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References used for species in the Family Chamidae
( jewel box shells )
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Abbott, R.T., 1991 Seashells of South East Asia. Graham Bash, Singapore. 145 p.
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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Al-Khayat, J.A., 1997 The marine Mollusca of the Qatari waters, Arabian Gulf. Qatar Univ. Sci. J. 17(2):479-491.
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Al-Yamani, F.Y., V. Skryabin, N. Boltachova, N. Revkov, M. Makarov, V. Grinstov and E. Kolesnikova, 2012 Illustrated Atlas on the Zoobenthos of Kuwait. Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research.
Allen, G.R. and S.A. McKenna, 2001 A marine Rapid Assessment of the Togean and Banggai Islands, Sulawesi, Indonesia. RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 20, Conservation International, Washington, DC.
Anonymous, 2001 Classification of Southern California Chitons. California State University Fullerton, Department of Biological Science. [accessed 27/01/06]
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Bernard, F.R., S.M. McKinnell and G.S. Jamieson, 1991 Distribution and zoogeography of the Bivalvia of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 112:60 pp.
Bernard, F.R., Y.Y. Cai and B. Morton, 1993 Catalogue of the living marine bivalve molluscs of China. Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong. 121 p.
Bieler, R. and P.M. Mikkelsen, 2004 Marine bivalves of the Florida Keys: A qualitative faunal analysis based on original collections, museum holdings and literature data. Malacologia 46(2):503-544.
Birkeland, C. and H. Manner, 1989 Resource survey of Ngerukewid Islands Wildlife Preserve, Republic of Palau. A report to the government of Palau, the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme, World Wildlife Fund, and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, 202p.
Bisby, F.A., M.A. Ruggiero, K.L. Wilson, M. Cachuela-Palacio, S.W. Kimani, Y.R. Roskov, A. Soulier-Perkins and J. van Hertum, 2005 Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2005 Annual Checklist. CD-ROM; Species 2000: Reading, U.K.
Brook, F.J., 1998 The coastal molluscan fauna of the northern Kermadec Islands, Southwest Pacific Ocean. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 28(2):185-233.
Cai, Y. and G. Liu, 2004 Bivalvia (Mollusca) in Nansha Islands, China. Journal of Zhanjiang Ocean University 24(1):1-8.
Cheung, P.-S.C., 1991 An intertidal survey of Cape d'Aguilar, Hong Kong with special reference to the ecology of high-zoned rock pools. Hong Kong: Pok Fu Lam, University of Hong Kong, MSc Thesis, 264 p.
Coles, S.L., R.C. DeFelice, L.G. Eldredge and J.T. Carlton, 1999 Historical and recent introductions of non-indigenous marine species into Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands. Mar. Biol. 135:147-158.
Coloma, C., H.I. Moyano, V.H. Ruiz and M. Marchant, 2004 Moluscos litorales de Isla de Pascua, Chile, recolectados por la expedicion CIMAR 5 - Islas Oceanicas I. Ciencia y Tecnologia del Mar 27(1):79-94.
DeFelice, R.C., L.G. Eldredge and J.T. Carlton, 2001 Nonindigenous marine invertebrates. p. B-i-B-60. In Eldredge, G.L. and C.M. Smith. A Guidebook of Marine Species in Hawaii. Bishop Museum Technical Report 21.
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FAO-FIES, 2007 Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Information System (ASFIS) species list. Retrieved from, [accessed 03/07/2008].
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Finet, Y., N. Tirado-Sanchez, A. Chiriboga, D. Ruiz and S. Banks, 2016 CDF Checklist of Galapagos marine mollusks - FCD Lista de especies de Moluscos Marinos Galápagos. In Bungartz, F.; Herrera, H.; Jaramillo, P.; Tirado, N.; Jiménez-Uzcátegui, G.; Ruiz, D.; Guézou, A.; Ziemmeck, F. (eds) Charles Darwin Foundation Galapagos Species Checklist - Lista de Especies de Galápagos de la Fundación Charles Darwin. Charles Darwin Foundation / Fundación Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora, Galapagos.
George, D., 2005 Marine invertebrates. pp. 197-220 In Hellyer, P.; Aspinall, S. (eds) The Emirates: a natural history. Trident Press: Chicago.
George, J.D., 2012 Reef-associated macroinvertebrates of the SE Gulf. p. 253-308 In Riegl, B.M.; Purkis, S.J. (eds) 2012. Coral Reefs of the Gulf: adaptation to climatic extremes. Springer Science.
Gischler, E. and R.N. Ginsburg, 1996 Cavity dwellers (coelobites) under coral rubble in southern Belize barrier and atoll reefs. Bull. Mar. Sci. 58(2):570-589.
Glover, E.A. and J.D. Taylor, 1997 Diversity and distribution of subtidal molluscs from the outer continental shelf, Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia. pp 281-305 Wells, F.E. (ed) The marine flora and fauna of the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia, Western Australian Museum, Perth.
Glynn, P.W., G.M. Wellington, E.A. Wieters and S.A. Navarrete, 2003 Reef-building coral communities of Easter Island (Rapa Nui), Chile. pp 473-494, In Cortes, J. (ed) 2003. Latin American coral reefs. Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam.
Goto, A., 1996 Some aspects of fishing among the Langalanga of Malaita Province, Solomon Islands. SPC Traditional Marine Resource Management and Knowledge Information Bulletin 7: 12-19.
Hasan, A.K., 1996 A taxonomic review of the bivalve and gastropod mollusc fauna along the Saudi intertidal zone of the Arabian Gulf. J. KAU Mar. Sci. 7:245-253.
Héros, V., P. Lozouet, P. Maestrati, R. von Cosel, D. Brabant and P. Bouchet, 2007 Mollusca of New Caledonia. pp. 199-254. In Payri, C.E.; Richer de Forges, B. (eds). Compendium of marine species in New Caledonia, Doc. Sci. Tech. II7, seconde edition, IRD, Noumea.
Hong, S.Y., K.Y. Park, C.W. Park, C.H. Han, H.L. Suh, S.G. Yun, C.B. Song, S.G. Jo, H.S. Lim, Y.S. Kang, D.J. Kim, C.W. Ma, M.H. Son, H.K. Cha, K.B. Kim, S.D. Choi, K.Y. Park, C.W. Oh, D.N. Kim, H.S. Shon, J.N. Kim et al., 2006 Marine invertebrates in Korean coasts. Republic of Korea, Academy Publishing Company, Inc. 479 p.
Huang, Z. and M. Lin, 2012 China's Marine Species and Atlas (Vol 6). China Ocean Press, Beijing.
Iredale, T., 1910 On marine mollusca from the Kermadec Islands, and on the 'sinusigera apex'. Journal of Molluscan Studies 9(1):68-79.
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Lahser, C., 2014 Total Tripping. Trafford Publishing, 364 pp.
Lam, K., B. Morton and K.F. Leung, 2008 Shell-bearing Mollusca (Bivalvia and Gastropoda) from submarine caves in Hong Kong. J. Nat. Hist. 42(9-12):927-952.
Lam, K.Y.K., 2000 Algal and sessile invertebrate recruitment onto an experimental PFA-concrete artificial reef in Hong Kong. Asian Marine Biology 17:55-76.
Laureta, L.V., 2008 Compendium of the economically important seashells in Panay, Philippines. Quezon City: The University of the Philippines Press, c2008. 162 p.
Lee, S. and S. Chao, 2005 Shallow-water marine shells from the mouth of Baoli River, Southern Taiwan. Coll. And Res. 19:5-15.
Ligthart, M., 2022 Echinodermata and Mollusca. pp. 59-63. In Hoeksema, B.W. (ed.): Marine biodiversity of Bonaire: a baseline survey. Preliminary results of the Bonaire Marine Biodiversity Expedition. 2nd edition. Naturalis Biodiversity Center and ANEMOON Foundation, Leiden and Bennebroek.
Macintyre, I.G., I. Goodbody, K. Ruetzler, D.S. Littler and M.M. Littler, 2000 A general biological and geological survey of the rims of ponds in the major mangrove islands of the Pelican Cays, Belize. Atoll Research Bulletin 467:13-44.
Macintyre, I.G., K. Rutzler, J.N. Norris and K. Fauchald, 1982 A submarine cave near Columbus Cay, Belize: A bizarre cryptic habitat. pp. 127-141, In Rutzler, K.; Macintyre, I.G., 1982. The Atlantic barrier reef ecosystem at Carrie Bow Cay, Belize, I. Structure and communities. Smithsonian Contributions to Marine Science 12:535pp.
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Miloslavich, P., J.M. Díaz, E. Klein, J.J. Alvarado, C. Díaz, J. Gobin, E. Escobar-Briones, Motta, J.J. Cruz, E. Weil, J. Cortés, A.C. Bastidas, R. Roberston, F. Zapata, A. Martín, J. Castillo, A. Kazandjian and M. Ortiz, 2010 Marine biodiversity in the Caribbean: regional estimates and distribution patterns. PLoS ONE 5(8):e11916.
O'Connor, M., C. Hawkins and D. K. Loomis, 2008 A manual of previously recorded non-indigenous invasive and native transplanted animal species of the Laurentian Great Lakes and coastal United States. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 77, 82 pp.
OBIS, 2016 Chama brassica Reeve, 1847. OBIS Search Interface. [Accessed 5/3/2016].
Ohtsuka, S., G.A. Boxshall and K. Torigoe, 2000 A new genus and species of the family Mantridae (Copepoda: Cyclopoida) infesting the bivalve Pseudochama retroversa from the Seto Inland Sea, western Japan. Journal of Natural History 34:1967-1976.
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Paulay, G., 1996 New records and synonymies of Hawaiian Bivalves (Mollusca). Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 45:18-28.
Paulay, G., 1989 Marine invertebrates of the Pitcairn Islands: species composition and biogeography of corals, molluscs, and echinoderms. Atoll Research Bulletin 326:1-28.
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