Shell Related Links and Contacts

In General sites are only listed below if they include useful information to help identify shells.

Up to date Australian on-line reference sites:
Des Beechey's site http://www.seashellsofnsw.org.au 
Australian Museum on line http://www.amonline.net.au/research/

Australasian Shell Clubs:
MSA National site www.austmus.gov.au/malsoc/ 
Western Australian Shell Club www.ecosystemworld.com/wasc/wasc.htm 
Conchology Section, Auckland Museum and Institute (this is actually the Auckland shell club) http://members.tripod.com/~nz_seashells/index.htm
Sydney Shell Collectors Club Inc (This site) www.sydneyshellclub.net  

Australian Major Shell Dealers: 
Australian Seashells (Hugh Morrison great for Australian shells) www.seashells.net.au/ 
Merv Cooper's Perth Shells www.perthshells.com/ 


The best International on-line shell reference sites:
The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum http://www.shellmuseum.org/
Man and mollusc www.manandmollusc.net 
Guido Poppe's Conchology www.conchology.be
Indo-Pacific Mollusc Database (a project that will list all Indo-Pacific molluscs based on literature references) http://data.acnatsci.org/obis/index.html 
Malacog (find references, correct names, synonymies etc. for all Eastern American Shells) http://data.acnatsci.org/wasp/ 
CLEMAM (find references, correct names, synonymies etc. for all European Shells) www.somali.asso.fr/clemam/index.clemam.html 
Cypraeidae Felix Lorenz www.cowries.info
Chile Shells http://pagina.de/conchas 
Philippines Shells http://hal2001.bizland.com/eurasiashells/index.html 
Hardys Guide http:// www.gastropods.com/index.html 
Western Atlantic Database http://erato.acnatsci.org/wasp/findsnail.php 
Index to organism names http://www.organismnames.com/
Superfamily Mitroidea http://mitroidea.eurasiashells.net



Non-Australian Shell Clubs with useful referenece information:
Jacksonville Shell club www.jaxshells.org/ 
Hawaiian Shell News www.hits.net/~hsn/ 
American Malacological Society http://erato.acnatsci.org/ams/ 
Netherlands MS www.spirula.nl/ 

International Major Shell Dealers:
Molluscs Net (Auction Site) www.molluscs.net/
Femorale (Brazil) www.femorale.com.br/
Raybaudi www.raybaudi.com/
Caledonian Shells http://caledonia.8m.com/

Shell discussion groups:
Join Conch-list, shell discussion group at the COA site http://coa.acnatsci.org/conchnet/

A pretty decent list of all commercial shell-related sites on the web:
 More links www.manandmollusc.net/links_commercial.html

World wide tide calculator for intertidal research planning:
Tides http://tbone.biol.sc.edu/tide/