With this page, you will be able to know the possible shells available.
Note that the sizes are given to the nearest hundredth because taken using a digital caliper, only to avoid possible duplicates in each species.
Some rare and beautiful exceptional shells to discover here.

Caution :
The sizes of the shells are expressed in millimeters (mm).
The quotations offered in Euros (€) are sometime absent, or shown as : "P.o.r." (Price on request), but can be requested from the Webmaster.
On the other hand, for the listings of Nigerostrated, the stages mentioned in the descriptions of the shells were established in relation to the stages mentioned in my Book, therefore in comparison with Melanism and Rostration for species which blacken and / or rostrate (Eglantinas, Cauricas, Stolidas, etc ...), rostration however taking precedence over melanism ", and in comparison with rostration alone, for those which rostrate only (Erosas, Clandestinas, Vitellus, etc.).

Notes :
In the descriptions, the following details must be taken into account, namely:
- a) : 100.00% Niger is said when black appears "black" to the eye under cover, but still has some lighter areas when exposed to sunlight or artificial lights (LED lighting, in particular!)
- b) : 100.00% Niger "intense" or "charcoal" are said when black appears "always black" to the eye, even when exposed to sunlight or artificial lights (LED lighting, in particular!)
- c) : the stages indicated in the descriptions (stage 2+, or again: stage 3--, etc ...) are established in relation to the stages mentioned in my book, base of references.

Remarks :
The maximum graduation of "quality" of the shells will top off at "F+++/Gem", for the most perfect.
This graduation is established according to an expert opinion with the naked eye without a magnifying glass.
All minor imperfections (various micro-streaks, air bubbles, inclusions, colored-discolored spots, holes, hollows, depressions, various positive-negative reliefs, various defects, etc.), refinished or even reconstructed by the animal, and / or difficult to detect or detect without a magnifying glass, are included in this maximum graduation.

References / descriptions used.

 

Examples Explanations
FrCyNiSto39,17 "Rk", "Ni", "Cl", "Fr", "Wa", "Wi", etc. (1st and 2nd letters): "Codes" (Private) of the collections from which the shells come.
RkCyCoMap81,32 "Cy" (for: "Cypraéa"), "Co"(for: "Conus"), etc. (3rd and 4th letters): "Codes" of the
FrCyNiSto39,17 "Ni" (for: "Niger"), "No"(for: "Normale"), "Co" (for: "Colorée"),"Et" (for: "Foreign"), etc. (5th and 6th letters): "Codes" of "Types" of shells.
AlWCyNiSto54,34 "Sto" (for: "Stolida"), "Ero"(for: "Erosa"), "Map" (for: "Mappa"), etc. (7th, 8th, and 9th letters): "Codes" of the "Genres" of shells.
ChCyNiVit43,89 "43,89" (for: "43,89mm"), "81,32"(for: "81,32mm")"87,98" (for: "87,98mm"), etc. (Last 4 digits): "Codes" of the "Sizes" of the shells.
ChCyNiVit39,17 "39,17" (for: "39,17mm"), "81,32"(for: "81,32mm")"87,98" (for: "87,98mm"), etc. (Last 4 digits): "Codes" of the "Sizes" of the shells.
WRSNigS "W" (for: "World"), "R"(for: "Record"), "S" (for: "Shell"), "NIG" (for: "Niger"), "S" (for: "Small").
WRSNigL "W" (for: "World"), "R"(for: "Record"), "S" (for: "Shell"), "NIG"(for: "Niger"), "L" (for: "Large")

 

The last four digits of the designation correspond to the size of the shell.

 

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Photo Name Reference Description Price
Alisi Rk1CoProAliJauCla1853 F+++/Gem, light yellow color, provenance: Norfolk ridge, depth 400m, (extremely rare)(collection CHATENAY Jean Maurice) 50,00€
Alisi Rk1CoProAliOraCla1872 F+++/Gem, light orange color, provenance: Norfolk ridge, depth 400m, (extremely rare) (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) 50,00€
Alisi Rk1CoProAliMarCla1891 F+++/Gem, light brown color, provenance: Norfolk ridge, depth 400m, (extremely rare) (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) 50,00€
Alisi Rk1CoProAliRosCla2044 F+++/Gem, light pink color, provenance: Norfolk ridge, depth 400m, (extremely rare) (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) 50,00€
Aureus Rk1CoProAurMarBic6631 F+++/Gem, two-tone color, very beautiful designs, provenance: unknown, (very rare) (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) 40,00€
Baileyi Rk1CoProBayAlb1991 F+++/Gem, cream white color, provenance: New Caledonia, South Ridge, Grand Passage, depth 320m, Rare albinistic (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) 50,00€
Barthelemyi Rk1CoProBarOraFon7233 F+++/Gem, dark orange color beautiful designs, provenance: unknown, very rare (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) 50,00€
Bougei Rk1CoProExiMarCla2852 F+++/Gem, light brown color beautiful designs, provenance: unknown, very rare (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) 10,00€
Bruuni Rk1CoProBruBlaJau2062 F+++/Gem, yellow white color, provenance: New Caledonia, South Dorsal, Grand Passage, depth 420m, extremely rare specimen (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) 60,00€
Bruuni Rk1CoProBruBlaJauClaMarCla4033 F+++/Gem, light orange color beautiful designs (magdalenae shape), provenance: New Caledonia, North Dorsal, Grand Passage, depth 290m, extremely rare (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) 200,00€
Bullatus Rk1CoProBulRosOraFon7165 F+++/Gem, dark pink color very beautiful designs, provenance: unknown, very rare (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) 35,00€
No picture Consorts Rk1CoProConMarFon6406 F+++/Gem, dark brown color, provenance: New Caledonia, De Prony bay, fairing, depth 38m (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) 50,00€
Exiguus Rk1CoProExiMarCla1831 F+++/Gem, light brown color, provenance: New Caledonia, South Dorsal, Grand Passage, depth 340m, (specimen) (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) 10,00€
Exiguus Rk1CoProExiJauOra2646 F+++/Gem, orange yellow color, provenance: New Caledonia, South Dorsal, Grand Passage, depth 340m, (specimen) (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) 10,00€
Kanakinus Rk1CoProKanBlaJau1643 F+++/Gem, white yellow color, provenance: New Caledonia, South Dorsal, Grand Passage, depth 180m, (extremely rare) (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) 200,00€
No picture Marmoreus Rk1CoNoMarBat5157 32,00€
Memiae Rk1CoProMemJauOra2177 F+++/Gem, orange yellow color, provenance: New Caledonia, South Dorsal, Grand Passage, depth 320m, extremely rare specimen (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) 5,00€
Optimus Rk1CoProOptOraCla3513 F+++/Gem, light orange color, provenance: New Caledonia, North Dorsal, Grand Passage, depth 71m, (extremely rare) (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) 10,00€
Optimus Rk1CoProOptOraFon3932 F+++/Gem, dark orange color, provenance: New Caledonia, North Dorsal, Grand Passage, depth 69m, (extremely rare) (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) 10,00€
Retifer Rk1CoProRetRosFon3167 F+++/Gem, light brown color, provenance: New Caledonia, Ouen Island, Woodin Canal, depth 42m (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) 10,00€
Spécimen Rk1CoProSpeOraFonBla2321 F+++/Gem, dark orange white color, provenance: New Caledonia, South Ridge, Grand Passage, depth 420m, extremely rare specimen (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) 200,00€
Vaubanii Rk1CoProVauBlaCre1919 F+++/Gem, cream white color, provenance: New Caledonia, North Dorsal, Grand Passage, depth 460m, extremely rare specimen (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) 200,00€
Wakayamaensis Rk1CoProWakRosMarCla2247 F+++/Gem (defect at back lip border), light brown pink color, provenance: New Caledonia, South Dorsal, Grand Passage, depth 420m, (Nereis shape) (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) 20,00€
Wakayamaensis Rk1CoProWakRosMarFon2451 F+++/Gem, dark brown pink color, provenance: New Caledonia, South Dorsal, Grand Passage, depth 420m, extremely rare (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) 20,00€