Systematic study on Mollusca from Arabian Gulf and Shatt Al-Arab, Iraq
by M. M. Ahmed
Published in 1975 by the Center for Arab Gulf Studies, University of Basrah, Iraq, paperback, about 6.5 by 9.25 inches, 16.5 by 24 cm., 78 pages, includes 16 full-page black and white photographic plates illustrating 54 species, line drawings of the gross anatomy of mollusks and a map
"Systematic study on Mollusca from Arabian Gulf and Shatt Al-Arab, Iraq" is another of those publications that I have never seen before and one that does not even show up on a google search. While it does not cover a lot of species it is a nice record of the mollusks that were found on two collecting expeditions, one in 1970 and the other in 1971. The book records thirty-one species of Gastropods, eighteen Bivalves, and two Scaphalopods from shallow brackish and saline water. This is a used copy of the book and it is in relatively nice condition. There is some foxing on the rear loose flyleaf and a slight bend at the upper open end of the book.