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Cypraea tigris L - probably one of the most variable?


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PostPosted: 08.01.2013, 20:49    Post subject: Cypraea tigris L - probably one of the most variable? Reply with quote

Below 6 colourforms of Cypraea tigris. They were all collected in Zanzibar, Tanzania, East-Africa except for the specimen with the light dorsal line which originates from East-Samar, Philippines. You will understand now why many Cowry-collectors specialize in Cypraea tigris L. as well...







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PostPosted: 24.01.2013, 01:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 3 interesting ones from Australia, Queensland (Bustard head)

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/203/imgp0328m.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/189/imgp0327b.jpg/

this one has few damage but it has still great pattern
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/69/imgp0326z.jpg/
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PostPosted: 24.01.2013, 04:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, cypraea tigris is so variable a collector could just focus on this species alone.

Great pictures Bart.
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PostPosted: 24.01.2013, 20:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow Bart, great sampling of tigris. Really in love with the second to last one. What an amazing sulcus! I find as the years go on I lose interest in more and more species, but tigris is always interesting. Keep posting your great shells (and inspiring the tigris fanatics like myself!)
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PostPosted: 05.02.2013, 09:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll try to photograph some more specimens. I collect Cowries for more than 45 years already and especially Cypraea tigris never stops to amaze me...
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PostPosted: 05.02.2013, 19:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here again a selection from very variable Cypraea tigris from my private collection.









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PostPosted: 05.02.2013, 19:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

FANTASTIC!!!! Sehr glücklich
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PostPosted: 12.02.2013, 14:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Bart, beautiful tigris!
Here are some of my collection of tigris

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PostPosted: 13.02.2013, 08:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing this photo, Aleksandr! Splendid!
I think we share the same interest in one of the most variable Cowries....
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PostPosted: 12.02.2014, 11:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone interested in more photographs of my tigris-collection? At the moment there is not too much activity on this form...
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PostPosted: 12.02.2014, 17:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me-- bring 'em on! the forum has been too quiet lately Ausrufezeichen
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PostPosted: 12.02.2014, 19:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldn't agree more - the more the merrier!
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PostPosted: 13.02.2014, 19:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, guys,
Give me some time and I will add some new specimens.
This particular species still amazes me from time to time...
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PostPosted: 19.02.2014, 16:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here some extremely weird freaks of Cypraea tigris. All originating from Zanzibar.[img]



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PostPosted: 19.02.2014, 17:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

Below an orange and a almost red specimen from Vietnam:


And a melanstic specimen (also somewhat granulated) from Palawan, Philippines:

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