Published on 31 December 2015
This beautifully illustrated book, bilingual (French and English), deals with a fascinating, yet largely unknown, group of animals from Martinique island (French West Indies): continental (terrestrial and freshwater) molluscs. After a presentation of the island’s natural habitats, the book draws up a summary of the current knowledge based on recent field collections, a review of literature and consultation of private and public collections. Illustrated keys allow the identification to the class, family, genus or species level. The 86 species from the island are described in detail: ecology, distribution maps, list of the known stations in Martinique, protection status. Beautiful colour plates showing the shells, living animals and habitats are also provided.
DELANNOYE R., CHARLES L., POINTIER J.-P. & MASSEMIN D. 2015. — Mollusques continentaux de la Martinique. Non-marine Molluscs of Martinique, Lesser Antilles. Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris ; Biotope, Mèze, 328 p. (Inventaires & biodiversité ; 10).