British Virgin Islands 2017 Marine Life of the Virgin Islands. Definitives

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  • Issue date: 5th July 2017
  • twelve values
  • Designed by: Bee Design, after photographs supplied by BVI Conservation and Fisheries Department
  • Printed by: Cartor, France
  • Print process : lithography
  • Perforations: 13.3 x 13.5
  • Stamp format: height 28mm, width 42mm
  • Imprint date: 2017, at lower right


Marine Life of the Virgin Islands. Definitive issue[edit]


10c ~ grooved brain coral, Diploria labyrinthiformisis
15c ~ spiny flower coral, Mussa angulosa also known as large flower coral
18c ~ elkhorn coral, Acropora palmata
40c ~ flamingo tongue, Cyphoma gibbosum (a gastropod, a type of snail)
50c ~ cushion sea star, Oreaster reticulates
60c ~ queen conch, Strombus gigas
80c ~ Caribbean reef squid, Sepioteuthis sepioidea
$1 ~ Pederson cleaner shrimp. Periclimenes perdersoni, seen here hiding inside a giant anemone
$1.50 ~ branching vase sponge, Callyspongia vaginalis
$5 ~ spotted eagle ray, Aetobatus narinari
$10 ~ bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus

Sheet stamps[edit]

10c
15c
18c
40c
50c
60c
80c
$1
$1.50
$2.50
$5
$10