Encyclopedia of Texas Seashells: Identification, Ecology, Distribution, and History
Texas A&M University Press, Jul 15, 2010 - Reference - 512 pages
An essential reference book for every collector and researcher of American seashells, Encyclopedia of Texas Seashells is a complete sourcebook and up-to-date identification guide, covering an unprecedented nine hundred species of seashells and mollusks that reside in the marine habitats of the Gulf of Mexico.
Illustrated guide to the general features of mollusks
Descriptions of deep-water, tropical, coral reef, and bank species
Information boxes on notable species
Assemblage photos of dominant species in primary Texas habitatsChecklist and glossary
This reference contains 987 detailed and data-rich color images for even the tiniest shells, a valuable primer on shell collecting as a hobby, and a wealth of entries on the history of use and study, habitats and ecology, shell characteristics, distribution, biology, and identification.
Covering species that range from Florida to South America, the Encyclopedia of Texas Seashells will also be a valuable resource for anyone interested in seashells of the Western Atlantic.
1 Shells in Texas Coastal History
2 Chronology of Marine Malacology in Texas
3 Molluscan Ecology and Habitats
4 Collecting Seashells
5 General Features of Mollusks
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