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References used for species in the Family Myidae
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Abbott, R. T. and P. A. Morris, 2001 A field guide to shells: Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and the West Indies. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
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Feder, H.M. and S.C. Jewett, 1977 Trawl survey of the epifaunal invertebrates of Norton Sound, southeastern Chukchi Sea, and Kotzebue Sound. Final Report to NOAA. R.U. No. 502. 148 p.
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Hänninen, J. and I. Vuorinen, 2001 Macrozoobenthos structure in relation to environmental changes in the Archipelago Sea, northern Baltic Sea. Boreal Environment Research 6:93-105.
Harbo, R.M., 1997 Shells and shellfish of the Pacific Northwest, a field guide. Harbour Publishing, Canada, 270p.
Harms, J., 1993 Check list of species (algae, invertebrates and vertebrates) found in the vicinity of the island of Helgoland (North Sea, German Bight) - a review of recent records. Helgoländer Meeresunters 47:1-34.
Harvey-Clark, C., 1997 Eastern tidepool and reef: north-central Atlantic marinelife guide. Hancock House Publishers, 64pp.
Healy, B., 1997 Long-term changes in a brackish lagoon, Lady's Island Lake, South-east Ireland. Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. 97B(1):33-51.
HELCOM, 2013 Red list of Baltic Sea species in danger of becoming extinct. Balt. Sea Environ. Proc. No. 140. Helsinki Commission, Helsinki. 106p.
Hill, M., R. Baker, G. Broad, P.J. Chandler, G.H. Coop, J. Ellis, D. Jones, C. Hoyland, I. Laing, M. Longshaw, N. Moore, D. Parrott, D. Pearman, C. Preston, R.M. Smith and R. Waters, 2005 Audit of Non-native Species in England. English Nature Research Reports Number 662. 82 p.
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