Australian Seashells P/L - 5 Ealing Mews, Kingsley WA 6026, Australia. web: www.australianseashells.com.au, e-mail: shells@seashells.net.au
CYPRAEIDAE ZOILA ALL PRICES IN AUSTRALIAN $ (AUD), NOT INCL. GST
Family Species Author Locality Description Grading Price
Zoila decipiens E A Smith, 1880 Western Australia  average of 40mm, typical specimens  F++/GEM 30.00
Zoila decipiens E A Smith, 1880 Western Australia  average 40mm, typical  F+/F++ 20.00
Zoila decipiens E A Smith, 1880 Western Australia  over 50mm, typical larger specimens  F++/GEM 45.00
Zoila decipiens E A Smith, 1880 Western Australia  over 50mm, typical larger specimens  F+/F++ 25.00
Zoila decipiens E A Smith, 1880 Western Australia  average 40mm, nice dark specimens   F+/F++ 40.00
Zoila eludens Raybaudi, 1991 Western Australia  average 50mm, typical specimens  F++/GEM 1,000.00
Zoila eludens Raybaudi, 1991 Western Australia  average 50mm, typical shells  F+/F++ 750.00
Zoila friendii Gray, 1831 Western Australia  under 46mm, dwarf shells  F++/GEM 140.00
Zoila friendii Gray, 1831 Western Australia  under 46mm, dwarf shells  F+/F++ 75.00
Zoila friendii Gray, 1831 Western Australia  46-50mm, dwarf shells F++/GEM 75.00
Zoila friendii Gray, 1831 Western Australia  46-50mm, dwarf shells  F+/F++ 30.00
Zoila friendii Gray, 1831 Western Australia  50-70mm, small shells  F++/GEM 40.00
Zoila friendii Gray, 1831 Western Australia  70-80mm, typical friendii  F++/GEM 55.00
Zoila friendii Gray, 1831 Western Australia  70-80mm, typical friendii  F+/F++ 40.00
Zoila friendii Gray, 1831 Western Australia  70-80mm, typical friendii with minor chip or obvious flaw Fine 30.00
Zoila friendii Gray, 1831 Western Australia  80-90mm, typical shells  F++/GEM 95.00
Zoila friendii Gray, 1831 Western Australia  80-90mm, typical shells  F+/F++ 50.00
Zoila friendii Gray, 1831 Western Australia  90-100mm, typical shells  F++/GEM 120.00
Zoila friendii Gray, 1831 Western Australia  90-100mm, typical shells  F+/F++ 75.00
Zoila friendii Gray, 1831 Western Australia  over 100mm, large and typical shells  F++/GEM 220.00
Zoila friendii Gray, 1831 Western Australia  over100mm, large and typical shells  F+/F++ 120.00
Zoila friendii insulata Raybaudi, 1985  Western Australia  under 80mm, typical shells, very heavy  F++/GEM 250.00
Zoila friendii insulata Raybaudi, 1985  Western Australia  under 80mm, typical shells, very heavy  F+/F++ 120.00
Zoila friendii insulata Raybaudi, 1985  Western Australia  over 80mm, usually very heavy  F++/GEM 350.00
Zoila friendii insulata Raybaudi, 1985  Western Australia  over 80mm, usually very heavy  F+/F++ 220.00
Zoila friendii insulata Raybaudi, 1985  Western Australia  over 80mm, very dark shells  F++/GEM POR
Zoila friendii vercoi Schilder, 1930 Western Australia  average 75-85mm, typical shells  F++/GEM 140.00
Zoila friendii vercoi Schilder, 1930 Western Australia  average 75-85mm, typical shells  F+/F++ 80.00
Zoila friendii vercoi Schilder, 1930 Western Australia  avg. 75-85mm, typical, small chip or obvious growth flaw Fine 45.00
Zoila friendii vercoi Schilder, 1930 Western Australia  over 85mm, typical but large  F++/GEM 180.00
Zoila friendii vercoi Schilder, 1930 Western Australia  60-100mm, contraria form, very variable size & colour  F++/GEM POR
Zoila friendii vercoi Schilder, 1930 Western Australia  60-100mm, contraria form, very variable size & colour  F++ POR
Zoila friendii vercoi Schilder, 1930 Western Australia  60-100mm, contraria form, very variable size & colour  F+ POR
Zoila friendii vercoi Schilder, 1930 Western Australia  60-100mm, contraria form, very variable size & colour  F POR
Zoila jeaniana Cate, 1968 Western Australia  average 65-75mm, typical deep water trawled shells F++/GEM POR
Zoila jeaniana Cate, 1968 Western Australia  average 65-75mm, typical deep water trawled shells F/F+ POR
Zoila jeaniana Cate, 1968 Western Australia  over 75mm, typical deep water trawled shells  F++/GEM POR
Zoila jeaniana Cate, 1968 Western Australia  over 75mm, typical deep water trawled shells  F+/F++ POR
Zoila jeaniana aurata Raybaudi, 1979 Western Australia  over 65mm, large typical shells  F++/GEM POR
Zoila jeaniana aurata Raybaudi, 1979 Western Australia  over 65mm, large typical shells  F+/F++ POR
Zoila jeaniana aurata Raybaudi, 1979 Western Australia  over 65mm, typical, small chip or obvious growth flaw Fine POR
Zoila jeaniana sherylae Raybaudi, 1990 Western Australia  50-60mm, typical shells  F++/GEM 145.00
Zoila jeaniana sherylae Raybaudi, 1990 Western Australia  50-60mm, typical shells  F+/F++ 120.00
Zoila jeaniana sherylae Raybaudi, 1990 Western Australia  50-60mm, typical shells  Fine 65.00
Zoila jeaniana sherylae Raybaudi, 1990 Western Australia  60-70mm, typical shells  F++/GEM 175.00
Zoila jeaniana sherylae Raybaudi, 1990 Western Australia  60-70mm, typical shells  F+/F++ 140.00
Zoila jeaniana sherylae Raybaudi, 1990 Western Australia  60-70mm, typical shells  Fine 75.00
Zoila jeaniana sherylae Raybaudi, 1990 Western Australia  70-80mm, typical shells  F++/GEM 300.00
Zoila jeaniana sherylae Raybaudi, 1990 Western Australia  70-80mm, typical shells  F+/F++ 175.00
Zoila ketyana Raybaudi, 1978  Western Australia  avg. 50mm, form hypermarginata, round, white dorsum  F++/GEM POR
Zoila ketyana Raybaudi, 1978  Western Australia  avg. 50mm, form hypermarginata, round, white dorsum  F+/F++ POR
Zoila ketyana Raybaudi, 1978  Western Australia  avg. 50mm, form hypermarginata, round, white dorsum  Fine POR
Zoila ketyana Raybaudi, 1978  Western Australia  avg. 50mm, form hypermarginata, round, tan speckled F++/GEM POR
Zoila ketyana Raybaudi, 1978  Western Australia avg. 50mm, form hypermarginata, round, tan speckled F++ POR
Zoila ketyana Raybaudi, 1978  Western Australia avg. 50mm, form hypermarginata, round, tan speckled Fine POR
Zoila ketyana lutea Raybaudi, 1993  Western Australia 55-65mm, typical cream dorsum, yellow base F++/GEM POR
Zoila ketyana lutea Raybaudi, 1993  Western Australia 55-65mm, typical cream dorsum, yellow base F+/F++ POR
Zoila ketyana lutea Raybaudi, 1993  Western Australia 55-65mm, typical cream dorsum, yellow base Fine POR
Zoila marginata Gaskoin, 1849  Western Australia average 55mm, typical light coloured specimens  F++/GEM 120.00
Zoila marginata Gaskoin, 1849  Western Australia average 55mm, typical light coloured shells  F+/F++ 70.00
Zoila marginata Gaskoin, 1849  Western Australia average 55mm, small chip or obvious growth flaw  Fine 35.00
Zoila marginata Gaskoin, 1849  Western Australia average 55mm, typical dark coloured specimens  F++/GEM 220.00
Zoila marginata Gaskoin, 1849  Western Australia average 55mm, typical dark coloured specimens  F+/F++ 120.00
Zoila marginata Gaskoin, 1849  Western Australia average 55mm, small chip or obvious growth flaw  Fine 80.00
Zoila marginata albanyensis Raybaudi, 1985 Western Australia average 60mm, white and olive dorsum  F++/GEM 120.00
Zoila marginata albanyensis Raybaudi, 1985 Western Australia average 60mm, white and olive dorsum  F+/F++ 65.00
Zoila marginata albanyensis Raybaudi, 1985 Western Australia average 60mm, minor chip or obvious growth flaw  Fine 30.00
Zoila marginata albanyensis Raybaudi, 1985 Western Australia average 60mm, pure white dorsum  F++/GEM 120.00
Zoila marginata albanyensis Raybaudi, 1985 Western Australia average 60mm, pure white dorsum  F+/F++ 65.00
Zoila marginata albanyensis Raybaudi, 1985 Western Australia avg. 60mm, white dorsum, tiny chip or obvious growth flaw Fine 30.00
Zoila marginata orientalis Raybaudi, 1985  South Australia average 55mm, typical form  F++/GEM 450.00
Zoila marginata orientalis Raybaudi, 1985  South Australia average 55mm, typical form  F+/F++ 300.00
Zoila marginata orientalis Raybaudi, 1985  South Australia average 55mm, typical form  Fine 180.00
Zoila rosselli Cotton, 1948 Western Australia average 50mm, south coast form with white window F++/GEM 350-450.00
Zoila rosselli Cotton, 1948 Western Australia average 50mm, south coast form with white window  F+/F++ 275.00
Zoila rosselli Cotton, 1948 Western Australia over 60mm, south coast form, large  F++/GEM 500-600.00
Zoila rosselli Cotton, 1948 Western Australia over 60mm, south coast form, large  F+/F++ 300-400.00
Zoila rosselli Cotton, 1948 Western Australia average 45mm, Perth form  F++/GEM 275-350.00
Zoila rosselli Cotton, 1948 Western Australia average 45mm, Perth form  F+/F++ 150.00
Zoila rosselli Cotton, 1948 Western Australia avg. 45mm, Perth form, small chip or obvious growth flaw Fine 100-150.00
Zoila rosselli satiata Lorenz, 2002 Western Australia average 50mm, Carnarvon form  F++/GEM 650.00
Zoila rosselli satiata Lorenz, 2002 Western Australia average 50mm, Carnarvon form  F+/F++ 300-400.00
Zoila thersites Gaskoin, 1849 South Australia average 70mm, pale pattern on dorsum  F++/GEM 85.00
Zoila thersites Gaskoin, 1849 South Australia average 70mm, pale pattern on dorsum  F+/F++ 50.00
Zoila thersites Gaskoin, 1849 South Australia avg. 70mm, pale pattern, small chip or obvious growth flaw F/F+ 35.00
Zoila thersites Gaskoin, 1849 South Australia average 70mm, dark pattern on dorsum  F++/GEM 130-170.00
Zoila thersites Gaskoin, 1849 South Australia average 70mm, dark pattern on dorsum  F+/F++ 85.00
Zoila thersites Gaskoin, 1849 South Australia average 70mm, very dark - 90% or darker  F++/GEM 250-300.00
Zoila thersites Gaskoin, 1849 South Australia average 70mm, very dark - 90% or darker  F+/F++ 125-185.00
Zoila thersites contraria Gaskoin, 1849 South Australia 60-100mm, deep water form, highly variable size & colour  F++/GEM POR
Zoila thersites contraria Gaskoin, 1849 South Australia 60-100mm, deep water form, highly variable size & colour  F+/F++ POR
Zoila thersites contraria Gaskoin, 1849 South Australia 60-100mm, d/w form, small chip or obvious growth flaw F POR
Zoila venusta venusta Sowerby, 1846 Esperance, WA average 65mm, f roseoimmaculata, solid pale tan/pink F++/GEM 800-900.00
Zoila venusta venusta Sowerby, 1846 Esperance, WA average 65mm, f roseoimmaculata, solid pale tan/pink F+/F++ 550-750.00
Zoila venusta venusta Sowerby, 1846 Esperance, WA average 65mm, f roseoimmaculata, solid pale tan/pink F+ 300-350.00
Zoila venusta venusta Sowerby, 1846 Esperance, WA average 65mm, f roseopunctata, pink spots F++/GEM 650-750.00
Zoila venusta venusta Sowerby, 1846 Esperance, WA average 65mm, f roseopunctata, pink spots F+/F++ 450-500.00
Zoila venusta venusta Sowerby, 1846 Esperance, WA average 65mm, f roseopunctata, pink spots F+ 250-350.00
Zoila venusta venusta Sowerby, 1846 Esperance, WA avg. 65mm, cream, obvious flaw/growth lines, never GEM F 350-450.00
Zoila venusta venusta Sowerby, 1846 Albany, WA average 65mm, typical ivory, tan and brown blotches  F++/GEM 180.00
Zoila venusta venusta Sowerby, 1846 Albany, WA average 65mm, typical ivory, tan and brown blotches  F+/F++ 100.00
Zoila venusta venusta Sowerby, 1846 Albany, WA average 65mm, typical ivory, tan and brown blotches  F+ 60.00
Zoila venusta venusta Sowerby, 1846 Albany, WA avg. 65mm, tan/brown blotches, obvious flaw/growth lines F 40.00
Zoila venusta episema Iredale, 1939 Western Australia average 65mm, typical shells  F++/GEM 175.00
Zoila venusta episema Iredale, 1939 Western Australia average 65mm, typical shells  F+/F++ 95.00
Zoila venusta episema Iredale, 1939 Western Australia avg. 65mm, wholesale offer: set of 3 sp showing variations F+/F++ 185.00
Zoila venusta episema Iredale, 1939 Western Australia over 75mm, large shells  F++/GEM 275.00
Zoila venusta episema Iredale, 1939 Western Australia over 75mm, large shells  F+/F++  175.00
Zoila venusta episema Iredale, 1939 Western Australia over 75mm, large shells  F+ 125.00
Zoila venusta sorrentensis Schilder, 1963  Western Australia average 50mm, typical shells  F++/GEM 40.00
Zoila venusta sorrentensis Schilder, 1963  Western Australia average 50mm, typical shells  F+/F++ 30.00
Zoila venusta sorrentensis Schilder, 1963  Western Australia average 50mm, typical shells  F 20.00
Zoila venusta sorrentensis Schilder, 1963  Western Australia avg. 50mm, wholesale offer: set of 5 sp. showing variations F++ 125.00
Zoila venusta sorrentensis Schilder, 1963  Western Australia average 50mm, dark shells  F++/GEM 95.00
Zoila venusta sorrentensis Schilder, 1963  Western Australia average 50mm, dark shells  F+/F++ 50.00

 

NOTES ON ZOILA

Zoila decipiens E A Smith, 1880  A moderately common species found from Exmouth on the N/W coast of Australia up to the Northern Territory border.
Zoila eludens Raybaudi, 1991  A species from Exmouth, Western Australia, Z. eludens was once extremely rare. It then became moderately available and now numbers are limited again. The very small local habitat and limited population size could see this shell become very rare again.
Zoila friendii Gray, 1831  A moderately uncommon species (particularly in GEM condition), found between Esperance (subspecies vercoi) and Geraldton on the west coast of Western Australia.
Zoila friendii vercoi Schilder,1930  The eastern range form of Zoila friendii local to the Albany to Esperance area - a variable species with a wide range of sizes, shapes and colour forms. 
Zoila jeaniana Cate, 1968  Long considered the northern form of Zoila friendii, Z. jeaniana is a valid species with at least 4 population variants. It occupies the central west coast of WA from Geraldton to Exmouth.
Zoila jeaniana aurata Raybaudi, 1979  This form has now become rare.
Zoila jeaniana sherylae Raybaudi, 1990  These shells are taken in the Carnarvon area by divers in depths of 30-40 metres.
Zoila ketyana hypermarginata Raybaudi, 1978  This population shows pale dorsum and orange/brown stained ventral side and extends from the Abrolhos Islands to Coral Bay, just south of Exmouth on the N/W coast of Western Australia. 
Zoila ketyana lutea Raybaudi, 1993  Similar to the pale dorsum form, but with a striking yellow or orange base; only from near Dirk Hartog Island, central coast of Western Australia.
Zoila marginata Gaskoin, 1849  The species has the widest range of all Zoila. Various forms are found from the cold temperate waters of South Australia to the tropical reefs of Exmouth on the central WA coast. Zoila marginata is uncommon anywhere throughout its range - this in combination with the difficulty of obtaining shells in good condition ensures that quality specimens remain rare.
Zoila marginata albanyensis Raybaudi, 1985  A local Albany to Esperance, Western Australia population.
Zoila marginata orientalis Raybaudi, 1985  The South Australian form of Zoila marginata - generally larger and more globose shells than Western Australian forms.
Zoila rosselli Cotton, 1948  Found only in Western Australia, the beautiful dark Zoila rosselli has three distinct populations but remains stable in shape throughout its range.
Zoila thersites Gaskoin, 1849   Zoila thersites only occurs in South Australia
Zoila thersites contraria Gaskoin, 1849  The pale deep water form of Zoila thersites 
Zoila venusta venusta Sowerby, 1846  Many collectors consider Zoila venusta the most desirable shell of the genus. Certainly the diversity within the species is amazing and has led to a great deal of separate naming of individual populations. Except for Zoila venusta sorrentensis, all forms are uncommon to rare and to obtain truly GEM shells is very difficult. There are at least six distinct populations and within each group the range of colours can extend from deepest black to purest white.
Zoila venusta venusta Sowerby, 1846  Zoila venusta from the Esperance area population on the south coast of Western Australia show the most amazing range of colours and patterns.
Zoila venusta venusta Sowerby, 1846  Zoila venusta from the Albany population on the south coast of Western Australia are similar to the Esperance shells but without the pink or purple tones.
Zoila venusta episema Iredale, 1939  The episema form of Z. venusta is found from around the S/W corner of Western Australia up to the Bunbury area and is very consistent in colour and size. The shells are always larger than 60mm and have a dark brown mottled dorsum.
Zoila venusta sorrentensis Schilder, 1963  The sorrentensis form of Z. venusta is the smallest and most common of the venusta complex. They are found from Mandurah to Lancelin on the west coast of WA and include the Rottnest Island population.

 

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