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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Photography Name Reference Description Status
Annulus TuCCyNiAnn3247 Niger (stage 4, Page 11) fabulous yellow-orange color base, large thick orange-red ring on top, monstrous rostration (stage 4 indeterminable, page 11) Pearly rim around base, developed rosters, front and rear, F +++ / Gem, extra massive, extra thick, milky-ivory-opaque base (width 23.31mm), provenance: New Caledonia Southwest, Baie Ouïe, year: 1971, super top, extremely rare, extraordinary (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) Not available
Annulus DeRCyNiAnn3307 Niger (stage 5, Page 11) fabulous orange-red color drooling over, monstrous rostration (stage 5-, Page 11) rostres super developed, front (turbines) and rear (massive pincers) descending / ascending), F +++ / Gem (lowercase defects on manually taken over), hyper massive base, hyper thick, super concave, milky-ivory-opaque (width 16.87mm), provenance: New Caledonia South-West, Hearing Bay, year: 1973, super top, extremely rare ( CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) Not available
Calpurnus AlWCyNiCal2883 Niger (stage 2+, Page 21) little colored above, monstrous rostration (stage 2 ++, Page 21), hyper large pearly rim around the base, well developed rosters, front and rear pincers, F +++ / Gem, base extra massive, extra thick, extra concave, milky-white-opaque, width 19.87mm, provenance: New Caledonia Southwest, Récif Crouy, year: 1979, unique, unmatched, incredible. (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) Not available
Calpurnus UrFCyNiCal3383 Niger (stage 1, Page 21), well colored, light mauve, drooling above, monstrous rostration (stage 4 03+, Page 21), rostres super developed, front and back pincers, F +++ / Gem, hyper massive base, hyper thick, super concave, milky-white-opaque, width 20.17mm, provenance: New Caledonia Southwest, Crouy Reef (Brick), year: 1979, exceptional, splendid. (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) Available
Eglantina AlWCyNiEgl5813 85.00% Niger (stage 4, Page 39), median line 2.50mm brown-red blurred above, monstrous rostration (stage 2, Page 41), rostres super developed, massive front clamps upward wind turbines, rear super massive upward turbines tall, F +++ / Gem, small beige elongated nodule on the median line, extra massive base, extra thick, nodular, super puffy, milky-ivory-opaque, width 26.87mm, provenance: New Caledonia Southwest, Îlot Maître, year : 1973, super top, exceptional. (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) Not available
Eglantina AlWCyNiEgl6159 99,50% Niger (stage 4, Page 39), super fine midline brown-red almost invisible above, monstrous rostration (stage 2, Page 41), very developed front rostres turbine tongs, very developed backward ascending), F +++ / Gem, small sand grain 0.50mm² beige under varnish midline above), extra massive base, extra thick, extra concave, milky-ivory-orange-opaque, provenance: New Caledonia Southwest, Îlot Charron, year: 1971, super top. (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) P.o.r.
Eglantina AlWCyNiEgl7026 100,00% Niger / Black (stage 4 Ultime, Page 39), monstrous rostration (stage 4 ++, Page 39), large pearly rim around the base, super developed rosters, front clamps massive turbines stretched far, rear massive massive turbines going up high, F +++ / Gem, micro crack vertical rostration on the left front side, extra massive, extra thick, blistered, milky-ivory-opaque base, width 36.01mm, height 32.99mm, provenance: New Caledonia Southwest, Prony, North Bay, Gabriel Island, year: 1981, super top, magnificent, exceptional. (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) P.o.r.
Eglantina TuCCyNiEgl7987 85,00% Niger (stage 4, Page 39), median line 4.00mm brown-red blurred above, monstrous rostration (stage 2 ++, Page 41), well developed rostres, front 10.00mm extra massive pliers / soda going up high, back 10 , 00mm extra massive, high lifts, F +++ / Gem, defect 3mm² on the left hand chandelier, base extra massive, extra thick, super blistered, super nodular, milky-ivory-opaque, width 39.08, height 39.13mm, provenance: New -Calédonie Sud-Ouest, Baie Ouïe, year: 1961, super top, not found, unheard of. (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) Not available
Isabella TuCCyNiIsa3621 Niger (stage 1, Page 57), incredible colors on top, base, and rostration, monstrous rostration (stage 4 +++, page 57), super developed rostres, front turbine clamps going up, massive back descending, F +++ fresh beach polished, extra massive base, extra thick, concave, milky-ivoirine-whitish-red-opaque, provenance: New Caledonia Southwest, Crouy reef, year: 1967, exceptional, super top, unique. (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) P.o.r.
Lynx TuCCyNiLyn5887 Niger (stage 1, Page 61), superb colors, hyper monstrous rostration (stage 4 ++, Page 61), front and rear rosters super developed), F +++ / Gem fraiche beach, tiny almost invisible defects, hand polished, extra massive base , extra thick, super concave, super lumpy, milky-ivoirine-yellow-orange-opaque, provenance: New Caledonia Southwest, Hearing Bay, year: 1961, Caledonica variety, super top, unheard of, exceptional. (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) Not available
Maculifera AlWCyNiMac7221 5,00% Niger (stage 4 not listed, page does not exist), hyper monstrous rostration (stage 4 not listed, page does not exist), extra large pearly pearly fleck spotted around the base, well developed rosters, hyper-massive brown-black colors), F +++ / Gem, small defects under varnish, front right spout, extra massive base, extra thick, extra concave, milky-ivory-yellow-opaque, width 53.42mm, height 40.44mm), provenance: New Caledonia Southwest, Prony, North Bay, Island Gabriel, year: 1989, impressive, unique. (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) Not available
Maculifera TuCCyNiMac7547 99,80% Niger (stage 4 not listed, page non-existent), extra monstrous rostration (stage 4 not listed, page non-existent), extra large pearly rim around the base, extra massive rosters extra developed, front stretched turbine clamps going up, back going up), F ++ Beach polished, numerous tiny defects and holes on the base, extra massive base, extra thick, extra concave, milky-ivory-orange-opaque, width 50.17mm, height 38.27mm, provenance: New Caledonia Southwest, Prony, Bay North, Ilot Gabriel, year: 1996, Sumptuous, Unique, (WRSNigL). (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) Not available
Mappa AlWCyNiMap7919 95,00% Niger (stage 6-, Page 67), brown-red median line partially blurs above, monstrous rostration (stage 2-, Page 69), hyper-developed rostres, super massive fronts stretched far, hyper massive rear turbines, F +++ / Gem petite glued back break and tiny shine, front rostrum varnish, extra massive, extra thick base, domed, milky-ivory-pink-orange-opaque, provenance: New Caledonia Southwest, Hearing Bay, year: 1965, super top, exceptional. (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) Not available
Mappa AlWCyNiMap8926 70,00% Niger (stage 4 ++, Page 67), median line 8.00mm brown-red blurs above, extra monstrous rostration (stage 1-, Page 69), rostres super developed, fronts extra massive stretched, rear extra massive turbines going up, F +++ / Gem tiny grains under varnish and small defects almost invisible under varnish above, extra massive base, extra thick, super concave, milky-ivoirine-fuchsia-orange-opaque, width 49.57mm, height 45.94mm, provenance: New Caledonia Southwest, Baie Ouïe, year: 1961, sumptuous, not found, exceptional size. (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) Not available
Mappa UrCCyNiMap9021 Niger (stage 1, Page 65), garnet-red-orange color on top, extra monstrous rostration (stage 2, Page 69), hyper developed rostres, hyper massive front turbines stretched far, hyper massive back turbines, F +++ / Gem, small defects under varnish on top, extra massive, extra thick base, milky-garnet-pink-orange, width 54.79mm, height 47.63mm), provenance: Philippines, year: 1996, magnificent. (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) Not available
Moneta Rk1CyNiMon2742 Niger (stage 5, Page 77), super yellow-orange color on top, periphery large whitish rim), monstrous rostration (stage 5 +++, Page 77), milky rim around base, hyper developed rostres, super massive fronts stretched / rising high, super massive rear high wind turbines, F +++ / Gem 2 small defects refinished by animal above, hyper massive base, hyper thick, hyper concave, milky-ivory-opaque, provenance: New Caledonia South-West, Ile Ouen, Baie Ue , year: 2009, super top, monstrous. (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) Not available
Moneta AlWCyNiMon2781 Niger (stage 1, Page 77), yellow-orange, milky rim around, advanced rostration (stage 2+ Page 77), milky rim around base, developed rosters, massive front and rear, F +++ / Gem, hyper massive base, hyper thick , super concave, lumpy, milky-ivory-yellow-opaque, width 17.57mm, provenance: New Caledonia South West, Baie Ngo, year: 1981, exceptional formation, superb. (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) P.o.r.
Staphylaea AlWCyNiSta2827 Niger (stage 1, Page 93), milky color, sloppy orange beaks above, monstrous rostration (stage 4 03 ++, Page 93), relief rostration furrow above, milky bead on the right base, super developed rostres, front turbines and rear ( Welded) super massive, F ++ Beach polished, tiny little scattered holes, extra massive base, extra thick, super concave, milky-ivory-honey-opaque, width 15.51mm, provenance: New Caledonia Southwest, Hearing Bay, year : 1982, unimaginable, unheard of. (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) P.o.r.
Stolida AlWCyNiSto3461 95,00% iger (stage 5 ++, Page 95), monstrous rostration (stage 5-, Page 95), hyper-projecting teeth, large pearly rim around the base, hyper-developed rostres, front turbine clamps rising high, rear rising high, F +++ / Gem, hyper massive base, hyper thick, milky-ivoirine-honey-opaque, width 18.76mm, provenance: New Caledonia Southwest, Increasing reefs, year: 2001, super top, splendid. (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) P.o.r.
Stolida AlWCyNiSto3589 98,00% Niger (Page 97, stage 2+), well advanced rostration (stage 4, Page 95), super projecting teeth, large pearly rim around the base, well developed rosters, front and rear turbines grippers, F +++ / Gem micro crack right side rostration base, hyper massive base, hyper thick, super concave, milky-ivoirine-translucent, width 19.93mm, provenance: New Caledonia Southwest, reef Bancs Dangereux, year: 1991, sumptuous (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) P.o.r.
Stolida AlWCyNiSto3976 50,00% Niger (stage 4, Page 95), well advanced rostration (stage 4, Page 95), super projecting teeth, large milky rim around the base, well developed rosters, front turbine clamps drawn, massive rear, F +++ / Gem, hyper massive base, hyper thick, nodular, concave, milky-ivoirine-honey-opaque, width 20.56mm, provenance: New Caledonia Southwest, Increasing reefs, year: 1978, superb (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) P.o.r.
Stolida AlWCyNiSto5244 90,00% Niger (stage 5 ++, Page 95), extra monstrous rostration (stage 4 ultimate, Page 97), super projecting teeth, super big pearly rim around the base, extra developed rosters, front super turbines going up super high, back turbines going up high) , F +++ / Gem small hollow hollow 1,00mm² blind in base, base extra massive, extra thick, extra hollow, extra concave, wavy, puffy, milky-ivory-honey-opaque, width 25.81mm, height 21.44mm, provenance : New Caledonia Southwest, Kae reef, year: 1961, incredible, not found. (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) Not available
Stolida TeJCyNiSto5464 10,00% Niger (stage 2-, Page 95), extra monstrous rostration (stage 1+, Page 97), extra protruding teeth, extra large pearly rim around the base, extra developed rosters, fronts stretched super massive turbines, rears stretched super massive turbines) , F + Beach, polished, broken front straight beak glued, many tiny holes, extra massive base, extra thick, extra concave, super blistered, nodular, milky-ivory-opaque, width 25.64mm, height 20.31mm), provenance : New Caledonia South-West, reef 05 Miles, year: 1959, super monstrous, unique. (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) Not available
Vitellus UrFCyNiVit5206 Niger (stage 1, Page 105), monstrous rostration (stage 3, Page 105), well-developed rostres, massive front pincers, massive rear), F +++ small defects varnished above / back, verdigris stain under varnished above) , hyper massive base, hyper thick, super concave, milky-ivoirine-honey-opaque, width 32.21mm, provenance: New Caledonia Southwest, Hearing Bay, year: 1987, super top, superb. (CHATENAY Jean Maurice collection) Not available