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Hi David.

That is also one problem. There is no data for shells. He said the size is from 50-65mm. He is a sheller from China and selling a lot of fulgoraria and ancilla.
Thanks for your help David.  <img src="images/smiley/smile.gif" alt="" border="0" />
A sheller on the internet is selling me these two cowries which he says are camelopardalis. I don't know. They look like vitellus to me.

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Thanks guys

Effectively they look like <i>vitellus</i> cowries.
What is the data ?
I have in my collection one from Red Sea and it's very
different, the base is creamy and with a different shape.
The dorsum is much different too...

These are Cypraea vitellus. Cypraea camelopardalis has much finer teeth on the columellar side of the aperture, with black coloration between the columellar teeth, and the shell is usually more pyriform than these.  <span class="petit">--Last edited by Paul Monfils on 2007-06-18 04:56:44 --</span>
Thanks Paul. I told the seller his shells are vitellus. He said a shell EXPERT told him they are camelo. I told him I had it checked by two REAL experts. Hahaha