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Distribution of Shallow-Water Marine Mollusca, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

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illustrated guide to the marine mollusks found in shallow water of the Yucatan Penn.,
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Distribution of Shallow-Water Marine Mollusca
Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

 by Harold E. Vokes & Emily H. Vokes

 1983, Mesoamerican Ecology Inst. & Middle American Research Ins.,Tulane University, paper covers, about 7 ¾ by 10½ inches (20 by 26.5 cm), 183 pages including 50 full page b/w plates (mostly photos, some drawings) for shell identification amd 8  half page size photos of shell sites, also map and charts.

This is the only full scale study of the mollusks found in this part of the Western Caribbean and it is an extremely important book for anyone who is interested in the shells of the Caribbean. In spite of the fact that the publication is now (as of 2013) 30  years old, the information that it contains is still valid and I am unaware of any newer publication that covers the general molluscan fauna of this area. The plates are of excellent quality and they are extremely sharp and where drawings are used in lieu of photographs they too are of top quality. The book contains 769 species collected from 99 localities. This copy is used but the body is in very good condition. There are some damage to the spine and the lower edge of front cover is torn. The pervious owner's name is writen on the cover and on the front title page. This publication is now hard to find.

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