Login / Register

Quick Link


Search or browse for a species:


Cypraea tigris SPECIAL COLOR - 1046561
Time left: 0 day, 0 h, 0 min, and 0 sec
  (ending: Sep 04, 2017 14:00 CET)
Bid History : 13 bids
Winner : RampupA2
Species: Cypraea tigris SPECIAL COLOR
Author: Linnaeus, 1758
Size: 86.6 mm
Locality: Philippines. Olango Island. 10-25 m. 2017.

Auction is Closed

  1. Register to place a bid.
  2. Attention: Know the details. Read the Terms and Conditions very carefully. Learn the rules.
  3. Place your bid.
  4. We will bid incremently on your behalf up to your maximum bid, which is kept secret.
  5. Your bid is a contract. Place bid only if you are serious about buying the shell.
  6. If you encounter a problem or have a question contact Philippe here.
Cypraea tigris SPECIAL COLOR - 1046561


The young tigers are usually greenish with sparse dark blotches. Not so in this case where the pattern is more complicate.

The background is light greenish-gray with a soupçon of blue, covered with dark zigzag lines. These lines are well visible between the blotches. But on the lower half, only two rows of blotches formed, leaving two pale bands of "unpatterned" shells.

This shell is the more fascinating as it cannot be called a truly "young" specimen: the specimen is quite heavy already, with a thick base with teeth on both sides and white as usual. In fact a young adult.

Estimation: A masterpiece among the tiger cowries. 150 euro or more.

© 1996-2017 Guido T. Poppe & Philippe Poppe - Conchology, Inc. (0.03 seconds)