‘Neptunea’ is a shell magazine printed in A4-size, intended to both beginning and more experienced shell collectors with practical information such as travel stories, the description of new species or the revision of a genus. The papers are illustrated with perfect colour photographs. The first issue was published in 2002. From 2002 to 2005 papers were originally mainly issued in Dutch but after receiving so many positive responses from foreign countries (i.e. Germany, Italy, France, Spain and the USA), we decided to use only English as current language. This allowed us to increase the scientific character of the papers and to publish descriptions of new species.
New authors are warmly encouraged to provide us with interesting papers. We guarantee a fast publication (three to four months after delivery of the text). We are also prepared to make digital macro-photographs of the shells and to improve them if necessary. For more details we refer to the ‘Instructions to authors’.
At present we are concentrating on East Atlantic marine species and new species are regularly described, such as
Alaerato arbastoi, Alaerato atomaria, Alaerato elizabethae, Alaerato fedosovi, Alaerato fusconubecula, Alaerato maestrati, Alaerato rafamatanantsoai, Alaerato virginiae, Anacithara biscoitoi, Bolma madagascarensis, Cerithiopsis apexcostata, Cerithiopsis beneitoi, Cerithiopsis familiarum, Cerithiopsis dilata, Cerithiopsis infrequens, Cerithiopsis iuxtafuniculata, Cerithiopsis parvada, Clavatula christianae, Clavatula congoensis, Clavatula delphinae, Clavatula hattenbergeri, Clavatula knudseni, Clavatula matthiasi, Clavatula nathaliae, Clavatula pseudomystica, Clavatula quinteni, Clavatula xanteni, Conus trencarti, Crassispira pseudocarbonaria, Cymbium coenyei, Cypraeerato margarita, Cypraeerato nitida, Cypraeerato splendida, Diodora canariensis, Distorsio globosa, Drillia annielonae, Drillia ghyooti, Drillia katiae, Eratoena moolenbeeki, Eratoena rosadoi, Europicardium nolfi, Glycymeris rafaelmesai, Hesperato rubra, Nucula mariae, Phenacovolva patriciae, Pugilina dirki, Trivirostra leylae and Trivirostra matavai.
A few points of notice:
* The project is not subsidized and cooperation is an honorary task.
* Each volume contains four issues published on an irregular basis, each issue containing at least 30 pages.
* Vol. 1(1) to Vol. 11(4) are issued in loose leaf format with a plastic binder.
* Issues later than Vol. 12(1) are stapled bound.
How to obtain copies of ’Neptunea’?
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Look at digital versions of vol. 1 to vol. 14 by clicking on the covers
Colubraria pulchrafuscata Dekkers, 2007: a junior synonym of Colubraria springsteeni Parth, 1991, pp 1-3, pls 1-3, table 1, by David Monsecour & Kevin Monsecour.
Modiolus gallicus (Dautzenberg, 1895) a cryptic mussel from the NE Atlantic appears merely to be a juvenile form of Modiolus modiolus (Linnaeus, 1758), pp 7-11, pls 1-20, figs 1-5, table 1, by Frank Nolf, Johan Verstraeten & Steve Hubrecht.
Contributions to the knowledge of the Eratoidae. XIV. New Eratoids from Papua New Guinea including Kavieng, New Ireland, pp 7-18, pls 1-4, by Dirk Fehse.
Contributions to the knowledge of the Eratoidae. XV. New species from Vanuatu, pp 19-26, pls 1-2, 1 text figure, Dirk Fehse.
Contributions to the knowledge of the Eratoidae. XVI. New species from New Caledonia and Lifou, pp 27-35, pls 1-4, by Dirk Fehse.
The distribution of species belonging to the genus Cymbium (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Volutidae) in Angolan waters and the description of a new species, pp 1-36, pls I-XXVIII, by Frank Nolf.
Trigonostoma damasoi Cossignani, 2015 a junior synonym of Trigonostoma gofasi Verhecken, 2007 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Cancellariidae), pp 15-19, pls 17-19, text figures, by Frank Nolf.
Contribution to the knowledge of the Eratoidae. XII. A new Alaerato C.N. Cate, 1977 from South Madagascar, pp 20-23, pl. 1, by Dirk Fehse.
Contribution to the knowledge of the Eratoidae. XIII. New species from the Philippines, pp 24-35, pls 1-5, text figures, by Dirk Fehse.
Shelling on Sint-Maarten/Saint Martin, the ‘Friendly Island’, Part I: Introduction and land mollusca, pp. 1-29, pls I-VII, text figures, by Delphine Clement, Patricia Nolf & Frank Nolf.
Contributions to the knowledge of the Eratoidae. XI. New species in the genus Hespererato F.A. Schilder, 1925, pp. 30-36, figs 1-6, by Dirk Fehse.
Natica bouvieri Jousseaume, 1883 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Naticidae) a forgotten species compared with Natica canariensis Odhner,1931, pp. 1-16, pls I-X, by Frank Nolf.
The genus Tomellana (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Clavatulidae) in West Africa: a comprehensive survey and establishment of Fusiturris kribiensis Bozzetti, 2015 as a junior synonym, pp. 17-37, pls I-XIII, by Frank Nolf.
About the surprising presence of Donax longissimus Thiele & Jaeckel, 1931 (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Donacidae) in Western Sahara: a comparison with similar E Atlantic and South African species, pp. 1-26, pls I-XVI, by Frank Nolf.
Contributions to the knowledge of the Eratoidae. X. New species in the genus Proterato F.A. Schilder, 1925, pp. 27-31, pls I-II, by Dirk Fehse.
A dark-marginated form of Zonaria pyrum (Gmelin, 1791) (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Cypraeidae) from Lebanon: further evidence of a wrongly assumed subspecies, pp. 32-36, pls I-III, by Frank Nolf.
Additional information on the identity of Clavatula quinteni Nolf & Verstraeten, 2006 and Clavatula xanteni Nolf & Verstraeten, 2006 with a link towards more twin species, 4 text figures, 1 map, pls. I-XIX, pp. 1-33, by F. Nolf.
Important editorial note, pp. 1-2, fig. 1, by F. Nolf.
In memory of Jean-Paul Kreps, pp. 3-4, fig. 1, by F. Nolf.
Distorsio globosa (Mollusca; Gastropoda: Personidae) a new species from West Africa, pp. 5-30, pls 1-20, figs 1-2, by F. Nolf.
A northern range extension for Anacithara maltzani (Knudsen, 1952) (Mollusca: Conoidea: Horaiclavidae), pp. 31-36, pls 1-4, by F. Nolf & F. Swinnen.