Cone Shells of Martinique and Guadeloupe
Cones de Martinique et de Guadeloupe
by Pierre Covel and David Touitou
foreword by Dr. Pierre Bouchet
ISBN 9782956650829, published in 2020 by the authors, in France, trade paperback, about 15 by 21 cms., (5.75 by 8.25 inches), 332 pages, bilingual in French and English, 122 page size plates with color photographs of 580 specimens, also many photos of the marine habitat and live specimens of many of the shells. There are many photos that show the onshore areas in which many of these mollusks can be found.
It is a pleasure to welcome this new book to the line-up of new books on the Conidae in recent years. This book features very well written descriptive material as well as excellent photographs of the shells and many of the living mollusks. The book covers 43 described species
and 6 species that the authors say need further study. No species are newly described in this book, but there are a handful of shells that were described in 2019 that are probably unfamiliar to most cone enthusiasts. There is an excellent foreword by Dr. Bouchet and an introductory section that should be read to gain the full advantage from adding this work to your bookshelf. I wish that this book had a hardcover and a sewn binding, but that is a comment on the book's production, not on its' contents.