The Atlantic Thorny Oyster
by Michael A Mont, Jeff Whyman, Anton Khlopas
ISBN 9783939767909, published in 2020 by ConchBooks, Harxheim, Germany, hardcover, about 7.25 by 11 inches, about 18 by 27 inches, 43 pages, illustrated throughout with color photographs
When you think of Floridian seashells, there are a few iconic species that come to mind. Among these species, one of the best known and most beautiful is Spondylus americanus. " The Atlantic Thorny Oyster" is a look at every aspect of these shells from their classification, anatomy, and even how they are collected, cleaned, and made cabinet ready. Probably the highlight of the book are the photographs of some of the most spectacular specimens of these shells ever seen. It is a slim book, but it contains some interesting material about these shells. These are new copies, in stock and ready for shipping.