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VENERIDAE (Venus Clams)

A large Family of approx. 250 species with many sub groups - Antigona, Paphia, Chione, Dosinia, Tapes, Marcia, Pitar etc. A very collectable family if you love bivalves as the range of colors, patterns and shell architecture is very variable and attractive.

 

Antigona somwangi - 93.5mm, F++ (slight frill wear near umbones), India. $80

SPECTACULAR SPECIMEN!!! sold

 

Antigona somwangi - 92mm, F+++, Thailand. $40 sold

 

Paphia alapapilionis, 74mm, Sri Lanka, $8

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Lioconcha fastigiata - 37.5mm, F++, $5

SUPERB PATTERN!!!

Periglypta magnifica - 101mm, F+++, Philippines. Big beauties and colorful in brown tones. $12

BEAUTIFUL SPECIMEN, MONSTER SIZE!!!

Chione pubera - 78mm, F+++, Brazil. $8

Antigona reticulata - 76mm, F+++, Fiji. $6

BIG!!!! 

Antigona puerpera - 70mm, F+++, Fiji. $5

UNCOMMON!!!! 

Antigona chemnitzii - 59mm, F++, Queensland. $6

Peryglypta sp. - 61.8mm, F+++, Thailand. $12

UNCOMMON!!!! 

Peryglypta sp. - 61.8mm, F+++, Philippines. $12

UNCOMMON!!!! 

Tapes sericeus - 66mm, F+++, North Queensland. $8
Tapes sericeus - 60mm, F++, North Queensland. Intricate crossed zig zag pattern - how do they make it, amazing. $10

Tapes sericeus - 60mm, F+++, North Queensland. $10 sold

VERY UNUSUAL PATTERN!!!!

Tapes sericeus - 66mm, F+++, North Queensland. $12
Tapes platyptycha - 54.5mm, F+++, Southern Queensland. $4

Tapes platyptycha - 52.5mm, F+++, Southern Queensland. $4

GREAT PATTERN!!!

Tapes sulcarius - 54mm, F+++, Mozambique. $4
Paphia alapapilionis - 76mm, Gem-, India. $6
Paphia amabilia - 70mm, Gem-, China. $6
Paphia semirugata - 61mm, Gem-, Western Australia. $3
Paphia crassisulca - 59mm, Gem-, Northern Territory. $3
Paphia lischkei - 58.9mm, Gem-, China. $8
Paphia textile - 34mm, Gem-, Philippines. $3 sold
Paphia undulata - 44mm, Gem-, India. $4
Paphia undulata - 38mm, Gem-, Northern Territory. $3 sold
Calista brevisiphonata - 88mm, F+++, China. $15
Calista bardwelli - 55mm, F+++, North Queensland. $6
Callista bardwelli - 69mm, Gem-, Western Australia. $6

Callista erycina - 71.5mm, Gem-, India. $8

BEAUTIFUL SPECIMENS!!!

Callista impar - 46mm, Gem-, Western Australia. $3
Callista maculata - 66mm, Gem, Rio de Janeiro. $9
Callista florida - 59mm, Gem, Mozambique. $10
Callista semisulcata - 32mm, F+++, Great Barrier Reef. $2
Callista sp. - 23mm, Gem, Western Australia. $6

 

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