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.

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

 

#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. $280

GREAT PRICE!!!

#R07 venusta roseopunctata - 72mm, F+++, Albany. $400

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. $650

UNUSUAL LIMITED PATTERN!!!

#R010 venusta roseopunctata - 70.2mm, Gem-, Western Australia. $750

STUNNING PATTERN!!!

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

RARE SPECIES, VERY BIG SIZE!!!

#S089 venusta roseopunctata - 73.3mm, F++ (abnormal cream dorsum spot), Western Australia. $140 sold

LIMITED PATTERN!!!

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

LIMITED PATTERN!!!

#R012 venusta, thatcheri - 70.2mm, F++/F+++ (minor imperfection), Western Australia. $1400

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

A BEAUTY!!!

#S842 venusta thatcheri -

70.9mm, F++,

Western Australia. $620

#S845 venusta profunda -

69.8mm, F+++,

Western Australia. $950

#R010 venusta roseomaculata - 74.5mm, F++, Albany. $1600 sold

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

RARE PINK PATTERNLESS FORM!!!

#S848 venusta roseo-

maculata - 69.8mm,

RARE PINK FORMS!!!

Gem-, Western Australia, $2,500

#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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