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Cowries Of New South Wales

by Tarrant, 2016, ISBN: 978-0-646-947389, A5 hardcover 0.45kg AUD 38.00 (+GST)

NEW: A new guide to the Cypraeidae of NSW, Australia that is intended to provide an overview of the Cowrie species of the region. The small format is handy for beachcombing trips, but also a welcome reference for serious collectors. Along with an extensive overview of historical taxonomic records, the 154-page book includes a comprehensive updated species list, maps with locality details, a list of size ranges, descriptions and remarks on synonymy, average size, occurrence, habitat and distribution accompany several images per species. Additional information on distinguishing characteristics helps with easier comparison and ID work. The author established a website to enable collectors to contribute their own local knowledge on the subject and concludes the book with a helpful glossary and reference section. 

Guide To Worldwide Cowries Special Offer

revised 2nd ed. by Lorenz & Hubert, 2000, ISBN: 3925919252, HC 2.7kg AUD 120.00 (+GST)

Review: The most comprehensive reference work about worldwide Cowries available to date, with detailed descriptions of several hundred species, subspecies and forms. The impressive 588-page book includes all relevant information in regard to systematics, biology, distribution (incl. 124 maps!) and taxonomy of this most popular and highly collectible 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 throughout the text. Offering an extensive overview of the living Cypraeidae (and some of the fossil Cowrie species), this is a standard-setting publication. The best general Cowrie reference book you can buy and an essential part of any general seashell library - currently available as a Special Offer! (RRP $ 185.00)

Australia's Spectacular Cowries Special Offer

by Wilson & Clarkson, 2004, ISBN: 0966172027, HC 2kg AUD 87.00 (+GST)

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.(RRP: $ 150.00)

Australian Marine Shells, Vol. 1

by Wilson, 1993, ISBN: 0646152262, hardcover 2kg AUD 78.00 (+GST)

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 78.00 (+GST)

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 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 90.00 (+GST)

Review: Award-winning bookset 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 on the subject of Australian shells, providing detailed information for each species, incl synonyms, taxonomy and habitat. Over 800 pages, incl. more than 100 superb colour plates and extensive index. (Email us if you need a set with slipcase @ $ 150.00 + GST - almost sold out now).

Neritidae Of The World Vol. 1

by Eichhorst, 2016, ISBN-13: 978-3939767701, hardcover, 3.25kg AUD 230.00 (+GST)

NEW: A much-needed book by one of the world's leading experts on Neritidae presents an impressive 694-page first part to what promises to be a comprehensive analysis of the family. It discusses fossil record, physiology, historic / current taxonomy, life cycles and habitat along with describing and illustrating all known species of the 7 genera Clithon, Clypeolum, Fluvinenta, Mienerita, Nereina, Neripteron and Nerita. Including new descriptions of 5 species, this is a groundbreaking reference work that will delight collectors who were waiting for just such a book before attempting to review and ID their Nerites. Featuring detailed imaging of shell and operculum, as well as structural and pattern variations, the generous allocation of one (or sometimes several) plates per species is the only way to show distinguishing characteristics well enough to classify them with certainty. Almost 200 excellent full colour plates are included, along with scientific index / bibliography sections. A great addition to any general seashell library and must-have for Nerite collectors.

A Pictorial Guide Of Australian Fossil Cowries And Their Allies

by Goudey, 2015, ISBN-13: 978-0977589715, hardcover, 1.1kg AUD 70.00 (+GST)

NEW: The first fully pictorial guide of the very interesting Australian Fossil Cowrie fauna by the leading citizen expert on the subject. A detailed review of classification and fossil development over 87 pages, with helpful maps of the main fossil sites and discussing collecting and preparation of fragile fossils. Glossy A4 formatted hardcover containing many excellent full colour plates, as well as additional colour images of the known fossil Cypraeidae and Triviidae in Australia. Additional information includes species checklist, scientific index and extensive bibliography sections. A very enjoyable new book for all Cowrie collectors and naturally a must-have for all fossil enthusiasts.

Living Muricidae Of The World - Muricinae

by Houart, 2014, ISBN-13: 978-3939767596, A4 hardcover, 1.2kg AUD 130.00 (+GST)

NEW: A welcome new 197-page publication for collectors of Muricidae. oducing worldwide Muricinae with the genera Promurex, Haustellum, Bolinus, Vokesimurex and Siratus. Each species is listed with name, synonymy, distribution, description and remarks, incl. type locality and the type material (noted for species named after 1971) and illustrated in colour with numerous individual specimens. The informative text is supplemented with many b/w drawings and other illustrations, usually to further illustrate type specimens and providing SEM photographs for radula and other details. Detailed drawings or photos of the protoconch are helpfully provided for most of the species, assisting with further identification to species level.

The Cone Shells Of Florida

by Tucker, 2013, ISBN-13: 978-0-9847140-1-8, hardcover, 2.3kg AUD 120.00 (+GST)

NEW: The first well-illustrated and comprehensive Guide to the Conidae of Florida, written by one of the authors of the famous "Compendium Of Seashells" general reference book. Tucker illustrates and describes 30 species with superb images (often with additional typical variations and examples) on 48 lavish full colour plates. Numerous additional large colour illustrations throughout the text feature an ID key that allows for easier determination and comparison. A much-needed publication for this region and a most welcome addition to specialist Conidae literature 

Seashells Of The Kenya Coast

by Fowler, 2016, ISBN-13: 978-3939767718, hardcover, 1.1kg AUD 130.00 (+GST)

NEW: A Guide to the marine Shells of Kenya, offering a substantial 170-page overview on this region, which hasn't been documented previously in a comprehensive way. The author describes 932 species and subspecies in detail. Illustrating close to 1000 species (images of 948 individual specimens) with excellent image quality thoughout on 71 colour plates allows for much-needed assistance with determination and ID work. A very welcome addition to general seashell libraries and anyone interested in shells from Africa.

Revision Of The Genus Pusula

by Fehse & Grego, 2014, ISBN-13: 978-80-8154-082-0, hardcover 1.9kg AUD 85.00 (+GST)

NEW: Following up on the earlier publication about the genus Trivellona, the authors are comprehensively reviewing the 19 recent and fossil species of Allied Cowries (Triviidae). Along with many distribution maps, superb closeup imaging of radula and granular structure details, the 144-page book offers excellent photos of live animals by Anne DuPont and typical specimens including variations on 50 full size detailed colour plates. Detailed plate captions and discussions include remarks on the original description, distribution, variations, radula and references. An enjoyable in-depth look at this interesting shell family, including new descriptions of 5 species and two new Genera. Also of interest to Cowrie collectors.

Compendium Of Seashells OOP (2nd Hand Copy)

by Abbott & Dance, ISBN: 0966172000, hardcover 1.8kg AUD 136.00 (+GST)

Review: Still the most widely used general seashell book around the world and a must-have for most shell collectors. This used to be the best reference book on worldwide seashells Incl. Bivalves). 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. We can offer two only 2nd Hand copies (cloth binding feat. rare red cover; dust jacket has minor tears and scratches, otherwise good, binding good). Note: Book content incl. images are identical to the glossy 2nd edition, only the binding was updated for the 2000 reprint!

The Terebridae of Western America

by Aubry & Gargiulo, 2014, ISBN-13: 978-8866511366, A4 softcover 1kg AUD 110.00 (+GST)

NEW: Subtitled "Panamanian Province (Study and Revision)", this 212-page book illustrates the almost completely endemic Terebras of the Panamanian Province (lat ~32° north to ~5° south). Covering 51 species, the authors illuminate many complex aspects concerning ecology and biology of the species, e.g. their larval ecology and bathymetric ranges. Discussing and citing the original species description of the species, incl. type locality and holotype for each species, along with extensive illustrations on full-colour plates, this is a most welcome publication for all collectors interested in Terebridae.

Encyclopedia Of Marine Gastropods

by Robin, 2008, ISBN: 978-3-939767-09-1, hardcover 2.4kg AUD 136.00 (+GST)

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 72.00 (+GST)

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 Vol 1

by Huber, 2010, ISBN: 978 3 939767 28 2, hardcover 3.15kg AUD 220.00 (+GST)

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 CD-ROM (incl. further 440 pages and over 20,000 names, incl. synonyms). A must-have for collectors, the 'Compendium of Bivalves' (Vol 1, 2010 and Vol 2, 2015) is offering the most comprehensive range of knowledge on worldwide Bivalves.

Compendium Of Bivalves Vol 2

by Huber, 2015, ISBN: 978 3 939767 63 3, hardcover 3.15kg AUD 275.00 (+GST)

NEW: The companion book to Compendium of Bivalves Vol. 1 (2010) is published in the same format as the first book as a full-color guide and systematic listing of the remaining 7 Bivalve Families, incl. 8500 Bivalve species (and 10500 synonyms). Another very impressive 907-page reference work by Huber, who here introduces 45 new species, 33 new genera, 6 new subfamilies and 1 new Bivalve family. Illustrating and describing the families Thyasiridae, Lucinidae, Galeommatidae, Tellinidae, Cyrenidae, Ungulinidae and Teredinidae (missing from Vol 1). Other than new descriptions, the 2nd volume also contains major updates and additions to many species treated in the first book, completing the tabulation of biodiversity and biogeography of worldwide Bivalves. In combination they now offer data and synonyms of all worldwide marine and brackish water bivalves recognized by the author, assisted again by a searchable cross-referencing database on CD-ROM (included).

Seashells Of Antarctica

by Engl, 2012 ISBN: 978-3-939767-44-2, hardcover 2kg AUD 220.00 (+GST)

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.

Monograph Of The Genus Pustularia

by Lorenz, 2014, ISBN: 978-3-939767-60-2, hardcover 0.55kg AUD 70.00 (+GST)

NEW: A detailed and lavishly illustrated overview of the diminuitive Cypraeidae Genus Pustularia. Identification and classification of the often strikingly beautiful Cowries will now become much easier with the help of excellent HD images of over 500 individual shells (incl. living animals), research & analysis. A comprehensively modern approach to discussing and describing conchological features as well as molecular data of the various taxa, the 130-page book also offers 3 new subspecies descriptions. Cowrie collectors will enjoy the detailed general remarks on shell features, along with 31 full colour plates and helpful images throughout the text. Another great book for Cowrie collectors, offering updates on systematics and distribution, several maps plus a double-page ID Key comparison table.

Illustrated Catalog of the Living Cone Shells

by Tucker & Tenorio, 2013, ISBN: 978-0-9847140-2-5, A4 hardcover, 1.9kg AUD 230.00 (+GST)

Review: Comprehensive modern 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 HD imaging, it allows for easy and quick ID and provides in-depth scientific information. A revision of Conidae taxonomy describing 16 new genera and substantial changing references to almost 2000 scientific names (valid and synonyms). This list of names provides a helpful feature for Cone enthusiasts wishing to sort out and update their collections. Accompanied by general information on biology, habitat, distribution ranges and taxonomy, the publication also includes superb bibliography and scientific index sections. A new website established for the book (conecatalogupdate.com) commendably intends to post info about new species described after publication, to keep the catalog up to date. Another must-have book for Conidae collectors.

Antiguan Shallow-Water Seashells

by Deng Yan Zhang, 2011, ISBN: 978-0-615-34335-8, A4 hardcover 1.2kg AUD 135.00 (+GST)

Review: 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 155.00 (+GST)

Review: A Revision of 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 et al, 2014, ISBN: 978 3 939767-56-5, 2x A5 SC in slipcase, 2.8kg AUD 140.00 (+GST)

Review: 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 85.00 (+GST)

Review: A beautifully detailed and informative book about Allied Cowries (Triviidae) - the first revision since Cate (1979). The world's leading authority on the subject discusses in detail 32 known recent and fossil members of the genus Trivellona and includes descriptions of 5 new species in a wide distribution from Japan through the Western Pacific and eastern Australia (incl. Coral Sea) to New Zealand. Many text illustrations and distribution maps, as well as 36 full color plates & 4 b/w drawings assist greatly with ID work. For each species, one entire colour plate is allocated. Each shows several specimens per species. Includes index section 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 150.00 (+GST)

Review: A visually exciting, comprehensive overview of the highly diverse and variable worldwide Abalone (Haliotidae) species. Illustrating and describing with HD imaging on 90 excellent full colour plates, the authors also included detailed images of all known hybrid examples, as well as many rare colour forms. Enjoyable browsing and very helpful for ID work, this feature will considerably aid collectors seeking to determine their Abalone shells. Also included: General information on biology, habitat, distribution ranges and taxonomy, as well as remarks on the historical significance and modern fishery techniques. A detailed bibliography and scientific index sections conclude this currently definitive work on Haliotidae. A beautifully produced publication and very nice addition to any seashell library.

Seashells Of South-East Australia

by Jansen, 2000, ISBN: 0 9577455 0 8, A5 softcover 0.25kg AUD 30.00 (+GST)

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 A5 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, A5 softcover 0.18kg AUD 35.00 (+GST)

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 A5 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.

Conus of the Southeastern United States and Caribbean

by Kohn, 2014, ISBN-13: 9780691135380, HC 2.2kg AUD 130.00 (+ GST)

NEW: Published by the Princeton University Press, this is the latest substantial reference book (480 pages) by one of the world's experts on Conidae. It describes and illustrates 53 species of Cones from the southeastern United States and Caribbean, blending the traditional shell morphology description and ID approach with cutting-edge radular tooth and shell morphometrics, as well as molecular genetic analysis. The western Atlantic region is famous for its diverse and taxonomically challenging Conidae, so over 2100 excellent photos of specimens on 109 color plates (many live animal shots) will greatly assist collectors with identification and comparison. Along with 35 color distribution maps, the descriptions include key identification features and remarks on taxonomy, distribution, ecology, toxicology, life history, and evolutionary relationships. An excellent new book for Cone collectors.

Systematic Classification Of Recent And Fossil Conoidean Gastropods (SCCG)

by Tucker & Tenorio, 2011, ISBN: 978-3-939767-26-8, HC 1.5kg AUD 125.00 (+GST)

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 280.00 (+GST)

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 190.00 (+GST)

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 165.00 (+GST)

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, A Collectors Guide

by Sterba, 2004, ISBN: 3 925919 67 8, hardcover 1.2kg AUD 80.00 (+ GST)

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, HC, 3kg AUD 163.00 (+GST)

Review: A comprehensive revision of Murex - including detailed research on 652 pages, describing many new genera and subgenera. The three authors have outlined the criteria for each genus (with a detailed list of the species for each). Excellent 182 full colour plates illustrate worldwide specimens in high definition, allowing clear determination of species characteristics. For example, the considerable confusion surrounding many US & Caribbean Muricidae species can finally be resolved with the 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 210.00 (+GST)

Review: A visually exciting and comprehensive guide to the elusive and beautiful seashell families Ovulidae, Pediculariidae and Eocypraeidae. With over 250 full colour plates and HD imaging, it's an impressive first revision of worldwide Ovulidae since the 70's. It includes descriptions of 19 new species and 4 new genera and completely revises taxonomy, comparing all living taxa, using modern systematics. Containing helpful illustrated ID key and extensive reference sections, besides over 2000 individual colour images (incl. 375 shots of living animals in their natural habitat / coral) and advising on habitat, biology, distribution, holotypes, rarities as well as size ranges. A lavishly illustrated tool for collectors and great addition to every seashell library. See also: http://www.ovulidae.com/book.html

Terebridae, A Collectors Guide

by Terryn, 2007, ISBN: 978-3-939767-01-5, hardcover 0.7kg AUD 80.00 (+GST)

Review: Easily the best and most comprehensive reference work on this subject and written specifically for collectors, this is an extremely useful guide to worldwide Terebridae, illustrating 313 species on 65 superb full colour plates. Since the  iconic Terebra shells are extremely popular, this is a most welcome addition to all general seashell libraries. The book gives a comprehensive overview of the 14 Genera and other taxonomic groups of the Terebra family and features an introduction by Philippe Bouchet. Along with 48 pages of descriptive text, the handsome A4 formatted hardcover presents collectors with excellent photography and HD imaging (including many additional images throughout the text) which enables comparison and ID work. Certainly a must-have publication for every Terebridae collector.

Recent Cancellariidae (now OOP, last new copies)

by Hemmen, 2008, ISBN: No ISBN, hardcover 1.8kg AUD 180.00 (+ GST)

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 Cancellaria collectors - now OOP, last brand new copies.

Philippine Marine Mollusks (Vol 1)

by Poppe et al, 2008, ISBN: 978 3 939767 08 5, hardcover 3.5kg AUD 135.00 (+GST)

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 135.00 (+GST)

Review: The excellent 2nd volume of the 4-part series on Philippine Marine Shells by Guido Poppe deals mainly with the Conidae of the Philippines. A substantial (nearly 4kg!) and very impressive publication with stunning full colour plates (HD print / photo quality throughout), 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 135.00 (+GST)

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 135.00 (+GST)

Review: The 4th (last) volume of the bookset about Philippine seashells documents 1005 species and includes 301 excellent full colour plates. Another spectacular and substantial hardcover (680 pages) book. The many international authors that have contributed expert knowledge to this series has made the set into a very useful tool for collectors interested in shells from the Western Pacific. 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.

Colombian Seashells From The Caribbean Sea

by Daccarett & Bossio, 2011, ISBN: 978-88-86070-25-6, hardcover 2.2kg AUD 185.00 (+GST)

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).

Shells from the Greek Seas

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

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 50.00 (+GST)

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 115.00 (+GST)

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.

Marine And Brackish Water Gastropoda Of Russia

by Kantor & Sysoev, 2006, no ISBN, hardcover 1.7kg AUD 85.00 (+GST)

Review:  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.


by Guillen, 2014, ISBN: 978-1-63068-516-4, A4 hardcover 2.3kg AUD 250.00 (+GST)

New:  Subtitled: "The Most Beautiful Land Snail of the World", this 359-page full-colour Guide to the famous terrestrial Polymita Tree Snails of Cuba, offers a very enjoyable browsing experience. Suitable as a reference book on the genus, it contains descriptions of all species, subspecies and forms, along with remarks on systematics and habitat info. Dividing Polymita into logical geographical groups, the author includes information on previously published literature and reproduces historical images along with an extensive bibliography section. This allows for much easier determination and referencing. Lavishly illustrated on 36 full colour plates, with many additional images throughout the book, it would make a perfect addition to libraries of Landsnail enthusiasts.

Mangrove Environments And Molluscs

by Lozouet & Plaziat, 2008, ISBN: 978-3-939767, softcover 0.4kg AUD 50.00 (+GST)

Review:  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.

Land And Freshwater Molluscs Of Brazil

by Simone, 2006, ISBN: 85-9066700-6, hardcover 1.5kg AUD 145.00 (+GST)

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, SC 1.9kg AUD 98.00 (+GST)

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 (OOP title, new copy!)

by Parkinson, Hemmen & Groh,1987, ISBN: 3925919007, hardcover 2kg AUD 110.00 (+GST)

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, ISBN-13: 9546424749, HC 1.3kg AUD 120.00 (+GST)

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: Placostylidae

by Delsaerdt, 2010, ISBN-13: 978 888 6070 164, hardcover 1.2kg AUD 110.00 (+GST)

Review: Part 1 of 3 publications on Solomon Landsnails offers a 132-page comparative field study of the 33 Placostyla species found in the Solomon Islands. A thorough overview of existing literature on the subject, incl. hypotheses for origin and dispersal of these Landsnails on the Solomon Islands from east to west. Great for collectors of tropical terrestrial snails: Excellent support for ID work by detailed images; 14 full colour plates, along with numerous b/w photos, detailed descriptions and distribution maps. Also by the same author: Vol. 2 - Camaenidae and Vol. 3 (2016) Trochomorphidae (and other LS) of the Solomons.

Land Snails On The Solomon Islands Vol 2: Camaenidae

by Delsaerdt, 2012, ISBN-13: 978 888 6070 287, hardcover 1kg AUD 110.00 (+GST)

Review: Part 2 of the Landsnail book set reviews over 70 Camaenid species from the Solomon Islands, once again based on fieldwork and thorough research into existing literature on the subject. The 178-page book follows the same format as Vol. 1, although here genera are discussed from west to east, instead of the other way around. Each entry covers type material and locality, etymology of the species name, shell characteristics and distribution (incl. maps), along with a short discussion of the species in existing literature and detailed colour imaging suitable for ID work. Also by the same author: Vol. 1 - Placostylidae; Vol. 3 (2016) Trochomorphidae (and other LS) of the Solomons.

Land Snails On The Solomon Islands Vol 3: Trochomorphidae

by Delsaerdt, 2016, ISBN-13: 978 888 6070(TBA), hardcover 1.3kg AUD 125.00 (+GST)

NEW: Part 3 (final book) of the Landsnail bookset offers a 160-page revision of Trochomorphidae, along with other, smaller Landsnail families (incl. Fossils) from the Solomon Islands that were not covered in the previously published 2 volumes. These include: Helicinidae, Cyclophoridae, Diplommatinidae, Pupinidae, Assimineidae, Truncatellidae, Ellobiidae, Veronicellidae, Succineidae, Partulidae, Achatinellidae, Vertiginidae, Placostylidae, Subulinidae, Streptaxidae, Rhytididae, Caropodae, Endodontidae, Euconulidae, Helicarionidae, Ariophantidae. Published in the same format as the previous volumes, the book offeres similar in-depth additional information on every species (incl. distribution maps). Also by the same author: Vol. 1 - Placostylidae and Vol. 2 Camaenidae..

Marginellidae and Cysticidae Of The World

by Cossigniani, 2006, ISBN: 88 86070-10-1, hardcover 3kg AUD 325.00 (+GST)

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. Excellent HD images offer opportunity for ID work. Several specimens per species are frequently shown (often considerably magnified) side by side, to illustrate 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. Multilingual text in English / Italian / French.


by Mallard & Robin, 2005, ISBN: 2 908752 65 4, softcover 0.5kg AUD 45.00 (+GST)

Review: The currently most useful book for ID and comparison of worldwide Fusinus, showing excellent images of individual species on 70 full colour plates. Published by a French shell museum with bilingual text in English / French, it's a softcover book in landscape format with impressive high definition image quality. Allowing collectors to sort out their Fasciolariidae collections and containing a helpful ID key, notes on classification and alphabetical species listing. At this low price, surely a must-have for all collectors interested in Fusinus.

Mitridae & Costellariidae

by Robin & Martin, 2004, ISBN: 3 925919 66 X, hardcover 0.6kg AUD 50.00 (+GST)

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 60.00 (+GST)

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.

Illustrated Catalogue Of Recent Species Of Muricidae

by Houart, 1994, ASIN: 3925919198, hardcover 1kg AUD 35.00 (+GST)

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 30.00 (+GST)

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 Pulchra Complex

by Bail & Limpus, 1998, ISBN: 88 8299 001 X, softcover 0.5kg AUD 55.00 (+GST)

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.


by Poppe & Goto, 1992, ISBN: 88 86070 01 2, hardcover 2kg AUD 185.00 (+GST)

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 95.00 (+GST)

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 85.00 (+GST)

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, limited Ed., HC, 0.7kg AUD 50.00 (+GST)

Review: Kevin Lamprell's final revision of the living Spondylus species of the world. This A4 formatted book is a great reference on the infinitely variable Spiny Oysters. It provides very useful information on 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.

Bivalves Of Tropical Western America

by Coan & Valentich-Scott, 2012, ISBN 978-0936494432, HC, 5kg AUD 150.00 (+GST)

NEW: Subtitled: Marine Bivalve Molluscs from Baja California to Peru" and lauded as "a magnificent, full-colour revision of the subject", this is the most comprehensive book ever written on Pacific Bivalve species. This substantial Monograph offers descriptions of over 890 species along with over 5000 individual images and many detailed drawings on 1258 pages, it includes information on all habitats in the region from intertidal splash zones to ocean basin depths. Remarks on biology, ecology and systematics are supported by extensive bibliographic glossary and references, along with an illustrated key to the superfamilies of the region.


Bivalved Seashells Of The Red Sea

by Oliver, 1992, ISBN: 3925919082, hardcover 2kg AUD 110.00 (+GST)

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 (+GST)

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 China

by Qi Zhongyann, 2004, ISBN: 7 5027 6170 5, hardcover 2kg AUD 120.00 (+GST)

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 85.00 (+GST)

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

by Poppe & Goto, 1991, ASIN: 3925919074, hardcover 1kg AUD 45.00 (+GST)

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. Special Book Offer (while stocks last).

European Seashells Vol. 2

by Poppe & Goto, 1993, ASIN: 3925919104, hardcover 0.75kg AUD 45.00 (+GST)

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. Special Book Offer (while stocks last).

Recently Collected Shells Of Vietnam

by Thach, 2007, ISBN: 88-86070-13-3, hardcover 1.9kg AUD 120.00 (+GST)

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 105.00 (+GST)

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.

West African Seashells

by R. Ardovini & T. Cossignani, 2004, ISBN: 88 86070 11 X, hardcover 2kg AUD 185.00 (+GST)

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.





BeautifulCowries Magazine Nr. 1

by Marco Passamonti, May 2012, SC magazine 0.3kg (reprint) AUD 35.00 (+GST)

Review: A full-colour magazine exclusively devoted to Cowries / Cypraeidae. The first 62-page issue was sold out in record time; likewise the first reprint, this is reprint 2! 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 Nr. 2

by Marco Passamonti, December 2012, SC magazine 0.3kg AUD 35.00 (+GST)

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 Nr. 3

by Marco Passamonti, May 2013, SC magazine 0.3kg AUD 35.00 (+GST)

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 Nr. 4

by Marco Passamonti, December 2013, SC magazine 0.3kg AUD 30.00 (+GST)

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 Nr. 5

by Marco Passamonti, June 2014, SC magazine 0.3kg AUD 35.00 (+GST)

Review: 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.

BeautifulCowries Magazine Nr. 6

by Marco Passamonti, May 2015, SC magazine 0.6kg AUD 55.00 (+GST)

NEW: Issue Nr. 6 is a 118-page double-volume of the full-colour magazine, entirely devoted to Cypraeidae mappa - Map Cowries. Authors M. Bergonzoni and M. Passamonti's article "A monograph on Leporicypraea mappa: a taxonomic and evolutionary puzzle" surveys the evolution, taxonomy, morphology and geographic distribution of the species and its types in detail. Along with excellent high definition photography of typical examples of C. mappa  on 77 colour plates and additional illustrations, the article also contains an ID key and re-evaluates the DNA data, based on the geographic distribution. For collectors of Map Cowries, this would be a particularly helpful magazine.

BeautifulCowries Magazine Nr. 7

by Marco Passamonti, December 2015, SC magazine 0.35kg AUD 35.00 (+GST)

NEW: Full-colour 74-page issue 7 of the Cypraeidae magazine focuses on many fascinating Cowrie species, featuring articles by Bergonzoni: A new Palmadusta asellus from Madagascar; Earle-Sprague: Cypraea valentia Perry, 1811; Lorenz & Vulliet: The Snow-Flaked Snake-Head Cowry; Lorenz: A dwarf variation of Talparia talpa; Daughenbaugh: A Review of the Cypraeidae of the French Polynesian Marquesas Islands; Daughenbaugh: A Review of the Cypraeidae of the South Pacific Pitcairn Group of Islands (Pitcairn Group) and Seamounts; Munoz Sánchez: [Re.] most common cowries in the East Coast of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands) [2013-2014]; Doneddu: Erronea caurica (Linnaeus, 1758) in the Mediterranean; Erlendur Okon: On Dwarfs & Giants - Part 4. Lum: Lyncina aliceae Lum, 2013 - a valid species. Another interesting issue for all Cowrie collectors wishing to keep up to date with newly described species.

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

by Club Conchylia, 03/2009, SC magazine 0.5kg AUD 95.00 (+GST)

Review: Also focusing on Fossil Cowries and Allied Cowries, the magazine offers 7 contributing articles to the knowledge of fossil and recent Cypraeidae, Eocypraeidae & Pediculariidae by authors Chiapponi, de Bruin, Fehse & Lorenz. An important publication for anyone interested in this subject, the 60-page German / English language magazine offers excellent b/w and full colour images, along many additional detailed text illustrations. Few publications deal with this subject, so this is a most rewarding read particularly for any Cypraeidae collector who is also interested in the fossil record of the family. See also Chris Goudey's recently published (2016) on this subject.

Conchylia Nr. 41 - New Marine Bivalves

by Club Conchylia, 12/2010, SC magazine 0.5kg AUD 20.00 (+GST)

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.

Conchylia Nr. 45 - New Conidae, Cypraeidae, Mitridae, etc.

by Club Conchylia, 2015, SC magazine 1.1kg AUD 45.00 (+GST)

NEW: With many important new descriptions in several families, this is a particularly interesting 87-page issue of Conchylia Magazine. With articles by Marrow; Lorenz & Brown; Fehse & Trigo; Houart & Lorenz; Herrmann & Chino, etc. Newly described taxa include: Vexillum (Vexillum) croceostoma n. sp., Cyphoma eludens n. sp., Naquetia rondae n. sp., Simnia jacintoi n. sp., Conus (Sciteconus) algoensis norpothi n. ssp., Thala minagaorum n. sp., Thala kawabei n. sp., Mitra brunetta n. sp., Talparia talpa lutani n. ssp.

Bulletins Of American Palaeontology 375: The Genus Conus

by Hendricks, 2008, ISBN 978-0-87710-482-7 softcover, 0.6kg AUD 50.00 (+GST)

NEW: Subtitled: "(Mollusca: Neogastropoda) in the Plio-Pleistocene of the Southeastern United States", journal issue 375 represents a first ever comprehensive review on the 84 recent and fossil taxa of Conus from the USA, also including some from other strata or areas. Hendricks provides a systematic treatment of fossil records and introduces a new fossil morphospecies. The text includes numerous drawings and excellent b/w plates, as well as an additional ID key feature for easy referencing and identification of 20 species. Certainly a welcome addition to Cone collector libraries, especially for those collectors with particular interest in the fossil record of Conidae.

Visaya Nr. 1 (Vol. 1, Nr. 1)

by Conchology Inc. July 2004, SC magazine 0.26kg AUD 30.00 (+GST)

Review: The first ever published issue (July 2004) of Visaya 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 (Vol 1, Nr. 2)

by Conchology Inc. Nov 2004, SC magazine 0.28kg AUD 30.00 (+GST)

Review: The November 2004 issue of the exciting new Visaya magazine 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 (Vol. 1, Nr. 3)

by Conchology Inc. Jan 2005, SC magazine 0.27kg AUD 50.00 (+GST)

Review: The January 2005 Visaya magazine issue 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 (Vol. 1, Nr. 4)

by Conchology Inc. Apr 2005, SC magazine 0.27kg AUD 25.00 (+GST)

Review: The April 2005 edition of Visaya magazine 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 (Vol. 1, Nr. 5)

by Conchology Inc. Nov 2005, SC magazine 0.65kg AUD 75.00 (+GST)

Review: The November 2005 Visaya issue 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 (Vol. 1, Nr. 6)

by Conchology Inc. Oct 2006, SC magazine 0.62kg AUD 65.00 (+GST)

Review: The October 2006 issue of Visaya magazine 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 (Vol. 2, Nr. 1)

by Conchology Inc. May 2007, SC magazine 0.48kg AUD 50.00 (+GST)

Review: The May 2007 edition of Visaya magazine 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 (Vol. 2, Nr. 2)

by Conchology Inc. Nov 2007, SC magazine 0.48kg AUD 65.00 (+GST)

Review: The November 2007 edition 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 (Vol. 2, Nr. 3)

by Conchology Inc. Aug 2008, SC magazine 0.59kg AUD 55.00 (+GST)

Review: The August 2008 issue 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 (Vol. 2, Nr. 4)

by Conchology Inc. April 2009, SC magazine, 0.43kg AUD 55.00 (+GST)

Review: The April 2009 edition 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 (Vol. 2, Nr. 5)

by Conchology Inc. Sept 2009, SC magazine, 0.5kg AUD 55.00 (+GST)

Review: The September 2009 edition 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 (Vol. 2, Nr. 6)

by Conchology Inc. Jan 2010, SC magazine, 0.5kg AUD 35.00 (+GST)

Review: The January 2010 issue 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 (Vol. 3, Nr. 1)

by Conchology Inc. Aug 2010, SC magazine, 0.5kg AUD 45.00 (+GST)

Review: The August 2010 issue 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 (Vol. 3, Nr. 2)

by Conchology Inc. July 2011, SC magazine, 0.4kg AUD 50.00 (+GST)

Review: The July 2011 edition 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 (Vol 3, Nr. 3)

by Conchology Inc. Aug 2011, SC magazine, 0.4kg AUD 45.00 (+GST)

Review: The August 2011 issue 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 (Vol. 3, Nr. 4)

by Conchology Inc. Nov 2011, SC magazine, 0.4kg AUD 50.00 (+GST)

Review: The November 2011 issue 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 (Vol. 3, Nr. 5)

by Conchology Inc. Mar 2012, SC magazine, 0.3kg AUD 35.00 (+GST)

Review: The March 2012 edition 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 (Vol 3, Nr. 6)

by Conchology Inc. Oct 2012, SC magazine, 0.5kg AUD 50.00 (+GST)

Review: The 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 (Vol. 4, Nr. 1)

by Conchology Inc. Feb 2013, SC magazine, 0.5kg AUD 50.00 (+GST)

Review: The February 2013 issue 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 (Vol. 4, Nr. 2)

by Conchology Inc. May 2014, SC magazine, 0.3kg AUD 35.00 (+GST)

Review: The 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 Nr. 21 (Vol. 4, Nr. 3)

by Conchology Inc. January 2015, SC magazine, 0.4kg AUD 55.00 (+GST)

Review: The January 2015 edition of Visaya magazine contains 86 pages and 30 excellent full colour plates, incl. many additional illustrations throughout the text. Featuring articles and new species descriptions by Poppe, G. T., Tagaro, S. P. & Sarino, J.: A New Bradybaenidae and Two New Diplommatinidae from the Philippines; Poppe, G. T., Tagaro, S. P. & Stahlschmidt, P.: New Shelled Molluscan Species from the Central Philippines; Chino, M.: Engina frausseni (Gastropoda: Buccinidae) n. sp.; Shih-I Huang & I-Feng Fu: Description of Three New Species of the Family Chilodontidae and the Family Calliostomatidae from Taiwan and the Yellow Sea. Groh, K.: The Ferussaciidae (Gastropoda, Pulmonata) of the Philippines. This issue will be of particular interest to collectors interested in newly described species from Asia, Australia and Oceania.

Visaya Nr. 22 (Vol. 4, Nr. 4)

by Conchology Inc. May 2014, SC magazine, 0.4kg AUD 60.00 (+GST)

Review: The November 2015 issue contains 84 pages, 32 excellent HD full colour plates and many other images, maps, drawings and tables throughout the text. Featuring articles and new species descriptions by Govaert, F., Deprez, J. & Vandenberghe, P.: The western range ssp.of Umbilia hesitata (Iredale, 1916); Fehse, D.: On the identity of Hespererato pallida Oleinik, Petuch & Aley, 2012; Fehse, D. & Van de Haar, B.: A new [Fossil] Trivia merlini n.sp. from Belgium; Salisbury, R. & Huang, S.: Notes on Cancilla isabella (Swainson, 1831) [Mitridae]; Huang, S.: New Costellariidae from Taiwan and the North Atlantic Ocean; Veldsman, S. G. & Veldsman, J. H.: Description of two new Marginella species from South Africa: Marginella olivarum and Marginella sulizeae; Thach, N. N.: Solen poppei n. sp. from Vietnam; Poppe, G. T. & Tagaro, S. P.: A spectacular new Conus (Conidae) from the Philippines; Poppe, G. T., Salisbury, R. & Tagaro, S. P.: Two new Mitridae from the Central Pacific. This issue will be of particular interest to collectors of Conidae (Conus admirationis n. sp.), Mitridae (several new species) and Cypraeidae (Umbilia hesitata suprastrata n. ssp), wishing to keep up to date.

Visaya Nr. 23 (Vol. 4, Nr. 5)

by Conchology Inc. June 2016, SC magazine, 0.5kg AUD 65.00 (+GST)

Review: The June 2016 issue contains 103 pages and 35 HD colour plates, along with additional illustrations throughout the text. Featuring articles and new species descriptions by Huang, Fu & Poppe: Taiwanese and Philippine Colloniidae; Anseeuw: Two New Pleurotomariid Ssp. from the South Pacific; Fehse & Van de Haar: Errata - Contributions to the Knowledge of the Triviidae, XXVII, incl. A New Trivia from the Plio-Pleistocene of Knokke, Belgium; Veldsman, Veldsman & Aiken: Review of Marginella ornata and Description of Three New Species: Marginella donaikeni n. sp., Marginella rubrovittata n. sp. and Marginella roseoflavescens n. sp. from South Africa; Simone & Takashigue: A New Species of Cribrarula from Japan; Poppe & Tagaro: New Marine Mollusks from the Central Philippines in the Families Aclididae, Chilodontidae, Cuspidariidae, Nuculanidae, Nystellidae, Seraphsidae and Vanikoridae. This issue will be of particular interest to collectors of Trochidae, Pleurotomariidae and Marginellidae.

Visaya Supplement 2 - Trochidae

by Conchology Inc. & Conchbooks, 2006, softcover 1.2kg AUD 85.00 (+GST)

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 85.00 (+GST)

Review:  With a revision of the genus Granuliterebra Oyama, 1961. 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 50.00 (+GST)

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. A nice new 88-page Supplement to Visaya 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 Mitres for the Philippine islands. Really a very beautiful publication and excellent addition to all good seashell libraries - obviously a must-have for all collectors of Mitres.

Visaya Supplement 5 - Triviidae

by Fehse, 2015, softcover 0.65kg AUD 65.00 (+GST)

NEW: "Contributions to the Knowledge of Triviidae" is the 130-page new Visaya Supplement 5 by Dirk Fehse - a comprehensive study on Triviidae, describing two new genera and focusing especially on new species from the central Indo-Pacific, Pacific and SW Indian Ocean. Almost all newly described taxa are from deep sea down to 1000 m - including from the Philippines, Taiwan, Indonesia, Australia and Marquesas. New genera: Gregoia n. gen. with 16 new species, and Novatrivia n. gen. with 3 new species, as well as the new taxa Trivellona gilbertoi n. sp., Trivellona aliquando n. sp., Trivellona samadiae n. sp., Trivirostra prosilia n. sp., Trivirostra declivis n. sp., Trivirostra lacrima n. sp., Cleotrivia rustica n. sp., Cleotrivia dissimilis n. sp., Purpurcapsula laurae n. sp.

Visaya Supplement 6 - Cymbiolacca

by Bail & Limpus, 2015, softcover 0.6kg AUD 55.00 (+GST)

NEW: The new 95-page Visaya Supplement 6 on Australian Volutes offers a "New Revision of the Subgenus Cymbiolacca Iredale, 1929" and updates the "Pulchra Complex" (1998) by Bail & Limpus. What is now recognized as the subgenus Cymbiolacca, includes 5 new species: C. (Cymbiolacca) cracenta McMichael, 1963, C. (Cymbiolacca) complexa Iredale, 1924, C. (Cymbiolacca) houarti Poppe, 1985, C. (Cymbiolacca) moretonensis Bail & Limpus, 1998 and C. (Cymbiolacca) subelongata Bail & Limpus, 1998. Two new subspecies are distinguished: C. (Cymbiolacca) pulchra flindersi and C. (Cymbiolacca) intruderi rowseorum, while species C. (Cymbiolacca) excelsior Bail & Limpus, 1998 is downgraded to subspecies. The type of C. (Cymbiolacca) pulchra (Sowerby I, 1825) and its type are redefined.





Iconography Binder

A Conchological Iconography, A4 Binder 0.75kg AUD 15.00 (+GST)

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 Pectinidae (12) SPECIAL OFFER (Part 1 & 2)

by Raines & Poppe, 2006, ISBN: 3925919783, A4 loose leaf format, 6kg AUD 230.00 (+GST)

Review: The definitive guide book on Pectens. Comprehensively describes & lavishly illustrates (722 pages, 6kg!) all known Pectens / Scallops. Includes a new ID determination tool designed to ease ID work and over 320 excellent 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 show 242 location maps. A top quality book for just a small group of worldwide collectors is an amazing effort that has resulted in a truly superb publication for any shell enthusiast. This would make an outstanding addition to any general seashell library. Note: Designed to fit in 2 separate binders to view text (Part 1) and plates (Part 2) side-by-side for easy referencing. (RRP: $ 540.00)

The Family Buccinidae (14)

by Fraussen & Terryn, 2007, ISBN: 3925919783, A4 format 1.8kg AUD 175.00 (+GST)

Review: A substantial 164-page Guide to Buccinidae / Genus Neptunea addition to the Iconography series. The excellent imaging on 154 superb, full colour plates and high print quality of the Iconography series manage to impress as usual. The authors have included a thorough and detailed taxonomic review of Buccinidae, incl. 2 tables, 66 distribution maps and approx. 160 further additional illustrations throughout the text. An essential publication for collectors with special interest in Buccinidae and a great addition to any general seashell library.

The Family Tonnidae (13)

by Vos & Terryn, 2007, ISBN: 3925919783, A4 format 1.4kg AUD 85.00 (+GST)

Review:  A comprehensive 123-page addtion to the Iconography series on Tonnidae, with text by Chris Vos and impressive photograpy on 63 superb full colour plates. Offering 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 a must-have publication for the Tonnidae collector and great addition to all seashell libraries.

The Family Conidae - The South African Species (15)

by Tenorio & Monteiro, 2008, ISBN: 3925919279, A4 format 0.9kg AUD 90.00 (+GST)

Review: Part 2 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 (10)

by Monteiro, Tenorio & Poppe, 2004,  ISBN: 3925919279, A4 format 2.4kg AUD 170.00 (+GST)

Review: Part 1 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 info includes a systematic list of taxa with detailed comments and descriptions of the animal, shell, synonymy, habitat, biology & distribution (incl. maps), bibliography & alphabetical index sections. 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 (18)

by Conchbooks, 2012, ISBN: 3925919279, A4 format 2.4kg AUD 95.00 (+GST)

Review: Part 3 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 (4)

by Geiger & Poppe, 2000, ISBN: 3925919279, A4 format 1.7kg AUD 125.00 (+GST)

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 (8) Part 1

by Alf & Kreipl & Poppe, 2003, ISBN: 3925919279, A4 format, 1.4kg AUD 110.00 (+GST)

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 (17) Part 2

by Alf & Kreipl, 2011, ISBN: 3925919279, A4 format, 1.2kg AUD 125.00 (+GST)

Review: Part 2 of the Iconography series on Turban Shells provides a comprehensive overview of 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. Each species is described in great detail, with many b/w drawings in 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) Update to Part 1

by Alf & Kreipl, 2011, ISBN: 3925919279, A4 format, 0.2kg AUD 11.00 (+GST)

Review: Offering 4 additional pages of text, incl. 6 drawings and 8 full sized colour plates, this is the first update to the Conchological Iconography on the family Turbinidae - Part 1 since its publication in 2003. Including a revision and all new additions to taxonomy as of 2011, plus superb new illustrations to easily update the first book, with pages numbered to integrate where appropriate.

The Recent Volutidae (5)

by Bail & Poppe, 2001, ISBN: 3925919279, A4 format 0.5kg AUD 25.00 (+GST)

Review: Part 1 of the Iconography series on Volutidae introduces the recently described Volutes by the world's expert researchers on Volutes. 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 addition to every Volute collector's library.

The Genus Amoria (6)

by Bail & Limpus & Poppe, 2001, ISBN: 3925919279, A4 format 1.3kg AUD 95.00 (+GST)

Review: Part 2 of the Iconography series on Volutidae 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 Tribe Lyriini (9)

by Bail & Poppe, 2004, ISBN: 3925919279, A4 format 1.3kg AUD 115.00 (+GST)

Review: Part 3 of the Iconography series on Volutidae, 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.

The Recent Volutes Of New Zealand (11)

by Bail & Limpus, 2005, ISBN: 3925919279, A4 format 1.1kg AUD 110.00 (+GST)

Review: Part 4 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  (16)

by Bail & Chino, 2010, ISBN: 3925919279, A4 format 1.1kg AUD 105.00 (+GST)

Review: Part 5 of the Iconography series on Volutidae. With 74 pages and 64 excellent full colour plates, it's another great addition to the series for 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, enabling advanced comparison and ID work. Additional information includes many additional b/w illustrations and distribution maps throughout the text, alphabetical scientific name index and extensive bibliography.

The Family Acavidae (7)

by Groh & Poppe & Charles, 2002, ISBN: 3925919279, A4 format 0.9kg AUD 95.00 (+GST)

Review: Part 1 of the Iconography on Landsnails illustrates on 69 pages and 44 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. Supplemented by: Part 2 The Family Acavidae - Genus Ampelita by Groh & Poppe.

The Family Strombidae (2)

by Kreipl et al, 1999, ISBN: 3925919279, A4 format 1.5kg AUD 105.00 (+GST)

Review: This large first part of the Iconography series on Strombidae by the author team Kreipl, Poppe, Man in't Veld & D Turck describes all recent worldwide species of 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.

The Superfamily Stromboidea - Addenda and Corrigenda (Supplement)

by Liverani, 2013, ISBN: 3-925919-27-9, A4 format 0.5kg AUD 75.00 (+GST)

Review: A substantial udate to the Conchological Iconography on Strombidae (2), with 54 pages of new text (including b/w photos) and 33 full colour plates. Extending the previous Strombidae Iconography (1999) and designed to integrate. Text and plates are numbered to fit where required in the earlier book. Continuing the idea of being able to update the loose-leaf Iconography series with newly published material works well in a case like this, where a large amount of new material has accumulated since 1999. Containing new discussions on systematics and distributional records, as well as several newly described forms and species. A welcome addition to what has already proved to be a very helpful resource on Strombidae - a must-have for any collector already using the earlier book.

The Family Ficidae (3)

by Poppe & Verhaege, 2000, ISBN: 3925919279, A4 format 0.5kg AUD 45.00 (+GST)

Review: This 31-page publication is the currently definitive work on Ficidae / 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 (19)

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

Review: The 80-page Iconography on Babyloniidae / Ivory Shells is a beautifully photographed and illustrated overview of the family. The highly ornamental shapes and patterns offer considerable variability in some species, along with taxonomic puzzles. 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 4 in genus Zemiropsis. The usual impressive photography of the Iconography series on 48 superb full colour plates allows for easy ID work. Many additional illustrations in the text, as well as distribution maps, bibliography and scientific index complete another very enjoyable addition to the reference series.

The Family Harpidae (1)

by Poppe, Brulet & Dance, 1999, ISBN: 3925919279, A4 format 0.7kg AUD 60.00 (+GST)

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. 





Corals Of The World (Special Edition)

by JEN Veron, 2000, deluxe leather HC edition set of 3 vol. in slipcase 7.5kg AUD 250.00 (+GST)

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.

Indo-Pacific Coral Reef Field Guide

by Allen & Steene, 1998, ISBN: 9810056877, softcover 0.7kg AUD 40.00 (+GST)

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 interested in marine biology. Excellent colour images provide quick and easy identification of the commonly seen species of marine life.

Reef Fish Identification Tropical Pacific Special Offer

by Allen, Steene, Humann & Deloach, 2006, ISBN: 1-878348-36-1, SC 1.2kg AUD 30.00 (+GST)

Review: A 470-page comprehensive field guide with more than 2500 images. Groundbreaking work by a team of the best specialist underwater photographers worldwide resulted in one of the best publications on tropical Pacific reef fish to date. The four authors successfully selected photographs of over 2000 species, finally enabling divers and naturalists to identify fish 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. Book Special Offer (Only until stocks last)

A Guide To Angelfishes & Butterflyfishes

by Allen, Steene & Allen, 1998, ISBN: 0966172019, hardcover 0.8kg AUD 20.00 (+GST)

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.

Sea Slugs Of Western Australia Special Offer

by Wells & Bryce, 2006, ISBN-10: 0730955230, softcover 0.5kg AUD 19.00 (+GST)

Review: An excellent rsource for divers, snorkelers and marine biologists - with a wealth of information on Australian Nudibranchs / Sea Slugs. Focusing primarily on the Western Australia region, but also covering the species found in the Indian and West Pacific Oceans. Introducing a general overview on these creatures, discussing habitat and detailed information on how to find them. The scientific research for this publication was based mainly on field expeditions carried out for the WA Museum over a decade of exploration. Beautifully illustrated with over 200 quality images, showing Nudibranchs in excellent detail allow for easy referencing and ID. Additional information includes bibliography, glossary and scientific name index. Book Special Offer (only until stocks last)

Sea Slugs Of Southern South America Special Offer

by Schroedl, 2003, ISBN: 3-925919-64-3, softcover 0.5kg AUD 50.00 (+GST)

Review: A great book on the American species of Nudibranchs or Sea Slugs, offering a general overview on sea slugs and their habitat. Focusing on systematics, biogeography and biology of Chilean and Magellanic Nudipleura (Mollusca-Opisthobranchia), the informative text is accompanied by over 100 individual images. The handy guide book format fits into any backpack and allows divers, snorkelers and underwater photographers to have a great reference along on trips. Book Special Offer (Only until stocks last)





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