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By: Andrzej Piechocki(Author), Brygida Wawrzyniak-Wydrowska(Author), Beata M Pokryszko(Translated by)
280 pages, 156 colour photos and b/w line drawings
This book covers all the species of Mollusca found so far in Polish waters, i.e. 63 species of Gastropoda (54 freshwater, 9 marine) and 47 species of Bivalvia (37 freshwater, 10 marine). The general chapters contains detailed descriptions of the molluscan morphoanatomy as well as ecology of snails and bivalves. In the systematic chapters, the readers will find keys to families, genera and species, as well as detailed descriptions of each species, including shell, variability and similarity to other species, soft parts, ecology and biology, distribution. Shells of all species are presented on colour photos.
1. Introduction 9
2. Systematic list of freshwater and marine molluscs of Poland 11
3. Characteristics of gastropods and bivalves 20
4. Ecology of gastropods and bivalves 52
5. Systematic part 63
6. References 247
Poland. Map of main geographical regions 278
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