensland. $15
Semicassis bisulcata sophia - 50mm, Gem-, North Queensland. $15
Semicassis bisulcata sophia - 42mm, Gem, North Queensland. $15
Semicassis bisulcata - 42mm, Gem-, North Queensland. $15
Semicassis bisulcata persimilis w/o - 41.6mm, Gem-, China. $10
Semicassis bisulcata pila w/o - 48mm, Gem, China. $10

Semicassis ssp. - 48mm, Gem-, Thailand. $10

NICE DARK PATTERNS!!!

Semicassis ssp. - 48.2mm, Gem-, Thailand. $10
Semicassis paucirugis - 58mm, F+++, Arafura Sea. Nice fresh specimens of good quality. Uncommon. $12.sold

Semicassis inornata w/o - 55.5mm, Gem, China. $10

GOOD QUALITY!!!

Semicassis pyrum niveum - 47mm, F+++,Western Australia. $12 sold

AMAZING COLOR!!!!

Casmaria nipponensis - 52.5mm, F+++, Philippines. $6
Casmaria nipponensis - 47.5mm, F+++, Philippines. $5
Casmaria erinacea - 52mm, F+++, New Guinea. $6 sold
Cypraecassis testiculus - 43.2mm, Gem-, Panama. $15 sold

Cypraecassis testiculus - 48mm, F+++, Brazil. $15 sold

UNUSUAL FORM!!!

Cypraecassis testiculus - 50mm, F+++, Panama. $15 sold

UNUSUAL FORM!!!

Phalium craticulatum - 51.7mm, F++, South Africa. $15.
Cassis nana - 49mm, F++ (this species rarely better than F++ as outer lip shield very thin and very easily broken when trawled), New South Wales. $10
Casmaria erinacea vibex - 43mm, Gem, North Queensland. $8
Casmaria erinacea - 46.5mm, F+++, North Queensland. $4
Casmaria nodulosa - 44mm, Gem-, North Queensland. $4
Casmaria nodulosa - 30.5mm, Gem, North Queensland. $8
Casmaria nodulosa - 30.5mm, Gem-, Philippines. Smooth form. $6
Semicassis angasi - 45.5mm, Gem, Southern Queensland. $12
Semicassis angasi - 42.6mm, Gem, Southern Queensland. $10
Semicassis semigranosum - 43mm, F++, South Australia. $10

 

 

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