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Selected Sources of Information on Mollusks: Regional Identification
 

Marine: Western Atlantic

Abbott, R. Tucker. American Seashells: The Marine Mollusks of the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts of North America. 2nd ed. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1974. 663 pp., many plates, illus.

______. How to Know the American Marine Shells. Rev. ed. New York: New American Library, 1975. 222 pp., 12 color plates.

______. Seashells of North America: A Guide to Field Identification. Under the editorship of Herbert S. Zim. New York: Golden Press, 1968.

Abbott, R. Tucker, and Percy A. Morris. A Field Guide to Shells: Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and the West Indies. 4th ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995.

Andrews, Jean. A Field Guide to Shells of the Florida Coast. Houston: Gulf Publishing, 1994. 182 pp., 24 color plates, many black-and-white photos.

______. Seashells of the Texas Coast. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1971. 298 pp.

______. Shells and Shores of Texas. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1977. 365 pp. Expanded version of Seashells of the Texas Coast.

Bayer, Frederick M., and Robert C. Work. 1965. Littoral Marine Life of Southern Florida. Field Trip no. 7, Geological Society of America Convention, November 1964. New York: Geological Society of America.

Bousfield, Edward Lloyd. Canadian Atlantic Sea Shells. Ottawa: Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources, National Museum of Canada, 1960. 72 pp.

Castellanos, Zulma J. Ageitos de. Catalogo Descriptivo de la Malacofauna Marina Magallanica. 12 volumes. La Plata: Provincia de Buenos Aires, Comisión de investigaciones cientificas, 1988-1983. About 40 pages per volume, black-and-white figures.

Collins, Henry H., Jr. Complete Field Guide to American Wildlife: East, Central and North. New York: Harper & Bros., 1959. 683 pp., many text figs., 48 color plates. Common marine mollusks of Atlantic coast described on pp. 562-611.

Díaz Merlano, Juan Manuel, and Mónica Puyana Hegedus. Moluscos Del Caribe Colombiano: Un Catálogo Ilustrado. Santafe de Bogota: Colciencias: Fundación Natura: Invemar, 1994. 291 pp.

Emerson, William K., and Morris K. Jacobson. The American Museum of Natural History Guide to Shells: Land, Freshwater and Marine, from Nova Scotia to Florida. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976. 482 pp., color and black-and-white photos.

Gosner, Kenneth L. A Field Guide to the Atlantic Seashore: Invertebrates and Seaweeds of the Atlantic Coast from the Bay of Fundy to Cape Hatteras. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1979. 329 pp., color and black-and-white photos.

Harvard University. Museum of Comparative Zoology. Department of Mollusks. Johnsonia. 1941-1975. No longer issued. Excellent figures, descriptions, ranges, collecting localities, book reviews and so forth.

Heuer, Richards J., Jr. Exploring for Sea Shells on Martha's Vineyard. Northbrook, IL: privately printed, 1970. Sponsored by the Felix Neck Wildlife Trust, Vineyard Haven, MA. 102 pp.

Humfrey, Michael. Sea Shells of the West Indies: A Guide to the Marine Mollusks of the Caribbean. New York: Taplinger, 1975. 351 pp., plates, illus.

Jacobson, Morris K., and William K. Emerson. Shells from Cape Cod to Cape May, with Special Reference to the New York City Area. rev. and enlarged. New York: Dover, 1971. 152 pp.

Jong, K. M. de, and H.E. Coomans. Marine Gastropods from Curaçao, Aruba, and Bonaire. Leiden, The Netherlands; New York: E.J. Brill, 1988. 261 pp.

Leal, José H. Marine Prosobranch Gastropods from Oceanic Islands off Brazil: Species Composition and Biogeography. Coral Gables, FL: University of Miami, 1990.

Long Island Shell Club. Seashells of Long Island. New York, 1988.

Lozet, Jean B. Shells of the Caribbean. Trans. W. and S. Reed. Papeete, Tahiti: Éditions du Pacifique, 1977. 138 pp., many color photos.

Lubinsky, Irene. Marine Bivalve Molluscs of the Canadian Central and Eastern Arctic: Faunal Composition and Zoogeography. Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, no. 207. Ottawa: Department of Fisheries and Oceans, 1980.

Macpherson, Elizabeth. The Marine Molluscs of Arctic Canada: Prosobranch Gastropods, Chitons, and Scaphopods. Publications in Biological Oceanography, no. 3. Ottawa: National Museum of Canada, 1971. 149 pp.

Morris, Percy A. Field Guide to Shells of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. Rev. ed. Peterson Field Guide Series, no. 3. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1973. 330 pp., color illus.

Perry, Louise M., and Jeanne S. Schwengel. Marine Shells of the Western Coast of Florida. Ithaca, NY: Paleontological Research Institution, 1955. 318 pp., 56 plates.

Petuch, Edward J. Neogene History of Tropical American Mollusks: Biogeography and Evolutionary Patterns of Tropical Western Atlantic Mollusca. Charlottesville, VA: Coastal Education and Research Foundation, 1988. 217 pp., 39 plates, 24 figs.

______. New Caribbean Molluscan Faunas. Charlottesville, VA: Coastal Education and Research Foundation, 1987. New species. 158 pp., 28 plates.

Porter, Hugh J. The North Carolina Marine and Estuarine Mollusca: An Atlas of Occurrence. Morehead City, NC: Institute of Marine Science, 1974. 351 pp.

Porter, Hugh J., and Jim Tyler. Sea Shells Common to North Carolina. Division of Marine Fisheries Information Series. Raleigh, NC: Department of Natural and Economic Resources, 1971.

Rehder, Harald A. The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Seashells. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. 894 pp., many color photos. Over 700 common seashells of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.

Rios, Eliézer de Carvalho. Brazilian Marine Mollusks Iconography. Rio Grande, RS [Brazil]: Fundação Universidade do Rio Grande, Centro de Ciências do Mar, Museu Oceanográfico, 1975. 331 pp., 91 black-and-white plates, bibliography.

______. Coastal Brazilian Seashells. Rio Grande, RS [Brazil]: Fundação Cidade do Rio Grande, Museu Oceanográfico de Rio Grande, 1970. 255 pp., 60 plates.

______. Seashells of Brazil. Rio Grande, RS [Brazil] : Fundação Cidade do Rio Grande, Fundação Universidade do Rio Grande, Museu Oceanográfico, 1985. 328 pp., 102 pp. of plates.

Rios, Eliézer de Carvalho, with Manuel Haimovici, José Angel Alvares Peres, Roberta Aguiar dos Santos. Seashells of Brazil. Rio Grande, RS: Editora da Furg, 1994.

Romashko, Sandra D. The Shell Book: The Complete Guide to Collecting and Identifying . 6th ed. Miami: Windward Publishing, 1992. 64 pp., many color photos.

Roper, Clyde F. E. FAO Species Identification Sheets for Fishery Purposes; Western Central Atlantic Cephalopods. Rome: Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, 1978. Vol. 6. 78 pp.

Sutty, Lesley. Seashell Treasures of the Caribbean. Edited by R. Tucker Abbott. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1986. 128 pp., numerous color plates.

Vecchione, M., C. F. E. Roper and M. J. Sweeney. Marine Flora and Fauna of the Eastern United States -- Mollusca: Cephalopoda. NOAA Technical Report NMFS, 1989. No. 73:1-22.

Vilas, Curtis N., and Naomi R. Vilas. Florida Marine Shells: A Guide for Collectors of Shells of the Southeastern Atlantic Coast and Gulf Coast. Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle, 1970.

Vokes, Harold E. and Emily H. Vokes. Distribution of Shallow-Water Marine Mollusca, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. New Orleans: Middle American Research Institute, Tulane University, 1983.

Warmke, Germaine L., and R. Tucker Abbott. Caribbean Seashells: A Guide to the Marine Mollusks of Puerto Rico and Other West Indian Islands, Bermuda and the Lower Florida Keys. 1961. Reprint. New York: Dover, 1975. 348 pp., illus.

Williams, W. Florida’s Fabulous Seashells. Tampa: Worldwide Publications, 1988.

Zim, Herbert S., and Lester Ingle. Seashores: A Guide to Animals and Plants Along the Beaches. A Golden Nature Guide. New York: Western, 1955. 160 pp., color illus.

Zinn, D. J. Marine Mollusks of Cape Cod. Brewster, MA: Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 1984.

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Marine: Eastern Pacific

Abbott, R. Tucker. American Seashells: The Marine Mollusks of the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts of North America. 2nd ed. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1974. 663 pp., many plates, illus.

______. How to Know the American Marine Shells. 1970. Reprint. New York: New American Library, 1975. 222 pp., 12 color plates.

Barr, Lou,and Nancy Barr. Under Alaskan Seas: The Shallow Water Marine Invertebrates. Anchorage, Alaska: Alaska Northwest Pub. Co., 1983. 208 pp.

Behrens, David W. Pacific Coast Nudibranchs: A Guide to the Opisthobranchs of the Northeastern Pacific. Los Osos, CA: Sea Challengers, 1980. 112 pp., illus. A field guide: includes information on anatomy, collection and preservation.

Bernard, F. R. Catalogue of the Living Bivalvia of the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Bering Strait to Cape Horn. Ottawa: Government of Canada, Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans, 1983. 102 pp.

Braun, Ernest, and Vinson Brown. Exploring Pacific Coast Tidepools. Healdsburg, CA: Naturegraph, 1966. 56 pp., color photos.

Burghardt, Glenn and Laura. A Collector's Guide to West Coast Chitons. Special Publication no. 4. San Francisco: San Francisco Aquarium Society, 1969. 45 pp., 4 color plates.

Finet, Yves. The Marine Mollusks of the Galapagos Islands: A Documented Faunal List. Geneva: Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, 1994.

Fitch, John E. Common Marine Bivalves of California. Fish Bulletin no. 90. Sacramento: California Department of Fish and Game, 1953. 102 pp., 63 figs.

Foster, Nora Rakestraw. Intertidal Bivalves: A Guide to the Common Marine Bivalves of Alaska. Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 1991.

Griffith, Lela M. The Intertidal Univalves of British Columbia. Handbook no. 26. Victoria, BC: British Columbia Provincial Museum, Department of Recreation and Conservation, 1967. 101 pp., black-and-white illus.

Harbo, Rick M. Shells and Shellfish of the Pacific Northwest: A Field Guide. Madeira Park, BC, Canada: Harbour Publishing, 1997. 270 pp, color illus.

Hedgpeth, Joel W. Introduction to Seashore Life of the San Francisco Bay Region and the Coast of Northern California. California Natural History Guide no. 9. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1971. 136 pp., 8 color plates, 85 text figs.

Hinton, Sam. Seashore Life of Southern California: An Introduction to the Animal Life of California Beaches South of Santa Barbara. Rev. ed. California Natural History Guide no. 26. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987. 181 pp., 8 color plates, 237 text figs.

Johnson, Myrtle E., and Harry J. Snook. Seashore Animals of the Pacific Coast. New York: Dover, 1967. 633 pp., 11 color plates, many black-and-white plates, figs., and charts.

Keen, A. Myra. An Abridged Check List and Bibliography of West North American Marine Mollusca. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1937. 84 pp.

______. Sea Shells of Tropical West America: Marine Mollusks from Baja California to Peru. 2nd ed. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1971. 1,064 pp., 22 color plates, black-and-white figs., maps.

Keen, A. Myra, and Eugene Coan. Marine Molluscan Genera of Western North America: An Illustrated Key. 2nd ed. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1974.

______. Seashells of Tropical West America: Additions and Corrections to 1971. Occasional Paper no. 1. Los Angeles: Western Society of Malacologists, 1975.

Keep, Josiah, and J.L. Bailey, Jr. West Coast Shells: A Description in Familiar Terms of Principal Marine, Fresh-water, and Land Mollusks of the United States, British Columbia, and Alaska, Found West of the Sierra. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1935. 350 pp., 334 text figs.

Light, S.F. Light's Manual: Intertidal Invertebrates of the Central California Coast. 3rd ed. Ed. by Ralph I. Smith and James T. Carlton. S.F. Light's Laboratory and Field Text in Invertebrate Zoology Series. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1975.

Lindberg, David R. Acmaeidae: (Gastropoda: Mollusca). Invertebrates of the San Francisco Bay Estuary System Series, vol. 2. Pacific Grove, CA: Boxwood Press, 1980. 122 pp., 99 figs. All known California Acmaeidae are described, illustrated and discussed. Keys and bibliography.

McDonald, Gary R., and James W. Nybakken. Guide to the Nudibranchs of California. Ed. R. Tucker Abbott. Melbourne, FL: American Malacologists, 1981. 67 pp., 112 color plates, line drawings.

MacFarland, Frank M. Studies of Opisthobranchiate Mollusks of the Pacific Coast of North America. Memoir no. 6. San Francisco: California Academy of Sciences Publications, 1966. 546 pp., 72 plates.

MacGinitie, George E., and Nettie MacGinitie. Natural History of Marine Animals. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1968. 523 pp.

McLean, James H. Marine Shells of Southern California. Rev. ed. Science Series 24, Zoology, no. 11. Los Angeles: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 1978. 104 pp., 54 plates.

Morris, Percy A. A Field Guide to Pacific Coast Shells, Including Shells of Hawaii and the Gulf of California. 2nd ed. Peterson Field Guide Series, no. 6. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1974. 297 pp., 72 plates in color and black-and-white, figs.

Oldroyd, Ida. 1924-27. The Marine Shells of the West Coast of North America. 4 vols. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1924-27. Mollusks: vol. 1; vol. 2, pts. 1-3. 900 pp.

Olsson, Axel A. Mollusks of the Tropical Eastern Pacific, Particularly from the Southern Half of the Panamic-Pacific Faunal Province (Panama to Peru): Panamic-Pacific Pelecypoda. Ithaca, NY: Paleontological Research Institution, 1961. 574 pp., 86 plates.

Quayle, D.B. Intertidal Bivalves of British Columbia. 2nd ed. Handbook no. 17. Victoria, BC: British Columbia Provincial Museum, 1970. 104 pp.

Rehder, Harald A. The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Seashells. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. 894 pp., many color photos. Over 700 common seashells of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.

Ricketts, Edward F., et al. Between Pacific Tides. 5th ed. Revised by David W. Phillips. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1986. 680 pp., 364 figs. An ecological treatise arranged by ecological divisions and zones of the coast rather than phyla.

Roper, C. F. E., M. J. Sweeney, and F. G. Hochberg. FAO Species Identification Sheets for Fishery Purposes, Eastern Central Pacific, Fishery Area 77, CEPHALOPODS. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1995. Pp. 305-53. In Spanish.

Skoglund, Carol. Additions to the Panamic Province Bivalve (Mollusca) Literature 1971 to 1990. The Festivus 22, Supplement May 9, 1991.

_____. Additions to the Panamic Province Gastropod (Mollusca) Literature 1971 to 1992. The Festivus 24, Supplement November 12, 1992.

_____. Additions to the Panamic Province Opisthobranchia (Mollusca) Literature 1971 to 1990. The Festivus 22, Supplement 1 February 14, 1991.

Soule, Dorothy F., John D. Soule, and Henry W. Chaney. Taxonomic Atlas of the Benthic Fauna of the Santa Maria Basin and the Western Santa Barbara Channel. The Bryozoa. Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural Hisstory, 1995.

Zim, Herbert S., and Lester Ingle. Seashores: A Guide to Animals and Plants Along the Beaches. A Golden Nature Guide. New York: Western, 1955. 160 pp., color illus.

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Marine: Indian Ocean, Indo-Pacific, Japan, Australia

Abbott, R. Tucker. Seashells of Southeast Asia. Thornhill, Dumfriesshire: Tynron Press, 1991. 145 pp., [52] pp. of plates

Abbott, R. Tucker, et al. Indo-Pacific Mollusca: Monographs of the Marine Mollusca of the Indo-Pacific. Greenville, DE, 1959-73. Illustrations, descriptions, ranges, etc., of species.

Aiken, D.W., and K.J. Fuller. The Living Volutes of Africa. North Myrtle Beach, SC: Richard E. Petit, 1970. 70 pp., illus.

Allan, Joyce. Australian Shells, with Related Animals Living in the Sea, in Freshwater and on the Land. Rev. ed. Melbourne: Georgian House, 1959. 487 pp., 12 color plates, 28 full-page halftone plates, 110 text figs.

Barnard, Keppel H. A Beginner's Guide to South African Shells. Cape Town: Maskew Miller, 1951. 215 pp., 5 color, 27 black-and-white plates.

Bernard, F. R., Ying-Ya Cai, and Brian Morton. Catalogue of the Living Marine Bivalve Molluscs of China. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 1993.

Bessem, Paul, and W.S.S. van Benthem Jutting. Shells of the Malaysian Seas. Amsterdam: "De Spieghel" Publishing Co., 1952. 16 pp., 64 plates.

Bieler, Rudiger. Architectonicidae of the Indo-Pacific (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Stuttgart; New York: G. Fischer, 1993. 376 pp., [1] leaf of plates : ill. (some col.), maps.

Bosch, Donald and Eloise. Seashells of Oman. Ed. Kathleen Smythe. London and New York: Longmans Group, 1982. 206 pp., color plates.

_____. Seashells of Southern Arabia. United Arab Emirates: Motivate Publishing, 1989.

Bosch, Donald et al. Seashells of Eastern Arabia. Ed. S. Peter Dance. Dubai: Motivate Pub., 1995.

Brost, Fred B., and Robert D. Coale. A Guide to Shell Collecting in the Kwajalein Atoll. Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle, 1971. 157 pp., 33 figs.

Cernohorsky, Walter O. Marine Shells of the Pacific. 2 vols. Sydney: Pacific, 1971-78. Vol. 1 (rev. ed.): 248 pp., 444 figs. Vol. 2: 411 pp., 68 plates, 28 text figs. Includes mollusks living in the intertidal and subtidal zones covering the Marquesas group.

_____. Tropical Pacific Marine Shells. Sydney: Pacific Publications, 1978. 352 pp., 68 plates.

Chuang, Shou-Hwa. On Malayan Shores. Singapore: Muwu Shosa, 1961. 225 pp., 112 plates (13 in color), 194 figs.

Coleman, Neville. Shell Collecting in Australia. Terry Hills, New South Wales: Reed, 1976. 176 pp.

______. Shells in Australia: An Australia-wide Selection of Shells. Sydney: A.H. and A.W. Reed, 1978. 30 pp., 60 color photos.

______. What Shell Is That? New York: Lansdowne Press, 1981. 308 pp., illus.

Coulombel, Alain. Coquillages de Djibouti. Aix-en-Provence: Edisud, 1994. 143 pp., many color photos.

Cotton, Bernard C., and Frank K. Godfrey. The Molluscs of South Australia. 2 vols. Handbooks of the Flora and Fauna of South Australia series. Adelaide: Frank Trigg, Government Printer, 1938-40. Pt. 1: The Pelecypoda. 363 pp., 351 figs. Pt. 2: The Scaphopoda, Cephalopoda, Aplacophora and Crepipoda. 286 pp., 249 figs.

Devaney, Dennis M. and Lucius G. Eldredge, eds. Reef and Shore Fauna of Hawaii. Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press, 1977. 381 pp., 223 figs. Revision of Charles H. Edmondson's handbook.

Dharma, B. Indonesian Shells. Jakarta: Sarana Graha, 1988. 111 pp. including 35 color plates.

_____. Indonesian Shells II. Weisbaden: Christa Hemmen, 1992. 135 pp. including 38 color plates, of which 10 are devoted to land snails.

Drivas, J., and M. Jay. Coquillages de la Reunion et de l’Ile Maurice. Paris: Delachaux et Niestle, 1988.

Estival, J. C. Cæones de Nouvelle-Calédonie et du Vanuatu. Papeet, Tahiti: Éditions du Cagou, 1981. 126 pp.

Fielding, Ann. Hawaiian Reefs and Tidepools: A Guide to Hawaii's Shallow-Water Invertebrates. Honolulu: Oriental, 1979. 103 pp., color photos.

Gillett, Keith, and Frank McNeill. The Great Barrier Reef and Adjacent Isles: A Comprehensive Survey for Visitor, Naturalist and Photographer. 3rd ed. Sydney: Coral Press, 1967. 194 pp., 161 plates.

Gillett, Keith, and John Yaldwyn. Australian Seashores in Colour. Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle, 1970. 112 pp., illus.

Gosliner, Terrence. Nudibranchs of Southern Africa: A Guide to Opisthobranch Molluscs of Southern Africa. Monterey, CA: Sea Challengers, and El Cajon, CA: J. Hamann in association with the California Academy of Sciences, 1987. 136 pp., illus.

Govan, Hugh. Cymatium muricinum and Other Ranellid Gastropods: Major Predators of Cultured Tridacnid Clams. Manila: International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management, 1995. 136 pp., illus.

Habe, Tadashige. Shells of the Western Pacific in Color, vol. 2. Rev. ed. Osaka: Hoikusha, 1975. 233 pp., 1,465 species illus. This book is the English edition of Kira and Habe's Genshoku Nihon kairui zukan (Coloured Illustrations of the Shells of Japan), vol. 2. For volume 1, see Kira, Tetsuaki. Shells of the Western Pacific in Color. 3rd. ed. Osaka: Hoikusha, 1971-72. 224 pp., 72 color plates..

_____. Systematics of Mollusca in Japan: Bivalvia and Scaphopoda. Toyko: Hokuryukan, 1977. 372 pp.

Higo, Su ichi, and Yoshihiro Goto. A Systematic List of Molluscan Shells from the Japanese Islands and the Adjacent Area. Osaka: Kairu shuppansha, 1993. [In Japanese].

Hinton, Alan G. Guide to Australian Shells. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: Robert Brown and Assocs., 1978. 82 pp., 77 color plates.

______. Guide to Shells of Papua New Guinea. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: Robert Brown and Assocs., 1979. 68 pp., 69 color plates of 950 species.

______. Shells of New Guinea and the Central Indo-Pacific. Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle, 1975. 94 pp., photos.

Hirase, Shintaro, and Isao Taki. An Illustrated Handbook of Shells, in Natural Colors, from the Japanese Islands and Their Adjacent Territory. Rev. and enl. ed. Tokyo: Maruzen, 1954. 124 pp., 130 color, 4 black-and-white plates. In Japanese and English.

Hodgkin, Ernest P., et al. The Shelled Gastropoda of South Western Australia. Handbook no. 9. Perth: Western Australian Naturalist's Club, 1966. 60 pp., 21 plates.

Horikoshi, Masuoki. Sekai no kai: shizen no umidashita ishúo [Seashells of the World]. Chiba, Japan: Chiba Kenritsu Chúuúo Hakubutsukan, 1989. 86 pp.

Hornell, James. Indian Molluscs. Bombay: Bombay Natural History Society, 1951. 96 pp., 1 color plate, 70 figs.

Kay, E. Alison. Hawaiian Marine Shells. Sec. 4: Mollusca. Bernice P. Bishop Museum Special Publication 64 (4). Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press, 1979. 653 pp., 195 black-and-white figs. Includes fossil history, economic aspects, historical résumé.

Kennelly, Denis H. Marine Shells of Southern Africa. 2nd ed. Cape Town: Books for Africa, 1969. 123 pp., 46 photos., illus.

Kensley, Brian F. Sea-Shells of Southern Africa: Gastropods. Cape Town: Maskew Miller with the South African Museum, 1973. 236 pp.

Kilburn, Richard, and Elizabeth Rippey. Sea Shells of Southern Africa. Johannesburg: Macmillan South Africa, 1982. 249 pp., color plates.

Kira, Tetsuaki. Shells of the Western Pacific in Color. 3rd. ed. Osaka: Hoikusha, 1971-72. 224 pp., 72 color plates.

Kirtisinghe, Parakrama. Sea Shells of Sri Lanka, Including Forms Scattered throughout the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle, 1978. 202 pp., 61 black-and-white plates.

Kuroda, T., T. Habe and K. Oyama. Sagami-wan san Kairui (The Sea Shells of Sagami Bay). Edited by Kuroda Tokubei et al. Tokyo: Maruzen, 1971. 489 pp., plates. In Japanese and English.

Lamprell, Kevin, and Thora Whitehead. Bivalves of Australia. Bathurst: Crawford House Press, 1992.

Lan, Tzu-chiao. Tai-wan hsi yu pei lei tsai se tu chien (Rare Shells of Taiwan in Color). Taipei: Lan Tzu-chiao, 1980. 144 pp., 160 color plates. In Chinese and English.

Liltved, William Rune. Cowries and Their Relatives of Southern Africa: A Study of the Southern African Cypraecean and Velutinacean Gastropod Fauna. Published by G. Verhoef, Seacomber Publications in conjunction with the Winshaw & Liltved Families, 1989.

Lim Chuan Fong, and Victor T. H. Wee. Southeast Asian Conus, A Seashell Book. Singapore: Seaconus, 1992. 100 pp., many color photos.

Luther, Rick, and Nee Chung. Cowries and Cones of Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Sing Cheong, 1975. 128 pp., color illus.

Macpherson, J. Hope, and Charles J. Gabriel. Marine Mollusks of Victoria. Handbook no. 2. Melbourne: National Museum of Victoria, 1962. 475 pp., 486 figs.

Maes, V. O. The Littoral Marine Mollusks of Cocos-Keeling Islands (Indian Ocean). Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences 119, 1967. pp. 93-217.

May, William L., and J. Hope Macpherson. An Illustrated Index of Tasmanian Shells. Tasmania: L.G. Shea, Government Printer, 1958. 54 pp., 50 plates. Rev. ed. of May's 1923 Index, including additional plates and text.

McMichael, Donald F. Some Common Shells of the Australian Sea-Shore. Jacaranda Pocket Guides Series. Brisbane: Jacaranda Press, 1960. 127 pp., 287 figs.

Morton, Brian, ed. The Malacofauna of Hong Kong and Southern China III. Hong Kong University Press, 1994. 504 pp.

Morton, John, and Michael Miller. The New Zealand Sea Shore. London and Auckland: Collins, 1968. 638 pp., 32 plates, 220 figs.

Motta, A.J. da, and Phairot Lenavat. Cone Shells of Thailand. Bangkok: Graphic Art Co., Ltd., 1979. 20 pp.

Oliver, P. Graham. Bivalved Seashells of the Red Sea. Wiesbaden: Verlag Christa Hemmen; Cardiff: National Museum of Wales, 1992.

Okutani, Takashi. World Seashells of Rarity and Beauty. Tokyo: National Science Museum, 1983. 12 pp., 48 color plates. [In Japanese]

Okutani, Takashi, and Tadashige Habe. Mollusca, Chiefly from Japan. Tokyo: Gakken, 1975. vol. 1 301 pp., vol 2., 294 pp., many color photos.

Pechar, Peter, et al. Mitre Shells from the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Bathurst, New South Wales: Robert Brown and Assocs., 1980. 126 pp., 56 plates.

Penniket, James R. New Zealand Seashells in Colour. Wellington: A.H. and A.W. Reed, 1970. 112 pp., 51 plates in color.

Pierson, Robert and Geneviève. Mysterious Cowries of New Caledonia. Translated by A. Rual. Baie des Pêcheurs, New Caledonia: Éditions du Caillou, 1975. 120 pp., color photos.

Ponder, W. F. A Review of the Genera of the Rissoidae (Mollusca: Mesogastropoda: Rissoacea). Records of the Australian Museum, supplement 4, 1985. 221 pp.

Poppe, Guido T. and Yoshihiro Goto. Recent Angariidae. Ancona, Italy: L'Informatore Piceno, 1993. 32 pp., 10 color plates.

Powell, Arthur W.B. Shells of New Zealand: An Illustrated Handbook. 5th rev. ed. Christchurch: Whitcoulls, 1976. 154 pp., 45 plates.

______. New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land, and Freshwater Shells. Auckland: Collins, 1979. 500 pp., 16 color, 66 monochrome plates, 120 text figs. Systematic treatment: includes a brief description, history, and location with keyed bibliography and illustration reference.

Pownall, Glen. New Zealand Shells and Shell Fish. 1970. Rpt. Wellington: Seven Seas Publishing, 1974. 87 pp., color illus. of 150 species.

Rehder, H. A. The Marine Mollusks of Easter Island (Isla de Pascua) and Sala y Gómez. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 289, 1980.

Reid, David G. The Littorinid Molluscs of Mangrove Forests in the Indo-pacific Region: The Genus Littoraria. London: British Museum (Natural History), 1986. 227 pp.

Rippingale, O.H., and Donald F. McMichael. Queensland and Great Barrier Reef Shells. Brisbane: Jacaranda Press, 1961. 210 pp., 29 color plates.

Rockel, Dieter, Werner Korn and Alan J. Kohn. Manual of the Living Conidae. Wiesbaden, Germany: Verlag Christa Hemmen, 1995. V. 1: Indo-Pacific Region. 517 pp., maps, illus, 84 color plates.

Salvat, Bernard, and Claude Rives. Coquillages de Polynésie. 2nd ed. Papeete, Tahiti: Éditions du Pacifique, 1980. 391 pp., illus.

Sharabati, Doreen. Red Sea Shells. London: Rutledge and Kegan Paul, 1984. 128 pp., 49 color plates.

_____. Saudi Arabian Seashells: Selected Red Sea and Arabian Gulf Molluscs. VNU Books International, 1981. 119 pp.

Shepherd, S. A., and I. M. Thomas, ed. Marine Invertebrates of Southern Australia. S. Aust.: D.J. Woolman, Govt. Printer, 1982.

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Arrecgros, Josette. 1958. Coquillages marins: coquilles des principales espèces de gastéropodes et de lamellibranches de la Manche de l'ocean Atlantique et de Méditerranée. Petits Atlas no. 33. Lausanne: Payot. 63 pp., 1958. 191 shells illustrated in color.

Bernard, Pierre A. Coquillages du Gabon. Libreville, Gabon: P.A. Bernard, 1984. 140 pp. In French and English.

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Bouchet, Philippe, et al. Sea Shells of Western Europe. Trans. B.E. Picton. Melbourne, FL: American Malacologists, 1979. 144 pp.

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Chatfield, June E. Welsh Seashells. Cardiff: National Museum of Wales, 1977. 44 pp.

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Fechter, Rosina, and Gerhard Falkner. Weichtiere, Europäische Meeres- und Binnenmollusken. Gütersloh: Mosaik, 1990. 287 pp., many color photos.

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Röckel, Dieter, Emilio Rolán and António Monteiro. Cone Shells from Cape Verde Islands: A Difficult Puzzle: A Look at the Workshop of Evolution. Published by the authors, 1980. 156 pp., 8 leaves of plates.

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Street, Philip. Between the Tides. New York: Philosophical Library, 1953. 175 pp., many plates and figs.

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Tornaritis, G. Mediterranean Sea Shells Cyprus. Nicosia: G. Tornaritis, 1987.

 

 

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