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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.

 

Cassis flammea - 230mm, F+++, Bahamas. $60

 

BIG BEAUTY!!!

 

 

Cassis tuberosa - 185mm, F+++, Brazil. $120

BIG BEAUTY!!!

Cassis tuberosa - 115mm, F+++, Brazil. $40

BEAUT SPECIMENS!!!

 

Cassis cornuta - 215mm, F++. $40

 

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

STUNNING SPECIMENS!!!

 

Cassis rufa - 85mm, F++, New Guinea. The common name is Bull Mouth Helmet or Grinning Mouth Helmet. $15

Shell from this species is used for making carved cameo jewellery.

BEAUTIFUL SPECIEC!!!

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

UNCOMMON SPECIES!!!

Cassis fimbriata - 99mm, F+++, South Australia. $20

Cassis fimbriata - 111mm, F+++, South Australia. $35

BIG BEAUTY!!!

Cassis fimbriata - 96mm, F++, South Australia. $25

BIG!!!

Cassis fimbriata - 87mm, F++, South Australia. $20
Cassis fimbriata - 76.5mm, F+++, South Australia. $20
Cassis fimbriata - 71.2mm, F++, South Australia. $15
Cassis fimbriata - 71.2mm, F+++, South Australia. $17
Cassis fimbriata w/o - 71.2mm, F++, South Australia. $18

Cassis kurodai - 73mm, F++, Arafura Sea. $25

UNCOMMON SPECIES!!!

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

BEAUTIFUL SPECIMENS!!!

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

BIGGEST I've SEEN!!!

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

WORLD RECORD!!!

Phallium bandatum - 96.7mm, F++, Queensland. $12 sold

BIG!!!

Phallium bandatum - 93mm, F++, Queensland. $12

UNUSUAL PRONOUNCED SHOULDER KNOBS!!!

Phallium bandatum - 91mm, F++, Queensland. $8
Phallium bandatum - 84mm, F+++, Queensland. $6

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 - 93.5mm, F++, Queensland. $12

NICE SPECIMEN!!!

Phallium areola - 73.6mm, F+++, Queensland. $10

NICE SPECIMEN!!!

Phallium areola - 76mm, F+++, Western Australia. $20

UNCOMMON W.A. SPECIMEN!!!

Phallium areola - 66mm, F+++, Queensland. $8

SPECIAL PRICE!!!

Phallium areola ssp. - 72mm, F+++, India. $15
Phallium areola ssp. - 64mm, F+++, India. $12
Phallium glaucum - 89.5mm, F+++, North Queensland. $10
Phallium glaucum - 82mm, F+++, India. $8
Phalium undulatum - 58mm, Gem-, Mediterranean. $12. sold

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

RARE!!!!

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
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!!!

Phalium labiatum zeylanicum - 55mm, F+++, South Africa. $20

UNCOMMON SPECIES!!!

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

STUNNING SPECIMEN!!!

Semicassis granulatum - 66.8mm, F++ (minor faults), Brazil. $15 sold
Semicassis inornata w/o - 69.5mm, F+++, China. $15
Semicassis inornata w/o - 67.6mm, F+++, China. $15

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

BIG BEAUTY!!!

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

Semicassis pyrum - 60mm, F++ (no scars), New South Wales. $8 sold
Semicassis pyrum spectabile - 68mm, F+++, New South Wales. $20
Semicassis pyrum spectabile - 58mm, F+++, New South Wales. $15
Semicassis pyrum spectabile - 54mm, F+++, New South Wales. $12
Semicassis pyrum niveum - 60mm, F+++,New Zealand. $20

Semicassis pyrum niveum - 49mm, F+++,New Zealand. $15

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

AMAZING COLOR!!!!

Semicassis pyrum niveum - 51mm, F++,New Zealand. $12
Semicassis pyrum nsp. - 58mm, F+++, Western Australia. $20
Semicassis bulla - 59mm, F+++, China. $15 sold

Semicassis thomsoni w/o - 71.4mm, F+++, Queensland. $15 sold

STUNNING SPECIMEN!!!

Semicassis thomsoni - 68.5mm, F+++, Queensland. $12
Semicassis thomsoni - 70mm, F+++, Queensland. $12 sold

Semicassis thomsoni w/o - 64mm, F+++, Queensland. $12

Quality specimens in this species are hard to find as the posterior channel lobes are so fragile and are often broken off or chipped as these are a trawled species.

Semicassis thomsoni - 58mm, F+++, Queensland. $8
Semicassis thomsoni - 51mm, F++, Queensland. $5
Semicassis thomsoni - 50mm, F++, Queensland. $5

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

UNUSUAL LOCATION FOR THIS SPECIES!!!

Phallium faurotis - 60mm, Gem, Zanzibar. $20

Semicassis bisulcata diuturna - 73.5mm, F+++, Southern Queensland. $10 sold

JUMBO SIZE!!!

Semicassis bisulcata diuturna - 62mm, F++, Western Australia. $8

Semicassis bisulcata diuturna - 51.5mm, F+++, Western Australia. $6
Semicassis diuturna - 44mm, India, Gem. $12
Semicassis bisulcata  - 50mm, Gem-, North Queensland. $6
Semicassis bisulcata  - 42mm, Gem, North Queensland. $6
Semicassis bisulcata - 42mm, Gem-, North Queensland. $6
Semicassis bisulcata persimilis w/o - 41.6mm, Gem-, China. $10
Semicassis bisulcata pila w/o - 48mm, Gem, China. $10

Semicassis bisulcata japonica w/o - 67.9mm, Gem, Western Australia. $15

BIG!!!

Semicassis bisulcata japonica - 67.4mm, Gem, Western Australia. $15

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

NICE DARK PATTERNS!!!

Semicassis booleyi - 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!!!

Phalium craticulatum - 51.7mm, F++, South Africa. $15.
Semicassis angasi - 45.5mm, Gem, Southern Queensland. $12
Semicassis angasi - 42.6mm, Gem, Southern Queensland. $10
Semicassis semigranosum - 43mm, F++, South Australia. $10
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 vibex - 68.5mm, F+++, Philippines. $10

NICE BIG SPECIMEN!!!

Casmaria vibex - 56mm, F+++, Philippines. $8
Casmaria nipponensis - 52.5mm, F+++, Philippines. $6
Casmaria nipponensis - 47.5mm, F+++, Philippines. $5
Casmaria erinacea - 52mm, F+++, New Guinea. $6 sold
Casmaria erinacea - 46.5mm, F+++, North Queensland. $4
Casmaria erinaceus vibex - 52mm, $12 sold
Casmaria erinacea vibex - 43mm, Gem, North Queensland. $8
Casmaria nodulosa - 44mm, Gem-, North Queensland. $4
Casmaria nodulosa - 30.5mm, Gem, North Queensland. $8
Casmaria nodulosa - 30.5mm, Gem-, Philippines. Smooth form. $6

Cypraecassis testiculus - 52mm, F+++, Panama. $15 sold

UNUSUAL FORM!!!

Cypraecassis testiculus - 51.2mm, Gem-, Brazil. $20

UNUSUAL FORM!!!

Cypraecassis testiculus - 53mm, Gem-, Brazil. $20

UNUSUAL FORM!!!

Galeodea thyrena - 90mm, F+++, Italy. Trawled in deep water. $10 sold
Galeodea rugosa w/o - 101.5mm, F+++, Portugal. Trawled in deep water. $20 sold
Galeodea nipponica w/o - 94mm, F+++, Western Australia. Trawled in very deep water. $30
Galeoocorys keyteri - 67.3mm, F+++, Madagascar. $60
Galeoocorys keyteri - 61mm, F+++, Madagascar. $50

Galeoocorys leucodoma - 55mm, Gem, Taiwan. $20

GREAT SPECIMENS!!!

GREAT PRICE!!!

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

 

 

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