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Abalone: World-Wide Haliotidae
Conchbooks, Hackenheim, viii, 361 pp., bound hardcover.

by Daniel L. Geiger & Buzz Owen

  • Fully updated monograph on world-wide abalone (ormers).
  • all species, subspecies, and select forms, with detailed descriptions and distributions.
  • 92 full color plates including many live animal photographs and hybrid shells.

What the experts are saying....

"Judging by the figs you had attached to the emails to Mandy and Bill, the book will be spectacular." Dr. Winston Ponder, Australian Museum, Sydney.

"It is generally beyond reproach and is an excellent review." Dr. Scoresby Shepherd, senior abalone biologist SARDI, Adelaide, Australia.

"Wow! You have put a lot of effort into this. Cannot wait to see the final." Dr. Peter Haaker, senior abalone biologist, California Department of Fish and Game.


A brand new fabulous guidebook to the beautiful Abalone family (Haliotidae), aka Ormers. Presenting a comprehensive overview of these highly collectable and decorative shells is difficult, as many species are highly variable. The authors have succeeded in illustrating and describing all known worldwide species to date with excellent quality images on 90 full colour plates. Included are detailed images of all known hybrid examples as well as many rare colour forms - ideal for ID work. The substantial publication will aid all collectors in sorting out their Haliotis collections. Aside from general information on biology, habitat, distribution ranges and taxonomy, remarks on the historical significance and modern fishery techniques are also included, as well as bibliography and scientific index sections. A beautiful book for any seashell library. [Hugh Morrison: Australian Seashells]

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