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malacology

[‚mal·ə′käl·ə·jē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The study of mollusks.
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E-1: Scientists who study mollusks are called malacologists.
A fascinating book that proved to be an extraordinarily useful reference work for southern African marine biologists as well as malacologists far and wide, and one that has been extensively cited.
Large areas of tropical Africa have not been surveyed at all as regards molluscs, let alone by these labour-intensive methods; especially the latter method is not commonly employed by malacologists.
Littoral and shallow water material has also been accumulated over many years and from throughout the region, during the course of on-going field research and through the collecting activities of amateur malacologists.
A relatively large population for that species at the Cooley Lake Road Bridge site has been known to local malacologists for several years (site 11).
Species were identified using Cummings & Mayer (1992); for nomenclature, the list of common and scientific names of mollusks prepared by the Council of Systematic Malacologists and the Committee on Scientific and Common Names of the American Malacological Union was followed (Turgeon et al.
Despite the classic explorations and descriptions of such collectors and malacologists as W.
In the upper Susquehanna basin trained malacologists (Arthur Clarke, Clifford Berg, Willard Harman, Carol Stein and their colleagues) surveyed mussel communities at nearly 70 sites between 1955 and 1965.
However, they should be proud to have produced this study, which will be useful to malacologists, ecologists, conservation workers, archeologists, and people who happen to pick up a mussel shell along a streambank and wonder about it.
In view of the extensive intraspecific variation known to occur in species of Nucella and the overzealous naming of shell variants by early malacologists (reviewed in Palmer et al.
Williamson amassed a significant collection of shells, corresponding extensively with malacologists from around the world.
Annual Report of the Western Society of Malacologists 16: 25-32.