Worldwide Shell Reference Books & Articles



Allan, J., 1946.  Bivalve Shells of a Sandy Ocean Beach, Aust. Mus. Mag., 9(1)

Alan, J., 1947.  Bivalve Shells of a Tidal Flat.  Part 1-2, Aust. Mus. Mag., (4-5)

Laseron, C.F., 1935.  Minute bivalves from New South Wales.  Records of the Australian Museum 23, 33-53

Ludbrook, N.H., 1955.  The molluscan fauna of the Pliocene strata underlying the Adelaide Plains.  Part II.  Pelecypoda.  Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 78: 18-87

Cotton, B.C., 1961.  South Australian Mollusca, Pelecypoda, W.L. Hawkes, Government Printer, Adelaise, 363 pp

Noonan, P., 1988.  Philobryid-like bivalves of Victoria, Australian Shell News, 62, 2-4

Lamprell, K. and Healy, J., 1998.  Bivalves of Australia Volume 2, Backhuys, Leiden

Lamprell, K. and Whitehead, T., 1992.  Bivalves of Australia Volume 1, Crawford House, Bathurst


Bivalvia By Family


Beu, A.G., 1977.  Notes on the Australian Anomiidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia), Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand 9.225-243



Ponder, W.F., 1983.  Review of the genera of the Barleeidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda:  Rissoacea), Records of the Australian Museum 35, 231-281



Wilson, B.R. and Stevenson, S.E., 1977.  Cardiidae (Mollusca, Bivalvia) of Western Australia, Western Australian Museum Special Publication 9:144 pp

Schneider, J.A., 1992.  Preliminary cladistic analysis of the bivalve family Cardiidae, American Malacological Bulletin 9, 145-155

Poutiers, J.M., 1992.  The Australian Protocardiinae revisted (Bivalvia: Cardidae), Americal Malacological Bulletin 9, 139-144



Iredale, T., 1939.  Note on the genus Cleidothaerus, Journal de Conchyliogie 83, 243-244



Widdelfart, P., A revision of the Australian Condylocardiinae (Bivalvia: Carditoidea: Condylocardiidae), Molluscan Research Vol. 22 No. 1 pp 23-86



Darragh, T.A., 1974.  A preliminary revision of the living species of Eucrassatella (Pelecypoda: Crassatellidae), Journal of the Malacological Society of Australia 6, 3-9



Ponder, W.F., Colman, P.H., Yonge, C.M. and Coleman, M.H., 1981.  The taxonomic position of Hemidonax Mörch 1871 with a review of the genus (Bivalvia: Cardiacea), Journal of the Malacological Society of Australia 5, 41-64



Tevesz, M.J.S., 1977.  Taxonomy and ecology of the Philobryidae and Limopsidae (Mollusca: Pelecypoda), Postilla 171, 1-64



Tevesz, M.J.S., 1975.  Note on the structure and habits of Myadora (Pelecypoda), The Veliger 18, 162-165



Soot-Ryen, T., 1955.  Report on the family Mytilidae

Laseron, C.F., 1956.  New South Wales mussels, Aust. Zool., 12(3) 1956

Laseron, C.F., 1956.  A taxonomic review of the family Mytilidae from the Peronian Zoogeographical Province, Aust. Zool. Soc., 12: 263-83

McMichael, D.F. and Hiscock, I.D., 1958.  A monograph of the freshwater mussels (Mollusca: Pelecypoda) of the Australian region, Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 9: 372-507

Wilson, B.R., 1967.  A new generic name for three recent and one fossil species of Mytillidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia) in southern Australia, with descriptions of the species.  Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London 37, 279-295

Bayne, B.L. (ed), 1976.  Marine mussels, their ecology and physiology

Seed, R., 1992.  Systematics, evolution and distribution of mussels belonging to the genus Mytilus: an overview, Americal Malacological Bulletin 9, 123-137



Bergmanš, W., 1978.  Taxonomic revision of recent Australian Nuculidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia) except Ennucula Iredale, 1931, Records of the Australian Museum 31 (17): 673-736.



Thompson, J.M., 1954.  The genera of oysters and the Australian species, Aust. J. Mar. Freshw. Res., Vol. 5 (1)

Harry, H.W., 1985.  Synopsis of the supraspecific classification of the living oysters (Bivalvia: Gryphaeidae and Ostreidae), The Veliger 28 (2): 121-158

Lamprell, K., 1986.  Finger oysters of Queensland, Australian Shell News 54, 9



Cox, I. (ed), 1957.  The scallop:  Studies of a shell and its influence on mankind

Grau, G., 1959.  Pectinidae of the Eastern Pacific, Los Angeles Univ. So. Calif. Press

Waller, T.R., 1972.  The Pectinidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia) of Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands, Veliger 14 (3): 221-59

Waller, T.R., 1986.  A new genus and species of scallop (Bivalvia: Pectinidae) from off Somalia, and the definition of a new tribe Decatopectinini, Nautilus 100 (2): 39-46

Rombouts, A., 1991.  Guidebook to Pecten shells, Crawford House Press, Bathurst, Australia, 157 pp

Dijkstra, H.H., 1991.  A contribution to the knowledge of the pectinacean Mollusca (Bivalvia: Propeamussiidae, Entoliidae, Pectinidae) from the Indonesian Archipelago, Zoologische Verhandelingen, Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum, Leiden: 1-57



Tevesz, M.J.S., 1977.  Taxonomy and ecology of the Philobridae and Limopsidae (Mollusca: Pelecypoda), Postilla 171, 1-64



Rosewater, J., 1961.  The family Pinnidae in the Indo-Pacific, Indo-Pacific Mollusca 1(4): 175-226, pls 135-71



Cosel, R. von, 1990.  An introduction to the Razor shells (Bivalvia: Solenacea), The Bivalvia – Proceedings of a Memorial Symposium in Honour of Sir Charles Maurice Yonge, Edinburg, 1986.  Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong

Cosel, R. von, 1993.  The Razor shells of the eastern Atlantic.  Part 1:  Solenidae and Pharidae 1 (Bivalvia: Solenacea), Arch. Moll., 122 (Zilch-Festschr): 207-321



Kuiper, J.G.J., 1983.  The Sphaeriidae of Australia, Basteria 47: 3-52



Lamprell, K., 1987.  Spondylus: spiny oyster shells of the world, Robert Brown & Associates, Bathurst, N.S.W.

Lamprell, K., 1992.  Notes on Spondylus Linnaeus with descriptions of two new species from Western Australia (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Spondylidae), Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 32 (1): 189-194



Morton, B. and Scott, P.H., 1990.  Relocation of Ervilia Turton 1822 (Bivalvia) from the Mesodesmatidae Mesodesmatoidea) to the Semelidae (Tellinoidea), The Veliger 33, 299-304

Willan, R.C., 1993.  Taxonomic revision of the family Psammobiidae (Bivalvia: Tellinoidea) in the Australian and New Zealand region, Records of the Australian Museum Supplement 18, 1-132



Rosewater, J., 1965.  The family Tridacnidae in the Indo-Pacific, Indo-Pacific Mollusca 1(6): 347-93



Matsukuma, A. and Yoosukh, W., 1988.  Living Bassina and Placamen (Bivalvia: Veneridae) from Australasia and the Indo-Wet Pacific (studies on the Kawamura Collection [Mollusca] stored in the National Science Museum, Tokyo, Part V), Reprint from Saito Ho-on Kai Special Publication, pp 567-82 pls 1-2

Lamprell, K. and Stanisic, J., 1996.  Callista, Lioconcha and Pitar in New Caledonia and adjacent waters (Mollusca: Veneridae), Molluscan Research 1:27-48

Lamprell, K. and Healy, J.M., 1997.  A new species of Pteriidae, Pinnidae, Veneridae, Euciroidae and Corbulidae from Australia (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Veneroida), Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 42 (1): 271-281

Lamprell, K.L. and Healy, J.M., Granicorium from Australian waters with descriptions of a new species (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Veneridae), Molluscan Research Vol 20

Lamprell, K.L. and Healy, J.M., A review of the Indo-Pacific Lioconcha Mörch (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Veneridae) including a description of four new species fro Queensland, New Caledonia and the Philippine Islands, Molluscan Research Vol 22 No.2 pp 101-148