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Marine Biology Société Jersiaise

Channel Island Marine Molluscs

This ground-breaking book was the first guide to cover all 479 species of marine mollusc known from Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, Herm and their associated islets.


It covers all the familiar seashells as well as well as more unusual forms including sea slugs (nudibranchs), cephalopods (squid, etc.), scaphopods and chitons. As well as offering descriptions and illustrations, a wealth of historical, scientific and anecdotal information is provided plus advice on the collection, study and identification of specimens. This is the first guide of its kind and it will be of interest to naturalists, conchologists, zoologists or for anyone with a passing interest in the natural history of the Channel Islands and the English Channel.


A great many discoveries have been made since this book was first published in 2008 and so the list of molluscs it presents is becoming out-of-date. The book remains popular with conchologists and is still available to buy from online retailers but the author has also made a read only copy available to download from this website (see link below).


To search for local mollusc records use the Marine Biology Section’s searchable database or contact the Jersey Biodiversity Centre.

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