The Mollusks of the Southern Gulf of Thailand
by C. Swennen, R.G. Moolenbeck, N. Ruttanadakul,H. Hobbelink, H. Dekker, S. Hajisamac
ISBN 947 7360 61 6, published in 2001, Biodiversity Research Training, Bangkok, Thailand, paper covers, about 7¼ by 10 (18.5 by 27.25cm), 210 pages, including 44 full color plates of 530 specimens) 11 text figures, maps and drawings in text
This is a wonderful book and unfortunately it is a very difficult book to find. It has been out of print now for many years and I spent almost two years trying to find a copy for a client and I was able to find this copy at the same time. Essentially it is a record of mollusks found over the course of several years and several expeditions to the gulf area of Southern Thailand. It is a very well documented book and the plates are of excellent quality. The text is very well written as well. Although many if not most of the shells found can be found in the Indian Ocean and in Indo-Pacific waters and can be found in other works on these areas this is the first book that ties things together .