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MARGINELLIDAE (Margin Shells)

An Amazing Family

This is another very beautiful family with stunning patterns, shapes and colors with bright polished surfaces. It is not very popular with collectors probably because most species are from remote locations and deep water but you will see below how truly amazing this family can be.

There are approximately 650 species in this family with most specimens coming from tropical and sub tropical waters with the largest number of species to be found on the African continent. They are to be found in the shallows or to depths of a 150 metresand range in size from around 1mm to 100mm.P

Marginella matthewsi - 73mm, Gem, Brazil. $120 MONSTER!!, RECORD SIZE???

Marginella desjardini - 41.4mm, Gem-, Mauritania. $15

 

M. cingulata - 23mm, F+++, Guinea-Bisau. $10

M. werneri - 33.5mm, Gem, Mauritania. $30

M. ansonae - 21mm, Gem, Mozambique. $50

M. lineolata - 29.5mm, Gem, S. Africa. $40

M. limbata - 17.2mm, Gem, Mauritania. $30

M. arenaria - 18mm, Gem, Senegal. $15

M. phrygia - 8mm, Gem, Galapagos Is. $20

M. piperata - 18mm, Gem, South Africa. $20

M. lutea - 18.5mm, Gem, South Africa. $15

 

M. senegalensis - 32mm,Gem. $20 sold

M. senegalensis - 33mm,Gem. $20

M. goodalli - 27.7mm, Gem, $30

M. gofasi - 20.7mm, Gem, $20 sold

M. floccata - 27.7mm, Gem, $30 sold

M. mosaica - 24.5mm, Gem, $140

M. cleryi - 16.2mm, Gem, $20

M. sp. - 19.5mm, Gem, $40

M. piperata - 17mm, Gem, $20

M. werneri - 22.7mm, Gem, $40

M. lutea - 21.5mm, Gem, $20

M. bairstowi - 17.5mm, Gem, $30

M. analuciae - 32.2mm, Gem, Brazil. $40

M. desjardini - 32.2mm, Gem, Senegal. $15

M. glabella - 32.2mm, Gem, Senegal. $12

M. marginata - 27mm, Gem, Colombia. $8

M. musica - 21mm, Gem, South Africa. $40

M. avellana - 11mm, Gem, Senegal. $4

M. mosiaca - 25.5mm, Gem, South Africa. $90 A BEAUTY!!!

M. senegalensis - 33mm, Gem, Western Sahara. $15

M. guttata - 20mm, Gem, Florida. $10

M. lilacina - 24.2mm, Gem, Brazil. $12

M. analuciae - 33mm, Gem, Brazil. $35

M. floccata - 26.2mm, Gem, South Africa. $30

M. glabella - 35.7mm, Gem, Western Sahara. $8

M. sebastiani - 45mm, Gem, Senegall. $12

M. labiata - 29mm, Gem, Mexico. $8

M. helmatina - 31.2mm, Gem, Mauritania. $20

M. flocatta - 26mm, Gem, South Africa. $30 Deep Water Form

M. piperata - 20.7mm, Gem, Brazil. $10

M. macleani - 28mm, Gem, Ecuador. $20

M. lilacina - 26.2mm, Gem, Brazil. $12

M. largillieri - 16.7mm, Gem, Brazil. $20

M. angustata - 25.5mm, Gem, Sri Lanka. $4

M. aurantia - 20.5mm, Gem, Senegal. $10

M. flocatta - 26.7mm, Gem, South Africa. $20 Eastern Form

M. tessalata - 18mm, Gem, Panama. $6

M. reeveana - 14mm, Gem, Gabon. $30

M. strigata - 14.2mm, Gem, South Africa. $20

M. strigata - 14.2mm, Gem, South Africa. $25

M. praiameliensis - 8.5mm, Gem, Angola. $90

M. ralvisiana - 8mm, Gem, Egypt. $8

M. eucosmia - 12.2mm, Gem, South Africa. $25

M. bairstowi - 14.5mm, Gem, South Africa. $30

M. avena - 12mm, Gem, Panama. $8

M. terveriana - 12.5mm, Gem, Somalia. $10

M. roseolineata - 9mm, Gem, South Africa. $80

M. deburghiae - 11mm, Gem, Western Australia. $15

M. euclia - 13.5mm, Gem, Western Australia. $15

M. euclia - 11mm, Gem, Western Australia. $10

M. carquejai - 10mm, Gem, Angola. $80

M. sp. - 16.2mm, Gem, Senegal. $40

M. ameliensis - 7.7mm, Gem, Angola. $20

M. persicula - 19mm, Gem, Senegal. $4

M. piperata - 17.5mm, Gem, South Africa. $20

M. philippinarum - 13mm, Gem, Philippines. $8

M. sp. - 9.5mm, Gem, Sao Tome. $40

M. confortinii - 24mm, Gem, South Africa. $15

M. masirana - 7.5mm, Gem, Oman. $25

M. ambiqua - 13.7mm, Gem, Mauritania. $20

M. lineolata - 24.2mm, Gem, South Africa. $20

M. labiata - 27.2mm, Gem, Mexico. $8

M. rosea - 25mm, Gem, South Africa. $8

M. rosea - 21mm, Gem, South Africa. $8

M. lusii - 26.2mm, Gem, South Africa. $90

M. lutea - 21mm, Gem, South Africa. $20

M. fulminata - 15.2mm, Gem, Brazil. $20

M. calculus - 9.2mm, Gem, St Lucia. $20

M. nebulosa - 38.2mm, Gem, South Africa. $15

M. nebulosa - 42mm, Gem, South Africa. $70 Deep Water Form

M. pringlei - 94.7mm, F+++, South Africa. $25

M. pringlei - 101mm, F+++, South Africa. $40 Unusual shape

 

Marginella pringlei - 97mm, F+++, South Africa. $25
Marginella desjardini - 54.3mm, Gem, $20
Marginella bullata - 49mm, Gem, Brazil. $10
Marginella matthewsi - 38mm, F+++, Brazil. $40
Marginella pseudosebastiani - 53.7mm, F+++, Canary Is. $12 sold
Marginella sebastiani - 35mm, Gem, Senegal, trawled. Beautiful shell, highly polished and great colors/pattern. $10
Marginella elegans - 33mm, Gem, Thailand. $8
Marginella strigata - 33.6mm, Gem, Thailand. $6

Marginella emmae - 34.2mm, Gem, Somalia. $260

RARE SPECIES!!!

EXCELLENT PRICE!!!

Marginella ornata - 29mm, Gem, South Africa. Rare pink form. $60

RARE PINK FORM!!!

Marginella macleani - 28mm, Gem, Ecuador. $20
Marginella martini - 29.5mm, Gem, Argentina. $15
Marginella pseudofaba - 31.5mm, Gem, Senegal. $35 sold
Marginella mirabilis - 29mm, Gem, Somalia. $25 sold
Marginella guttata - 25mm, Gem, Florida. $15
Marginella denticulata - 27mm, Gem, Senegal. $10
Marginella denticulata - 25.75mm, Gem, Senegal. $15
Marginella adansoni - 27mm, Gem, Guinea Bissau. $12
Marginella adansoni - 23.7mm, Gem, Senegal. $12
Marginella robusta - 22.6mm, Gem, Guinea Bissau. $12
Marginella spiralineata - 22mm, Gem, South Africa. $125
Marginella fortunata - 22mm, F+++, Somalia. $50
Marginella bifasciata - 20.2mm, Gem, Senegal. $15
Marginella diadocus - 19mm, F+++, South Africa. $40
M. Prunum curta - 20mm, Gem, Peru. $15
Marginella piperata - 19mm, Gem, South Africa. $15
Marginella cleryi - 18mm, Gem, Mauritania. $20
Marginella cleryi - 18mm, Gem, Mauritania. $20 sold
Marginella joanmassieri - 18.2mm, Gem, South Africa. $40
Marginella lutea - 20.5mm, Gem, South Africa. $20
Marginella cingulata - 21.5mm, Gem, West Africa. $4

Marginella faba - 20.5mm, Gem, Senegal. $70

 

Marginella obtusa - 20.25mm, Gem, Somalia. $50

LITTLE BEAUTY!!!

Marginella roosevelti - 19mm, Gem, Mexico. $8

GREAT SPECIMEN!!!

Marginella tesselata - 19.25mm, Gem, Panama. $5

 

Marginella pergrandis - 18.25mm, Gem, Oman. $40
Marginella cincta - 18mm, Gem, Ivory Coast. $7
Marginella carnea - 17.25mm, Gem, Bahamas. $10
Marginella occidua - 18mm, Gem, Mauritania. $10
Marginella piperata - 18mm, Gem, South Africa $20
Marginella vanhostoma - 18mm, F+++, Panama. $10
Marginella sp. - 17.7mm, Gem, Senegal. $40

Marginella harpieformis - 16.2mm, Gem, Senegal. $40

LITTLE BEAUTY!!!!

Marginella bellii - 18mm, Gem, Gabon. $30

ANOTHER LITTLE BEAUTY!!!!

Marginella huberti - 16mm, Gem, Luanda. $80
Marginella leonardhilli - 15.5mm, Gem, Panama. $10
Marginella musica - 16mm, Gem, South Africa. $50 sold
Marginella sp. - 14.2mm, Gem, South Africa. $30
Marginella cosmia - 14.2mm, Gem, South Africa. $30
Marginella minuscula - 14mm, Gem, South Africa. $60
Marginella sarda - 14mm, Gem, Madagascar. $20
Marginella aletes - 14mm, Gem, Costa Rica. $15
Marginella muscaria - 15.7mm, Gem, New South Wales, Australia. $4
Marginella lucani - 13.5mm, Gem, Luanda. $60
Marginella eucosimia - 12mm, Gem, South Africa. $25
Marginella miniscula - 12.2mm, Gem, South Africa. $20
Marginella bayerleana - 12mm, Gem, Panama. $8
Marginella croukampi - 11.5mm, Gem, South Africa. $80
Marginella agulhasensis - 9mm, Gem, South Africa. $50
Marginella cloveri - 10mm, Gem, Brazil. $50
Marginella luculenta - 8.7mm, Gem, Angola. $40
Marginella praiamaeliensis - 8.5mm, Gem, Angola. $90
  MARGINELLIDAE        
1101   adansoni
Senegal
23.7
Gem
12
1102  agapeta
Australia
10.2
Gem
6
1103  agatha
Australia
5.7
Gem
8
1104  agulhasensis
Agulhas
9
Gem
50
1105  algoensis
South Africa
3.5
Gem
5
1106  aletes
Costa Rica
14
Gem
15
1107  almadiensis
Senegal
4.7
Gem
20
1108 amabilis
Panama
16.7
Gem
10
1109  amaliensis
Angola
7.7
Gem
20
1110  ambiqua
Mauritania
13.2
Gem
20
1111 amydrozona
Oman
8.5
Gem
5
1112 amygdala
Senegal
17
Gem
3
1113 angustata
India
21-22
Gem
2
1114  ansonae
Madagascar
12
Gem
10
1115 apacina
Bahamas
10-12
Gem
2-3
1116 arenaria
Senegal
18
Gem
30
1117  attracta
South Africa
5-6
Gem
10
1118  aurantia
Senegal
20.5
Gem
10
1119  aureocincta
Florida
4.5
Gem
2
1120  australis
Australia
6
Gem
3
1121  australis
Australia
6.5
Gem
3
1122  avena
Florida
5.2
Gem
2
1123  avena
Panama
12
Gem
8
1124  avenacea
Florida
7
Gem
3
1125  bahiensis
Brazil
7.7
Gem
10
1126  bairstowi
South Africa
15-17
Gem
30
1127 bairstowi subspecies
South Africa
14-16
Gem
30
1128 bandera
Mexico
11.2
Gem
8
1129 bavayi
Senegal
7.5
Gem
50
1130 bella
Bahamas
10.7
Gem
2
1131  bellii
Senegal
16.2
Gem
30
1132  biannulata
South Africa
7
Gem
2.50
1133  bojadorensis
Aruba
6.5
Gem
65
1134  bullata
Brazil
60.7
F+++
10
1135  bullata analuciae
Brazil
32
Gem
35
1136  calculus
St Vincent
9.2
Gem
20
1137  capensis
South Africa
7-11.5
Gem
1-4
1138  carnea 
Bahamas
17.2
Gem
9
1139  carquejai
Angola
10
Gem
60
1140  cassis
Florida
7.7
Gem
12
1141  catenata
Florida
5.2
Gem
4
1142  chalmersi
Sao Tome
6.2
Gem
35
1143  chrysomellina
Aruba
6.5-6.7
Gem
5
1144  chudeau
Senegal
4.5
Gem
8
1145  cincta
Senegal
18-21
Gem
7-9
1146 cingulata 
Senegal
17-19
Gem
3
1147  clandestina
Greece
4.2
Gem
2
1148  cleo
South Africa
7.5
Gem
10
1149  cloveri 
Brazil
10
Gem
50
1150  compressa 
Philippines
Gem
4-6
1151  confortinii
South Africa
21-24
Gem
15-20
1152  cornea 
South Africa
20-25
Gem
3-4
1153  cosmea 
South Africa
14.2
Gem
30
1154  cristata 
Angola
6.2-6.7
Gem
20
1155  croukampi 
South Africa
11.5
Gem
80
1156  curta 
Peru
20
Gem
15
1157  cylindrica
South Africa
Gem
2
1158  cysticus
Australia
Gem
5
1159  dawnae 
South Africa
Gem
15
1160  dawnbrinkae
South Africa
8
Gem
30
1161  deburghiae
Australia
11
Gem
15
1162  delesertiana
Reunion
5.5
Gem
12
1163  delicosa 
W. Sahara
13
Gem
10-15
1164  dentata
South Africa
4
Gem
8
1165  denticulata
Senegal
25.7
Gem
15
1166  denticulata bifasciata
"
20.2
Gem
10
1167  desjardini
Mauritania
36-49
F++-Gem
5-10
1168  diadema
Senegal
2.5
Gem
5
1169  diadochus
South Africa
19
Gem
40
1170  dunkeri 
South Africa
5.5
Gem
2
1171  eburneola
Florida
7
Gem
3
1172  electrina
South Africa
10.2
Gem
20
1173  elegans 
Thailand
32.7
Gem
8
1174  emmae 
Somalia
34.25
F+++
260
1175  euclia 
Australia
11
Gem
10
1176  eucosmia 
South Africa
12-14.7
Gem
25
1177  eumorpha
Diego Garcia
7.7
Gem
6
1178  exilis 
Senegal
8.5-9.5
Gem
2
1179  faba
Senegal
20.2
F+++/Gem
70
1180  fallax
South Africa
7.7
Gem
5
1181  fasciata
South Africa
3.7-4.5
Gem
15-20
1182  festiva 
Senegal
6.5
Gem
15
1183  fisheri 
Philippines
12.7
Gem
6
1184  floccata 
South Africa
25-27
Gem
6-30
1185  fortunata 
Somalia
22
Gem
50
1186  fulminata 
Brazil
15.2
Gem
30
1187  galatea 
South Africa
Gem
35
1188  gemmula 
Angola
5.7
Gem
35
1189  glabella 
West Sahara
21-46
Gem
2-5
1190  gofasi
Senegal
20.7
Gem
20
1191  goodalli
"
27.7
Gem
30
1192  gracilis 
Dominican Rep.
10
Gem
7
1193  granula
Natal
3
Gem
2
1194  grata
South Africa
Gem
3
1195  gruveli
Angola
7.5
Gem
20
1196  guttata
Florida
21-25
Gem
3
1197  guttata subspecies
Honduras
20.7
Gem
5
1198  guttula
Philippines
7.2
Gem
6
1199  harpaeformis
Senegal
15-16.2
Gem
40
1200  hayesi (RARE)
South Africa
37.7
Dead
45
1201  hilli
Mexico
17.2
Gem
5
1202  helmatina
Senegal
9.5-30
Gem
4-25
1203  hirasei
Philippines
8.5
Gem
8
1204  huberti
Angola
16
Gem
80
1205  imbricata
Mexico
10
Gem
3
1206  inconspicus
Australia
3-3.5
Gem
2
1207  ingloria
Natal
4.5
Gem
10
1208 irrorata
West Sahara
20-25
Gem
6
1209  insulana
Sao Tome
6.5
Gem
30
1210  interruptolineata
Venezuela
7-9.5
Gem
2-4
1211  joanmassieri
South Africa
18.2
Gem
40
1212  keenii 
South Africa
13.5
Gem
20
1213  kerochuta
Agulhas Banks
9.5
Gem
25
1214  labiata
Mexico
27-29
Gem
7
1215  laciniatalabrum
South Africa
4
Gem
15
1216  lactea
South Africa
6.5
Gem
5
1217  largillieri
Brazil
16.7
Gem
18
1218  lavalleana
Florida
2.5
Gem
1
1219  leonardhilli 
Panama
15.5
Gem
10
1220  lilacina 
Brazil
24.2
Gem
12
1221  limbata
Mauritania
17.2
Gem
30
1222  lineofasciata
South Africa
33
dead
30
1223  lineolata
"
24-29
Gem
20-40
1224  loebbeckeana
India
24
Gem
6
1225  lucani
Luanda
13.5
Gem
60
1226  lucia
Senegal
4
Gem
15
1227  lucinda
South Africa
8
Gem
2
1228  luculenta
8.7
Gem
40
1229  lussi
South Africa
26.2
Gem
140
1230  lutea
South Africa
19-21
Gem
20
1231  mabellae
Coromandel Sea
21.5
Gem
8
1232  macleani
Ecuador
28
Gem
20
1233  margaritulm
Canada
4.2
Gem
2
1234  marginata
Guyana
18-27
Gem
5-8
1235  martini
Brazil
26.2
Gem
12
1236  masirana
Oman
7.5
Gem
25
1237  matthewsi
Brazil
38
Gem
40
1238  mexicana
Honduras
6.2
Gem
12
1239  micans
Diego Garcia
8.6
Gem
4
1240  miliaria
Malta
4.5
Gem
1
1241  miniscula
South Africa
12.2
Gem
20
1242  miniscula - deep water form
South Africa
14
Gem
60
1243  minutissima
Australia
5-6
Gem
10
1244  mirabilis
Somalia
29
Gem
25
1245  monilis
Senegal
11.2
Gem
3
1246  mosaica
South Africa
25
Gem
120
1247  muscaria
Australia
13-16
Gem
2-3.50
1248  musica
South Africa
16-21
Gem
50
1249  nebulosa, normal/deep water forms
South Africa
33-42
Gem
15-70
1250  neglecta
South Africa
4-5
Gem
2
1251  obesa
Venezuela
9.5-13.7
Gem
10-15
1252  obesa - gold form
Venezuela
10.25
Gem
20
1253  obscura
Oman
18
Gem
2
1254  obscura - gold form
Oman
19.7
Gem
3
1255  obtusa
Somalia
20.2
Gem
50
1256  olivaeformis
Senegal
11-13
Gem
3
1257  ornata - various colors and forms
South Africa
24-29
Gem
10-40
1258  oryza
Senegal
6.5-6.7
Gem
8
1259  pachista
Natal
13.2-14.2
Gem
10
1260  pallata
Angola
5.2
Gem
16
1261  parilis
Sao Tome
2
Gem
2
1262  partia
Australia
3.7
Gem
8
1263  patagonica
Argentina
14
Gem
35
1264  peelae
South Africa
25.5
Gem
55
1265  pellucida
Bahamas
10
Gem
5
1266  peregrina
Angola
7.2
Gem
25
1267  pergrandis
Oman
17.7-18.2
Gem
40
1268  periscula avellana
Senegal
16-21
Gem
2
1269  petitii
Senegal
29-35
Gem
15-25
1270  phillipinarum
Australia
15.5
Gem
3
1271 phillipinarum - sinistral
Australia
13.5
Gem
20
1272  philippi
Malta
2
Gem
2
1273  phrygia
Galapagos Is.
8
Gem
20
1274  pierrepineaui
Senegal
1.7
Gem
3
1275  piperita - various forms
South Africa
14-20
Gem
20
1276  praiameliensis
Angola
8.5
Gem
90
1277  prunnum
Venezuela
26-28
Gem
4
1278  pruniosa
Panama
15-18
Gem
3-4
1279  pseudofaba
Senegal
31.5
Gem
35
1280  pseudornata
Natal
dead
5
1281  pulchella
Australia
6.5
Gem
2
1282  pulcherrima
Martinique
3.2
Gem
5
1283  pumila
Hawaii
3.2
Gem
8
1284  punctillum
Sao Tome
Gem
2
1285  pygmaea
New Zealand
5
Gem
2
1286  pygmaeoides
Australia
Gem
4
1287  ralvisiana
Red Sea
10
Gem
10
1288  rashafunni - sub adult
Somalia
19.2
Gem
40
1289  reeveana
Gabon
14
Gem
30
1290  recondita
Canary Is.
3
Gem
8
1291  robusta
Senegal
27.2
Gem
20
1292  roosevelti
Mexico
19
Gem
8
1293  rosadoi
Mozambique
8
Gem
30
1294  roscida
Honduras
13.5
Gem
5
1295  rosea - deep water form
South Africa
23.5
Gem
10
1296  rosea - normal
South Africa
19-23
Gem
3-5
1297  rosea - Atlatic form
Senegal
25.7
Gem
7
1298  roseolineata
South Africa
8.7
Gem
70
1299  rubella
Cape Verde Is.
12.2
Gem
6
1300  sagittata
Brazil
7.2
Gem
6
1301  sapotilla
Panama
28.2
Gem
5
1302  sarda
Madagascar
14
Gem
20
1303  sebastiani
Senegal
29-53
Gem
2-10
1304  secalina
Malta
7.5
Gem
2
1305  secreta
Morocco
4.5
Gem
6
1306  senegalensis
Senegal
30-33
Gem
15-25
1307 senegalensis helmentina
Senegal
31-33
Gem
20-25
1308  serrei
Brazil
7.2
Gem
16
1309  shepstonensis
Natal
6
Gem
12
1310  spinacia
Sao Tome
8.2
Gem
35
1311  spirolineata
South Africa
22
Gem
8
1312  spryi
Mozambique
8
Gem
5
1313  storeria
Panama
15.7
Gem
5
1314  strigata
South Africa
14-36
F+++/Gem
2-8
1315  succincta
Florida
14.2
Gem
2
1316  taeniata
Panama
7.2
Gem
5
1317  taeniolata
California
9.2
Gem
2
1318  terveriana
Somalia
12.5
Gem
10
1319  tesselata
Panama
18
Gem
6
1320  thomensis
Sao Tome
5
Gem
20
1321  translata
Societe Arch.
Gem
17
1322  tricincta
Taiwan
Gem
2
1323  turbinata
Australia
10.7
Gem
2
1324  tyermani
Gabon
7.7
Gem
10
1325  undulans
Angola
5.2
Gem
40
1326  valei
New Zealand
7.5
Gem
8
1327  varia
Honduras
13.5
Gem
9
1328  veliei
Florida
12
Gem
2
1329  ventricosa
India
22
Gem
2
1330  verdensis
Cape Verde Is.
9.2
Gem
6
1331  walvisiana
Namibia
12.7
dead
5
1332  weberi
Panama
7
Gem
8
1333  werneri
South Africa
22.7
Gem
40
1334  westhuizeni
Natal
21.5
Gem
15
1335  woodbridgei
Panama
15.7
Gem
10
1336  xanhostoma
Panama
17.7
Gem
10
1337  zeyheri
Florida
12
Gem
2
1337  zonata
South Africa
5.5
Gem
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