Zoila venusta

 

This is a stunning eye catching Zoila group with big beautifuly patterned shells. Specimens with a candy pink background or the patterless roseomaculata, thatcheri and profunda forms are highly sought after specimens. Collected by divers from the central Western Australian coast around Geralton to the Recherche Archipelago on the Southern Coastline. Found on different types of sponges, in caves or under over hangs from 2 - 45 metres.

Please Note: Fine quality specimens of roseopunctata and roseomaculata are very difficult to obtain hence the high prices.

Forms venusta episema and sorrentensis are a smaller sub species found from Lancelin in the North to Augusta in the South.

Species:

venusta roseopunctata

venusta roseomaculata

venusta episema

venusta sorrentensis

venusta profunda

venusta thatcheri

 

#R015 venusta roseopunctata - 73.5mm,

EVEN WITH THE FAULT SHOWN

F++ (crease), Western Australia. $750

THIS IS STILL A SPECIAL SHELL!!!

#R016 venusta roseopunctata - 78mm,

STUNNING SPECIMEN

Gem-, Western Australia. $1,100

BIG BEAUTY!!!

 

 

#R01 venusta sorrentensis - 62mm, F++/F+++, Carnac Is. $30

#R02 venusta sorrentensis - 57.2mm, F+++, Carnac Is. $50

NICELY BLOTCHED PATTERN!!!

#R03 venusta sorrentensis - 55.2mm, Gem, Carnac Is. $120 sold

UNCOMMON SPECIMEN with DORSUM LINE!!!

#R04 venusta episema - 68.5mm, F+++/Gem-, Yallingup. $80
#R05 venusta episema - 69.6mm, F+++, Western Australia. $80

#R06 venusta roseopunctata - 73.2mm, F+++, Albany. $550

GREAT PRICE!!!

#R07 venusta roseopunctata - 72mm, F+++, Albany. $680

SPECIAL TYPE - PINK BACKGROUND COLOR!!!

#R08 venusta roseopunctata - 78mm, Gem, Albany. $450 sold

SPECIAL TYPE - PINK BACKGROUND COLOR!!!

#R09 venusta roseopunctata - 70mm, Gem-, Western Australia. $850

UNUSUAL LIMITED PATTERN!!!

#R010 venusta roseopunctata - 70.2mm, Gem-, Western Australia. $950

STUNNING PATTERN!!!

#R011 venusta profunda - 82mm, F+++, Albany. $4,500 sold

RARE SPECIES, VERY BIG SIZE!!!

#R012venusta roseopunctata - 73.3mm, F++ (abnormal cream dorsum spot), Western Australia. $180

LIMITED PATTERN!!!

#R013 venusta, thatcheri - 70.2mm, F++/F+++ (minor imperfection), Western Australia. $1400 sold
#R014venusta roseomaculata - 74.5mm, F++, Albany. $1600 sold

#S833 venusta roseomaculata (pink patternless form) - 74mm, Gem, Western Australia. $2,800 sold

RARE PINK PATTERNLESS FORM!!!

#S845 venusta profunda -

69.8mm, F+++,

Western Australia. $950 sold

#S848 venusta roseo-

maculata - 69.8mm,

RARE PINK FORMS!!!

Gem-, Western Australia, $2,500 sold

#S837 venusta roseopunctata - 71.6mm, F+++, Western Australia. $550

LIMITED PATTERN!!!

#S839 venusta thatcheri - 74mm, F+++, Western Australia. $1,800

A BEAUTY!!!

#S842 venusta thatcheri -

70.9mm, F++,

Western Australia. $620

#S851 venusta roseo-

maculata - 76.4mm,

RARE PINK FORMS!!!

F+++, Western Australia, $2,200

#S854 venusta roseo-

maculata - 76.4mm,

RARE PINK FORMS!!!

F++, Western Australia, $1,200

 

 

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