‘Neptunea’

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.

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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 theInstructions to authors’.

At present we are concentrating on East Atlantic marine species and new species are regularly described, such as Bolma madagascarensis, Clavatula nathaliae, Clavatula quinteni, Clavatula xanteni, Clavatula matthiasi, Clavatula hattenbergeri, Clavatula congoensis, Diodora canariensis, Drillia katiae, Nucula mariae, Phenacovolva patriciae, Drillia annielonae, Clavatula knudseni, Clavatula delphinae, Clavatula pseudomystica, Conus trencarti, Drillia ghyooti, Glycymeris rafaelmesai, Pugilina dirki, Crassispira pseudocarbonaria, Europicardium nolfi, Anacithara biscoitoi, Clavatula christianae, Trivirostra leylae, Trivirostra matavai, Eratoena rosadoi, Alaerato elizabethae, Alaerato virginiae and Distorsio globosa.

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’?

* Subscription of a complete volume is not imperative.

* Separate copies are avaible at € 12 each + postage

* Contact the secretary for subscription, delivery and payment:

 Frank Nolf

Prinses Stefanieplein 43 B8, 8400 Oostende, Belgium

e-mail: frank.nolf@pandora.be

 

Volume 14:

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NEW!

Shelling on Saint Martin, the ‘Friendly Island’. Part II: Shoreline shells – Polyplacophora, pp 1-4, pls I-VIII, text figures, 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


NP14-1-coverShelling 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.

 

Volume 13:

NP13-4-cover-bis_1Natica 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.


NP13-3-cover_1About 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.


NP13-2-coverAdditional 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.


NP13-1-coverImportant 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.

Volume 12:

NP12-4-cover_1Critical analysis and additional information about the identity and distribution of the genus Callumbonella (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Trochoidea) in the East Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea, pp. 1-11, pls I-XXV, by F. Nolf & J. Verstraeten.


NP12-3-cover_1The Glycymerididae (Mollusca: Bivalvia) of the NE Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea, pp. 1-8,     pls I-XXVI, by F. Nolf & F. Swinnen


NP12-2-coverThe endemic West African species of the family Glycymerididae (Mollusca: Bivalvia), with description of two new species, pp. 1-8, pls I-XXVI, by F. Nolf & F. Swinnen


NP12-1-coverContributions to the knowledge of the Triviidae: XXVI. New species from French Polynesia (Mollusca: Gastropoda), pp. 1-5, figs 1-4, pls 1-2, by Dirk Fehse and Jozef Grego.
Contributions to the knowledge of the Eratoidae. VIII. Eratoidae of Mozambique and Madagascar, pp. 10-17, figs 1-2, pls 1-4, by Dirk Fehse.
An unusual locality for Lepidopleurus cajetanus (Poli, 1791) (Mollusca: Polyplacophora: Leptochitonidae), pp. 22-23, pls 24-27, by Bruno Anseeuw.
An unusual habitat and colour form of Tectura virginea (O.F. Müller, 1776) (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Lottiidae), pp. 28-30, pls 31-32, by Arne Ghys and Frank Nolf.

Volume 11:

NP11-4-coverOn an important collection of seashells from the Shetland Islands: part II, pp. 1-30, pls. XXXIII-XXXXIII, by Frank Nolf & Quinten Vandenberge.
First record of a live-taken Conus glorioceanus Poppe & Tagaro, 2009, pp. 29-30, Figs 1-2, by David Monsecour.


NP-11-3-frontOn an important collection of seashells from the Shetland Islands: part I, pp. 1-30, pls. I-XXII, by Frank Nolf & Q. Vandenberge.


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Comparison of some interesting molluscs, trawled by the Belgian fishery in the Bay of Biscay, with similar representatives from adjacent waters: part VIII, pp.1-34, plates CLXXI-CLXXXXV, by F. Nolf & J.-P. Kreps.


NP11-1-coverComparison of some interesting molluscs, trawled by the Belgian fishery in the Bay of Biscay, with similar representatives from adjacent waters: part VII, pp.1-32, plates CXLV-CLXX, by F. Nolf & J.-P. Kreps.

Volume 10:

NP-10-4-coverComparison of some interesting molluscs, trawled by the Belgian fishery in the Bay of Biscay, with similar representatives from adjacent waters: part VI, pp. 1-34, pls CXVIII-CXLIV by Frank Nolf & Jean-Paul Kreps.


NP10-3-coverComparison of some interesting molluscs, trawled by the Belgian fishery in the Bay of Biscay, with similar representatives from adjacent waters: part V, pp. 1-32, pls LXXXXIV-CXVII by Frank Nolf & Jean-Paul Kreps.


NP10-2-coverA northern range extension for Comitas saldanhae (Barnard, 1958) (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Clavatulidae), pp. 1-2, pls I-II, by Frank Nolf.
Rehabilitation of Clavatula smithi Knudsen, 1952 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Clavatulidae), pp. 5-7, pls I-VII, by Frank Nolf.
Anacithara biscoitoi (Mollusca: Conoidea: Turridae), a new species from West Sahara (W Africa), pp. 16-17, pls I-II, by Frank Nolf & Frank Swinnen.
The genus Semele in West Africa (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Semelidae), pp. 20-21, pls I-II, by Frank Nolf.
Clavatula christianae, a new turrid from West Africa (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Clavatulidae), pp. 24-27, pls I-IV, by Frank Nolf.


NP10-1-coverComparison of some interesting molluscs, trawled by the Belgian fishery in the Bay of Biscay, with similar representatives from adjacent waters: part IV, pp.1-32, plates LXVIII-LXXXXIII, by F. Nolf & J.-P. Kreps.

Volume 9:

NP9-4-coverPusionella haasi Dautzenberg, 1912 a junior synonym of Pusionella valida (Dunker, 1852) (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Clavatulidae), by Frank Nolf.
The presence of Laevicardium pictum (Ravenel, 1861) (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Cardiidae) off São Tomé and Principe, Gulf of Guinea, by Frank Nolf.
A new genus and species of “Drillia-like” turrids (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Drilliidae) from Senegal, by Frank Nolf & Frank Swinnen.
Confirmation of the presence of Calliostoma gubbiolii Nofroni, 1984 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Calliostomatidae) in the north of Angola, by Frank Nolf & Frank Swinnen.


NP9-3-coverAbout the variability of Bolma jacquelineae (Marche-Marchad, 1957) (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Turbinidae), p. 1-2, pl. I-IX, by Frank Nolf
Fusinus rostratus (Olivi, 1792) (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Fasciolariidae) a rock dweller in the intertidal zone of the Bay of Morlaix, Brittany, France, p. 12-13, 3 plates, by Frank Nolf
Some remarks about Phenacovolva patriciae Nolf, 2008 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Ovulidae), p. 16, by Frank Nolf
Europicardium nolfi (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Cardiidae) a new species from Angola, p. 17-19, 9 plates, by Frank Swinnen.


NP9-2-coverHitchhiking veligers of Ctenoides scabra (Born, 1778) (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Limidae) from the Bahamas in Dorset (UK), pp.1-2, pl. I-IV, by Graham Saunders
Anadara inaequivalvis (Bruguière, 1789) (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Arcidae) a new invasive species in the eastern Atlantic waters of W France, p. 7, pl. I-VI, by Frank Nolf
Some critical notes about the introduction of the subspecies Zonaria pyrum nigromarginata Deprez & Govaert, 2009 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Cypraeidae), pp.14-15, pl. I-XII, by Frank Nolf
Turritella nzimaorum Ryall & Vos, 2010 a junior synonym of Turritella caelata Mörch in Dunker, 1858, p. 28-29, pl. I-III, by Frank Nolf & Johan Verstraeten.


NP-9-1-cover-2Comparison of some interesting molluscs, trawled by the Belgian fishery in the Bay of Biscay, with similar representatives from adjacent waters: part III, pp.1-34, plates XLIV-LXVII, by Frank Nolf & Jean-Paul Kreps.

 Volume 8:

NP-8-4-frontA record of Solecurtus scopula (Turton, 1822) (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Solecurtidae) from the Strait of Dover, pp. 1-3, plates I-V, by Frank Nolf.
Thais lacera (Born, 1778) (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Muricoidae: Muricidae): an early record of an exotic species from the western Mediterranean Sea, pp. 9-11, plates I-IV, by F. Nolf.
Neopycnodonte cochlear (Poli, 1795) (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Gryphaeidae) on the East Atlantic and Belgian coasts, pp. 16-29, plates I-XI, by F. Nolf.
Range extension for Lepidochitona canariensis (Thiele, 1909) (Mollusca: Polyplacophora: Tonicellidae), pp. 30-32, plate I, by B. Anseeuw & J. Verstraeten.


NP-8-3-frontcover (2)Comparison of some interesting molluscs, trawled by the Belgian fishery in the Bay of Biscay, with similar representatives from adjacent waters: part II, pp.1-28, plates XXII-XLIII, by Frank Nolf & Jean-Paul Kreps.


NP8-2-coverPusionella albocincta (Petit de la Saussaye, 1851): a form of P. nifat (Bruguière, 1792) (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Turridae), pp. 1-8, plates I-VI by F. Nolf.
Confirmation of the presence of Fusinus rostratus (Olivi, 1792) as a new invader in northern waters of Brittany (France), pp. 9-16, plates I-IV by F. Nolf.
On the presence of Coralliophila trigoi Mariottini, Smiriglio & Rolán, 2005 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Muricidae) in the southeastern Atlantic Ocean, pp. 7-17, plates I-VIII by F. Nolf & J. Verstraeten.
Further notes on Conus trencarti Nolf & Verstraeten, 2008, pp. 28-29, plates I-II, by J. Verstraeten & A. Trencart.


NP8-1-coverCrassispira pseudocarbonaria: a new turrid from the Gulf of Guinea, pp. 1-18, plates I-XV by F. Nolf.
About the true identity of ‘Pleurotoma’ saulcydianum Recluz, 1851 and Drillia idalinae Bernard & Nicolay, 1984 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Drilliidae), pp. 19-22, plates I-II by F. Nolf.
About the presence of Mazatlania cosentini (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Columbellidae) in Sierra Leone, with a note on the synonymy of M. fulgurata, pp. 23-30, plates I-V by F. Nolf & K. Monsecour.

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