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Classification and identification of over 600 shells (phykum mollusca) found in the waters of Russia
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Marine & Brackish Water Gastropoda of Russia & Adjacent Countries

byYu. I. Kantor & A.V. Sysoev

MK Scientific Press, Moscow, 2006, 370 pages plus 140 full size color plates, page size is 8 by 11.25 inches (20 by 28.5cm), printed laminated board covers, stitched and sewn binding, book is bilingual, Russian & English

Make no mistake about it this is a top quality book and one that is going to be very welcome on the desks of shell enthusiasts and malacologists around the world. The many rare and endemic species of shells are found in the waters off Russia and this book is the most complete catalog of those species that has been published. It is also commendable that many of the specimens that are illustrated are the type specimens and a great deal of time and effort has certainly been put into this book by the authors. According to the data given by the authors there are 1240 species of gastropods belonging to 350 genera and 110 families found in the faunal areas that are encompassed in this book. The photographs are well reproduced and the translation is clear and understandable. 

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