Bibliography, references

Web sites

• Photographs of ascidian species from all over the world and bibliographical references: Dutch ascidians Homepage
• Photos and drawings of ascidians:


• Looking for an old book : AllBookstores
• German data base which objective is to provide free access for all scientists to the old zoological literature, particularly to those important publications where name-bearing zoological taxa were originally described: AnimalBase
Gallica is a web site where you'll find pdf version of books from the French Bibliothèque nationale. Among others you'll find publications from Rafinesque, Sowerby, Swainson... There are also ancient maps from the 17 and the 18 century.
• Books and reports from the 19th century, including the reports of the H.M.S. Challenger Voyage of Exploration (1873-1877): Library of 19th Century Science
• Of course, Google book search: search full view books
• Looking for a book, a publication in a French library: SUDOC

A network with provide among other tools a data base on French flora: Tela Botanica

• For any information you may require on scuba diving in Malaysia and South-East Asia: dive courses, dive trips... Contact Henry Batzer at Scuba Dynamics. Scuba is his passion, he started diving at age 10 with a certification course for his 12th birthday !
Email :


• Checklist Australian echinoderms with distribution and biblio: Australian Faunal Directory.
• A fantastic data base for sea urchins : the echinoid directory.


• Fishbase is a global information system on fishes. It was developed at the WorldFish Center in collaboration with the FAO and many other partners, and with support from the EC.You can search the data base.


• Checklists of the non-marine molluscan species group taxa in northern, atlantic and central Europe: Clecom.
• Searchable taxonomic database concerning European marine mollusca: Cleman.
• Giancarlo Paganelli web site devoted to conidae: coneshell
• The Conus biodiversity website: 3,225 available Conus species published between 1758 and 2006...
• A biotic database of Indo-Pacific marine mollusks: the primary objective of this project is to provide a database of the estimated 25,000 named species of mollusks in the Indo-Pacific region, with summary data on their distribution and ecology.
Conchologists of America:
- A Classification of the Mollusca by Dr. Gary Rosenberg
- CONCH-L: the first Listserv expressly for shell collectors ; archives.
Freshwater Molluscan Shells by Martin Kohl: an attempt to fill a void in popular materials covering worldwide molluscan shells.
• A data basis where you can find biographic references in the usual litterature for a lot of shells: Malacos
• Molluscs types catalogue of the MNHN: catalogue des types de mollusques
• A web site on mico schells:
• An image collection of molluscs found mainly in Singapore and Malaysia: Molluscan pictures.
• On this forum you can ask questions, post information and find out more about nudibranchs, bubble-shells, sea hares. An unavoidable tool for anyone with an interest in sea slugs: Sea slug forum.
• Nudibrachs from Anstralia: Nudibranchs of the Sunshine coast of Australia
• Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology: Complete Work
• Seashells of New South Wales: table of contents


• A fantastic online information system on coral reefs: ReefBase


• The EMBL reptile database.


• Exhaustive data base on sponges: World Porifera database


• An online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology at the University of Michigan: Animal Diversity Web
• Mikko Haaramo's archive of various phylogenetic trees
• The palaeos site is dedicated to providing detailed information on the history of life on Earth: systematics, invertebrates...
• Maddison, D.R. and W.P. Maddison. 1996. The tree of life: a multi-authored, distributed Internet project containing information about phylogeny and biodiversity.
• Biodiversity information system that contains information from a multitude of sources: Systema Naturae 2000...: The Taxonomicon
• Database System for Systematics and Taxonomy: SysTax
• Field Guide to plants and animals of the world: Zipcode Zoo


SHOM: Service Hydrographique et Océanographique de la Marine : Prediction *
SHOM: Les variations du niveau de la mer et la marée
SHOM: Le marnage et les types de marées
SHOM: Links

CO-OPS: Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services: What Makes the Tides
CO-OPS: Glossary, PDF 600k
On-line tidal prediction service from the UKHO : Prediction
There, you can get free predictions for 7 days and for £1.75 you get a 14 days prediction. Those predictions are available for a great number of places all around the world ; for East peninsular Malaysia, the following localities:
Chendering, Geting, Kertih Terminal, Kuala Dungun, Kuala Rompin, Kuantan, Mersing, Pahang, Paka, Penawar, Pulau Babi Besar, Pulau Varella, Setiu, Sungai Besut, Sungai Kemaman, Tanjung Berhala, Tanjung Gelang, Tanjung Penawar, Tanjung Sedili, Tanjung Sedili Kechil, Teluk Tekek, Terengganu, Tumpat.
Scripps institution of oceanography library : Links for tide predictors, tide observations, tide prediction software, information...
Tide tables all over the world for free: XTide Tide Prediction Server
* Only in French


CoolMenus is an advanced menu script easy to use and very flexible. offers softwares, java scripts & applets.

• Veron, JEN, Corals of the World, Vol. 1, 2, 3, Australian institute of marine science, 2000


• Schultz, Heinke, Sea Urchins, a guide to worldwide shallow water species, Heinke + Peter Schultz Partner, 2005


• Allen, RA, Talbot, FH, Review of the snappers of the genus Lutjanus from the Indo-Pacific with the description of a new species, Bernice Pauahi Bishop museum, 1985
• Carpenter, KE, Revision of the Indo-Pacific fish familly Caesionidae, with descriptions of five new species, Bernice Pauahi Bishop museum, 1987
• Debelius, H, Kuiter, RH, Fischführer südostasien, Tetra, 1994
• Lieske, E, Myers, RF, Guide des poissons des récifs coralliens, Delachaux et Niestlé, 1995
• Wilson, R, Wilson, JQ, Watching fishes, Pisces books, 1992


• Abbott, RT, Dance, SP, Compendium of seashells, Odyssey publishing, 1998
• Abbott, RT, Compendium of landshells, American malacologist, 1989
• Abbott, RT, Seashells of the South East Asia, Graham Brash, 1991
• American malacological union, How to collect shells, 1966
• Brandt, RAM, The non-marine aquatic mollusca of Thailand, Archiv für Molluskenkunde, 105, 1974
• Dharma, B, Siput dan kerang Indonesia I, PT. Sarana Graha, 1988
• Dharma, B, Siput dan kerang Indonesia II, Verlag Christa Hemmen, 1992
• Eisenberg, JM, A collector's guide to seashells of the world, Crescent books, 1981
• Harding et al., 2003,
Malaysia reefs and islands, conservation project 2003, report of the marine pilot phase, Coral Cay Conservation.
• Houbrick, RS, Genus Clypeomorus Josseaume, Smithsonian contribution to zoology, n°403, 1985
• Houbrick, RS, Monograph of the genus Cerithium Bruguière in the indo-Pacific, Smithsonian contribution to zoology, n°510, 1992
• Houbrick, RS, Monographs of Marine Mollusca, Volume 1: Family Cerithiidae in the Indo- Pacific, Part 1 (Rhinoclavus, Pseudovertagus, and Clavocerithium), 1978
• Indo-pacific mollusca, v1-3
• Krijnen, c, The subgenera of the genus Nerita Linnaeus, 1758, Gloria maris, 41(3), 38-69, 2002
• Lamprell, K, Whitehead, T, Bivalves of Australia 1, Crawford house press, 1992
• Lamprell, K, Healy, J, Bivalves of Australia 2, Backhuys publishers, 1998
• Maassen, Wim JM, A preliminary checklist of the non-marine molluscs of West-Malaysia "A handlist", De Kreukel, 2001
• Millard, VG, Classification of mollusca, 1997
• Morgan, J de, Exploration dans la presqu'ile malaise, Royaumes de Pérak et de Patani, Prince of Songkla University, 1993
Morris, S, Purchon, RD , The marine shelled mollusca of West Malaysia and Singapore, Part 3 Bivalvia, J. moll. stud., 1981, vol 47, 322-327
• Parkinson, B, Hemmen, J, Groh, K, Tropical landshells of the world, Verlag Christa Hemmen, 1987
Purchon, RD & DEA, The marine shelled mollusca of West Malaysia and Singapore, Part 1 General introduction and an account of the collecting stations, J. moll. stud., 1981, vol 47, 290-312
• Springsteen, FJ, Leobrera, FM, Shells of the Philippines, Carfel seashell museum, 1986
• Swennen, C, et al., The molluscs of the southern gulf of Thailand, Biodiversity research and training programm, 2001
• Tan, KS, Chou, LM, A guide to common seashells of Singapore, Singapore science centre, 2000
• Thach, NN, A checklist of the Vietnamese shelled molluscs, Of sea and shore publications, 2002
• Thiele, J, Handbook of systematic malacology, Smithsonian institution libraries, The national science foundation, 1992
• Vermeulen, JJ, Whitten, AJ, Fauna malesiana, Guide to the land snails of Bali, Backhuys publishers, 1998
Way, K, Purchon, RD, The marine shelled mollusca of West Malaysia and Singapore, Part 2 Polyplacophora and gastropods, J. moll. stud., 1981, vol 47, 313-321
• Wilson, B, Australian marine shells 1, Odyssey publishing, 1993
• Wilson, B, Australian marine shells 2, Odyssey publishing, 1994
• Xenophora, Genus nerita alphabetical review part1, Gloria maris, 34 (5-6), 65-84, 1995
Xenophora, Genus nerita alphabetical review part2, Gloria maris, 36 (1-2), 1-14, 1997
Xenophora, Genus nerita alphabetical review part3, Gloria maris, 38 (1), 1-15, 1999
Xenophora, Genus nerita alphabetical review part4, Gloria maris, 40 (2-3), 27-52, 2001


• Allen, GR, Steene, R, Indo-Pacific coral reef field guide, Tropical reef research, 1998
• Colin, PL, Arneson, C, Tropical Pacific invertebrates, Coral reef reserch foundation, 1995
• Debelius, H, Asia Pacific reef guide, Ikan, 2001
• Debelius, H, Indian ocean reef guide, Ikan, 1999
• Debelius, H, Nudibranchs and sea snails Indo-Pacific reef guide, Ikan, 199,
• Gosliner, TM, Behrens, DW, Williams, GC, Coral reef animals of the indo-Pacific, Sea challengers, 1996
• Halstead, B, Coral sea reef guide, Sea challengers, 2000
• Lambertini, M, A naturalist guide to the tropics, The university Chicago press, 1992
• Pirell, C, Boyd, AJ, Thailand's Coral reefs, White Lotus, 1995
• Richmond, Matthew D. A field guide to the seashores of eastern Africa. 2 ed. 2002.


• SHOM, La marée, SHOM, 1997
Teh Seng Hoe, The Malaysian sea level monitoring network, Gloss report, 1996


• Cox, MJ, et al., A photographic guide to snakes and the other reptiles of Thailand and Southeast Asia, Asia books, 1998
• Grassé, PP, Doumenc, D, Zoologie, invertébrés, Dunod,1998
• Lecointre, G, Le Guyader, H, Classification phylogénétique du vivant, Belin, 2001
• Magurran, AE, Ecological diversity and its measurement, Princeton univerrsity press, 1988
• Nowak, RM, Walker's primates of the world, The Johns Hopkins university press, 1999
• Purchon, RD, The biology of the mollusca, Pergamon press, 1968
• Véron, G, Organisation et classification du monde animal, Dunod, 2002

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