Terrestrial & Freshwater Mollusca of the Seychelles Islands

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Terrestrial & Freshwater Mollusca of the Seychelles Islands
by Justin Gerlach
2006, Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands, soft bound, printed cover, 117pgs, 6.25 by 9.5 inch page size, 81 text figures, 6 tables and 24 full page color plates.

A treatment of the 89 terrestrial and freshwater species of mollusks reported from the Seychelles Islands. Seventy seven of these are terrestrial of which 69 species are native and 8 are introduced. Of these shells 17 are indigenous to these Islands. This book give the range of each of these as well as complete information on the 12 species of freshwater mollusks that are found here and the conservation status of each of these shells is given. The basis of this book is a study made for the Indian Ocean Biodiversity Assessment from 2000 to 2005. This is a book for anyone with more than just a casual interest in land and freshwater shells and it gives us a chance to closely examine the shells that occur in this off shore and isolated group of islands.

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