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SEASHELL BOOKS

 

All prices on this page are quoted in Australian Dollars (AUD) incl. GST.  

For all domestic book shipments under 20kg, we will ship via AusPost eParcel, Internationally via Australia Post special book rates where possible, with postage fees depending on weight and your destination postcode. We do not charge handling fees. If you are interested in any of the listed books, please contact us with your request and your postcode, so we can send you an offer incl. shipping quote to your destination and all payment options.

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GENERAL SEASHELL BOOKS:

 

Australian Marine Shells, Vol. 1

by Wilson, 1993, ISBN: 0646152262, hardcover 2kg AUD 85.00

Review: The first part of the set of books deals mainly with Cypraeidae, Ranellidae, Cassidae, Trochidae and Tonnidae. Containing 408 pages of detailed descriptions and beautifully illustrating the shells on 44 stunning full colour plates, it also provides an overview and many references to Australian mollusca, a helpful glossary and index section. Detailed information for each species and comments on synonyms, taxonomy and habitat are included. Although Vol. 1 is available separately, we sincerely recommend you obtain both volumes together, as they complement each other nicely and are a joy to own and look at - every time.

 

 

Australian Marine Shells, Vol. 2

by Wilson, 1994, ISBN: 0646152270, hardcover 1.9kg AUD 85.00

Review: The second part of this book set focuses mainly on Murex, Olividae, Volutidae, Mitridae, Conidae and Terebridae. The 370-page 2nd volume contains detailed descriptions of the listed species, illustrated on 53 stunning full colour plates, as well as a helpful glossary and index section. Detailed information for each species and comments on synonyms, taxonomy and habitat are included. Although Vol. 2 is also available separately, we sincerely recommend you obtain both volumes incl. slipcase for a more comprehensive look at the full range of shells to be found in Australia.

Australian Marine Shells (Set of Vol. 1 & 2) SPECIAL OFFER!

by Wilson, ISBN: 0646152254, 2x HC (NO slipcase!) 3.9kg AUD 95.00 (RRP 165.00)

Review: This award-winning double-volume set combines the complementary pair of books to present over 2400 Australian gastropod seashells with detailed descriptions and excellent colour images. This is the major reference book on the subject of Australian shells, providing detailed information for each species, commenting on synonyms, taxonomy and habitat. The double-volume set adds up to over 800 pages, including over 100 superb colour plates and an extensive index. Not only one of the most beautiful shell books ever produced worldwide, but also the most useful and comprehensive book available in regard to the fabulous range of seashells available in Australia.

Australian Marine Shells (Set of Vol. 1 & 2)

by Wilson, ISBN: 0646152254, 2x HC (INCL. slipcase!) 4.4kg AUD 135.00 (RRP 165.00)

Review: This award-winning double-volume set combines the complementary pair of books in a beautiful matching slipcase, presenting over 2400 Australian gastropod seashells with detailed descriptions and excellent colour images. The major reference book on the subject of Australian shells, providing detailed information for each species, commenting on synonyms, taxonomy and habitat. The double-volume set adds up to over 800 pages, including over 100 superb colour plates and an extensive index. Not only one of the most beautiful shell books ever produced worldwide, but also the most useful and comprehensive book available in regard to the fabulous variety of seashells in the Australian marine environment.

Encyclopedia Of Marine Gastropods

by Robin, 2008, ISBN: 978-3-939767-09-1, hardcover 2.4kg AUD 150.00

Review: Great for beginners and advanced shell collectors alike, this is the most comprehensive up-to-date guide to worldwide shells available. Amazing photography on excellent colour plates include over 12000 images, accompanied by the latest scientific knowledge and taxonomy for all of the (highly collectable) Gastropod seashell families, incl. Cowries, Cones, Volutes, etc. A joint project by the French shell club AFC and Conchbooks, this fantastic A4 reference book should be part of every seashell library. With its companion volume 'Encyclopedia Of Marine Bivalves' it has now replaced the 'Compendium Of Seashells" as the single most useful seashell book you can own. Together they provide the best range of information and illustration of worldwide seashells in the most efficient way possible. If you only need a single seashell book, this is the one to get. If you like Bivalves and Nautilus too, get them both. Additional info includes scientific name index and bibliography (ideal to track down further information online).

Encyclopedia Of Marine Bivalves

by Robin, 2011, ISBN: 978-3-939767-40-4, hardcover 1.6kg AUD 80.00

Review: The French shell club AFC and Conchbooks Publishing have jointly produced this long-awaited companion volume to the 'Encyclopedia Of Marine Gastropods'. It's an excellent new guide to worldwide Bivalves, also illustrating and describing Scaphopods, Polyplacophora & Cephalopods (Nautilus). The generous A4 sized hardcover shows over 2000 species of marine molluscs on many amazing full colour plates. Since good imaging is essential for ID work on Bivalvia, it contains over 5000 individual photographs in stunning quality, making the book not only very helpful for identification, but also a joy to browse through. The additional illustrations of various colour forms to illuminate the incredible variety within a single species are particularly enjoyable. Additional information includes scientific name index and extensive bibliography (ideally suited to track down further information online).

Compendium Of Bivalves

by Huber, 2010, ISBN: 978 3 939767 28 2, hardcover 3.15kg AUD 240.00

Review: A full-colour reference guide to 3300 worldwide marine species, which comprehensively reviews 250 years of research and on 904 pages presents all collectors with the opportunity to compare, identify and catalogue their bivalve collections. Assembled by a respected author on the subject, this work offers a huge amount of knowledge and includes detailed descriptions for each species, besides excellent and sharp full colour images and additional drawings. Aside from detailed discussions on systematics, distribution and habitat for each species, this very useful book is also packaged with a searchable cross-referencing database on DVD (incl. further 440 pages and over 20,000 names, incl. synonyms). In combination with the 'Encyclopedia Of Marine Bivalves', the 2 books will cover the broadest possible range of knowledge - both are must-haves for anyone collecting Bivalvia.

Compendium Of Seashells OOP - 2nd Hand copy

by Abbott & Dance, ISBN: 0966172000, hardcover AUD 150.00

Review: Still the most widely used general seashell book around the world and a must-have for most shell collectors. Known as the most essential comprehensive reference on worldwide seashells, it illustrates over 4700 worldwide species with both common and scientific names, a colour image and basic data for each species. Additional information includes a general overview, an extensive general knowledge section, as well as an extremely helpful scientific name index plus bibliographic references. This title is sadly out of print. We can now offer one only 2nd Hand early edition (cloth binding feat. rare blue cover; dust jacket has small tear, otherwise good). The entire book content incl. images is identical to the 2000 edition, only the binding / cover images are different.

Seashells Of Antarctica

by Engl, 2012 ISBN: 978-3-939767-44-2, hardcover 2kg AUD 210.00

Review: The first comprehensive reference book on Antarctic seashells! The rich Antarctic waters allow for a particularly wide and interesting biodiversity and molluscs are no exception. This 402-page book discusses and illustrates all known Antarctic Bivalves (over 80 species) and Gastropods (over 330 species). Alongside 88 excellent full colour plates, the text contains many additional images and drawings. It includes the results of 10 years of research since the 2000 Ant 17/3 expedition of the vessel 'Polarstern' and manages to offer both fantastic images and substantial information that have never been published before. A beautiful and very interesting addition to any seashell library.

Australia's Spectacular Cowries

SPECIAL OFFER: by Wilson & Clarkson, 2004, ISBN: 0966172027, HC 2kg AUD 95.00 (RRP: AUD 150.00)

Review: Over 7 years of research went into producing this joint publication by Dr. Barry Wilson and Peter Clarkson, with superb results! The book discusses and illustrates the fabulous Zoila and Umbilia Cowries of Australia on over 420 pages and 381 stunning colour plates. Among several hundred additional colour photos are many amazing shots of living animals in their natural habitat. Exact location data and details on the specific host sponges and unusual habitats for these rare and elusive shells are frequently included. Additional information offers 22 coloured distribution maps plus extensive glossary, bibliography and helpful index of scientific names. A beautifully and lavishly illustrated book on these lovely shells and surely a must-have choice for every Cowrie or Zoila collector.

Guide To Worldwide Cowries

revised 2nd edition, by Lorenz & Hubert, 2000, ISBN: 3925919252, HC 2.7kg AUD 185.00

Review: This revised 2nd edition of the book is the most comprehensive reference work about worldwide Cowries available to date, with detailed descriptions of several hundred species, subspecies and forms. The 588-page book includes all relevant information in regard to systematics, biology, distribution (124 maps included) and taxonomy of this most popular seashell family. It includes a helpful illustrated ID key section, over 3000 full colour images on 116 excellent colour plates and over 700 more additional b/w illustrations and drawings. The publication represents an extensive overview of the living Cypraeidae (and some of the fossil Cowrie species) and will be the currently most important general Cowrie reference in every seashell library.

New Worldwide Cowries

by Lorenz, 2002, ISBN: 3 925919 59 7, hardcover 0.83kg AUD 110.00 (only few copies left - last new stock of this title worldwide!)

Review: This book picks up where Guide to Worldwide Cowries by Lorenz & Hubert ended and includes several new discoveries, descriptions and illustrations of new taxa that were being discussed when the earlier book went to print but which could not be incorporated at the time for various reasons. This later publication describes and illustrates these species in detail and also discusses some selected groups further, i. e. the teres and cribraria complexes. Also offering many interesting new aspects and viewpoints, this book is designed to supplement the previously published 'Guide To WW Cowries' and to further extend the knowledge of Cypraeidae. Additional information includes scientific name index and a handy illustrated alphabetical Cowrie checklist.

Monograph Of The Living Zoila

by Lorenz, 2001, ISBN: 3 925919 34 1, hardcover 0.67kg AUD 95.00  (only few copies left - last new stock of this title worldwide!)

Review: Representing the current scientific approach to the genus Zoila (Australia's beautiful endemic Cowries), with modern nomenclature and many superb high-quality colour images that are suitable for identification work. Aside from careful analysis and discussion of the large variety of taxa and synonyms, the book offers the all-important distribution maps for the various Zoila groups - one of the most helpful features to assist collectors in identification and classification. A must-have for all Zoila and Cowrie collectors and a valuable addition to any seashell library. Just a few left in stock!

 

Cowries Of East Sinai

by Heiman, 2002, ISBN: 965 555 106 7, hardcover 1kg AUD 150.00

Review: This new publication provides a closer look at the Cypraeidae species of Sinai and Gulf of Aqaba (Red Sea), assisting with identification and classification. On 208 pages of text and images, several populations of Cypraeidae are discussed in detail, providing much information on characteristics, distribution and habitat of the many variations. Abnormalities like rostration, melanism and deformations are illustrated and the 32 colour plates provide ample opportunities for comparative research. A large number of 720 additional drawings and illustrations, as well as a general index and bibliography make this a most interesting and informative addition to any Cowrie collector's library.

Illustrated Catalog of the Living Cone Shells

by Tucker & Tenorio, 2013, ISBN: 978-0-9847140-2-5, A4 hardcover, 1.9kg AUD 220.00

Review: The long-awaited comprehensive new reference book for worldwide Conidae. Written by a much respected team of expert authors and illustrating all of the 750 known species of Cone shells with excellent photography throughout, the book allows for easy and quick ID help, as well as in-depth scientific information. A revision of Conidae taxonomy describing 16 new genera in what amounts to substantial changes to various groups and taxa, it references almost 2000 scientific names (both valid as well as synonyms). This very helpful list of names alone will be an essential aid for all Cone enthusiasts wishing to sort out and update their collections. Accompanied by general information on biology, habitat, distribution ranges and taxonomy, the text also refers to important prior publications and includes superb bibliography and scientific index sections. A new website established for this book (conecatalogupdate.com) commendably intends to post info about new species described after the publication date to keep the catalog up to date. Another must-have book for Conidae collectors.

The Family Babyloniidae

by Fraussen & Stratmann, 2013, ISBN: 978-3-939767-48-0, A4 hardcover(!) 0.9kg AUD 110.00

Review: A new beautiful 80-page Iconography on Babyloniidae, or aka 'Ivory Shells'. It's nice to see a hardcover version of this distinguished reference series, which is usually only available in a A4 loose-leaf format, representing a comprehensive overview of this small group of gastropods with its beautifully and conspicuously patterned, visually appealing shells. Despite their relative uniformity in terms of colour and shape, some species show considerable variability - which led to some taxonomic problems. With this book, the authors are explaining and illustrating in detail those structural features (suture channelling, structure of the fasciole and umbilicus) that allow determination of the current 16 taxa in the genus Babylonia and another four in Zemiropsis. Once again the usual impressive photography on 48 superb full colour plates allows for ID work and is accompanied by many further additional illustrations throughout the text, distribution maps, bibliography and scientific index.

Antiguan Shallow-Water Seashells

by Deng Yan Zhang, 2011, ISBN: 978-0-615-34335-8, A4 hardcover 1.2kg AUD 145.00

NEW: Antiguan Shallow-Water Seashells: A Collection with 18 Years Study and Research of Shorelines Shells from Antigua and West Indies. A substantial new book dealing not just with Antiguan species, but also covering many of the marine shells of the West Indies (from Florida to Trinidad) and the Caribbean. Showing detailed information on 963 species on 210 pages with full colour illustrations on 94 plates, some of which represent the first ever published image of the species. Including additional maps, an introduction to the geographical region, helpful bibliography and scientific index sections. A most helpful new resource on the shells of the region.

 

African Landshells

by Cossignani, 2013, ISBN: 978-88.86070-31-7, A4 hardcover 1.4kg AUD 175.00

NEW: The first volume of the proposed series on worldwide land snails, focusing on the African species. The ideal referencing layout shows each species (incl. many variations and colour forms) from several angles. A whopping 3350 excellent colour images on 208 pages allow for ID work and species determination. Structured geographically, the book arranges the various families by region where possible, including cross-references where appropriate. Every image has captions with essential information on name / locality / size of the specimen, some of which are pictured here for the very first time. Additional maps plus other helpful bibliographical references enhance the book, but otherwise the bilingual text (languages: English / Italian) is minimal and mainly includes an introduction and a scientific index section. A very useful book for any land snail collector.

1000 Shells (Vol. I  & II)

by Poppe, Poppe & Tagaro, 2014, ISBN: 978 3 939767-56-5, 2x A5 softcover in hard slipcase, 2.8kg AUD 165.00

NEW: One thousand exceptional shells from the planet's conchological hotspot: The Philippines. A lavishly illustrated compilation on 897 pages covering the most desirable species and interesting specimens (incl. rarities, freaks, superb colour forms, etc.), as well as some very recent discoveries - one shell per page, with image opposite. A lovely format, printed on heavy stock allowing excellent print and imaging quality. This new Conchbooks publication offers 25 pages of introductory material and partially illustrated discussion. All types of marine and land shells (including Bivalves) are discussed and large sections are devoted to Cypraeidae (77 pages) and Conidae (276 pages). Another enjoyable book illustrating some of the immense variety and beauty of collectible shells from this region - for all enthusiasts - including beginner and advanced shell collectors.

Revision of the Genus Trivellona

by Fehse & Grego, 2009, ISBN: 978 963 87571 1 1, HC 0.6kg AUD 95.00

Review: A beautifully detailed and informative new book about Allied Cowries (Triviidae), a first revision since Cate (1979). Discusses in detail 32 known recent and fossil members of the genus Trivellona and includes descriptions of 5 new species - there is wide distribution from Japan through the Western Pacific and to the east of Australia, incl. Coral Sea to New Zealand. Many text illustrations and distribution maps, as well as 36 full color plates & 4 b/w drawings help a great deal with ID work, as 1 entire plate is allocated per species to show several specimens of each. Includes index and several local habitat appendices - multilingual text in English with additional summaries in Japanese, French and German.

Abalone - Worldwide Haliotidae

by Geiger & Owen, 2012 ISBN: 978-3-939767-43-5, hardcover 1.9kg AUD 145.00

Review: A brand new fabulous guidebook to the beautiful Abalone family (Haliotidae), aka Ormers. Presenting a comprehensive overview of these highly collectable and decorative shells is difficult, as many species are highly variable. The authors have succeeded in illustrating and describing all known worldwide species to date with excellent quality images on 90 full colour plates. Included are detailed images of all known hybrid examples as well as many rare colour forms - ideal for ID work. The substantial publication will aid all collectors in sorting out their Haliotis collections. Aside from general information on biology, habitat, distribution ranges and taxonomy, remarks on the historical significance and modern fishery techniques are also included, as well as bibliography and scientific index sections. A beautiful book for any seashell library.

Seashells Of South-East Australia

by Jansen, 2000, ISBN: 0 9577455 0 8, softcover 0.25kg AUD 30.00

Review: A field guide focusing on shells found on beaches or in shallow water off the coast of NSW to western Victoria and Tasmania. Many of the 414 species illustrated on 47 full colour plates also occur in Queensland or southern Western Australia. Handy formatting enables easy identification and reference. Additional info includes images of live animals and distribution ranges, a scientific index, bibliography and contact details for Australian Shell Clubs, complementing the information contained in "The Seashells Of Tasmania - A Comprehensive Guide". Both titles are the smaller A6 softcover format that is suitable to take with you when you go walking by the seaside.

The Seashells Of Tasmania - A Comprehensive Guide

by Grove, 2012, ISBN: 9780646551173, softcover 0.18kg AUD 30.00

Review: While this 82-page field guide is tailored for Tasmania, it also covers most species you would find along the South Australian coast. It nicely complements the earlier "Seashells Of South-East Australia" - both very handy A6 softcover books, ideal to take along on beach walks. Illustrating over 350 species (and covering another 100) of the most common seashells found on beaches or in shallow water off the coast of Tasmania and South Australia. A comprehensive introduction includes general remarks on identification, habitat and advice on shell collecting and conservation issues. All species are grouped into families, illustrating them on 30 full colour plates next to the descriptions on the opposite page - a layout that enables easy identification and reference. Additional info includes more images, a scientific index and helpful local Tasmanian Field Naturalist contact info.

Systematic Classification Of Recent And Fossil Conoidean Gastropods (SCCG)

by Tucker & Tenorio, 2011, ISBN: 978-3-939767-26-8, HC 1.5kg AUD 120.00

NEW: After many years of research and discussion, the authors are now offering a system to ID and classify the family Conidae and its Genera. Cone taxonomy is not an easy field of study, so this book will be a welcome addition to any serious cone collector's library. Tucker and Tenorio produced a taxonomic structure that is based to some extent on morphology, incl. differences in operculum and periostracum, as well as habitat - but also on prior evaluation of  radular differences. The substantial publication includes 296 pages with 11 excellent full color plates, besides many additional photos / illustrations and drawings throughout the text, plus bibliography and taxonomic index sections.

Shells Of The Hawaiian Islands (Set of Vol. 1 & 2)

by Severns, 2011, ISBN: 978-3-939767-33-6, 2x HC (incl. slipcase) 5.5kg AUD 295.00

Review: A fabulous new double-volume set in a beautiful matching slipcase that covers the marine shells and landsnails of Hawaii on well over 1000 pages and includes 3 decades of research. For the first time ever here is a modern, comprehensive guide to the shells and snails of the isolated and huge Hawaiian archipelago. This remote location has notably produced a unique terrestrial ecosystem unlike any other, with mostly endemic species. The astounding diversity of the islands' marine and land shells is now enjoyably described and illustrated in this substantial book-set. The informative text includes many new species' descriptions and is accompanied by numerous drawings, hundreds of distribution maps and many thousands of images on full colour plates, making the 2 volume-set a must-have purchase for any seashell collector with a special interest in Hawaiian shells.

Shells Of The Hawaiian Islands (Vol. 1 - The Sea Shells)

by Severns, 2011, ISBN: 978-3-939767-33-6, hardcover 2.7kg AUD 210.00

Review: The first part of the double-volume bookset, covering the marine shells of Hawaii only (no slipcase). The remote location of the archipelago has also produced a unique marine environment with high degree of endemic species. The substantial A4 formatted guide illustrates and references the Hawaiian seashells on 562 pages and includes 2,828 images on 225 full colour plates. Descriptions and informative text are accompanied by handy double-page area maps of the Hawaiian islands, a large section on fossil shells, several addenda, as well as bibliography and taxonomic index sections.
 

Shells Of The Hawaiian Islands (Vol. 2 - The Land Shells)

by Severns, 2011, ISBN: 978-3-939767-33-6, hardcover 2.3kg AUD 160.00

Review: The second part of the double-volume bookset, covering the land shells of Hawaii only (no slipcase). This is a new A4 formatted illustrated reference guide to the endemic and extremely diverse Hawaiian land and freshwater species and their described variants. The book manages to impress with the range of species it coverson 459 pages, incl. 3,117 images on full colour plates. Additional info includes hundreds of distribution maps, illustrating 749 species and 345 subspecies incl. several new species descriptions and taxonomic revisions, as well as bibliography and taxonomic index sections. Obviously a must-have purchase for every worldwide landsnail collector's library.

Olividae

by Hunon, Hoarau & Robin, 2009, ISBN: TBA, hardcover 1.4kg AUD 95.00

Review: A completely new 253-page comprehensive survey of recent species of the beautiful Genus Oliva with bilingual text in French/English. Due to its different approach to the subject and many exceptional colour images, this book presents a good companion volume to the acclaimed previous publication 'Olividae - A Collector's Guide' by G. Sterba (2004). We recommend using both books in combination, as the information and images contained in each provides useful insights into the sometimes complicated systematics of the family Olividae. A must-have book for all collectors interested in worldwide Olive Shells and a very nice addition to any seashell library.

Olividae, A Collectors Guide

by Sterba, 2004, ISBN: 3 925919 67 8, hardcover 1.2kg AUD 125.00

Review: Currently the most comprehensive and probably best publication on the subject of the popular seashell family, this book will make the identification of your Olividae collection much easier. Over 1550 specimens of glossy, beautiful Olives are illustrated in 62 full colour plates and 74 drawings, presenting a fine and useful identification guide for this extensive and variable group of shells. The text includes an introduction to Oliva and detailed info on systematics. Especially useful are the minutely detailed descriptions and plate captions. Additional information shows a bibliography, full glossary and helpful index of scientific names.

Fossil And Recent Muricidae Of The World

by Merle, Garrigues & Pointier, 2011, ISBN: 978-3-939767-32-9, hardcover 3kg AUD 180.00

Review: This is the first modern comprehensive revision of Murex shells. It includes extremely detailed research on a whopping 652 pages, resulting in many new genera and subgenera being described. The three authors have outlined the criteria for each genus (with a detailed list of the species in each of the genera). The 182 full colour plates illustrate here for the first time worldwide specimens in such high definition as to allow a clear determination of the species characteristics. For example, the considerable confusion surrounding many of the American and Caribbean Muricidae species can finally be clarified with very helpful and detailed colour imaging. Even minute variations within the species are now discernible for the first time ever, assisting collectors with comparison and identification.

The Living Ovulidae

by Lorenz & Fehse, 2009, ISBN: 978-3-939767-21-3 hardcover 3kg AUD 220.00

Review: A Manual of the Families Ovulidae, Pediculariidae and Eocypraeidae - this long-awaited fabulous 650-page book provides the first comprehensive reference work about worldwide Ovulidae since the 70's. With a taxonomic revision, detailed descriptions and comparisons of all living taxa, incl. 19 new species and 4 new Genera, it combines all relevant info in regard to systematics, habitat, biology, distribution, holotypes, rarities as well as size ranges. Containing a helpful illustrated ID key section, over 2000 full colour images on 250 colour plates and 375 pics of truly amazing living animals in natural habitat plus an extensive reference section. This book is an excellent tool for collectors and a superb addition to every seashell library. For more info, please visit Felix Lorenz's website: http://www.ovulidae.com/book.html

 

Terebridae, A Collectors Guide

by Terryn, 2007, ISBN: 978-3-939767-01-5, hardcover 0.7kg AUD 85.00

Review: Finally there is now a much-needed and extremely useful reference volume on Terebridae, which illustrates 313 species on 65 superb full colour plates. Since this very well known and much-loved colourful seashell family is highly collectable, this new book will be a welcome addition to most seashell libraries. This helpful guide to the 14 Genera and other taxonomic groups of the Terebra family features an introduction by Philippe Bouchet and offers 48 pages of descriptive text with many excellent quality images - a great help with ID work for every Terebridae collector.

Recent Cancellariidae

by Hemmen, 2008, ISBN: No ISBN, hardcover 1.8kg AUD 180.00

Review: This new 428-page comprehensive reference guide on the Cancellariidae family represents the culmination of 10 years of work by the author. Illustrating all the known taxa and showing the holotype of each species enables clear distinction of each taxon. Photos throughout the book are unfortunately in b/w only, but the size, detail and clarity of the images certainly achieve the desired objective. A never likely to be repeated work on this distict and elegant shell family. Additional information includes almost 50 pages of bilbliographic material incl. cross-references and annotations. A must-have book for any lovers and/or collectors of this shell group.

Philippine Marine Mollusks (Vol 1)

by Poppe et al, 2008, ISBN: 978 3 939767 08 5, hardcover 3.5kg AUD 170.00

Review: The first volume of a series of 4 books on Philippine marine shells represents a co-operative effort of 40 expert malacologists, incl. Poppe, Anseeuw, Beu, Bouchet, Eichhorst, Geiger, Goto, Hollmann, Kronenberg, et al. Describing and beautifully illustrating the incredible variety of marine shells from the Philippines (over 3500 species), the 1st volume covers 69 families, incl. Cypraeidae, Epitoniidae, Naticidae, Strombidae, Triviidae, Trochidae, etc. The text includes many coloured illustrations plus 312 stunning full colour plates (print / photo quality throughout is superb), making this a must-have title in every serious shell collector's library and a great book to browse through just for the sake of the lovely images. Additional information includes a detailed introduction, information on the authors, Philippine habitats, methodology, systematics, a bibliography section and full scientific index.

Philippine Marine Mollusks (Vol 2)

by Poppe, 2009, ISBN: 978 3 939767 17 6, hardcover 3.9kg AUD 180.00

Review: The much-anticipated second volume of a series of 4 books on Philippine marine shells by Guido Poppe deals mainly with the Conidae of the Philippines. Once again, this is a substantial (nearly 4kg!) and very impressive publication with stunning full colour plates (print / photo quality throughout is superb), making this a must-have title in every serious shell collector's library and a great book to browse through just for the sake of the lovely images. Additional information includes a detailed introduction, information on the authors, Philippine habitats, methodology, systematics, a bibliography section and full scientific index.

Philippine Marine Mollusks (Vol 3)

by Poppe, 2010, ISBN: 978 3 939767 18 3, hardcover 3.2kg AUD 150.00

Review: This third volume in this spectacular series of books about seashells from the Philippines covers 55 gastropod families, incl. Architectonicidae, Bullinidae, Cylichnidae, Haminoidae, all Nudibranch and Heterobranch families and marine Pulmonata. The 665 pages also include Bivalves (18 families), incl. Nuculidae, Yoldiidae, Glycimeridae, Mytilidae, Arcidae, Limopsidae, Pteriidae, Malleidae, Ostreidae, Pinnidae and Pectinidae. More than 700 gastropods and 250 bivalves are shown in detail and with many subspecies, forms and variations. A very impressive publication with 307 stunning full colour plates (2206 individual images in superb quality) - another must-have title in every serious shell collector's library. Additional information includes a foreword by the Philippine president Gloria Arroyo, as well as info on the authors/experts, Philippine habitat, methodology

Philippine Marine Mollusks (Vol 4)

by Poppe, 2011, ISBN: 978 3 939767 29 9, hardcover 3.2kg AUD 150.00

Review: The 4th (and last) volume of this fabulous bookset about Philippine seashells documents another 1005 species and includes 301 excellent full colour plates. This is yet again a spectacular and substantial hardcover book (680 pages) that is a joy to browse through. The many international authors that have contributed expert knowledge to this series has made these books into a very useful tool for all collectors interested in shells from the Philippines. Vol. 4 deals mainly with Bivalvia (Propeamussiidae, Spondylidae, Septibranchia, Cuspidariidae, Lucinidae, Chamidae, Cardiidae, Tellinidae, Psammobiidae and Mactridae, etc.). Also included are Scaphopods and Cephalopods with a superb set of photographs of living animals, as well as 2 addenda that illustrate many newly described or rediscovered species not documented in the earlier volumes. Another must-have for every serious shell collector.

New Zealand Seashells Visual Guide

by Raven & Bracegirdle, 2010, ISBN: 978-0-473-15959-7, softcover 0.5kg AUD 80.00

Review: The first comprehensive full colour guide to the seashells of New Zealand in a handy lightweight A4 format softcover. On 75 pages, the book covers all major groups of marine molluscs (incl. Bivalves) except for Chitons (Polyplacophoriidae). Each species is clearly illustrated with both dorsal and ventral views and descriptions include information on size, rarity, general range and where possible, specific locations. Some general habitats are photographed and for those species which can be collected by hand (as opposed to by trawling), general habitat info is supplied. The guide also includes a very detailed map of New Zealand with references to good locations for beach collecting, diagrams for general shell features, a detailed index as well as an excellent bibliography. The fully waterproof soft plastic cover makes this an ideal field guide to take along to the beach.

Colombian Seashells From The Caribbean Sea

by Daccarett & Bossio, 2011, ISBN: 978-88-86070-25-6, hardcover 2.2kg AUD 180.00

Review: This is a detailed overview of the members of the Phylum Mollusca from the Caribbean coastlines of Colombia and its offshore islands. The 384-page volume (plus excellent scientific index) includes descriptions and 175 excellent full page color plates (plus 3 black and white plates with Cephalopod drawings). Discussing the characteristics of the taxonomic classification system of all molluscs in the Southern Carribean Sea, each species is dealt with in detail, incl. range, depth, size, local and global distribution. The full colour plates are superb, with all species illustrated and where this is useful, often greatly magnified. Many rarely illustrated species are here photographed for the first time in such great colour and definition (i.e. detailed images of previously confusing groups of Caribbean Conidae, Muricidae and Pectinidae are especially helpful for ID work).

Seashells Of the Egyptian Red Sea

by Rusmore-Villaume, 2008, ISBN: TBA, hardcover 1.2kg AUD 85.00

Review: A great new 230-page shell guide for scientists and beachcombers interested in this area. Dealing with 500+ species, incl. info on distribution, average sizes, colours and patterns, taxonomy, incl. both Gastropods and Bivalves. Each species is illustrated with one or more stunning colour pics for easy ID, taken especially for this book by the author. All the shells most people are likely to see are included here, as well as many rare items from all regions of Egypt bordering the Red Sea, including the Gulf of Suez, South Sinai, the Gulf of Aqaba, and the mainland coast from Hurghada to Shalatin. Richly illustrated and comprehensive in its coverage, this book represents a unique contribution to the scientific knowledge of the marine fauna of this branch of the Indo-Pacific region.

Shells from the Greek Seas

by Delamotte & Vardala-Theodoru, 2008, ISBN: 960-85193-3-0, HC 2kg AUD 120.00

Review: This illustrated overview of the seashells of Greece published by the Goulandris Natural History Museum shows the most beautiful and outstanding species of the region. Detailed information on morphology, physiology, anatomy and distribution on 323 pages deal with 360 species. Includes detailed maps and remarks on collecting and conservation - a useful book and a valuable help with classification of the shells found on these shores.

Marine Molluscs Of Madeira

by Segers, Swinnen & De Prins, 2009, ISBN: 9789053497692, HC 3kg AUD 155.00

Review: A great new book on the beautiful living mollusca of the Madeira Archipelago, covering over 750 species in full colour. Newly described: 11 new species are included here for the first time. Over a third of the book is devoted to glossy full colour plates, illustrating over 1200 individual images in lavish detail. A must-have new publication for all seashell collectors interested in this region.

Seashells Of Southern Florida

by Mikkelsen & Bieler, 2008, ISBN-13: 978-0-691-11606-8, hardcover 1.9kg AUD 125.00

Review: A superb, beautifully illustrated full colour 503-page book outlining the various Bivalve seashell families of Florida. Includes colour diagrams of the living animals in cross-section, as well as detailed photos of all living species from this area. A great reference for all collectors and shell lovers interested in the very popular Florida shells. Additional information includes comprehensive illustrated glossary, bibliography and scientific index sections.

Compendium Of Brazilian Sea Shells

by de Carvalho Rios, 2009, ISBN: 978-85-7727-173-3, hardcover 2.5kg AUD 240.00

Review: A much-awaited nice new 667-page book on the astonishingly wide variety of seashells from Brazil. A cumulative work by this author and his team of young malacologists, covering the largest range of Gastropods, Bivalves and Chitons (as well as some Cephalopoda) to date for this geographical region. A well-designed comprehensive format with a handy in-text colour image next to detailed descriptions of each species makes this a very useful layout for a regional guide. Includes information on range, habitat, distribution, synonyms and comparison with similar species, as well as extensive index and bibliography sections. Best currently available comprehensive reference on Brazilian mollusca.

Marine And Brackish Water Gastropoda Of Russia

by Kantor & Sysoev, 2006, no ISBN, hardcover 1.7kg AUD 140.00

NEW: The only useful reference book on marine shells from Russia and adjacent countries, which includes the Arctic and far northern Atlantic Ocean region with Barents and Bering Seas. This 372-page bilingual book (Russian / English) represents the very first long-awaited substantial resource of information on the many unusual, rare and endemic species from the remote cold northern seas off Russia. The well reproduced images of 1240 illustrated species in 350 Genera (including many holotypes) are accompanied by handy plate captions and the carefully translated text offers details (often with GPS data for types) on locality, type/syntype info, distribution and helpful bibliographic and taxonomic references. Additional information includes a comprehensive introduction and scientific index section. A must-have book for anyone interested in seashells from this region.

Mangrove Environments And Molluscs

by Lozouet & Plaziat, 2008, ISBN: 978-3-939767, softcover 0.4kg AUD 55.00

NEW: Including species from the Abatan River, Bohol and Panglao Islands area in the central Philippines, this 158-page publication focuses on the many marine and freshwater shells living in the Mangrove areas. With 40 excellent full colour images throughout the text and 38 full colour plates, the publication reports from a biodiversity expedition under the aegis of MNHN (Paris Natural History Museum), undertaken to evaluate the extraordinary marine biodiversity in the mangrove environments of this region.

Guide To The Freshwater Molluscs Of Cuba

by Pointier, Yong & Gutierrez 2005, ISBN: 392591975 9, softcover 0.4kg AUD 68.00

Review: A beautifully produced and very helpful publication on the fabulous Freshwater Snails of Cuba. The extensive text is illustrated with full colour images, accompanied by explanatory line drawings and distribution maps throughout. A brief history of the Cuban archipelago, Determination Keys, notes on the various habitats, as well as comprehensive reference and index sections are also included.

Land And Freshwater Molluscs Of Brazil

by Simone, 2006, ISBN: 85-9066700-6, hardcover 1.5kg AUD 160.00

Review: With over 1000 listed species, this substantial new hardcover catalogue with 390 pages on the Brazilian Land- and Freshwater Shells by Dr. Luiz R. L. Simone (curator of malacology at Sao Paulo University) will be a great help with ID work for collectors worldwide. Many of the pictured shells show the holotype specimens used for the original descriptions. Data on localities and distribution, size and bibliography is included with every image. Several photos of live animals are featured and the very well organised, extensive scientific index and reference sections are further welcome additions to this most useful book on the subject.

Australian Land Snails Vol 1: A Field Guide to Eastern Australian Species

by Stanisic, Shea, Potter & Griffiths, 2010, ISBN: 9789994932245, softcover 1.9kg AUD 99.00

Review: A superb 590-page book on native Australian snails, featuring easy layout and excellent full colour plates, distribution maps with key localities, habitat and ecology notes plus an all-important determination key to the 44 land snail families of eastern Australia. The key highlights the features of each genus and the high quality imaging and clear descriptions allow further ID work to species level. The common species groups are divided into new species (i.e. the genus Pedinogyra now has has 11 species). For land snail collectors, this publication finally allows sorting out all those difficult to determine species, which are clearly close together, but not quite the same. The keys to the various genera are easy to follow and the collecting data (for those who wish to find their own shells) is superb. Many habitat and live animal images enhance the text, which also includes bibliograpy and a full scientific index.

Tropical Landshells Of The World

by Parkinson, Hemmen & Groh,1987, ISBN: 3925919007, hardcover 2kg AUD 98.00

Review: This essential 279-page publication on landsnails includes 77 superb full colour plates and has additional full colour images accompanying many of the descriptions. With the vast number of land snail species in existence, this book cannot possibly cover everything, but mainly attempts to provide a helpful overview of the larger tropical species. Incorporating the current taxonomic systematics and nomenclature, the descriptions and images along with extensive bibliography and index sections are extremely useful for reference and ID work. 

Land Snails And Slugs Of Russia And Adjacent Countries

by Sysoev & Schileyko, 2009, ISBN10: 9546424749, ISBN-13: 9546424749, hardcover 1.3kg AUD 165.00

Review: The first publication since 1952 to treat the entire fauna of terrestrial molluscs of the Palearctic. Covering 46 families, 225 genera and 781 species / subspecies in full colour. Taxonomic info for each species includes references to the original description, synonymy, data on type locality and material, size and distribution. Containing 130 colour plates of photos and an additional 12 plates of colour drawings, mostly based on the type material from various repositories, frequently published here for the first time. A great resource for any land snail enthusiast.

Land Snails On The Solomon Islands Vol 1: Camaenidae

by Delsaerdt, 2010, ISBN-13: 9788886070164, hardcover 1kg AUD 110.00

NEW: An interesting new book for the Landsnail collector, this 132-page new comparative field study of the 33 Placostyla species found in the Solomon Islands contains a thorough overview of existing literature on the subject and interesting hypotheses for the origin and dispersal of this Landsnail family on the Solomon Islands from east to west. The most important feature of this bookset for all collectors of tropical terrestrial snails will be the excellent support provided for ID work by the detailed imaging on 14 full colour plates, along with numerous b/w photos, detailed descriptions and distribution maps. The later companion Vol 2 by the same author deals with the Camaenidae of the Solomons and nicely complements the publication.

Land Snails On The Solomon Islands Vol 2: Placostylidae

by Delsaerdt, 2012, ISBN-13: 9788886070287, hardcover 1.2kg AUD 120.00

NEW: The 2nd new book for the Landsnail collector, this new 178-page review of over 70 Camaenid species found in the Solomon Islands is based on fieldwork and contains a thorough overview of existing literature on the subject. The book follows the same format as Vol. 1, although here genera are discussed from west to east, instead of the reverse as done in Volume 1. Each entry covers type material and locality, etymology of the species name, shell characteristics and distribution, along with a short discussion of the species in existing literature. All species are illustrated both by recent colour imaging on 10 full colour plates, as well as 19th century naturalist drawings. A further 4 colour plates show a number of live specimens. Once again, the excellent support provided for ID work with detailed descriptions and distribution maps is a welcome feature for anyone interested in tropical landsnails. The earlier companion Vol 1 by the same author deals with the Placostylidae of the Solomons.

Marginellidae and Cysticidae Of The World

by Cossigniani, 2006, ISBN: 88 86070-10-1, hardcover 3kg AUD 330.00

Review: A beautiful 408-page volume on the Marginellas and Cysticidae of the world shows the beautiful shiny shells in incredible detail. Divided into 8 main geographical sections, each accompanied by a summary text, list of species and further bibliographical references, the book also offers a general taxonomic overview, info on fossil species and extensive alphabetical & photographic indices. The excellent image quality throughout will provide much help and opportunity for ID work. Several specimens of a species are frequently shown (often considerably magnified) side by side, to better illustrate the possible pattern/colour variations of many exceedingly variable species. Every image has captions with essential infos on name, / locality / size of the specimen. Several drawings from previous publications, additional maps plus other helpful references (for internet & magazines) further enhance the text. Languages: English / Italian / French.

Fasciolariidae

by Mallard & Robin, 2005, ISBN: 2 908752 65 4, softcover 0.5kg AUD 85.00

Review: This illustrated catalogue of the shell family Fasciolariidae is the currently most useful book on this subject and shows stunning images of individual species on 70 full colour plates. Published in English / French language by a French shell museum, it's a softcover book in landscape format and manages to impress with outstanding image quality. The excellent photographs will finally enable collectors to sort out their Fusinus collections, incl. following up on ID work for Fusinus and other Fasciolariidae species. Contains helpful ID key, notes on classification and alphabetical species listing - and did we mention the very nice images? A must-have for all collectors interested in this shell family.

Mitridae & Costellariidae

by Robin & Martin, 2004, ISBN: 3 925919 66 X, hardcover 0.6kg AUD 65.00

Review: This hardcover edition of the Mitre series, published by Xenophora (French Shell Club magazine), shows a very large range of Mitres (over 500 species) on 64 full colour plates. Focussing on Red Sea, Indian Ocean and Australian species, the publication illustrates many of the very small Mitridae for the very first time and will be a great help with reference and identification. The text lists most synonyms of the illustrated species and includes a scientific name index and bibliography. Bilingual text in English / French. A must-have for the Mitre collector.

 

Recent Cassidae

by Kreipl, 1997, ISBN: 3925919244, hardcover 0.85kg AUD 130.00

Review: This fabulous book on the small and interesting Cassidae family (Helmet shells) deals with all described  species at the time of publication and attempts to incorporate modern systematics and nomenclature. 151 pages of detailed descriptions and great colour images on 24 full colour plates make this book extremely helpful for identification work. Additional information includes extensive bibliography and index of taxa. A most useful book for the Cassis collector.

Recent Xenophoridae

by Kreipl & Alf, 1999, ASIN: 3925919260, hardcover 0.8kg AUD 98.00

Review: An impressive 148-page book updating the knowledge about the fascinating Carrier-shell family and combining the recently published articles on the subject with the attempt of producing a practical guide to identification. Detailed descriptions include 28 full colour plates that show reference Xenophoras in great detail, providing the collector with a useful identification and comparison tool.

Illustrated Catalogue Of Recent Species Of Muricidae

by Houart, 1994, ASIN: 3925919198, hardcover 1kg AUD 70.00

Review:  This 178-page publication fills the large gap in literature about this family, updating the comprehensive work of Mr. Vokes, published in 1971. In the 30-odd years since, more than 380 species of Muricidae have been described new to science in a series of different publications. This book provides insight into the new species and genera named recently and offers 8 colour plates, 20 b/w plates, as well as 25 drawings of protoconchs for easier identification.

Recent Angariidae

by Poppe & Goto, 1993, ISBN: 8886070047, hardcover 0.5kg AUD 54.00

Review: A 52-page publication that describes and illustrates all currently known species of the family Angariidae. Included are references to the original descriptions, distribution maps, and useful hints for identification of Angarias. The text is supported by 10 full color plates and 18 black/white illustrations. The best book on Angarias currently available anywhere.

The Wentletrap Book

by Weil, Brown & Neville, 1999, ISBN: 88 8299 002 8, hardcover 1.5kg AUD 220.00

Review: The most comprehensive publication available to date about this delicate and ornamental shell family deals with over 500 Epitoniidae species. Arranged geographically and supported by a useful reference glossary and index, over 500 great colour images provide a most useful help with reference and identification work on the Epitonium shell family. This is the best book on Wentletraps currently in print.

Chitons Of The World

by Slieker, 2000, ISBN: 8886070055, hardcover 1kg AUD 150.00

Review: The best book about Chitons available to date, this 154-page publication shows full colour images of over 500 species of Polyplacophoriidae, including 61 type specimens and other rare species. Systematically arranged by faunal province, the information for each species includes locality of the illustrated specimen, the collection in which it is currently stored, the publication in which it was described, location of type material, type locality and a brief description with size, distribution, habitat, etc. Also included are glossary, illustrations of internal structures, classification and bibliography.

The Pulchra Complex

by Bail & Limpus, 1998, ISBN: 88 8299 001 X, softcover 0.5kg AUD 54.00

REVIEW: A comprehensive, detailed study of a series of 14 adjacent populations of Volutes from Eastern Australia. Two new species are clearly identifiable as new and described for the first time. Several subspecies are newly established. The 79 pages of text are discussing taxonomy, classification, distribution and habitats of these shells. Amply illustrated by 263 individual colour plates and supported by numerous coloured maps, a scientific name index and bibliography, this is a highly informative publication about the fascinating Cymbiola / Cymbiolacca Volutes from this area.

Volutes

by Poppe & Goto, 1992, ISBN: 88 86070 01 2, hardcover 2kg AUD 190.00

Review: This extremely useful reference volume on Volutidae illustrates 247 species on 107 full colour plates, as well as discussing subspecies and forms. Aside from providing information including synonyms, range, habitat, description, general shell shapes, animal and radula characteristics, the book also introduces a new systematic arrangement of the family and compares this with earlier systematics. One of the most important publications about this shell family worldwide.

Bursidae Of The World

by Cossignani & Cossignani, 1994, ISBN: 8886070098, hardcover 0.9kg AUD 80.00

Review: This 119-page publication shows 64 species and subspecies of the Bursidae family in over 150 full colour (annotated) images. Many of the species are illustrated with several different specimens, all including detailed descriptions and further comments on average sizes, distribution, habitat, etc. Published bilingually, with English / Italian text. 

Spondylus - Spiny Oyster Shells Of The World

by Lamprell, 1986, ISBN: 0-949267 20 1, hardcover 0.5kg AUD 65.00

Review: The standard reference work on Spondylidae - Spiny Oysters, covering all the most commonly encountered species worldwide. Kevin Lamprell's impressive 1986 book about this hard to classify shell family was groundbreaking and provided the first ever comprehensive overview. Still a most useful ID help today, the 84-page volume with large, full colour images illustrates 95 species in detail. The large A4 format enables good image reproduction and the layout is practical, showing each item in full colour together with a detailed text description on the opposite page. A valuable book for any Bivalve collector's library. Additional information includes a comprehensive introduction with remarks on history / taxonomy, as well as references and scientific index.

Spiny Oysters

by Lamprell, 2006, ISBN: 1 921 054611, numbered ed, hardcover 0.7kg AUD 55.00

Review: Kevin Lamprell's final revision of the living Spondylus species of the world. This A4 formatted book represents the latest and best available reference on the infinitely variable Spiny Oysters. It provides very useful information on the general description, history, habitat, collecting, curating and storing of Spondylidae on 119 pages and includes 41 full colour plates plus numerous additional colour images of live animals in their natural habitat. Additional info, i. e. new literary references plus glossary and a complete revision of the scientific index make this book a must-have for anyone who enjoys or collects Bivalves, complementing the earlier 1986 publication.

Bivalved Seashells Of The Red Sea

by Oliver, 1992, ISBN: 3925919082, hardcover 2kg AUD 143.00

Review: A comprehensive overview illustrating the amazing variety of Bivalvia from the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. On 330 pages of detailed descriptions with 748 drawings and 46 colour plates, the author  attempts to incorporate modern nomenclature and systematics to help reduce the valid taxa to 'just' 411species. The book is a useful reference work for Bivalves in this geographic area. Additional info includes comments on habitats, references and a useful index with synonyms and bibliograpy.

Bivalves Of Australia (Volume 1) - 2nd Hand Copy

by Lamprell & Whitehead, 1992, ISBN: 86333 039 9, hardcover 0.8kg AUD 85.00

Review: Now out of print, this is the most difficult to find guidebook to Australian Bivalvia. We can only offer one 2nd Hand copy - complete with pictorial dustcover, good tight binding and pages, some small tears and foxing to dustcover and small inscription opposite title page - otherwise a fine copy. The major Bivalve families are all illustrated and each specimen image on the 77 full-colour plates is accompanied by comprehensive notations on the opposite page. This handy formatting is a great help for ID work. Additional drawings, a pictorial guide, comments on research, classification and anatomy of the Bivalve families are also included, as well as species index, comprehensive glossary, and bibliography sections. One of the best knowledge resources for the collector interested in Bivalves from Australia and Western / Indo-Pacific Ocean regions.

Seashells Of Western Australia - 2nd Hand Copy

by Wells & Bryce, revised edition 2000, ISBN: 0 7309 0077 0, SC 0.5kg AUD 75.00

Review: This book published by the Western Australian Museum has been out of print for many years. We can only offer one 2nd Hand copy showing wear to cover corners; small inscription to title page, but complete. The only book providing an overview for the incredible variety of shells found in WA along its over 2400 km of coastline. Contains 207 pages of text plus 74 full colour plates. The substantial info and photos will help you identify the most commonly encountered marine shells in Western Australia. This small (A6) sized softcover edition easily fits into any backpack and is great for beachcombers, shell collectors and marine enthusiasts travelling in the area. The book also includes a map and several additional b/w illustrations, as well as info on taxonomy, habitat, finding, cleaning and storing seashells. A good choice for anyone interested in Australian shells generally and WA shells in particular.

Endemic Land Molluscs Of India

by Ramakrishna & Mitra, 2002, ISBN: 81 85874 76 X, PB 0.2kg AUD 32.00

Review: This 65-page softcover edition of the "Records Of The Zoological Survey Of India" is Nr. 196 of the series, published by the Indian government and focuses on the huge number of endemic species of terrestrial snails. The densely informative text groups all species into the various areas of location, ranging across India from the remote Nicobar/Andaman Islands to the Himalayas, accompanied by 13 b/w photographic plates.

Indian Land Snails - Pictorial Handbook

by Mitra, Dey & Ramakrishna, 2005, ISBN: 81 8171 050 9, hardcover AUD 156.00

Special Order: An extensive 344-page publication by the government of India in the "Zoological Survey of India" series. This much-needed update on the huge variety of amazing land snails of India shows a large amount of shells on mostly b/w photo plates inserted in the text. The book includes detailed sections on ecology/habitat/endemicity, feeding/reproduction, aestivation and diversity. The various localities and the collection, preservation and classification of the snails is also discussed in detail. Additional information includes an extensive bibliography, glossary and scientific index. This is the must-have book on terrestrial Indian Snails.

 

Seashells Of China

by Qi Zhongyann, 2004, ISBN: 7 5027 6170 5, hardcover 2kg AUD 190.00

Review: With over 1660 listed species of seashells, this substantial new full-colour guide book on the shells of China will be a welcome addition to most worldwide collectors' libraries. On 418 pages, all species are individually described in colour with their scientific name and author, as well as data on localities and distribution (incl. maps). About 50 holotypes are shown in full colour for the first time. Each species is described in external morphology, colour, texture, geographical distribution and, when necessary for identification, also internal structure and reproductive characteristics. Unless otherwise specified, most of the shell sizes are taken from those of the photographed specimens.

Malacological Fauna From The Cape Verde Archipelago

by Rolan, 2005, ISBN: 3 325319 73 6, softcover 1.8kg AUD 110.00

Review: An illustrated guide to the molluscs from the remote Cape Verde Islands off the coast of West Africa. Contributions by several authors focus in detail on the Gastropoda, as well as on the interesting Polyplacophoriidae (Chitons - H. Strack) from this area in the first part of the book. The second part deals with the Opisthobranchia (Nudibrachs - J. Ortea) and Land/Freshwater Shells (K. Groh) of the area. One of the most interesting features of the book is its particularly well-researched and useful review of the Conidae from this remote region. The 92 colour plates are accompanied by 440 pages of detailed text descriptions and further information, a superb bibliography section and a scientific name index.

 

European Seashells, Vol. 1 - SPECIAL OFFER

by Poppe & Goto, 1991, ASIN: 3925919074, hardcover 1kg AUD 50.00

Review: The 354-page volume one of the series lists ca. 1800 species of gastropods and Chitons in a comprehensive format, showing 992 specimens of 668 species and subspecies on 40 full-colour plates. The text discusses many species extensively with references to other taxa and includes information on range, habitat, distribution, synonyms and comparison with similar species, as well as an index and bibliography.

European Seashells Vol. 2 - SPECIAL OFFER

by Poppe & Goto, 1993, ASIN: 3925919104, hardcover 0.75kg AUD 50.00

Review: The 221-page volume 2 of the series comprehensively covers approx. 550 species of Bivalvia, Scaphopoda and Cephalopoda. Continuing the excellent coverage of volume 1 in this second book, 533 specimens are illustrated on 32 full colour plates and the text discusses many species with further references on range, habitat, distribution, synonyms and comparison with similar species. In the same handy guide book format as volume one.

New Records Of Molluscs From Vietnam

by Thach, 2012, ISBN-13: 9780615703084, hardcover 1.6kg AUD 160.00

Review: The substantial third 427-page book by prolific scientific author and shell collector Nguyên Ngoc Thach supplements his earlier volumes, illustrating another 903 marine gastropods, 228 marine bivalves, 157 land snails, 15 freshwater shells, 7 tusk shells, 3 cephalopods and one chiton. Aside from the scientific name, it lists the common names and synonyms, as well as very detailed descriptions, size, habitat, and occurrence. A valuable help with ID work and classification for anyone interested in the molluscs of the region.

Recently Collected Shells Of Vietnam

by Thach, 2007, ISBN: 88-86070-13-3, hardcover 1.9kg AUD 170.00

Review: This new volume illustrates the species that were not included in Dr. Thach's first book "Shells Of Vietnam". Updating the previously (2005) published guide to the molluscs of the China Sea and eastern Indo-China region, this 2nd volume has much improved print & photo quality. With 384 additional pages full of newly illustrated specimens, the 2nd book is a must for collectors - the detailed section on Bivalves alone will be reason enough for many collectors interested in information on this area to add the 2nd volume to their library. Additional information includes a bibliography and scientific name index.

Shells Of Vietnam

by Thach, 2005, ISBN: 3 325319 71 6, hardcover 1.6kg AUD 170.00

Review: This illustrated guide to the molluscs of the China Sea and eastern Indo-China region shows over 1500 different species of terrestrial, freshwater and marine shells from 137 different families in colour. Detailed descriptions and additional information for every species are added on 339 pages of well researched and reviewed text. Includes large scientific index and reference section, making this a useful book and a valuable help with ID work and classification for anyone interested in the molluscs of the region.

The Molluscs Of The Southern Gulf Of Thailand

by Swennen, Moolenbeek, et al, 2002, hardcover 0.9kg AUD 105.00

Review: The 210-page book describes in detail the variety of seashells to be found in the area, supported by 44 full colour plates and many drawings. All shells are shown with their scientific, common and local names, as well as detailed descriptions, incl. locality and distribution. An overview includes information about the local mollusc fauna and habitats, collecting, storing, and identifying, providing checklists, an index for scientific and vernacular names, a bibliography, an extensive glossary and a map of the area indicating the locality names which were used in the species accounts.

West African Seashells

by R. Ardovini & T. Cossignani, 2004, ISBN: 88 86070 11 X, hardcover 2kg AUD 220.00

NEW: This impressive new 320-page book on West African seashells finally illustrates and describes with 1210 species a broad and comprehensive range of typical shells from the West African coast. The large format with over 2180 full colour images will be able to help collectors to finally identify the wide range of amazing shells available from this region. Additional information includes a large checklist for over 2300 species, a large bibliography, full colour map and handy scientific name index. Languages: English / Italian.

 

 

MAGAZINES:

 

BeautifulCowries Magazine Vol. 1

by Marco Passamonti, May 2012, SC magazine 0.3kg AUD 30.00

Review: A full-colour magazine exclusively devoted to Cowries / Cypraeidae. The first 62-page issue was sold out in record time (now reprinted), feat. M. Beals: A second review of Zoila rosselli edingeri Raybaudi, 1990; M. Passamonti & M. G. Hiscock: A closer look at rufinistic and albino Zoila; F. Govaert & J. Deprez: Albino forms of Cypraea tigris (L., 1758); M. Bergonzoni: …more about white tigris; A. Petronzi: An unusual specimen on Zoila friendii; M. G. Hiscock: Zoila mariellae Raybaudi 1983 is likely to be Zoila decipiens Smith 1880 (discuss..); P. Clarkson: A rare find off Exmouth; M. Bergonzoni: Lycina leucodon; M. Bergonzoni: A short Maldivian divagation; J. K. Lee: Neobernaya spadicea (Swainson, 1823); M. Scali: Masirah Island: an unexpected opportunity; M. Passamonti: The cowrie market and what the Tulip mania may teach us. Focusing on some very rare and famous species, this issue is a must-have for all Cowrie enthusiasts.

BeautifulCowries Magazine Vol. 2

by Marco Passamonti, December 2012, SC magazine 0.3kg AUD 30.00

Review: Full-colour magazine devoted to Cypraeidae. The 2nd 64-page issue features articles by M. Bergonzoni: Barycypraea fultoni; D. Edinger: Insight into the dwarf forms of Zoila jeaniana sherylae (Raybaudi, 1990) and Zoila rosselli satiata (Lorenz, 2002); F. Lorenz, M. Chiapponi & M. A. Mont: Hybrids in Cypraeidae; F. Govaert & J. Deprez: Zoila thersites eburnea and little known variations; M. Mangum: Lyncina leviathan in Hawaii; J. Batt: A seldom seen variety of Zoila friendii friendii; M. Hiscock: Form names for Australia’s ‘Gold’ Zoila; F. Lorenz: The range of Austrasiatica hirasei (Roberts, 1913); T. Vulliet: Monetaria annulus ‘Rusty’; M. Passamonti: DNA – Part 1; M. Bergonzoni: Erosaria irrorata or Baria erosa? A must-have magazine for every Cowrie collector.

BeautifulCowries Magazine Vol. 3

by Marco Passamonti, May 2013, SC magazine 0.3kg AUD 35.00

Review: Full-colour magazine devoted to Cypraeidae. The 3rd 62-page issue features articles by M. Scali: Barycypraea teuleri; M. Beals: Nucleolaria granulata cassiaui - An overview and observations; R. Aiken, Els, Marais & Mauve: Coronata; F. Govaert: Naria ostergaardi (Dall, 1921) and variations; J. Batt: Eclogavena coxeni coxeni; M. Bergonzoni: The Zonaria pyrum complex; F. Favero: An unusual Erronea adusta from Thailand; M. Passamonti: DNA – Part 2: a basic guide for cowry lovers to the use of DNA in taxonomy; M. Erlendur Okon: On dwarfs and giants.

A must-have magazine for every Cowrie collector.

BeautifulCowries Magazine Vol. 4

by Marco Passamonti, December 2013, SC magazine 0.3kg AUD 35.00

Review: Full-colour magazine devoted to Cypraeidae. The 4th 62-page issue features 2 new descriptions and articles by D. Lum: A new species of Lyncina from Hawaii; M. Passamonti: Hybrids on cowries: how to recognize them?; D. Daughenbaugh & Beals, M.: A Review of the Viable and Emigrant Populations of Tropical Eastern Pacific Cypraeidae; J. Sprague: Zoila friendii thersites f. 'contraria' - rarest of all 'golden' Zoila; F. Favero: Naria amarcki redimita f. phuketensis; M. Bergonzoni: Let's make some order in the Erronea onyx species complex; M. Erlendur Okon: On dwarfs & giants, Part. 2.

A must-have magazine for every Cowrie collector.

BeautifulCowries Magazine Vol. 5

by Marco Passamonti, June 2014, SC magazine 0.3kg AUD 35.00

NEW: Full-colour magazine devoted to Cypraeidae. The 5th issue features 62 pages with articles by Bergonzoni, M.: Zoila marginata ketyana - its variability and interconnections to Zoila marginata marginata. Scali, M.: Barycypraea teuleri, going back to the recently discovered new population. Lorenz, F.: New findings of Zoila raywalkeri Lorenz, 2013. Aiken, R., Jooste, P. & Els, M.: Cypraeovula capensis - a species of diversity and beauty.
Woodcock, M. J.: Cowries of Bangladesh. The northern limit of Cypraeidae from Bay of Bengal. Bergonzoni, M.: Paraphyletic or monophyletic: considerations and some case studies in cowries. Okon, M. E.: On dwarfs & giants, Part 3. Lorenz, F.: A critical look at Lycina aliceae Lum, 2013. Once again an interesting issue for all Cowrie and Zoila collectors.

Vita Malacologica 09/2011

by NMV / Basteria Supplement 09, 05/2011, SC magazine 0.3kg AUD 55.00

Review: A. Verhecken. The Cancellariidae of the PANGLAO Marine Biodiversity Project 2004 and the PANGLAO 2005 and AURORA 2007 deep sea cruises in the Philippines, with descriptions of six new species (Neogastropoda, Cancellarioidea). Magazine of the Nederlandse Malacologische Vereiniging, Language: English.

An important update of Cancellariidae of this region that includes new species descriptions.

Acta Conchyliorum Nr. 10 - News On Cowries And Their Allies

by Club Conchylia, 03/2009, SC magazine 0.5kg AUD 110.00

Review: Seven contributing articles to the knowledge of fossil and recent Cypraeidae, Eocypraeidae & Pediculariidae by authors Chiapponi, de Bruin, Fehse & Lorenz. A superb new 101-page issue of this important German / English language magazine with excellent b/w and full colour images, many additional detailed text illustrations. A most rewarding read, particularly for any Cypraeidae collector who is also interested in fossil species of this family.

Conchylia Nr. 41 - New Marine Bivalves

by Club Conchylia, 12/2010, SC magazine 0.5kg AUD 22.00

Review: For the most part, this 33-page issue of Conchylia Magazine updates author Markus Huber's recent work on the formal description and designation of holotypes for 23 further bivalve species and type species for 2 bivalve genera (Mollusca: Bivalvia). Another important issue of the bilingual German / English magazine with excellent b/w and full colour images and many additional detailed text illustrations. Recommended for all Bivalve collectors and updating the excellent "Compendium Of Bivalves" reference work by the same author.

Visaya Nr. 1

by Conchology Inc. July 2004, SC magazine 0.26kg AUD 40.00

REISSUE: The first ever published issue (July 2004) of the full-colour magazine contains 16 full colour photo plates and articles by: Guido T. Poppe, Manuel J. Tenorio, Carlos M. L. Afonso and Koen Fraussen. There are 9 newly described species, namely: Calliostoma guphili n. sp., Calliostoma philippei n. sp., Calliostoma vilvensi n. sp., Tectus magnificus n. sp., Cypraea leucodon leucodon forma escotio n. f., Conus frausseni n. sp., Conus grohi n. sp., Conus terryni n. sp. and Engina ignicula sp. nov. For all seashell collectors who missed out on the first VISAYA magazine when it arrived in 2004, here is another chance to obtain the starter issue of the beautifully produced series - a joy to browse through and a great addition to any seashell library.

Visaya Nr. 2

by Conchology Inc. Nov 2004, SC magazine 0.28kg AUD 40.00

Review: The second full-colour issue (November 2004) contains articles by: E. L. Heiman, Felix Lorenz, Manuel J. Tenorio & Carlos M. L. Afonso, Gabriella Raybaudi Massilia, Eva Pip and Guido T. Poppe, as well as "Conchological Treasures from the Philippines" and "Intraspecific Variation in mauritia arabica". Descriptions of the following new species are included: Conus medoci sp. nov.; Conus chiapponorum sp. nov.; Conus vulcanus n. sp.; Conus claudiae n. sp.; Conus isabelarum n. sp.; Conus crioulus n. sp.; Conus suduirauti n. sp.; Physella winnipegensis n. sp.

 

Visaya Nr. 3

by Conchology Inc. Jan 2005, SC magazine 0.27kg AUD 40.00

Review: The third full-colour issue (January 2005) contains articles by the following authors: Patrice Bail, Henk Dekker, Dirk Fehse, Jozef Grego, Klaus Groh, Allan Limpus, Felix Lorenz, Guido T. Poppe, Günther H. W. Sterba, and Sheila Tagaro. The following species are newly described: Guildfordia superba n. sp.; Dentiovula lissenungensis sp. nov.; Niveria brasilica nov. sp.; Pusula macaeica nov. sp.; Dolichupis virgo nov. sp.; Olivella (Janaoliva) amoni n. sp.; Notovoluta gerondiosi sp. nov.

Visaya Nr. 4

by Conchology Inc. Apr 2005, SC magazine 0.27kg AUD 40.00

Review: The fourth full-colour issue (April 2005) contains 59 pages with articles by the following authors: Patrick Anseeuw, Yoshihiro Goto, Mahmoud Abdi, Hugh Morrison, Guido Poppe, Sheila Tagaro, Jan Buijse, Andrey Kostin, Luigi Bozzetti and Marco Ferrario. The following species are newly described: Perotrochus tosatoi sp. nov., Rostellariella lorenzi sp. nov., Cypraea hungerfordi lovetha n. ssp., Zoila friendii marina nov. sp., Conus escondidai n. sp., Dentarene rosadoi n. sp., Tonna hardyi n. sp., Pisania rosadoi n. sp., Conus betulinus rufoluteus n. ssp.

Visaya Nr. 5

by Conchology Inc. Nov 2005, SC magazine 0.65kg AUD 85.00

Review: The fifth glossy magazine issue (November 2005) contains 148 pages with 16 articles by: Marco Chiapponi, Francisco Déniz, Winfried Engl, Koen Fraussen, José María Hernández, Felix Lorenz, Dan Massiglia, Somwag Patamakanthin, Guido T. Poppe, Colin Redfern, Emilio Rolán, Richard Salisbury, Dirk Stratmann, Frank Swinnen, Sheila Tagaro, Yves Terryn, Rene Vanwalleghem, Yves Verhaeghe, Chris Vos, John Wolff, and Gabriela Raybaudi Massilia. Among the 32 newly described species are: Solariella lupe spec. nov., Bistolida owenii piae nov. ssp., Umbilia oriettae nov. sp., Tonna alanbeui sp. nov., Babylonia magnifica sp. nov., Enigmavasum enigmaticum sp. nov., Cymbiola scottjordani n. sp., Terebra answeeuwi sp. nov., Conus guidopoppei sp. nov., three new Mitridae and Tonnidae species & many new Buccinidae.

Visaya Nr. 6

by Conchology Inc. Oct 2006, SC magazine 0.62kg AUD 85.00

Review: The sixth full-colour glossy issue (October 2006) contains 124 pages, featuring 16 original articles by 20 authors on the following subjects: Bayerotrochus (1 n. sp.), Angaria (1 n. sp.), Guildfordia (1 n. sp.), Hipponyx (1 n. sp.), Trivirostra (1 n. sp.), Coriocella (1st descr. of shell), Cirsotrema (1 n. sp.), Ancilla (1 n. sp.), Hemipolygona (1 n. sp.), Fusinus (1 n. sp.), Nassarius (4 n. sp.), Calliotectum (1 n. ssp.), Mitridae (18 n. sp.).

Visaya Nr. 7

by Conchology Inc. May 2007, SC magazine 048kg AUD 95.00

Review: The seventh full-colour glossy issue (May 2007) contains 89 pages and 35 full colour plates, featuring articles by the following authors: Dolin - Révision de Ransoniella recentes des Philippines, Mortezsohn - new ssp. of Pustularia from Hawaii, Van Heesvelde & Deprez - new ssp. of Zoila from the Great Australian Bight, Lorenz - Two new Lunovula, Raines - New records from Easter Island with description of one new Ethminolia.

Visaya Nr. 8

by Conchology Inc. Nov 2007, SC magazine 0.48kg AUD 95.00

Review: The eighth full-colour glossy issue (November 2007) of VISAYA magazine contains 118 pages featuring articles by the following authors: Stratmann & Stahlschmidt on Calliostoma, Vincente on Tonnoidea, Snyder on Fusinus, Fehse & Grego on Triviidae, Fraussen & Poppe on Nassaria, Monsecour & Monsecour on Columbellidae, Kool & Dekker on Nassarius pauper, Bozzetti on Terebridae, Tenorio, Poppe & Tagaro on Conus recluzianus, Barbier on Conidae, Bozzetti on Epitoniidae, Huber & Ter Poorten on Frigidocardium iris, Willan & Huber on Gari juliae, including the description of several new species and ssp. A very interesting mix of articles!

Visaya Nr. 9

by Conchology Inc. Aug 2008, SC magazine 0.59kg AUD 65.00

Review: The ninth full-colour glossy issue (August 2008) of Visaya magazine contains 92 pages, featuring articles by Poppe, Tagaro & Fraussen - new ssp. of Nassaria,; Verhecken - two new spp of Sculptia & one new spp of Sydaphera; Beals - new spp of Triviella; Goethaels & D. Mosecour - new spp. of Glyphostoma; Poppe - new spp. of Emarginula, Alora, Cyclonidea, two new spp. of Vexillum and six new spp. of Mitra; Fehse - new spp. of Primovula; Bail & Limpus - four new spp. of Nannamoria; Sargent & Petuch - new spp. of Oliva.

Visaya Nr. 10

by Conchology Inc. June 2009, SC magazine, 0.43kg AUD 65.00

Review: The tenth glossy colourful issue (June 2009) of Visaya magazine contains 87 pages, featuring articles by Poppe, Tagaro & Vilvens - new Clanculus (Trochidae); Kreipl & Dekker - new Turbo from Western Australia; Buijse, Dekker & Verbinnen - new Vexillum, on Mitridae; Poppe & Tagaro - new Conus & new Terebridae from the Philippines; Chino & Stahlschmidt - new Turrid; Abbas & Krull - new Landsnail (Amphidromus). A great issue for any collectors particularly interested in Turbinidae, Mitridae or Terebridae.

Visaya Nr. 11

by Conchology Inc. Sept 2009, SC magazine, 0.5kg AUD 75.00

Review: The eleventh glossy colourful issue (June 2009) of Visaya magazine contains 96 pages and 21 full colour plates, featuring articles by Moretzsohn & Beals; Blackwood; Fehse & Grego; Stahlschmidt & Fraussen; Fraussen; Montiero; and Poppe & Groh.

Visaya Nr. 12

by Conchology Inc. Jan 2010, SC magazine, 0.5kg AUD 45.00

Review: The twelfth glossy colourful issue (January 2010) of Visaya magazine contains 88 pages and 31 full colour plates, featuring articles by Mitsuo Chino, Dirk Fehse, R. M. (Mike) Filmer, Josef Grego, Eric Monnier, Peter Stahlschmidt, et al. In particular: Dolichupis leei n. sp. Fehse & Grego, 2010; Dolichupis tindigei n. sp. Fehse & Grego, 2010; Dolichupis mediagibber n. sp. Fehse & Grego, 2010; Conus dorotheae n. sp. Monnier & Limpala, 2010; Plagiostropha rubrifaba n. sp. Chino & Stahlschmidt, 2010
Plagiostropha roseopinna n. sp. Chino & Stahlschmidt, 2010; Plagiostropha bicolor n. sp. Chino & Stahlschmidt, 2010; Plagiostropha vertigomaeniana n. sp. Chino & Stahlschmidt, 2010.

Visaya Nr. 13

by Conchology Inc. Aug 2010, SC magazine, 0.5kg AUD 50.00

Review: Glossy colourful issue 13 (August 2010) of Visaya magazine contains 96 pages and 32 full colour plates, featuring articles by Jo Van Heesvelde, G. T. Watters, Dirk Fehse, Jozef Grego, Patrice Bail, Allan Limpus, David P. Cilia, Guido T. Poppe & Sheila P. Tagaro et al. In particular: Purpuradusta gracilis nemethi n. ssp. Van Heesvelde, 2010; Abbottella (Abbottella) aenea n. sp. Watters, 2010; Leiabbottella galaxius n. sp. Watters, 2010; Ellatrivia detavorai n. sp. Fehse & Grego, 2010; Livonia mervcooperi n. sp. Bail & Limpus, 2010; Chloritis johannisi n. sp. Cilia, 2010; Zygoceras okutanii n. sp. Poppe & Tagaro, 2010; Mitrella fineti n. sp. Poppe & Tagaro, 2010; Belomitra leobrerorum n. sp. Poppe & Tagaro, 2010; Mitra baerorum n. sp. Poppe & Tagaro, 2010; Vexillum strnadi n. sp. Poppe & Tagaro, 2010; Leucotina knopi n. sp. Poppe & Tagaro, 2010; Spondylus gloriosus visayensis n. ssp. Poppe & Tagaro, 2010.

Visaya Nr. 14

by Conchology Inc. July 2011, SC magazine, 0.4kg AUD 55.00

Review: Glossy colourful issue 14 (July 2011) of Visaya magazine contains 85 pages and 33 full colour plates, featuring articles by Filmer, Grego and Szekeres. This issue is of special interest to Landsnail enthusiasts (new Asian Clausiliidae) and Conidae collectors (Taxonomic review 2011 by Mike Filmer).

Visaya Nr. 15

by Conchology Inc. Aug 2011, SC magazine, 0.4kg AUD 55.00

Review: Glossy colourful issue 15 (August 2011) of Visaya magazine contains 90 pages and 31 full colour plates, featuring articles by Bail, Bozzetti, Chino, Fraussen, Limpus, Monsecour D & K, Petuch, Poppe, Sargent and Tagaro. This issue is of special interest for collectors of Volutidae (Cymbiolista sp., Melo broderipi), Strombidae (new Euprotomus), Buccinidae (new Engina sp.) and Conidae (article by Petuch & Sargent).

Visaya Nr. 16

by Conchology Inc. Nov 2011, SC magazine, 0.4kg AUD 55.00

Review: Glossy colourful issue 16 (November 2011) of Visaya magazine contains 105 pages and 39 full colour plates, featuring articles by Filmer (Taxonomic review 2011 of Conidae by Mike Filmer, Part 2), Chino [new Conopleura (Turridae)], Poppe, Tagaro & Sarino (new Fissurellidae from Namibia), Poppe, Tagaro and Bail (new Cymbiola), Huang (5 new Mitridae from Taiwan) and Petuch & Sargent (new Conus from Florida).

Visaya Nr. 17

by Conchology Inc. Mar 2012, SC magazine, 0.3kg AUD 35.00

Review: Glossy colourful issue 17 (March 2012) of Visaya magazine contains 61 pages and 21 full colour plates plus many more excellent images throughout the text. Featuring articles incl. new descriptions by Sargent & Petuch (Olividae from Mauritius), Van Gemert (new Cerithium from PI), Monnier & Lampalaer (Dauciconus colombi, Phasmoconus alexandrei, Phasmoconus goudeyi), Poppe, Tagaro & Sarino (new Ceratoxancus from PI), Fehse (Eratoidae), Fraussen & Chino (Kanamarua magnifica),  Salisbury & Gori (Costellariidae from Taiwan).

Visaya Nr. 18

by Conchology Inc. Oct 2012, SC magazine, 0.5kg AUD 55.00

Review: Vol. 3, No: 6 (October 2012) edition of Visaya magazine contains 105 pages and 33 full colour plates. The all-colour publication also offers many more excellent images throughout the text. Featuring Part III of Mike Filmer's Taxonomic Conidae review: The Conus collisus Complex, besides articles incl. new descriptions by Limpalaer & Monnier (Pionoconus robini from Philippines), Huang & Huang (new Capulus from Taiwan), Huang (new Fossarinid from Taiwan), Poppe, Tagaro, Crookshanks Groh & Sarino (the substantial 38-page article "A Statement On The Landsnails of Cebu", Philippines).

Visaya Nr. 19

by Conchology Inc. Feb 2013, SC magazine, 0.5kg AUD 58.00

NEW: The glossy colourful Vol. 4, No:1 (February 2013) edition of Visaya magazine contains 102 pages and 42 full colour plates. The all-colour publication also offers many more excellent images throughout the text. Featuring a substantial revision of the Genus Volutoconus by Bail & Limpus, besides several articles with new descriptions, i.e. by Watters (new Licina from Haiti), Limpalaer & Monnier (Kioconus ruthae and Cylinder tagaroae from Philippines), Liverani (new Margistrombus), Monnier & Limpalaer (new Darioconus laueri from Persian Gulf), Poppe, Tagaro & Groh (new Contradusta from Philippines).

In particular the 51-page Bail & Limpus Revision incl. plates may be of considerable interest for Volutidae collectors.

Visaya Nr. 20

by Conchology Inc. May 2014, SC magazine, 0.3kg AUD 44.00

NEW: The glossy colourful Vol. 4, No:2 (May 2014) edition of Visaya magazine contains 57 pages and 17 full colour plates. The all-colour publication also offers many more excellent images throughout the text. Featuring articles and new species descriptions by Chino & Hermann (new Vexillum from the Philippines and Solomon Islands); Chino (new Latiaxis from New Caledonia and the Norfolk Ridge and a new Calliotropis from the South China Sea); Chino & Stahlschmidt (four new shallow water Mitromorpha from the Western Pacific); Stahlschmidt, Poppe & Chino (new Daphnella from the Philippines); Dekkers et al (new Subcancilla from the Pacific); Poppe, Tagaro & Vilvens (three new Calliostoma from the Philippines). This issue will be of particular interest to Mitridae collectors wishing to keep up to date with newly described species.

Visaya Supplement 1 - Pleurotomariidae

by Conchology Inc. 2005, softcover 0.18kg AUD 40.00

Review: A 37-page Iconography of modern Pleurotomariidae (Slit Shells) by Patrick Anseeuw & Guido T. Poppe. All 29 modern species of Pleurotomaria are discussed and illustrated on 30 beautiful colour plates, making this the first fully upgraded work on the intriguing Slit Shell family for quite some time. The fabulous photography of the beautiful specimens alone make this publication a must-have for anyone interested in Pleurotomariidae.

Visaya Supplement 2 - Trochidae

by Conchology Inc. & Conchbooks, 2006, softcover 1.2kg AUD 120.00

Review: The substantial 220-page glossy new VISAYA supplement on Trochidae by Guido T. Poppe, Sheila Tagaro and Henk Dekker is the first issue published by the new co-production team of Conchology, Inc. & Conchbooks. A superb full review and revision of the Trochidae of the Philippines and the south-western Pacific. The full colour volume continues the same high standard of image reproduction seen in other VISAYA issues and represents a major new work on the family, with the description of 1 new Genus, 2 new Subgenera, 70 new species and 1 new subspecies. Over 180 modern species of Seguenziidae, Chilodontidae, Trochidae, Calliostomatidae and Solariellidae of the Philippine Islands are discussed and illustrated on 76 full colour plates, with many additional colour images throughout the text.

Visaya Supplement 3 - The Terebridae Of Vanuatu

by Terryn & Holford, 2008, softcover 0.6kg AUD 110.00

Review:  With a revision of the genus Granuliterebra Oyama, 196. Treating 66 Terebrid species from Vanuatu, 3 species and 1 genus are described new to science. A comparison tor the Terebrid fauna of the Philippines, New Caledonia and Santo is given, regarding 106 taxa. 116 pages - a must-have for all Terebra collectors. Additional info includes 13 maps, 2 tables, introduction, heywords and remarks about comparison, habitat, etc.

Visaya Supplement 4 - Mitridae

by Poppe, Tagaro & Salisbury, 09/2009, softcover 0.5kg AUD 75.00

Review: "New Species of Mitridae and Costellariidae from the Philippines with additional information on the Philippine species in these families" by Guido T. Poppe, Sheila P. Tagaro & Richard Salisbury. With description of 10 new Vexillum sp., 1 new Pusia sp., 12 new Mitra sp., 1 new Scabricola sp., 3 new Cancilla sp., 4 new Subcancilla sp. and 69 new records of miters for the Philippine islands after the publication of PMM vol. 2. 88pages - really a very beautiful and colourful publication that should be included in all good seashell libraries. Obviously a must-have for all lovers of the lovely Mitra family.

 

ICONOGRAPHY SERIES:

UNBOUND / LOOSE-LEAF A4 FORMATTED BOOK SERIES DESIGNED TO ACCOMMODATE INTEGRATION OF UPDATES - FEATURING SUPERB PRINTING AND IMAGE REPRODUCTION

 

The Family Babyloniidae

by Fraussen & Stratmann, 2013, ISBN: 978-3-939767-48-0, A4 hardcover(!) 0.9kg AUD 110.00

Review: A new beautiful 80-page Iconography on Babyloniidae, or aka 'Ivory Shells'. It's nice to see a hardcover version of this distinguished reference series, which is usually only available in a A4 loose-leaf format, representing a comprehensive overview of this small group of gastropods with its beautifully and conspicuously patterned, visually appealing shells. Despite their relative uniformity in terms of colour and shape, some species show considerable variability - which led to some taxonomic problems. With this book, the authors are explaining and illustrating in detail those structural features (suture channelling, structure of the fasciole and umbilicus) that allow determination of the current 16 taxa in the genus Babylonia and another four in Zemiropsis. Once again the usual impressive photography on 48 superb full colour plates allows for ID work and is accompanied by many further additional illustrations throughout the text, distribution maps, bibliography and scientific index.

Iconography Binder

A Conchological Iconography, A4 Binder 0.75kg AUD 16.00

Review: Custom-designed sturdy 4-hole ring binder for storing up to 6 issues (approx. 500 pages) of the loose-leaf/unbound A4 formatted series,  with spine width of 7 cm (2.7').

NOTE: Alternative ways of collecting, binding and custom-presenting this superb unbound series in a variety of formats also include: Custom leather or cloth hardcover binding, spiral binding, softcover, etc.. Please contact us for more details on availability and prices. Note: The massive new Pectinidae Iconography is intentionally designed to fit into 2 separate binders to enable the reader to use both text and colour plates side-by-side for easier referencing.

The Family Buccinidae

by Fraussen & Terryn, 2007, ISBN: 3925919783, A4 format 1.8kg AUD 230.00

Review:  A massive and beautiful new 164-page Iconography on Buccinidae - Genus Neptunea. The fabulous photograpy on 154 superb full colour plates by the authors manages to impress with the usual high quality in the Iconography series. Includes a thorough and detailed taxonomic review of Buccinidae. Added are 2 tables, as well as 66 distribution maps and approx. 160 further additional illustrations throughout the text. An indispensable new book for collectors who seek further information on these beautiful shells.

The Family Tonnidae

by Vos & Terryn, 2007, ISBN: 3925919783, A4 format 1.4kg AUD 110.00

Review:  A new beautiful 123-page Iconography on Tonnidae, with text by Chris Vos and impressive photograpy on 63 superb full colour plates by both Chris Vos and Yves Terryn. This new loose-leaf addition to the nicely produced Iconography series offers a thorough revision of Tonna taxonomy, the description of a new species plus Alan Beu's contributing article on fossil Tonnidae. Many further additional illustrations throughout the text, 33 distribution maps and a 2-page full colour quick determination tool complete the comprehensive overview of this highly collectible seashell family, making this new book a must-have publication for the Tonna collector.

The Family Pectinidae (Set of Parts 1 & 2) - SPECIAL OFFER

by Raines & Poppe, 2006, ISBN: 3925919783, A4 format, 6kg AUD 265.00 (RRP: $ 540.00)

Review: The definitive guide book on Pectens! For the first time ever, one of the most collectable seashell families is now comprehensively described & lavishly illustrated in one big book (722 pages, 6kg!). Includes a new ID determination tool designed to ease your identification of Pectinidae sp. from over 320 stunning full colour plates. Over 2000 specimens are beautifully photographed for easy comparison. More than 1600 additional drawings and b/w photos accompany 402 pages of text that also include 2 tables and 242 location maps. The thoughtful layout allows side-by-side image and text refs. The cost of producing such a top quality publication for just a small group of worldwide collectors is reflected in the price, but the effort has resulted in a truly superb book for any shell enthusiast. This bookset would make an outstanding addition to any general seashell library.

Note: This book is intentionally designed to fit into 2 separate binders so you can open both text (Part 1) and colour plates (Part 2) side-by-side for your convenience and easy referencing.

The Family Conidae - The South African Species Of Conus

by Tenorio & Monteiro, 2008, ISBN: 3925919279, A4 format 0.9kg AUD 145.00

Review: The 2nd part of the Iconography series entirely dedicated to Cones - this one deals with the interesting Conidae from South Africa. It contains 47 pages of text and 60 superb colour plates plus 29 additional drawings, showing one typical specimen per species in magnificent detail - both ventral and dorsal view. Additional information includes a systematic list, bibliography & alphabetical index sections, a list of taxa with detailed comments and descriptions of the animal, shell, synonymy, habitat, biology & distribution (incl. maps). A must-have for Cone collectors..

The Family Conidae - The West African Species Of Conus

by Monteiro, Tenorio & Poppe, 2004,  ISBN: 3925919279, A4 format 2.4kg AUD 220.00

Review: This first substantial part of the Iconography series on Conidae contains 102 pages of text and illustrates approx. 1300 individual shells on 164 superb colour plates and 64 additional drawings, showing one typical specimen per species in both ventral and dorsal view. Nearly 100 mostly endemic species/ssp. from areas like Cape Verde Islands, Angola, Senegal and Guinea are discussed in detail. Additional information includes a systematic list, bibliography & alphabetical index sections, a list of taxa with detailed comments and descriptions of the animal, shell, synonymy, habitat, biology & distribution (incl. maps). Four colour plates focus solely on quick reference and determination, providing a useful ID tool for the Conidae collector.

The Family Conidae - The Cones of the Eastern Pacific

by Conchbooks, 2012, ISBN: 3925919279, A4 format 2.4kg AUD 105.00

Review: Containing several descriptions of new species, this third part of the Iconography series on Conidae deals with the eastern Pacific Conilithidae and Conidae. Following a similar formatting style as the 2 previous special editions on Conidae, this Iconography also illustrates all species on superb colour plates, supported by numerous additional drawings. ID work is much helped by showing one typical specimen per species in both ventral and dorsal view and descriptions are supplemented with additional locality and habitat information wherever possible. Additional information includes a systematic list, bibliography & alphabetical index sections, a list of taxa with detailed comments and descriptions of the animal, shell, synonymy, habitat, biology & distribution (incl. maps). Once again a beautiful and useful guide book for all Cone lovers.

The Family Haliotidae

by Geiger & Poppe, 2000, ISBN: 3925919279, A4 format 1.7kg AUD 140.00

Review: A substantial 135-page publication with descriptions and identifications, including 83 superb full colour plates suitable for ID work. Showing 65 living species and subspecies of the genus Haliotis actually known to live worldwide, the book provides information on biology, distribution, anatomy, taxonomy and systematics. Additional information includes an extensive 22-page bibliography. This is a must-have publication for researchers, abalone-farmers and conchologists interested in the Abalone family.

The Family Turbinidae Part 1

by Alf & Kreipl & Poppe, 2003, ISBN: 3925919279, A4 format, 1.4kg AUD 113.00

Review: The first part of the Iconography series on the family of marine Turban shells, covers on 68-pages the extensive genus of Lunella and Turbo, including all recent 66 species and 5 subspecies in 16 subgenera. Each species is described in great detail, supported by numerous b/w drawings throughout the text. All described species are beautifully illustrated on 95 superb full colour plates. Additional information provided: Type localities, distribution, biology, habitat and size range, scientific index and bibliograpy sections.

The Family Turbinidae (Turbininae) Part 2

by Alf & Kreipl, 2011, ISBN: 3925919279, A4 format, 1.2kg AUD 130.00

Review: This new addition to the Iconography series on marine Turban Shells completes the substantial work of the authors in providing an overview of Turbinidae. Beautifully illustrating the species that were not included in the first part (published 2003) - i.e. the subfamily Turbininae - with Genera Astralium, Astraea, Cookia, Bellastrea, Bolma, Guildfordia, Modelia, Megastrea, Pomaulax, Lithopoma and Uvanilla - and the subfamily Prisogasterinae, with the additional possibility of yet another as yet unnamed subfamily that includes the Genus Anadema. Once again, each species is described in great detail, supported by numerous b/w drawings throughout the text and 141 superb full colour plates. Additional information provided: Type localities, distribution, biology, habitat and size range, scientific index and bibliograpy sections.

The Family Turbinidae (Supplement) Revision & Additions to Part 1

by Alf & Kreipl, 2011, ISBN: 3925919279, A4 format, 0.2kg AUD 10.00

NEW: With additional 4 pages of text, incl. 6 drawings and 8 A4 full zized glossy colour plates, this is the first update to the Conchological Iconography on the family Turbinidae - Part 1. Includes all new revisions valid as of 2011, plus superb new illustrations to update the first book (easily included in the binder format).

Recent Volutidae (1)

by Bail & Poppe, 2001, ISBN: 3925919279, A4 format 0.5kg AUD 25.00

Review: The first part of the Iconography series on Volutes introduces the recently described Volutes by the world's most advanced amateur researchers on the Volutidae family. On 30 pages and 5 superb colour plates, the authors present a current overview of systematics and taxonomy of the family Volutidae, including all recent species, subspecies, forms and variations. Included are descriptions and definitions of several new subgenera and tribes. A must-have for every Volute collector. Soon to come: Part 4 / A Conchological Iconography: The Tribe Alcithoini, by Bail, Limpus & Poppe.

The Genus Amoria (2)

by Bail & Limpus & Poppe, 2001, ISBN: 3925919279, A4 format 1.3kg AUD 115.00

Review: The second part of the Iconography series on Volutes introduces the variable Australian genus of Amoria. Illustrating on 93 full colour plates all 29 species and subspecies, as well as many named forms, several of the taxa are new to science and introduced for the first time. The images show living animals in their natural habitat and every variation and collectable form, offering a clear determination tool in distinguishing similar taxa. Also provides information on types and type localities, distribution, biology, habitat and size range. The Iconography series on Volutes represents must-have for all Volute collectors.

The Tribe Lyriini (3)

by Bail & Poppe, 2004, ISBN: 3925919279, A4 format 1.3kg AUD 115.00

Review: The third part of the Iconography series on Volutes, this 93-page book specialising on Lyriini includes all known recently described Volutes of the genera Lyria, Callipara, Harpulina, Enaeta and Leptoscapha. On 68 superb colour plates, a total of 64 species and subspecies are illustrated, including 5 species which are new to science and several other previously undescribed species. The text includes detailed information on variations, types and type localities, distribution, biology, habitat and size range. Soon to come: Part 4 / A Conchological Iconography: The Tribe Alcithoini, by Bail, Limpus & Poppe.

The Recent Volutes Of New Zealand  (4)

by Bail & Limpus, 2005, ISBN: 3925919279, A4 format 1.1kg AUD 120.00

Review: The long awaited 4th part of the Iconography series on Volutidae introduces a most welcome full revision of the New Zealand Volutes. Shell collectors and experts alike will be pleased to see a much-needed revision of the Genus Alcithoe H. & A. Adams, 1853 - now available in print with this Iconography as well. Continuing the usual superb quality of the series, 73 pages of text and descriptions are accompanied by 62 impressive full colour plates. Additional information includes many additional b/w illustrations and distribution maps throughout the text, an alphabetical scientific name index and extensive bibliography.

The Family Volutidae - Fulgorariinae  (5)

by Bail & Chino, 2010, ISBN: 3925919279, A4 format 1.1kg AUD 95.00

Review: This is the 5th part of the amazing Iconography series on Volutidae. With 74 pages and 64 fabulous full colour plates, this is another great addition to your seashell library and once again a must-have for all Volute collectors. Subtitled 'The endemic Far East Asia family Fulgorariinae Pilsbry & Olson, 1954', it is a comprehensive revision of the recent species, incl. detailed info on variations, types and their localities, distribution, biology, habitat and size range. As usual, the book is lavishly and excellently illustrated, with the impressive image quality enabling advanced comparison and ID work. Additional information includes many additional b/w illustrations and distribution maps throughout the text, an alphabetical scientific name index and extensive bibliography.

The Family Acavidae

by Groh & Poppe & Charles, 2002, ISBN: 3925919279, A4 format 0.9kg AUD 100.00

Review: The first Iconography on land snails illustrates on 69 pages and 44 superb colour plates a total of 54 species, subspecies and forms of the genera Acavus and Oligospira from Sri Lanka, Stylodonta from the Seychelles and Clavator, Paraclavator n. gen., Embetoniphanta n. gen., Helicophanta and Eurystyla from Madagascar. Two new genera and three subgenera are newly described. Includes descriptions, synonyms and data on type material, geographical range, 40 individual maps and remarks on habitat and biology. Soon to come: Part 2 / The Family Acavidae - Genus Ampelita by Groh & Poppe.

The Family Strombidae

by Kreipl, Poppe, Man in't Veld & De Turck, 1999, ISBN: 3925919279, A4 format 1.5kg AUD 116.00

Review: This large first part of the Iconography series on Strombidae describes all recent conchs, tibias and spider shells worldwide with the genera Tibia (14 species and forms), Terebellum (1 species with 3 forms), Lambis (14 species, subspecies and forms) and Strombus (95 species, subspecies and forms). The text is supported by 121 b/w drawings and 130 superb full colour plates, quickly becoming the most useful tool for reference and identification work on this family - and a joy to look at.

The Superfamily Stromboidea - Addenda and Corrigenda

by Liverani, 2013, ISBN: 3-925919-27-9, A4 format 0.5kg AUD 85.00

NEW: The second part of the Conchological Iconography on Strombidae updates it with 54 pages of new text (including b/w photos) and 33 additional excellent full colour plates. This is a loose-leaf extension of the previous Strombidae Iconography (1999) and designed to integrate with it, so the text and plates are numbered to fit where required in the earlier book. Continuing the concept of easily updating the loose-leaf Iconography series with newly published information works well in a case like this, where a substantial amount of new material has accumulated since 1999. Containing new discussions on systematics and new knowledge about distributional records, as well as new forms and species that have been described. This is a welcome addition to what has already proved to be a superbly helpful resource on the subject of Strombidae and a must-have for any collector already using the earlier book.

The Family Ficidae

by Poppe & Verhaege, 2000, ISBN: 3925919279, A4 format 0.5kg AUD 50.00

Review: This 31-page publication comprehensively illustrates the interesting family of Fig Shells, showing on 27 full colour plates all recent species of the genera Ficus (12 species) and Thalassosycon (1 species) in all their variations. Of the widespread Indo-Pacific species the intra-specific variations are shown in detail, providing options for future studies. Four plates with magnified views of the apices and body whorl micro-sculptures enable easier determination, as do additional side views of each species. A truly useful and enjoyable book for reference and identification work for collectors and malacologists.

The Family Babyloniidae

by Fraussen & Stratmann, 2013, ISBN: 978-3-939767-48-0, A4 format 0.9kg AUD 90.00

Review: This 80-page Iconography on Babyloniidae, aka 'Ivory Shells' is available in the usual A4 loose leaf format as well as in a hardcover version (see elsewhere on this list). A beautifully photographed and illustrated comprehensive overview of these visually appealing shells with their highly ornamental shapes and patterns. Due to considerable variability in some species, taxonomic problems appeared. The authors are explaining and illustrating in detail those structural features (suture channelling, structure of the fasciole and umbilicus) that allow determination of the current 16 taxa in the genus Babylonia and another four in Zemiropsis. Once again the usual impressive photography of the Iconography series is demonstrated on 48 superb full colour plates (allowing for ID work), accompanied by many further additional illustrations throughout the text, as well as distribution maps, bibliography and scientific index. Another enjoyable addition to the reference series.

The Family Harpidae

by Poppe, Brulet & Dance, 1999, ISBN: 3925919279, A4 format 0.7kg AUD 70.00

Review: This first part of the Iconography series on Harpidae discusses the genera Harpa with 20 species, subspecies and forms, Austroharpa with 5 species and Morum with 26 species, one of which is described new to science. 83 superb full-colour plates illustrate 18 pages of detailed descriptive text. On 4 of the plates, magnified apices of the Morum-species are shown, enabling easier determination of the depicted species. A summary of thumb-nail images for all species is provided on 3 additional ID pages, helping with quick reference and comparison. 

 

 

OTHER MARINE LIFE / REEF ID GUIDES / UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY:

 

Corals Of The World (Special Edition) - SPECIAL OFFER

by JEN Veron, 2000, limited special edition deluxe leather HC edition set of 3 vol. in slipcase 7.5kg  AUD 120.00 (RRP: $ 250.00)

Review: The sumptuous limited edition binding for the triple volume set with matching slipcase manages to impress inside & out. Containing the same information as the standard edition in a fabulous looking cover, this edition is still perfectly usable as a reference book. The publication will be setting standards for the future, both in regard to the underwater photography of corals, as well as in the excellence of the research. Only 40 copies of this beautiful special edition leather binding were ever produced - making this set not just a joy to look at but also a superb gift for the marine photography buff or advanced marine biology collector. Only until stocks last.

Reef Fish Identification - Tropical Pacific - SPECIAL OFFER

by Allen, Steene, Humann & Deloach, 2006, ISBN: 1-878348-36-1, softcover 1.2kg AUD 30.00 (RRP: $ 48.00)

Review: The most comprehensive field guide on the subject - with more than 2500 photographs this groundbreaking work by a team of the best specialist underwater photographers worldwide, this is the most useful publication on reef fish of the tropical pacific available to date. On 470 pages containing 2500 underwater photographs of over 2000 species, the four authors successfully collaborate, finally enabling divers and naturalists to identify fishes from Thailand to Tahiti with a single, compact, easy-to-use, no-nonsense field guide. Ideal for quick assessment and ID work while travelling, as the 108 fish families are grouped into 20 ID sections based on one of the prominent visual or behavioural characteristics, such as shape/colour - or sand/burrow dwellers, etc.. Wholeheartedly recommended for all tropical dive travelling photographers. Only until stocks last.

World Atlas Of Marine Fishes

by Debelius & Kuiter, 2006, ISBN: 3-925919-77-5, hardcover 3.3kg AUD 148.00

Review: With 722 pages, this currently most comprehensive reference book on marine fish species provides the largest coverage ever for the shallow reef species and most other marine fish worldwide you are likely to encounter. Over 4200 species are illustrated, often with more than one picture for variable appearances. Over 6000 full colour images, as well as some general information on habitat and distribution, behaviour and options of aquarium keeping for each group make this book an invaluable resource for divers, snorkelers and fish enthusiasts everywhere. Highly recommended for the thoughtful layout, ease of use and size of the images, which set a new benchmark for positive identification. A large world map is included in the inside cover, helpful for keeping track of distribution areas.

World Atlas Of Marine Fauna

by Kuiter & Debelius, 2009, ISBN: 9783939767251, hardcover 3.2kg AUD 130.00

Review: A companion volume to the "World Atlas Of Marine Fishes", this reference book in the same large format covers a wide variety of marine invertebrates. A comprehensive overview of the likely species to be encountered on the world's shallow tropical reefs and lavishly illustrated with images taken of the animals in their natural habitat, frequently with more than one picture for variable appearances. Including general information on habitat and distribution, behaviour and options of aquarium keeping for each group make this book an invaluable resource for divers, snorkelers and aquarium enthusiasts everywhere. Highly recommended for the thoughtful layout, ease of use and size of the images, which set a new benchmark for positive identification.

A Guide To Angelfishes & Butterflyfishes

by Allen, Steene & Allen, 1998, ISBN: 0966172019, hardcover 0.8kg AUD 30.00

Review: This book covers all of the existing species of 83 angel fish and 121 butterfly fish and is designed for divers and the aquarium hobbyist. The first comprehensive guide to these popular families illustrates every species in full colour, with additional images showing the very different juvenile and sex-related forms of some angel fish. This useful reference work helps distinguish forms and types, containing a lot of information on behaviour, life history, distribution, and the aquarium maintenance of these fish species.

A Guide To Squid, Cuttlefish and Octopuses of Australasia

by Norman & Reid, 2000, ISBN-10: 0643065776, softcover 0.3kg AUD 29.95

Review: A handy and compact new 96-page field guide for this fascinating group of creatures, describing in colour over 60 individual species. Each species description is not only fully illustrated but frequently offers photos of live animals in their natural habitat. Very useful "quick ID" highlighted panels are included with each description, as well as comprehensive info on maximum size, distinctive features, behavior, distribution and habitat. Additional sections include an overview of the main Cepahalopoda groups, a scientific index, glossary and reference section. The guide also features a identification guide for the cuttlebones (Sepia), which will be most helpful to beachcombers and collectors in the region. A beautifully illustrated book for anyone who enjoys these lovely marine animals.

Nudibranchs And Sea Snails - Indo-Pacific Field Guide (3rd edition)

by Debelius, 2001, ISBN: 3931702987, hardcover 0.9kg AUD 70.00

Review: A full-colour guide illustrating these amazing and colourful invertebrate animals in 1020 colour photos, including many images of the fascinating creatures in their natural habitat. The area covered on 321 pages includes the Indo-Pacific region, incl. Red Sea, South Africa and the entire West Coast of the Americas. A great book that is full of interest for divers, snorkelers, underwater photographers, marine biologists or anyone interested in the sea-life of these regions - or for anyone interested in Nudibranchs generally.

Sea Slugs Of Western Australia

by Wells & Bryce, 2006, ISBN-10: 0730955230, softcover 0.5kg AUD 30.00

Review: An excellent resource for divers, snorkelers and marine biologists, with a wealth of information on Australian Nudibranchs or Sea Slugs, focusing primarily on the Western Australian region but also covering the species found from the Indian to West Pacific Ocean. Introduction includes a general overview on sea slugs, habitat and detailed information on how to find them. The scientific work for this book was based primarily on field expeditions carried out for the WA Museum over the last decade. Over 200 excellent images showing these very colourful and interesting sea creatures in detail accompany highly informative, densely written descriptions. Additional information includes bibliography, glossary and scientific name index.

Indo-Pacific Coral Reef Field Guide

by Allen & Steene, 1998, ISBN: 9810056877, softcover 0.7kg AUD 49.00

Review: A comprehensive guide to coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific. Includes an astonishing number of colour photos (over 1800) and a full colour map on over 384 pages. This is a very helpful book for anyone wishing to explore the sea shores of the Red Sea to Hawaii and all points in between; the guide is designed for divers, beachcombers or anyone even remotely interested in marine biology. Excellent colour images provide quick and easy identification of the more commonly seen species of fascinating marine life in this area.

 

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