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The Living Ovulidae
A Manual of the Families Ovulidae, Pediculariidae & Eocypraeidae
by Felix Lorenz & Dirk Fehse
ISBN 9783939767213, 2009, ConchBooks, Germany , hardcover, 650 pages, size about 8¼ by 11¾ inches (21 by 30 cm) contains 203 color plates of shells and 375 illustrations of living animals, descriptions of 19 new species and 4 new genera.
This beautiful book is the most complete guide to the often spectacular mollusks that are included in these families. Many of these shells are seldom seen since they are found in very deep water. Often they are small in size and blend into their habitat making them difficult to see. The photographs of the specimen shells and the living animals is amazingly sharp and the written text describing the shells and their ecology is everything that it should be. Many of the shells are variable in shape and color and the authors have done a great job in allowing us to see these morphological variations. This book belongs in everyone's library and it is a wonderful guide to these shells.