Aegean Shells: many hundreds of great
shell photos and scans plus some great photos of living molluscs.
Australian Shells Homepage:
site owned by Capricornica Publications Natural History Books:
an on-line identification guide for Australian shells.
Chan Sow Yan's "Molluscan
Pictures.com": (Singapore) A great data base of shell
images and shellers resources.
Chilean Sea Shells: A
site dedicated to shells from Chile, Easter Island and Juan Fernandez
Island. Webmaster is Veronica Ramirez / La página contiene fotos
e información sobre Caracoles y Conchas Chilenas Continentales y
de:Isla de Pascua e Isla Juan Fernández; Además tiene Link a el
web de la sociedad Malacologica Chilena
CL Shells Photo Page: This
site is dedicated to the beauty of the undersea world and our fascination
with the creatures that bring it to life. Special emphasis is paid
to mollusks: The wonderful animals that make shells.
Conchology by Guido Poppe: Guido has page
upon page of fabulous shell photos and scans. This is a must see
site for any serious collector of shells.
- The Art & Science of Nature:
at www.worldwideconchology.com with hundreds of shell images, as
well as multimedia presentations, shell articles, a conchology quiz,
games and diversions, and links to important Web shell resources.
Net Pasquali Fazzini: A wonderful data base and image
site on cowries. Other pages of interest are: international cowrie
collectors; listing of cowrie books; other links of interest;
news and references. This is a must see if you are interested in
Very limited number of pictures, but what there is are fairly good.
EurasiaShells.net: Emmanuel Guillot de
Suduiraut; .O. 184 Lapu-Lapu City, 6015 CEBU Philippines; Email:
More than 380 species are illustrated including several Holotypes
and Paratypes. You can find undetermined specimen and others rarely
represented in literature. All gastropods illustrated exclusively
come from Philippines and in particularly from five geographic areas
Check out their great
Faunistik der Weichtiere Nord-
und Südtirols by Helmut Nisters: Check-list and bibliography
of the inland-shells from Tyrol (Austria) and South-Tyrol (Northern-Italy).
This site is divided into several very interesting sections. There
are three separate albums of "collections" of landshells
from the Tyrol region. Before hopping into the usual albums, take
it a little slower, take the tour of the museum / castle, and read
the interesting and informative material on the species collected
on the grounds of the museum itself. Once you open an album, and
click on the link to an image, click again on the "thumbnail"
image to increase it to full screen. The images themselves load
in average time and include collection and contact data for each
specimen shown. An excellent feature of this site is the photo log
included at the bottom of each album. If you haven't yet tried your
hand at this type of photography, and are a little daunted by some
of the discussions of photography on the Net, here is the data without
"Foto Search Image Library offers over one million images in
its extensive online archive, including photography, clipart, illustrations,
footage, and maps. It offers your users the opportunity to view
world-class photography and art free of charge. It is the digital,
online equivalent of a conventional art museum. Browsing through
the library is free, and there are no access charges, registration
requirements, or usage limits."
Mollusc Collection - Wayne State University These are pictures
of shells from the Wayne State University.
Sangiologlu's Under Water World: (Greece) These pages of George’s
are a must to see. Fabulous is the only word that I can use.
Internet Guide to Marine Gastropods: "A
partly illustrated catalogue of Gastropods with references to books
in my small library and some guidelines on how I have put this together
plus update history..."
from around the world:
Florida Shell Club Image pages. These are indeed fabulous photographs.
Rare Shells of S. Peter Dance, 1969:
In 1969, S. Peter Dance published his book “Rare Shells” in
which he illustrated and discussed fifty shells which had an
interesting and often exciting history….. Jacksonville’s Shell
Club member, Harry G. Lee was presented with a copy of this
book as a gift in 1976 and he aggressively embarked on a quest
to assemble a collection of all fifty shells. This web page
is a pictorial compilation of this collection
- Iconography of Cypraeidae: by Felix Lorenz:
This file shows images of all recent Cowry-taxa.
Sites to help you out:
online identification guide for Australian shells. Site owned
by Capricornica Publications
Natural History Books As of March, 2001, there are now
279 species in the site
Conch- Images: Welcome
to the “official” “unofficial” Conch-L images site. If you
are a conchlers or even a cyber-sheller, you are quite welcome
to post any images of shells that you wish to show to others
here, identified or even better, unidentified. This site
is maintained by Ross Mayhew:
Identification Assistance Page:
Site is open now to anyone wanting help in identifying that
illusive shell identity. This is a list of helpful individuals
who have volunteered to assist Conch-l members identify shells
they just can't find in the literature they have access to,
or are uncertain of (even WITH good literature, some shells
simply defy classification!!). Put together and maintained
by Ross Mayhew.
SeaShells and Underwater World: George Snagiologlu's Help
site for guest images of shells for ID; In this page any collector
can place Pictures of shells that he can't identify or unusual
forms and colors, so that other collectors can study and identify
them or discuss about in on CONCH-L.
and Mollusc's own: "Can
You Identify These Mystery Shells?" page: If you
have a shell or a shell fossil at home and you just can't
place an identification label to it, here's where you might
get some help.
- Sea Shell Collector.com: Live
–open forum, Shelling news, Great links, Shell identification
assistance, UP-TO-DATE Shelling events and MUCH MUCH more
Contact People: Mr
Touitou Français, English, Italiano
and/or Mr Rault Français
Image Quest a natural history photographic
company with quite a marine photo library. This is a great site to
visit. Use their Search Page and
such entities as Molluscs, micro marine, nudibranch, etc. (Commercial
site all inmages are copyrighted)
Cabinet : Enter the world of malacology, shells and molluscs.
This website displays not often see molluscs and is a linked index for
noncommercial educational/informational molluscs-related websites.
Malakos.com: Marc Agren Specimen Shells;
"Your cabinet to the world of malacology/conchology" Iconography
Malakos: by Alfonso Pina,: Malaga,
Un lugar para los amantes de los Moluscos y coleccionistas de conchas:
For Mollusc Lovers and Seashell Collectors: “This site is written
in Spanish (but the images are also in English) and it deals mainly
with European molluscs. It is intended as educational site, but
you can also find interesting things beyond that, such as a complete
guide to classify European molluscs, an art gallery, articles, links
(including some that you miss), a Latinamerican Molluscs gallery,
books comments, and both Biological and Sistematic parts that are
far from complete. –Alfonso”
Picture Gallery: Australian
Many pictures of living mollusks. Many of them are sea slugs,
but there are also many shelled molluscs shown.
sure to visit the nudibranch
section of Man and Mollusc. There are hundreds of great photos
in the sites I have placed on this page
seashells gallery: FABULOUS photos of Live Molluscs!!
A "MUST SEE"!! by George Sangiologlu
Robert: The Living World
of Molluscs: (Austria)"The subsequent pages "The
living world of molluscs"
(http://www.weichtiere.at/) are supposed to provide interested
users, laymen as well as specialists, with information on
the world of molluscs. The text is, as possible, written in
simple language and thus can be used in school as well as
in university, using the pages as complete research media
or using single pages."
Site search engine, good images, movie clips and a forum are
some of the pages to be viewed and enjoyed on this German/
Floor Invertebrates photos: by National Oceanic &
Atmospheric Adminstration (NOAA) & National Undersea Research
Shark Cage Shell
Page: by Gordon Smith. Great photos of living cowrie
by Wolfgang Fischer
Molluscan Pictures Mary Ho and Chan Sow-Yan
made a site focusing on malacology in Singapore. Pictures of Pacific
marine & non-marine species arranged by family
New Caledonian Seashells :
by Vincent Crayssac A Commercial site; but some good pictures. I find
the site to be quite slow in loading
NOAA Central Library: How to search the library page
Collections Page Marine Invertebrate Page
This is a wonderful site and you can spend hours looking at everything
from space pictures to walruses
I think every link on my Nudibranch links page has fabulous photos
of these brilliantly coloured molluscs.
Phillip Colla is a natural history photographer, videographer and writer
specializing in wild marine mammals (whales, dolphins, seals), remote
islands of the eastern Pacific and the California kelp forest. This
site displays several thousand examples of his work.
- Cebu Shell News:
" Of all the countries around the world, the Philippines
archipelago, with over 7000 islands, boasts the largest, most diversified
selection of seashell species. Cebu Island, which is well known as the
preverbial hub of all shelling activities within the Philippines is
nestled in the center of the Visayan Island group.
From our website, on a biweekly basis, we plan on offering you a diverse
selection of specimen shells unique in size, pattern, and coloration.
All of these shells are endemic to Philippine waters and destined to
become more precious and valuable to the serious specimen collector."
Alain Prugne Jean Pierre Barbier
This bilingual site is getting a nice accumulation of shell and living
Ottawa Mollusca Web: Album
Conchology: by Richard Goldberg – This is the noncommercial web
page. Richard is doing a marvelous job on this new educational website.
World Sea Shells Explains the phylum Mollusca.
With listing and background information plus hundreds of great pictures!
Chitons (WWC) ; a new website by ! Doug Eernisse, Associate Professor,
California State University Fullerton, Department of Biological Science,
for promoting the study of chitons worldwide...." This website
presents links to chiton images and an introdion