Zoila friendii

The most common in numbers of the Zoila species, the range of friendii forms extends along theWestern Australian coastline from Carnarvon in the north to Esperance in the south, around 1,600 kilometres.

At the Northern end of the range is friendii jeaniana this species bieng confined to the Carnarvon, Shark Bay areas.

From this Northern area to Geographe Bay in the South the slender elongated form of friendii friendii is to be found.

Along the Southern coastline from Augusta to the Recherche Archipelago the sub species friendii vercoi, a broader more inflated form is to be found.

Most specimens are collected by divers at depths from 5 - 60 metres in a variety of habitats depending on the location with some specimens being taken as deep as 200 metres by trawlers and remotely operated vehicles.

 

#R01 friendii friendii - 75.2mm, F++, WA. Blue color form. $150

BLUE COLOR FORM!!!

#R02 friendii friendii - 87.7mm, F+++, WA. Nice dark specimen with merging blotches. $120

DARK BEAUTY!!!

#R04 friendii friendii - 87.5mm, F+++, WA. $120

NICE SPECIMEN!!!

#R05 friendii friendii - 84mm, F++/F+++, WA. $90
#S093 friendii friendii - 80.9mm, Gem-, WA. $150
#S103 friendii friendii - 91.4mm, F+++, WA. $180
#S074 friendii friendii - 82mm, F+++, WA. $120
#S761 friendii friendii - 91.2mm, Gem-, WA. $220
#S763 friendii friendii - 94.2mm, Gem-, WA. $230 sold

#S769 friendii friendii - 83.1mm, F+++, WA. $250 sold

UNUSUAL PATTERN!!!

#S773 friendii friendii - 86.7mm, F+++, WA. $220

#S775 friendii friendii - 81mm, F+++, WA. $180

BLACK BEAUTY!!!

#S077 friendii friendii - 81.7mm, F+++, WA. $150
#S078 friendii friendii - 92mm, F++ (chipped posterior canal), WA. $120
#S100 friendii friendii - 92mm, F++ (dorsum scar to posterior canal), WA. $140

#S787 friendii friendii - 86.3mm, F+++, WA. $350

UNUSUAL HUMPED FORM!!!

#S783 friendii friendii - 82.7mm, F+++, WA. $120
#S781 friendii friendii - 85.5mm, Gem-, WA. $90
#S765 friendii friendii - 83.6mm, Gem-, WA. $220

#S797 friendii friendii - 73mm, Gem, WA. $250

BLUE FORM!!!

#S799 friendii friendii - 76.7mm, F+++, WA. $120

BLUE FORM!!!

#S094 friendii friendii - 78.2mm, F+++, WA. $250

BLUE FORM!!!

#S771 friendii friendii - 85.1mm, F+++, WA. $250

BLUE FORM!!!

#S777 friendii friendii - 77.9mm, Gem, WA. $180

BLUE FORM!!!

#S064 friendii friendii - 74.3mm, F++ (fine labral margin scar), WA. $350

BLUE FORM!!!

#S065 friendii friendii - 77.6mm, F++ (small fine dorsum scar, polish lines), WA. $250

BLUE FORM!!!

#S068 friendii friendii - 77.3mm, F+++, WA. $350

BLUE FORM!!!

#S079 friendii friendii - 77.3mm, F++/F+++ (fine dorsum scar), WA. $150

BLUE FORM!!!

#S099 friendii friendii - 64.2mm, F+++, WA. $180

BLUE FORM!!!

#S079 friendii friendii - 76.7mm, F+++, WA. $350

BLUE FORM!!!

#S070 friendii friendii - 64.3mm, F+++ (small canal chip), WA. $450

MAUVE FORM!!!

#S069 friendii friendii - 65.5mm, F+++(small scar columellar side), WA. $250

MAUVE FORM!!!

#S052 friendii friendii - 71.2mm, F+++ (canal chip), WA. $600

GOLDEN FORM!!!

#S801 friendii friendii - 63.3mm, Gem-, WA. $200

DWARF FORM!!!

#S803 friendii friendii - 67.1mm, F+++, WA. $120

DWARF FORM!!!

#S750 friendii friendii - 47.4mm, Gem-, WA. $350

DWARF FORM!!!

#S805 friendii friendii - 47mm, Gem-, WA. $200

DWARF FORM!!!

#S752 friendii friendii - 51.8mm, F+++, WA. $250

DWARF FORM!!!

#S754 friendii friendii - 55.2mm, F+++, WA. $180

DWARF FORM!!!

#S756friendii friendii - 49.4mm, Gem, WA. $350

DWARF FORM!!!

#S097 friendii friendii - 48mm, F++ (small scar near nose, sub adult), WA. $125

DWARF FORM!!!

#S758 friendii friendii - 42.1mm, F++, WA. $900

WORLD RECORD DWARF?

#R06 friendii marina - 87mm, F++, WA. $180
#S779 friendii marina - 81.7mm, Gem-, WA. $550

#S767 friendii marina - 79.9mm, Gem-, WA. $500

#S785 friendii marina - 80.8mm, Gem-, WA. $550

#S105 friendii insulata - 91.5mm, F++ (scar dorsum to posterior canal, canalchip), Western Australia. $90
#S084 friendii insulata - 91.7mm, F++ (canal chips, polish blemishes), Western Australia. $50
#S083 friendii insulata - 90.6mm, F++ (vertical columellar ridge), Western Australia. $90

#S075 friendii insulata - 85.6mm, F++ (25mm dorsum scar), Western Australia. $220

VERY DARK!!!

#S067 friendii insulata - 79.9mm, F++ (labral side polish creases, chipped canal), Western Australia. $180
#S073 friendii insulata - 85.2mm, F++/F+++ (fine polish lines columellar side), Western Australia. $220
#S072 friendii insulata - 90.1mm, F++ (fine columellar scars, polish blemishes, tiny posterior hole), Western Australia. $150
#S061 friendii insulata - 90.5mm, F++ (fine scar columellar side, small canal chip), Western Australia. $350

 

 

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