Mollusk ID

Snail Guy

New member
Hi all,

Regarding "other Mollusks" :)

José Leal of the The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum has made available (in PDF format) two chapters (he is the author) from:

K. E. Carpenter (ed.) The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Atlantic. Volume 1. Introduction, mollusks, crustaceans, hagfishes, sharks, batoid fishes and chimaeras. FAO Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome.

First one is for Bivalves, pp. 25-98.
Second one for Gastropods, pp. 99-147.

They may prove useful for ID of species known from the Florida, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean. And the drawings, especially those for general anatomy, and glossary of technical terms are excellent.

You can download these at: