Samoan Land Snails and Slugs
An Identification Guide
by R. H. Cowie, R.J. Rundell & N. Yeung
ISBN 9781387155330, published in 2017 by the Dept. of Marine & Wildlife Resource, American Samoa Government, paperback, 6 by 9 inches, about 15 by 23 cm., 71 pages, illustrated with color photographs, black and white drawings, diagrams, and maps
This is a very nice guide to the Samoan terrestrial mollusks and it is written by three biologists that have wide experience with the field of Pacific island land shells. The book includes both native and introduced mollusks and all are illustrated in color photographs, and in black and white drawings on the smaller species. There is a great deal of descriptive and identifying material for each of the mollusks in this study. The shells in this book are found in 24 different families and they are classified to the level of their species. This is an excellent book and it covers concisely the shells from these islands that are difficult to find in the pages of a single publication.