Guidebook to Pecten Shells
Recent Pectinidae and Propeamussidae of the World
by A. Rombouts
ISBN 0709048319, 1991 publication by Robert Hale, Great
Britain, hardcover with printed dustjacket, 157 pages, 7.25 by 10.25 inches
(18.25 by 26 cm.) 29 full page color photo plates for shell identification and
several additional color photos.
The author of this book passed away in 1985 and the book in its' present form was assembled from his notes by his
friends and colleagues atthe Zoological Museum of the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The
family Pectinidae is covered by about 200 species and subspecies and about 100 species in the Propeamussiidae are discussed
and the more common shells are illustrated. These specimens are in the Rombouts collection in the Amsterdam Zoological Museum.
The book contains an appendix listing the shells described afterRombouts’ death. This book is an unused copy from a dealer’s stock and the book
is one that is scarce today.