Back issues of the COA quarterly journal, American Conchologist, are available at $3.00 per issue prior to 1985 and $5.00 from 1985 to the present. Filled with articles on shells, shell trips, personalities in the shell world, events, collecting and exhibiting methods...they are an excellent resource.

March issue 2019

Editor’s comments; The varix — more variations on a theme by Emily H. Vokes; The story behind the Portland Catalogue by Jim & Linda Brunner; Dealer Directory; Nanomollusk novelty: a sinistral Punctum vitreum (H.B. Baker, 1930) a.k.a. glass spot by Lori Schroeder & Harry Lee; A day out with conchological royalty by Paul Callomon; Rusti Stover’s Miniature Shell Show; Colin Redfern (1938-2019); Richard Victor Scheu (1940-2019); Review: The Seashells of an Iconic Public Artwork: Diversity and Provenance of the Mollusks of the Watts Towers by B. Pernet, E.R. Silverman & P.V. Scott. Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies; COA Award Winners; Comparison of Macrocypraea zebra (Linnaeus, 1758) and Macrocypraea cervus (Linnaeus, 1771) by Carole P. Marshall

December issue 2018

Editor’s comments; In Memoriam; Kingdom of the snowflake snail by Simon Aiken; A shell club member’s story by Jonathan Galka; Mysteries of Socotra Island by Thomas Eichhorst; Eleuthera shell memories from 2018 by Ellen Bulger; Dealer Directory; COA Academic Grant Report follow up: Florida crown conch (Melongena corona) larval characteristics by Alexandra Hooks; Florida’s Drymaeus multilineatus (Say, 1825); An adventure in the Philippines: The quest for living slit shells by Charles E. Rawlings; COA 2018 Convention: San Diego by T.E. Eichhorst; COA Convention 2019 – Captiva, Florida, 17-18 June: Field Trips, 19-23 June: Convention by Anne Joffe; Charles “Charlie” F. Sturm (1953-2018); British Shell Collector’s Club 2018 Shell Show (27 Oct); 2019 Shell Shows and Related Events (January-July) by Vicky Wall

September issue 2018

Editor’s comments; A mystery (partly) solved by Bruce Neville; CenPenn Beachcombers; Report on a dredging expedition off the Louisiana coast including surprising geographical extensions by Emilio F. García; Neptunea Award by Everett Long; Book Review “Cowries...” in American Conchologist 46(2): 43 by Richard Kent: A response by Felix Lorenz; The Glory of the Sea by Tom Eichhorst; Book Review: COWRIES: A Guide to the Gastropod Family Cypraeidae by Bob Janowsky; The Seychelles: Our Amaz-ing Indian Ocean Adventure by Amelia Ann Dick; Dealer Directory; COA Grant Donation Program; COA Academic Grant Report: Lahillia larseni: Survivor of the Cretaceous-Paleogene Extinction by Rachel Mohr; Population genetics of Phidiana hiltoni O’Donoghue, 1927 Clara Jo King; COA Academic Grant Report: morphological variation assessment among lucinid bivalves by Broc S. Kokesh; In Memoriam; COA Academic Grant Report: Under Pressure: The Physiological Effect of Multiple Stressors on Mytilus edulis by Kristen Hosek & Dr. Mackenzie Zippay; Philippines Convention Fulfilled by David Kirsh; St. Pe-tersburg Shell Show 22-23 Feb 2018; Gulf Coast Shell Show 2-3 June 2018; The man behind the world’s largest private shell collection by Catalina Ruiz & Paul Ramey; R. Tucker Abbott’s 100TH birthday and you are all invited to the party by Anne Joffe

June issue 2018

Editor’s comments; SHELLS DO NOT KNOW THEIR NAMES An introduction to molluscan taxonomy by Martin Avery Snyder; A Busycon ‘name game’ by Thomas E. Eichhorst; “Ariel,” or Love at First Sight by E. Shary Almasi; A bit more of the ‘name game’ with Neoteron ariel by Thomas E. Eichhorst; India and Sri Lanka: tigers, leopards, whales, and snails by Charles E. Rawlings; Subspecies in Cypraeidae: the case for the prosecution by Moshe Erlendur Okon; Subspecies in the Cypraeidae: witness for the defense by J. C. WEIR; Dealer Directory; Conchologists of America Annual Business Meeting by Phyllis Gray; In Memoriam; James Cordy, a life of shells by F. Matthew Blaine; Philippine helicostyline land snail diversity, distribution and areas of endemism: an effect of forest type? (COA Academic Grant Brief Report) by Gizelle A. Batomalaque; Book Review: Revised Classification, Nomenclator and Typification of Gastropod and Monoplacophoran Families by David Campbell; Book Review: The Beachcomber’s Companion by Tom Eichhorst; Book Review: Cowries - A Guide to the Gastropod Family Cy-praeidae Volume 1: Biology & Systematicsby Richard Kent; Book Review: Natural History Collector: Hunt, Discover, Learn!by Tom Eichhorst; Sanibel Shell Festival (COA Award); Broward Annual Shell Show (COA Award); Sarasota Shell Club Shell Show (COA Award); St. Petersburg Shell Show (COA Award); Marco Island Shell Show (COA Award)

March issue 2018

Editor’s comments; An interesting naticid: Haliotinella patinaria Guppy, 1876 by Thomas E. Eichhorst; Neptunea Award announcement; An assortment of rarely seen deep water Mollusca by Simon Aiken; Dealer Directory; Book Review: Seashells of New England – A Beachcombers Guide reviewed by Jay Cordeiro; eBook Review: Collecting shells in times of Internet reviewed by Thomas E. Eichhorst; Phillip Clover: in tough times and good by Thomas E. Eichhorst; 2018 Shell shows and related events (January – August) by Donald Dan; Shells are where you find them by Gene Everson; The Clio Prize: a new award and other news from the Philadelphia Shell Show by Paul Callomon; Ode to the Academy by Paul Callomon; In Memoriam; COA Nominated Slate of Officers for 2018; Looking Forwards – COA 2018; Odds and ends;

December issue 2017

Editor’s comments; Convergence, a taxonomist’s nightmare by Emily H. Vokes; Neptunea Award announcement; Return to the Caribbean: the Madibenthos Expedition to Martinique by Colin Redfern; Book Review of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert; Dealer Directory; COA Grant Summary by Yannik Roell; In Memoriam; The common but little-known chambered nautilus by Thomas E. Eichhorst; North Carolina Shell Show – 14-15 October 2017; Mike’s nautilus by Tom Eichhorst;

September issue 2017

Editor’s comments; Fifty years of looking at murices by Emily H. Vokes; Accuracy of Freshwater Mussel Identification: Results from a Study in Texas by Robert G. Howells, Charles R. Randklev & Neil B. Ford; Dealer Directory; Just What the Doctor Ordered by Lisa Fitzgerald; Book review of Living Muricidae of the World: Muricinae: Murex, Promurex, Haustellum, Bolinus, Vokesimurex and Siratus by Roland Houart; 2017 COA Key West Convention by Tom Eichhorst; In Memoriam; Land snails of the rocks, trees, and leaves by Teresa Rose Osborne and Rebecca J. Rundell; COA Neptunea Award by Everett Long; LC50 of Arsenic in Tehuelche scallop Aequipecten tehuelchus from San José Gulf in Patagonia, Argentina by Julieta Sturla Lompré, Erica Giarratano & Mónica Noemí Gil; Marvel from the Deep; 2017 Gulf Coast Shell Club Shell Show by Jim Brunner; Marco Island Shell Club 37th Annual Shell Show; Keppel Bay 50th Anual Shell Show; Second Annual West Coast Shell Show;

June issue 2017

Editor’s comments; Convergence, a taxonomist’s nightmare by Emily H. Vokes; Neptunea Award announcement; Return to the Caribbean: the Madibenthos Expedition to Martinique by Colin Redfern; Book Review of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert; Dealer Directory; COA Grant Summary by Yannik Roell; In Memoriam; The common but little-known chambered nautilus by Thomas E. Eichhorst; North Carolina Shell Show – 14-15 October 2017; Mike’s nautilus by Tom Eichhorst;

March issue 2017

Editor’s comments; Conchologists of America: 45 years old by Tom Eichhorst; Pond snail chirality by Tom Eichhorst; Dealer Directory; Heterobranch sea slugs of Bocas del Toro, Panama by Jessica Goodheart; Book review of Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos, Vol. 29; Book review of Cassidae: An Amazing Family of Seashells; Book review of Neritidae of the World - Volumes One & Two; The Lei Pupu o Ni’ihau by Betty Ruggeri; Broward Shell Show - 14-15 Jan 2017; Sarasota Shell Show - 3-5 Feb 2017; Good work ultimately reaps its (his) reward by Harry Lee; In Memoriam; Key West COA Convention & the Frederic Weiss collection – 15-19 Aug 2017 by Thomas Eichhorst; Shell collector – Frederic Weiss (1929-2015) by Emily Weiss; Highlights of the 2017 COA Convention – Key West, FL; August 13-14 – Field Trips; August 15-19 – Convention & Bourse By Jeannette Tysor and Ed Shuller; A closing look at COA Chicago - 2016; COA Neptunea Award by Everett Long;

December issue 2016

Editor’s comments; Surf and Turf – Puerto Rican style by F. Matthew Blaine; Into Bednall Country: The Land of the Tides by Charles E. Rawlings; Dealer Directory; SCUM XIX: Southern California Unified Malacologists by Lindsey T. Groves; The Nylander Museum - Caribou, Maine by Sheila L. Nugent; COA Neptunea Award by Everett Long; In Memoriam; Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club Gives $27,000 in Grants; COA letter to legislators; A SHELL COLLECTOR´S NIGHTMARE by Marcus Coltro; Citizen scientists converge on Wilmington, North Carolina by John Timmerman; 2017 COA Convention by Ed Shuller; Book review of The living and fossil Busycon whelks: Iconic mollusks of eastern North America (Edward J. Petuch, Robert F. Myers & David P. Berschauer) by Tammy L. Myers;

September issue 2016

Editor’s comments; In Memoriam; A trip to Ambon or the quest for a living Bednall’s volute by Charles E. Rawlings; Identifying Florida Glycymerids by Marlo F. Krisberg; COA grant project in the Canary Islands by Alexander F. Wall; A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO A DISPLAY by Jim Brunner; The birth of a trophy by Jim Brunner; Dealer Directory; Crown conch royal buffet by Lisa Fitzgerald; “Got the fever” in the Dominican Republic by Dora Zimmerman; Working out the mussels of Peninsular Malaysia by Pei-Yin Ng, John-James Wilson & Alexandra Zieritz; Phil Poland; Springs and the minute snails that inhabit them in the Puget Sound region: Searching for the concealed by Edward J. Johannes; The 2016 Gulf Coast Shell Show; Bruce William Crystal; COA Neptunea Award by Harry Lee;

June issue 2016

Editor’s comments; Adventures in producing a documentary: “HEALERS AND HUNTERS: THE SECRET LIFE OF SEA SNAILS” by Astrid Koch; Lt. Col. Robert John Griffiths (9 Feb 1915 – 31 Oct 1986): the forgotten pioneer by Don Cram; Still more on turrids... by Bruce Neville; 2016 Shell Shows & Related Events by Donald Dan; Poser Shell Auction in Boston by Edward Nieburger; Mid-Atlantic Malacologists Meeting – 2016 by Elizabeth K. Shea and Timothy A. Pearce; In memoriam; Dealer Directory; Studies of satiation in Melibe leonina by Colin A. Lee; Carychium cognomen conundrum continues to confound conchologists; culture confirms by Lori Schroeder; The 2016 St. Petersburg Shell Club Shell Show; The 2016 Sanibel Shell Show; The 2016 Sarasota Shell Show; The 2016 Marco Island Shell Show; COA CONVENTION 2016 – CHICAGO!;

March issue 2016

In memoriam; The Turrids: not just LBJs by Bruce Neville; Cone Shells: Mumblings 36plus years later by Jerry G. Walls; Dream Stream stems teem with stenotremes redux – saturation 3D shelling along the PRR system sets stratospheric standards by Harry G. Lee & Robert E. Winters; Dealer Directory; The Ohio State University freshwater mussel collection by F. Matthew Blaine; 2016 Shell shows & related events (January – July 2016) by Donald Dan; Shelling the Pearl Islands of Panama by Vicky Wall; “Molluscan Communities of the Florida Keys and Adjacent Areas: Their Ecology and Biodiversity” reviewed by David P. Berschauer; A different way to use UV images by T. Eichhorst; Living Mollusks reviewed by T. Eichhorst; COA Award winner, Broward Shell Show; COA Award winner, Astronaut Trail Shell Show; 2016 COA Convention Chicago, IL;

December issue 2015

Editor’s comments; In memoriam; A Shelling Trip to Paris by Edward Nieburger; Two unexpected findings in the northern Gulf of Mexico by Deborah Duval; Dealer Directory; A shell by any other name would be mislabeled – adventures in nomenclature by David Campbell; The Secrets of Sand reviewed by T. Eichhorst; Nudibranchs Encyclopedia: Catalogue of Asia/Indo Pacific Sea Slugs (2nd ed.) reviewed by T. Eichhorst; Shell shops and art by Kenneth Wye; First record of the predatory land snail Streptostele (Tomostele) musaecola (Pulmonata: Streptaxidae) in the continental United States by Jochen Gerber & Stephanie A. Clark; COA Neptunea Award; Philadelphia 2015 Annual Shell Show; North Carolina 2015 Shell Show; 2016 COA Convention Chicago, IL July 27-31, 2016;

September issue 2015

Editor’s comments; Nominating Committee Report by Alan Gettleman; The ‘popularizer’ of shell collecting: The Philadelphia Shell Club looks back at the life of R. Tucker Abbott in celebration of our 60th year by Regis D’Angiolini; Report on two Anguispira alternata (Say, 1817), flamed tigersnail, after two years in captivity by L. Schroeder; Dealer Directory; The best exotic South Seas snorkeling adventure by Amelia Ann Dick; In memoriam; 8th Gulf Coast Shell Show; Adventures in the field and in the lab – investigation of an enigmatic door-snail species, Montenegrina apfelbecki (Sturany, 1907) by Dorottya Angyal, Katharina Jaksch, Sonja Bamberger & Zoltán Fehér; Land Snail Fauna of the Sukolilo karst in Java (Indonesia) by Ayu Savitri Nurinsiyah; Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells reviewed by T. Eichhorst; Sea slug thieves: A nudibranch defensive strategy by Jessica Goodheart; 2015 COA Convention – Gala in the Glades by Anne Joffe;

June issue 2015

COA President comments (re. Doris Underwood); Shell collecting in Cuba: November 1930 (part 3) by Paul L. McGinty; Some Liguus of Cuba by T. Eichhorst; Some Polymita of Cuba by T. Eichhorst; An SEM sampler of small snails from Sarasota sediment by Harry Lee; Dealer Directory; Population genetics of Felimare californiensis by Craig Hoover; New species of Vietnam landsnails by Nguyen Ngoc Thach & Franz Huber; SCUM XIX: Southern California Unified Malacologists by Lindsey T. Groves; In memoriam; The colors of fossil cones; Dubai mollusks and pearls by Kristina Joyce; The 35th Annual Marco Island Shell Show; What do we learn from collections? The Shell Museum perspective by José H. Leal; 2015 COA Convention;

March issue 2015

Editor comments; SHELL COLLECTING IN CUBA: NOVEMBER 1930 (part 2) by Paul L. McGinty; Some Pomatiidae (Annulariinae) of Cuba; Some Camaenidae, Pleurodontidae, & Urocoptidae of Cuba; Some Cerionidae of Cuba; Some Helicinidae of Cuba; Mistaken identity; Dealer Directory; In memoriam; Some cone snails have insulin infused venom; An ersatz Valvata from Bernheim Forest, Kentucky by Harry G. Lee; Barbara Jean Elliott May 9, 1936 – December 31, 2014; 56 years of shell collecting by Warren Graff; 35th Astronaut Trail Shell Club Festival Show; Sarasota Shell Club Annual Shell Show; 2015 COA Convention;

December issue 2014

Editor comments; SHELL COLLECTING IN CUBA: NOVEMBER 1930 (part 1) by Paul L. McGinty; Earliest human-modified shells; Dealer Directory; The noble volute (Cymbiola nobilis) of Vietnam by Nguyen Ngoc Thach; The Masters Award trophy - a new design by Donald Dan; A mystery solved by Emilio F. García & Emily H. Vokes; In memoriam; Heteromorph: The Rarest Fossil Ammonites, Nature at its Most Bizarre by Wolfgang Grulke (book review by Jose Leal); Texas Seashells - A Field Guide by John W. Tunnell, Jr., Noe C. Barrera, & Fabio Moretzsohn (book review by Tom Eichhorst); Biogeography and Biodiversity of Western Atlantic Mollusks by Edward J. Petuch (book review by David P. Berschauer; British Shell Collector’s Club Convention 25 October 2014 - Essex; North Carolina Shell Show 20-21 September 2014; 2015 Shell shows & related events by Donald Dan; Neptunea Award; Hugh J. Porter: Contributions to Malacology & the North Carolina Shell Club by Douglas A. Wolfe;

September issue 2014

Editor comments; In memoriam; Thersistrombus thersites: Ivory Gem of the Pacific by Andre Meredith; A plethora of Janthina by Linda Zylman Holzinger; Mechanisms, ultrastructure and behavioral flashing in Ctenoides ales: “disco clams” by Lindsey Dougherty; Does lightning strike twice? by Joaquin M. Inchaustegui; Dealer Directory; The three-eyed Lobatus gigas by Sylvia M. Vélez-Villamil; A Korean shelling adventure by Marcus Coltro; 2014 Neptunea Awards; 2014 Gulf Coast Shell Show; 2014 Keppel Bay Shell Show; A North Carolina WHELKome 2014 COA Convention By Jeannette Tysor & Ed Shuller; Some notes on an interesting epitoniid species from the eastern Pacific by Leonard Brown;

June issue 2014

Editor comments; A “gap in the fossil record” bridged: the Tornidae of the Lower Pinecrest Beds, exemplar of paleoconchological neglect by Harry G. Lee; Dealer Directory; The long and the short of it: Cypraeoidea of Pacific Panamá by Simon Aiken; Size Matters! III by Moshe Erlendur Okon; Marco Island Shell Show - 13-15 March 2014; 77th Annual Sanibel-Captiva Shell Show 6-8 March 2014; How we organize our shell collections; log books, card catalogues, and computers by David P. Berschauer; A North Carolina WHELKome 2014 COA Convention By Jeannette Tysor & Ed Shuller; SCUM XVIII: Southern California Unified Malacologists by Lindsey T. Groves; Donn Lloyd Tippett (January 14, 1924 – January 29, 2014) by Alan R. Kabat; In memoriam;

March issue 2014

Editor comments; A “gap in the fossil record” bridged: the Tornidae of the Lower Pinecrest Beds, exemplar of paleoconchological neglect by Harry G. Lee; Dealer Directory; The long and the short of it: Cypraeoidea of Pacific Panamá by Simon Aiken; Size Matters! III by Moshe Erlendur Okon; Marco Island Shell Show - 13-15 March 2014; 77th Annual Sanibel-Captiva Shell Show 6-8 March 2014; How we organize our shell collections; log books, card catalogues, and computers by David P. Berschauer; A North Carolina WHELKome 2014 COA Convention By Jeannette Tysor & Ed Shuller; SCUM XVIII: Southern California Unified Malacologists by Lindsey T. Groves; Donn Lloyd Tippett (January 14, 1924 – January 29, 2014) by Alan R. Kabat; In memoriam;

December issue 2013

Editor’s comments; On the generic placement and identity of Timbellus phaneus (Dall, 1889) and T. havanensis (E. H. Vokes, 1970) (Gastropoda: Muricidae) by Emilio F. García; Snail House; Turritella lyonsi found off the Louisiana coast by Emilio F. García; The Harpago complex: a collector’s guide by Andre Meredith; “Illustrated Catalog of the Living Cone Shells” - book review by Tom Eichhorst; Dealer Directory; SCUM XVII: Southern California Unified Malacologists by Lindsey T. Groves; Mind your mangroves! A shelling trip to Puerto Rico by Karen VanderVen; COA Award winners; 2014 shell shows & related events (January – August) by Donald Dan; Oldest animal on earth by Tom Eichhorst; Size Matters! I by Moshe Erlendur Okon; 2014 COA Convention: Wilmington, N.C.; In Memoriam;

September issue 2013

Editor’s comments; Have you heard of Kiritimati? by Marcus Coltro; Revision of the Worldwide Recent Pinnidae and some remarks on fossil European Pinnidae reviewed by Thomas Eichhorst; Color variations in Muricopsis principensis Rolán & Fernandes, 1991 (Gastropoda, Muricidae) from Príncipe Island by Roland Houart & Sandro Gori; A day with Mitsuo Chino, President of the Tokyo Malacological Society by Kristina Joyce; Dealer Directory; The shell collection of His Majesty The Emperor Showa of Japan by Kristina Joyce; COA Convention 2013 by Tom Eichhorst; 2013 Neptunea Awards by Harry Lee; Size matters: ocean acidification and warming alter metabolic scaling in Polyplacophora by Nicholas Carey; Shell collecting as seen by Gene Everson by Tom Eichhorst; An interesting find by Paul Kanner; COA Grant Donation Program; 2013 COA Research Grants; In Memoriam; Sybil B. Burger by Tom Eichhorst; “Available” vs. “Valid”; COA 2014 - 11-15 August 2014, Wilmington, NC;

June issue 2013

Editor’s comments; Early taxonomic history of Notocypraea Schilder, 1927 by Don Cram; RTA, riding to the rescue, rights a wrong; Röding redivivus by Harry G. Lee; Dealer Directory; COA Grant Summary (2012 award) for: Discovering visual capabilities of the unique eye in the scallop, Argopecten irradians by Anita Krause; Siphonaria limpets from southern South America by Marina Güller; In Memoriam; Bahamian Seashells: 1161 Species from Abaco, Bahamas reviewed by Tom Eichhorst; 33rd annual Marco Island Shell Show - 2013; 76th Annual Sanibel Shell Show - 2013; The 23rd Antwerp Shell Show; 2013 SHELL SHOWS & RELATED EVENTS (August – December) by Donald Dan; The 2013 Philadelphia Shell Show by Paul Callomon; COA annual convention: July 15-21, 2013; ;

March issue 2013

Editor’s comments; Report on a dredging expedition off the Louisiana coast, including geographical extensions and new record sizes II by Emilio F. García; In Memoriam; COA Convention 2013 - Sarasota, Florida; Vindication after 37 or more years by Joaquin M. Inchaustegui; Effects of lowhead dams on aquatic gastropods by Jeremy S. Tiemann; Dealer Directory; Neptunea Award by Harry Lee; Domenick Nicolaci Shell Collection: A Donation to the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University Edward Nieburger and Adam J. Baldinger; Alphie Finds The Seashell Alphabet - reviewed by Rusti Stover; The Cone Shells of Florida - reviewed by Tom Eichhorst; The Family Babyloniidae - reviewed by Tom Eichhorst; Museum’s anniversary to be celebrated by Tom Rice; Broward Shell Show - 2013; Sarasota Shell Show - 2013; Astronaut Trail Shell Show - 2013; Charles Rawlings photos;

December issue 2012

Editor’s comments; The labral tooth -- variations on a theme by Emily H. Vokes; Still more on blood-sucking mollusks: a bivalve? by Tom Eichhorst ; Report on a dredging expedition off the Louisiana coast, including geographical extensions and new record sizes by Emilio F. García; Neptunea Award by Harry Lee; COA grantees at the AMS/COA meeting by Paul Callomon; Dealer Directory; The 2012 Philadelphia Shell Show by Paul Callomon Creature feature by Dan Dourson ; In Memoriam; Are snails slowing down? by Tom Eichhorst ; A re-description of the du Pont Trophy (Shell Show Award: Outstanding Exhibit) with notes on distribution and morphology by Elizabeth K. Shea & Leslie L. Skibinski; The Texas Conchologist by Lucy Clampit; An analysis of the microsnails from six habitats in the “Kochi Hill” area, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Bullitt County, Kentucky by Harry G. Lee and Lori Schroeder ; AMS/COA Group photo;

September issue 2012

Editor’s comments; The 2012 Guadeloupe Biodiversity Expedition by Martin Avery Snyder; Yes we can, twice! by Linda Brunner; Ratio of species to genus-group in the Muricidae or, are we cutting things too fine? by Emily H. Vokes; Dealer Directory; Freshwater mussels in Brazil: past, present and future, at least, we hope they have one by Igor Christo Miyahira, Sonia Barbosa dos Santos, Maria Christina Dreher Mansur & Jéssica Beck Carneiro; COA Convention 2012 by Tom Eichhorst; Jacksonville Shell Club 2012 Shell Show; Gulf Coast Shell Club 2012 Shell Show; The 2012 Philadelphia Shell Show by Paul Callomon; 2012 SHELL SHOWS & RELATED EVENTS (August – December) by Donald Dan; In Memoriam; Shells from Honduras - photographed in situ by Charles Rawlings; COA Then and Now by Tom Eichhorst; Ya’ll Come to COA 2013 by Peggy Williams;

June issue 2012

Editor’s comments; Sinistral peanut snail and polygyrid update. Sequestered specimens, oversight, irony, and a failed strategy with a happy outcome by Harry G. Lee; Fie to you! [or F 2 U] by Richard Petit; In Memoriam 6; A shell show primer by John Timmerman; A report on Gibberulus gibbosus (Röding, 1798) by Scott & Jeanette Johnson; Dealer Directory; Humboldt squid - cannibalistic killers or just jumbo mollusks? Diving amongst “killer” cephalopods - photographing the Humboldt squid by Charles Rawlings; Alien invaders: Haminoea japonica in North America and Europe by Dieta Hanson; A new land snail discovered in New Mexico (USA) by Tom Eichhorst; Book Review: Antiguan Shallow-water seashells: A collection with 18 years study and research of shoreline shells from Antigua and West Indies by Harry G. Lee; Book Review: An Index for G.T. Poppe’s PHILIPPINE MARINE MOLLUSKS by Tom Eichhorst; Book Review: John Edward Gray (1800-1875): his malacological publications and molluscan taxa by Tom Eichhorst; The 75th Annual Sanibel-Captiva Shell Show by Joyce Matthys; 2012 Sarasota Shell Club Scientific Winners by Ron Bopp; 2012 Marco Island Shell Club Shell Show; St. Petersburg Shell Club awards list: 65th annual shell show; A bit of catching up by Tom Eichhorst; More Piggy-back Shells? by J. M. Inchaustegui;

March issue 2012

COA Nominating Committee Report 2012 by Matthew Blaine; In Memoriam; Claud-Mantle, Harvard, and two sinistral sacred chank shells: A THRILLING DISCOVERY by Edward Nieburger and Adam J. Baldinger; Partulid snails, their collectors, and a prodigious dynasty of French naturalists by Harry G. Lee; Shells in the News; Shrimp boats are a-comin’ - there’s shelling tonight: A high seas adventure to Trujillo Bay, Honduras by Karen VanderVen; Dealer Directory; Studying local adaptation in Crepidula spp. by Abigail E. Cahill; SCUM XVI: Southern California Unified Malacologists by Lindsey T. Groves; FUM 2012 Florida United Malacologists by José H. Leal; Dr. Donald Taeke Bosch (1917-2012); James Hammond Carmichael III (Pete) (1930-2011); Preliminary report on the possible effect of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on the molluscan fauna of the surrounding area by Emilio F. García; Noteworthy offshore mollusks from the north-central Gulf of Mexico, including geographical extensions and a generic reassignment by Emilio F. García; Broward Shell Show 2012 by Nancy Galdo; Allen Walker;

December issue 2011

Letters and Comments; China Shell Show; The cost of a rare cowrie by Simon Aiken; COA: celebrating 200 years of shelling in America by Paul Callomon; Report of the 5th Annual Ohio River Valley Unified Malacologist Meeting (OVUM) by Meghann Vincie King & Dr. Timothy Pearce; 2011 Shell Shows & Related Events by Donald Dan; Ocenebra, Pteropurpura, and Ocinebrellus (Gastropoda: Muricidae: Ocenebrinae) in the northwestern Pacific by Roland Houart; Conchologists of America 2012 Neptunea Award by Harry G. Lee; Dealer Directory; Philadelphia COA Award; North Carolina COA Award; Book Review: Philippine Marine Shells: Vols. 1-4 reviewed by Tom Eichhorst Book Review: Living Shells reviewed by Tom Eichhorst; In Memoriam; How the Cone Collector began by António Monteiro & William J. Fenzan; Book Review: Seashell Poems and Reflections to Sooth the Soul reviewed by Tom Eichhorst; COA Academic Grants Program: Director’s Report by Daniel Geiger; Greetings and a happy New Year! by Daniel Geiger; Nudibranch research by Kristen Roberts;

September issue 2011

Letters and Comments; Noteworthy mollusks from the Gulf of Mexico, including new record sizes and geographical extensions by Emilio F. García; On Vexillum (Pusia) articulatum (Reeve, 1845) and V. (P.) trophonium (Dall, 1889) by Emilio F. García; Epilogue/prologue to “junkyard bug” report with two early references by Harry G. Lee; Dealer Directory; Romancing the Stones: a shelling expedition to the Dominican Republic by Karen VanderVen; List of species - Dominican Republic by Winston Barney, Bill Kreis, Glenn Duffy, and Karen VanderVen; Cracking a queen conch (Strombus gigas), vanishing uses, and rare abnormalities by Robert Robertson Sanibel Island Shell Show 2011; In memoriam; 2011 COA Convention by Tom Eichhorst; Sacred chank revisited by Ken Rose;

June issue 2011

Letters and Comments; In the thick of it: the jungles of the Solomon Islands by Simon Aiken; Threetooth ID ruminations open a centuries-old amphi-Atlantic Pandora’s Box by Harry G. Lee; Dealer Directory; Mid-Atlantic Malacologists Meeting by Elizabeth Shea, Leslie Skibinski, & Aydin Örstan; 2011 Sarasota Shell Club Shell Show by Ron Bopp; 2011 Broward Shell Club Shell Show by Nancy Galdo; St. Petersburg Shell Club Shell Show; October 2010 British Shell Collectors’ Club Shell Show; Oregon Society of Conchologists Shell Show; What is a shell worth? by Tom Rice; Historical notes on a sinistral sacred chank: Turbinella pyrum by Harry G. Lee; SCUM XV: Southern California Unified Malacologists by Lindsey T. Groves; Interesting boring by He Jing; Book Review: “Mattheus Marinus Schepman (1847-1919) and His Contributions to Malacology”; Book Review: Compendium of Florida Fossil Shells, Volume 1, Middle Miocene to Late Pleistocene Marine Gastropods; Book Review: Shells of the Hawaiian Islands, Vol. 1, The Sea Shells; Vol. 2, The Land Shells;

March issue 2011

Letters and Comments; A moveable feast by George Metz; Another sinistral Notocypraea and some interesting observations by Don Cram; The curious case of Conchology versus Malacology by S. Peter Dance; Conch shells on coins by Jesse Todd; Dealer Directory; In Memoriam; The Solomon Islands: treasure from the sea by Simon Aiken; The 2010 Philadelphia Shell Show by Paul Callomon; 2010 Philadelphia Shell Show supper guest speaker Dr. Henry Augustus Pilsbry by Paul Callomon; COA Annual Convention; John A. Baker; Katherine “Bobbi” Cordy; Emmanuel Guillot de Suduiraut; Trevor D. Roberts;

December issue 2010

Letters and Comments; Ifremeria nautilei Bouchet & Warén, 1991 by Tom Eichhorst; Gettleman key to probe of major reversals by Harry Lee; In Memoriam; Four Abnormal Landsnails from Israel by Moshe Erlendur Okon; Dealer Directory; COA 2010 Convention: Shellebration Boston; 2011 Shell Shows & Related Events (Jan - Jul) by Donald Dan; Conchologists of America: Neptunea Award by Harry Lee; A rough few months for COA members; we lost four; Thoughts From a Shell Collector to Her Family and Friends: a poem by Betty Jean Piech; Back to the Gulf of Aqaba: the search for rare shells of the Red Sea by Moti Kovalis; First Modern Shell Show in China by Robert Janowsky; Conus recurvus Broderip, 1833: One Mo’ Time by J. M. Inchaustegui; The rise and fall of “Conus recurvus Broderip 1833” by Bruce Neville; An Eleutheran Adventure: My First Live Shell Collecting Trip by Amelia Ann Dick; COA Award Winners; Mystery Bivalve in the Caribbean by D.Y. Zhang; ;

September issue 2010

Letters and Comments; Conus archetypus Crosse, 1865 in northwestern Panama by Emilio F. García; Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, or never say “never” by Harry Lee; A geographic extension for two species of Favartia (Muricidae: Muricopsinae) from the western Atlantic by Emilio F. García; Book Review: “The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating”; Book Review: “Encyclopedia of Texas Seashells”; In Memoriam; COA Award Winners; Dealer Directory; New generic assignments for Strombidae: A summary of recent changes by Winston A. Barney; Andrew Grebneff (1959-2010); Robert C. “Bob” Dayle (1946-2010); Cozumel, Mexico by Jim Lyle; Are those Mexican slippers? by J.M. Inchaustegui; Report on the Epitoniidae of the East China Sea: Part 2 by Lenny Brown; A reclusive Tennessee snail: Anguispira picta (Clapp, 1920) (Discidae) by Tom Eichhorst;

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March issue 2010

Letters and Comments; Costoanachis sertulariarum (d’Orbigny, 1839) in the Gulf of Mexico by Emilio F. García; The Power Of One by Emilio F. García; SCUM XIV: Southern California Unified Malacologists by Lindsey T. Groves; Pearls in the Nevada Desert? by Joaquin Inchaustegui; Systematic Classification of Recent and Fossil Conoidean Gastropods, by John K. Tucker and Manuel J. Tenorio, ConchBooks, 2009: a review by Bruce Neville; In Memoriam; Dealer Directory; The World of Cones According to Tucker & Tenorio (2009) by Bruce Neville (images by T. Eichhorst); Astronaut Trail Shell Club holds 30th Space Coast Seashell Festival by Bobbi Cordy; North Carolina Shell Show 25-27 September 2009 by Tom Eichhorst; Snails and Coal Mining by Tom Eichhorst; The Freshwater Mussels of Ohio, 2009: a review by Tom Eichhorst; Shellebration Boston: COA 2010; Jean Andrews (1923 - 2010) by Tom Eichhorst; Archie Jones (1910 - 2010) by Tom Eichhorst; Frieda Schilling (1924 - 2010) by Alan Gettleman;

June issue 2010

Letters and Comments; Bocas del Toro revisited. A follow-up of Olsson & McGinty’s report on the Panamanian Archipelago by Emilio F. García; A New Sherll Display by Bobbi Cordy; In Memoriam; Dealer Directory; Pheasant Snails (Phasianella) by Robert Robertson; June Huie by Ardeth Hardin; What goes around comes around; Jacksonville Shell Club to fund annual COA Academic Grant by Harry G. Lee; 2010 Shell Shows and Related Evenets (Aug - Dec) by Donald Dan; The World’s Smallest (and Probably ugliest) Shell Collector by Tom Eichhorst; Shell Show Winners; Last Call for Shellebration Boston: COA 2010; Living Fossils by Zvi Orlin;

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December issue 2009

Editor’s Comments; Live Shells From the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea by Kovis Moti; 2010 Shell Shows and Related Events by Donald Dan; Sea Shell Searchers of Brazoria County Shell Show Awards; In Memoriam; Discovery of the Conus lightbourni Petuch, 1986 holotype by Elizabeth K. Shea1 and William J. Fenzan; Scientists at FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute are the First to ‘Unlock’ the Mystery of Creating High-quality Cultured Pearls From the Queen Conch By Gisele Galoustian; Dealer Directory; Book Review: “George Brettingham Sowerby, I, II, III: their conchological publications and Molluscan taxa”; Edgar Allen Poe: Conchologist by Tom Eichhorst; Black and White and Red All Over: A Cone-Seeking Odyssey to Roatan, Honduras by Karen VanderVen; Collecting Shells: A Passion, Joy, and Mission by Zvi Orlan; Shell-abration Boston: COA 2010;

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September issue 2009

Editor’s Comments; Notocypraea: Shell Collecting and Science By Don Cram; John W. Kline, Pioneer American Shell Dealer By Bill Michal; Dealer Directory; Marine Shells of Northeast Florida: A Chronicle of the Campaign By Harry G. Lee; Book Review: Marine Shells of Northeast Florida; Book Review: Clams, Oysters, & Scallops; Book Review: Seashells On My Mind; Book Review: Encyclopedia of Marine Gastropods; Mollusks in Wonderland: The Pelecypoda-Bivalvia Dilemma By Cléo Dilnei de Castro Olivera; In Memoriam; Cypraea (Eclogavena) dayritiana – Dayrit’s Cowry By Charles E. Rawlings, M.D., J.D.; End of a Voyage By Bob Pierson; Shell-abration Boston: COA 2010;

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June issue 2009

In Memoriam; Some Look-A-Like Shells by Tom Eichhorst; A Canadian Cowrie? by Lindsey T. Groves; Grenada by Karen VanderVen; Dealer Directory; Jumala and the ‘Eyeless Hitler Beetle’ by S. Peter Dance; Haliotis rugosa Lamarck, 1822: A Confusing and Little Known Abalone From the Indian Ocean - A Brief Description and Photo Study by Buzz Owen; Report on the Epitoniidae of the East China Sea By Lenny Brown; Book Review: The Search for Darley Dale (and the Glory of the Sea); Trawling the East China Sea by He Jing;

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March issue 2009

Editor’s Comments & Note to COA Members; The Department of Malacology at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Paul Callomon & Robert Robertson; Book Review: The Genus Conus (Mollusca: Neogastropoda) in the Plio-Pleistocene of the Southeastern United States; SCUM XIII: Southern California Unified Malacologists by Lindsey T. Groves; Dealer Directory; Cuban Landsnails: the Weird and the Wonderful by Simon Aiken; The Philadelphia Shell Show - 10-11 October 2009 by Paul Callomon; Tiny Jewels: An introduction to pupillid taxonomy, ecology, and collection by Jeff Nekola; From the Red Sea by Moti Kovalis; Just A Plain Black Slug: Belocaulus angustipes by Jerry G. Walls; COA 2009 Convention: Cruising...Cruising on the Suncoast by Bob Pierson; 2009 Shell Shows & Related Events by Donald Dan;

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December issue 2008

Editor’s Comments; Molluscan findings from a recent dredging expedition off the Louisiana coast by Emilio Fabián García; The “Buzz” on Abalones - Two Recent “World Record” Australian Haliotis From the Collection of Robert “Bob” Kershaw of Narooma, New South Wales (N.S.W.), Australia by Buzz Owen; Dealer Directory; In Memoriam; Draft Amendment to the COA Constitution; 2009 Shell Shows and Related Events by Donald Dan; Book Review: Cuba, the Landshells Paradise; A Cuban Land Shell Trip in Pictures by Simon Aiken; COA 2009 Convention: Cruising...Cruising on the Suncoast by Bob Pierson Frank;

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September issue 2008

COA Academic Grants Program: Academic Grants Director’s Report by José Leal; In Memoriam; Conchologists of America 2008 Convention: Sombreros, Shells, and Spurs by J. M. Inchaustegui; Small Western Atlantic Buccinidae. Part 2. The Genus Antillophos Woodring, 1928 by G. Thomas Watters; Imperiled Seashells by Karla Cisneros; An extension of the genus Spinosipella (Bivalvia: Verticordiidae) in the Gulf of Mexico by Emilio Fabián García; Collecting Trip to the Skeleton Coast Park in Namibia by Werner Massier; Dealer Directory; My Favorite Fasciolariidae by Zvi Orlin; Book Review: Shells; A Bit More on Sphaerocypraea incomparabilis (Briano, 1993) by Donald Dan; Conchologists of America 2008 Convention: San Antonio, Texas by Lucy Clampit; Next Year, Come to the Beach for 2009!; An Unusual Find by Bobbi Cordy; The Rosy Wolfsnail by Bill Frank;

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June issue 2008

Editor’s Notes, Frustrations and extensions IV: On two Cyphoma species from the Gulf of Mexico and six geographical extensions by Emilio Fabián García, In Memoriam, Bishops Mills Natural History Centre, Massive death assemblage of Cepaea nemoralis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Mollusca, Helicidae) at the Pentecostal Culvert! by Frederick W. Schueler, A Bit More on Cepaea Land Snails by Tom Eichhorst, Dealer Directory, 2008 Shell Shows and Related Events by Donald Dan, Some Favorite Murex by Zvi Orlin, Latirus of Roatan by Ted Kalafut, A History of the Journal The Pariah and Shell-Related Books by Jerry G. Walls by Leslie Crnkovic, José Leal Names A New Bivalve Genus and Two New Species by Tom Eichhorst, The Reluctant Explorer by Lori Schroeder, Dr. E. Alison Kay (1928 - 2008) by Fabio Moretzsohn;

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March issue 2008

Editor’s Notes; A Gigantic Blister Pearl in a Louisiana Pearlshell Mussel by Jerry G. Walls; Dr Donald Bosch - 90 Years Old by Robert G. Moolenbeek; Hermit Crab Swarm by Phil Fallon; Dealer Directory; In Memoriam; SCUM XII: Southern California Unified Malacologists by Lindsey Groves; Book Review: Annotated and Illustrated Catalogue of Recent Cancellariidae; Book Review: Lovell Augustus Reeve (1814-1865): malacological author and publisher; Book Review: Seashells of Southern Florida; New Zealand Endemic Mollusks by Zvi Orlin; Living Mactrid Bivalves From the Argentine Sea by Javier H. Signorelli; COA Convention 5-10 July 2008; The Art of COA Member Arline Reimann;

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December issue 2007

Editor’s Notes; Carl Linnaeus (Carl von Linné) 23 May 1707 - 10 January 1778 by Bruce Neville; Shelling Trip to Tibet by He Jing; Linnaean Trivia Quiz by Bruce Neville; Neptunea Award by Carole Marshall; 2008 Shell Shows and Related Events by Donald Dan; Dealer Directory; Longest Lived Mollusk by Thomas Eichhorst; A New Book: Texas Seashells; Book Review: Recently Collected Shells of Vietnam; Book Review: The Shell: A World of Decoration and Ornament; Book Review: The Recent Molluscan Fauna of Île Clipperton (Tropical Eastern Pacific); “See Y’all There,” San Antonio, Texas, COA 2008; Townsville Shell Club News by Thomas Eichhorst; Conus kalafuti Da Matta 1987 by Ted Kalafut; Abalone Farm by Peggy Williams; A Shell From Mars by S. Peter Dance; In Memoriam; Umbraculum umbraculum (Lightfoot, 1786) by Ted Kalafut;

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September issue 2007

Small Western Atlantic Buccinidae. Part 1. The Genus Bailya M. Smith, 1944 by G. Thomas Watters; Erosaria guttata (Gmelin, 1791): The Great Spotted Cowrie by Charles Rawlings; Dealer Directory; Australian Marine Mollusks by Zvi Orlin; Exotic Molluscan Introductions to the San Francisco Bay Area by Tom Grace; Cypraeovula alfrendensis-A Blue Form of Cypraeovula edentula by E.L. Heiman; Shells Work Their Magic at Portland COA 2007 by Marsha Darcy; Book Review: Shells; Book Review: Terebridae A Collectors Guide; In Memoriam; True Tales of Tagelus by Steven Rosenthal;

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June issue 2007

Editor’s Notes; Report on Mollusks Collected in a Dredging Expedition to Bahía de Campeche, Southwestern Gulf of Mexico by Emilio Fábian García; Notocypraea emblema Iredale, 1931, the Forgotten Cowry by Don Cram; Dealer Directory; COA Convention “Chardonnay & Shells” by Joyce Matthys; More on Blood-Sucking Mollusks by Zvi Orlin; 2007 Shell Shows and Related Events: July - December by Donald Dan; In a Bag of Sand - A Study of Pinellas County, Florida, Micro-Mollusks by Tom Grace; Jordan Star’s Web Picks; Book Review: Beach Treasures of the Gulf Coast; The Neptunea Award; COA Award Winners by Carole Marshall; In Memoriam; Rare As Hens’ Teeth by Tom Eichhorst; The Art of Gregory Aquila by Tom Eichhorst;

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December issue 2006

Notes from the Editor; Additional Notes on Kaiawase by Richard E. Petit; Bloodsucking Pyramidellids by Robert Robertson; Nudibranch Navigation: The Natural History of Tritonia diomedea by Russell C. Wyeth; Book Review: Out Of My Shell reviewed by Rusti Stover; Book Review: The Mollusks: A Guide To Their Study, Collection, and Preservation reviewed by Tom Eichhorst; Dealer Directory; 2007 COA Convention Update; Market Collecting by Joaquin Inchaustegui; Jordan Star’s Web Picks; 2007 Shell Shows & Related Events by Donald Dan; In Memoriam; 2007 COA Grants Program; Minus Tide Adventures in Downeast Maine by Kevin Czaja; Mollusks and the Wallace Line by Zvi Orlin; Cypraeidae: Lyncina carneola (Linnaeus, 1758) form leviathan by Eduard Heiman;

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September issue 2006

Notes from the Editor; About Luria controversa (Gray, 1824) by Eduard Heiman; Jordan Star’s Web Picks; COA Award Winners by Carole Marshall; Japanese Shell-matching Game by S. Peter Dance; Shell Desk Diary by Leslie Allen Crnkovic; Dealer Directory; New Shell Records for Florida by David Kirsh; “Chardonnay and Shells” in Portland, Oregon, 1-5 Aug 07 by Joyce Mattheys; A southern extension of Gyroscala xenicima (Melvill & Standen, 1903) by Emilio Fabián García; Report of a left-handed Dentimargo eburneolus (Conrad, 1834) (Gastropoda: Marginellidae) from Bahía de Campeche, Mexico by Emilio Fabián García; Thoughts on Species and Speciation - Phenoplasticity by Burton Vaughn & Tom Eichhorst; Book Review: Recent & Fossil Indonesian Shells reviewed by Zvi Orlin; Landsnails of Claiborne Bluff by Harry G. Lee; Haplotrema and AriolimaxAs Depicted by Tlingit Artists by Neil E. Fahy; In Memoriam;

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June issue 2006

Jordan Star’s Web Picks; A Fresh Look at Conus milneedwardsi Jousseaume, 1894, and Conus bengalensis (Okutani, 1968) by Michael Tove; Dealer Directory; COA Convention - 2006 by Tom Eichhorst; Invitation to Oregon in 2007 by Joyce Mattheys; On Daphnella (Paradaphne) retifera Dall, 1888 by Emilio Fabián García; Book Review: Catalogue of the Marine Gastropod Family Fasciolariidae reviewed by William G. Lyons; Shell Show Schedule for the Second Half of 2006 by Donald Dan; Book Review: Fasciolariidae reviewed by William G. Lyons; In Memoriam; Book Review: Offshore Shells of Southern Africa reviewed by Zvi Orlin; COA Grants Program by Tom Eichhorst; The Two Faces of Tibia martini (Marrat, 1877) by Tom Eichhorst; Artistry of Jan Huijbers by Tom Eichhorst;

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March issue 2006

Gyroscala xenicima (Melvill & Standen, 1903) (Gastropoda: Epitoniidae) by Emilio Fabián Garciá; Bivalved Gastropods: Berthelinia and Julia (order Sacoglossa, family Juliidae) by Robert Robertson; Book Review: The Healing Power of Seashells by Daya Sarai Chocron, reviewed by Paul Calloman; Notocypraea: the piperata - comptonii Complex by Don Cram; Dealer Directory; COA Convention - 2006 by Andrew K. Rindsberg; Cuba and a Few of Its Land Snails by Neil E. Fahy; SCUM X: Southern California United Malacologists by Lindsey T. Groves; Multiplying Monadenia Snails by Lisa Ross; Artistry of Steven Counsell by Tom Eichhorst;

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December issue 2005

New Strombid Names & Knowledge of Interrelationships by Robert Robertson; Jordan Star’s Web Picks; A Stepping-Stone to Marine Conservation: The Importance of Island-Hopping by Eric Crandall; Spirula spirula (Linnaeus, 1758) The Ramshorn Shell by Zvi Orlan; Book Review: Marine Mollusks in Japan reviewed by Zvi Orlin; 2006 Shell Shows & Related Events (Jan - Aug) by Donald Dan; The Neptunea Award form; Dealer Directory; Conus kulkulcan Petuch, 1980 by Ted Kalafut; Barging In - A Shelling Adventure to the Perlas Islands of Pacific Panama by Karen VanderVen; Recent Changes In Texas Shell-Bearing Mollusk and Intertidal Organism Harvest Regulations by Randy Blankenship; What Shell Is This?; COA Convention 2006, Mobile Alabama: “Sea Treasure” by Doug Shelton; Sanibel Island Shell Museum Celebrates First Decade by Libby Grimm;

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September issue 2005

Large Conchs (Strombus) Are Endangered Herbivores Having Many Predators and Needing Dense Populations of Adults to Reproduce Successfully by Robert Robertson; Shell Collecting in Iceland Part V: The Deep Sea by Moshe Erlendur; It’s The Closest Thing To Being There (DVD Review of Undersea Treasures) by Karen VanderVen; Dealer Directory; Babyloniinae: The Babylon Shells (includes the centerfold images) by Tom Eichhorst; Neptunea Awards by Carole Marshall; The COA Award by Carole Marshall; Jordan Star’s Web Picks; Non-Native Nuisance Species: They Can Really Ruin Your Habitat by Hank Foglino; Book Review: West African Seashells reviewed by Zvi Orlin; COA Convention 2005: A Return to the Islands by Tom Eichhorst;

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June issue 2005

Close and Closer Looks at a Pedicularia (Cowrie-Relative) Larval Shell by Robert Robertson; Book Review: Olividae - A Collector’s Guide by Gunther H.W. Sterba, reviewed by Zvi Orlin; How to Collect and Successfully Preserve Chitons by G. B. Jeffrey; Madagascar - Island of Contrast by Neal Fahy; Dealer Directory; Centerfold: Seashells of Sanibel Island by José H. Leal; Sorting Out Linnaeus’ Genus Strombus in Rumphius by Winston Barney; Frustrations and extension. III. On Columbella verrilli Dall, 1889; and a geographic extension and generic placement of Gymnobela malmii Dall, 1881 by Emilio Fabián García; Jordan Star’s Web Picks; 2005 Shell Shows and Related Events by Donald Dan; Florida and Caribbean Turridae: Part 1 Black and Brown Species by Peggy Williams;

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March issue 2005

COA President’s Message; 33rd Annual COA Convention; About Cypraea tigris schilderiana Cate, 1961 by E.L. Heiman; News From the Malacology Collection of the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History and Science; Critters Inside by Bobbi Cordy; 36th Annual Banana Slug Derby by Dan Yoshimoto; Dealer Directory; Centerfold: Florida Fossils-2 by Kevan & Linda Sunderland; New Jersey Epitonium Continued... by Judy-Lynn Goldberg & Robert Robertson; Brazilian Volutidae by José Coltro; Book Review: CIESM Atlas of Exotic Species in the Mediterranean; Nesting Clam: A Field Observation by Peggy Williams; Profile: Boston Malacological Club by Warren Graff; SCUM IX: Southern California Unified Malacologists by Lindsey T. Groves; Some Notes on the Evolution of Mollusks by Zvi Orlin;

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December issue 2004

Editor’s Comments; Volutes Without a Name II by Peter G. Stimpson; Made for SEM: The Fascinating World of Scissurellids by Daniel L. Geiger; The Beach Gypsies: An Exploring Adventure to Cat Island, Bahamas by Karen VanderVen; Welcome to COA Convention 2005; Jordan Star’s Web Picks; Dealer Directory; Centerfold: Florida Fossils by Kevan & Linda Sunderland; Distribution of Marine Molluscs along the Temperate and Cold Water Regions of the Southern Ocean and Adjoining Zones by Zvi Orlin; Neptunea Award; Two (or Three or Four?) Little Known Popular Shell Books by the late Dr. Tadashige Habe by Richard E. Petit; 2005 Shell Shows & Related Events by Donald Dan; Meet Archie Jones by Tom Eichhorst; Notadusta eugeniae Paratypes Found by Don Cram; The Gold-footed Snail by Craig McClain;

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September issue 2004

President's Message; Jordan Star's Web Picks; The genus Harpa revisited by Moshe Erlendur Okon; Report of COA Grants Committee for 2004; Dealer Directory; Centerfold: (hopefully, but not here yet) by Kevan & Linda Sunderland; Report on species found in offshore Louisiana waters, including range extensions and unnamed species III by E. F. García and H. G. Lee; Conchologists of America Grant Program by Donald Dan; Meet Paul & Heather Johnson; Researching a non-whelk: Cittarium pica by Robert Robertson; Neptunea Award - Bobbie Houchin; Volutes Without a Name by Peter G. Stimpson; Tampa COA Convention 2004;