Philippine Marine Mollusks Vol. 5
edited by Guido Poppe
published in 2017 by ConchBooks, Germany and Conchology.be, Philippines, hardcover in laminated boards, A4 size 21 by 30 cm, about 8 by 11.5 inches, 628 pages include 285 full color photographic plates
It is hard to believe that already 6 years have passed since the publication of the 4th volume in this series. This volume includes the species that have been newly described since the 4th edition which appeared in 2011 and also contains new records and updates as well. Those of you that are already familiar with this series will not hesitate to add this volume to their sets. As usual for all of the books in this set the photography is outstanding. The publication of this book brings the total to more than 5800 species from the Philippines in the set and these shells are found in almost 300 families. The book and the set are truly a remarkable achievement.