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The Seashells of Tasmania: A Comprehensive Guide

Field / Identification Guide

By: Simon Grove(Author)

82 pages, 30 plates with colour photos

Taroona Publications

Paperback | May 2011 | #194660 | ISBN-13: 9780646551173
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About this book

Tailored for Tasmania, but relevant for all of southern Australia, this field guide has comprehensive and authoritative coverage of all species likely to be encountered on the shore. The colour photographs illustrate the commonest 350 species. The facing text describes these and a further 100 species.


Introduction 1
Naming shells 1
Identifying shells 2
Mollusc lifestyles and habitats 3
Mollusc status 3
Mollusc distributions 3
Conservation 5
Developing a shell collection 5
Cephalopods (nautilus, squid and cuttlefishes) 6-7
Polyplacophorans (chitons) 6-7
Bivalves 8-25
Gastropods 26-63
Micromolluscs 64-65
Species index 66-80

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Dr Simon Grove is a professional conservation biologist with a lifelong passion for seashells, marine life and natural history – and a shell collection to match. He lives with his wife and two sons near the sea in southern Tasmania.

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