Common and Scientific Names of Aquatic Invertebrates from the United States and Canada: Mollusks 2nd Edition


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D. D. Turgeon et al.

536 pages, 50 color photographs

Published by American Fisheries Society, 1998



Special Publication 26

This edition of Common and Scientific Names of Invertebrates from the United States and Canada: Mollusks represents the efforts of 15 molluscan taxonomic specialists in compiling a comprehensive checklist of the mollusks found in North America and Canada and their vernacular names. Built upon the success of the first edition, the authors have updated the nomenclature to reflect recent phylogenetic analyses and have included more than 300 new species.

Compiled in cooperation with the Council of Systematic Malacologists and the American Malacological Union, this standard of nomenclature covers the 6,272 marine, freshwater, and terrestrial mollusks. Many vernacular names have been added in this edition. Species are listed phylogenetically by class, order, and family, and they are indexed alphabetically by genus, species, and common name. This new edition is an invaluable reference book for scientific work and communication.

A companion CD-ROM contains the text and figures from the book, allowing professionals and researchers electronic access to all the data contained in the book. Users can rapidly search for specific text strings and retrieve text for use in compiling, maintaining, and developing their own lists based on the second edition nomenclature. Strategic links allow quick and easy navigation between the various data elements. The disk contains installation routines for a wide variety of computer platforms including Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Macintosh, and Unix operating systems.

This book includes:

* more than 6,200 species of marine, freshwater, and terrestrial mollusks * changes and additions to the first edition nomenclature * updated lists of endangered and possibly extinct species * general overview of molluscan biology and ecology * information about collecting and collections * recommendations for guidebooks and keys * directory of major North American museum collections * 50 color photographs

Table of Contents

Alphabetical List of Families by Class and Order

Systematic List of Families by Class


Part I: Scientific Name, Occurrence, and Accepted Common Names Class Aplacophora — Solenogasters Class Polyplacophora — Chitons Class Monoplacophora — Monoplacophorans Class Bivalvia — Clams or bivalves Class Scaphopoda — Tuskshells and toothshells Class Gastropoda — Gastropods Class Cephalopoda — Squids and octopuses

Part II Appendix 1: Changes from the 1988 List and Comments Appendix 2: Endangered and Threatened Mollusks of North America Appendix 3: Possibly Extinct Mollusks of North America Appendix 4: Nonindigenous Mollusks of North America Appendix 5: Introduction to North American Mollusks Appendix 6: Collecting North American Mollusks Appendix 7: Suggested Guidebooks and Identification Keys to North American Mollusks Appendix 8: Major North American Mollusk Collections and Type Specimens Appendix 9: References

Part III Index Portfolio of Molluscan Diversity