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Soortenlijst van Rode Zee Mollusca = Check-list of Red Sea Mollusca
Dekker, H.; Orlin, Z. (2000). Soortenlijst van Rode Zee Mollusca = Check-list of Red Sea Mollusca. Spirula Newsletter = Spirula Mededelingenblad 47(Suppl.): 3-46
In: Spirula Newsletter = Spirula Mededelingenblad. Vita Marina: s-Gravenhage. ISSN 1383-7532, more

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  • Dekker, H.
  • Orlin, Z.

    The first species list of the Red Sea dates back to Issel, 1869. He listed a total of 573 Recent molluscs and an additional 74 fossil species, based on older Iiterature references as well as on material collected and stored in (ltalian) museums. Michael Mastaller [1979] published a rather uncritical species list in which many mistakes and omissions are present. This list was published in an edited form by Peter Vine [1986]. In recent times some groups of Red Sea molluscs have been revised: the Bivalvia by Graham Oliver [1992], and the Polyplacophora by Hermann Strack [1993]. The most abundant group in number of species from the Red Sea, the Gastropoda, was never dealt with, although a number of families were revised. The book Red Sea Shells" by Doreen Sharabati [1984] is by far the most useful book as a start for the Red Sea shell collector.

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