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Archiv für Molluskenkunde

  Archiv für Molluskenkunde

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An International Journal of Malacology, edited by the Senckenberg Nature Research Society (SGN), Frankfurt am Main.
Journal of the Deutsche Malakozoologische Gesellschaft.

Archiv für Molluskenkunde mainly publishes papers on the systematics,
taxonomy, phylogeny, and morphology of molluscs. Contributions on fossil Cenozoic molluscs and on molluscan ecology and biogeography are also welcome. However, articles on physiology, parasitology, non-Cenozoic fossils or biostratigraphy should be submitted elsewhere. Generally we do not publish regional faunistics but we may make exceptions, for instance for discoveries of general significance from poorly known regions or for comprehensive well-illustrated reviews that would facilitate future research. We will consider manuscripts dealing with historical issues (e.g. biographies, bibliographies, but not contemporary obituaries) if these have relevance for taxonomic research.

ISSN 1869-0963
eISSN 2367-0622

Archiv für Molluskenkunde is an international peer-reviewed journal with articles in English. It is published in two issues per annum (= one volume), appearing in the second and fourth quarter, containing up to 300 pages/year.

A page charge will be applied only to excessively long manuscripts. We are normally willing to print necessary colour illustrations at no cost. However, for articles with more than 3 colour plates or very many black-and-white plates we may require a contribution from the authors. There are 25 free offprints per contribution.

Manuscripts must be prepared in acordance with the Guidelines for Authors and should be submitted digitally to the .

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Articles published in Archiv für Molluskenkunde are indexed in: 
•Aquaculture and Fisheries Resources · •Aquatic Biology · •Aquatic Science and Fisheries · •Biological Abstracts •· Biosis preview •· CAB Abstracts · •Fish and Fisheries Worldwide •· GEOBASE •· Science Citation Index-Expanded (SCIE) · •Scopus •· Ulrich's Periodicals Directory · •Zoological Record         


The current issue of the Archiv für Molluskenkunde is Volume 148(1), published on 28th June 2019:

Balashov, I., Neiber, M.T., Bogon, K. & Hausdorf, B.:  On the identity of “Pupilla bigranata” populations from Germany and Ukraine (Gastropoda: Pupillidae) 1–7
Miyahira, I.C., Mansur, M.C.D. & Santos, S.B.:  Redescription of Diplodon ellipticus Spix in Wagner, 1827, Diplodon multistriatus (Lea, 1831), and Rhipidodonta garbei (Ihering, 1910) (Bivalvia: Hyriidae) from coastal rivers of eastern and northeastern Brazil 9–34
Anistratenko, V.V., Anistratenko, O.Yu. & Kadolsky, D.:  Karl E. von Baer's collection of Caspian Sea molluscs stored in the Zoological Museum of Lviv University, Ukraine. Part 2. Type materials of gastropod species described by Stephan Clessin and Władysław Dybowski in 1887–1888 35–62
Rowson, B., Foster, S. Seddon, M.B. & Tattersfield, P.:  Five new hunter snails from northern Kenya (Eupulmonata: Streptaxidae) 63–72
Schwabe, E. & Els, R.:  The genus Craspedochiton (Mollusca: Polyplacophora: Acanthochitonidae) in South African waters: what do we really know about it? 73–92
Houart, R.:  Description of Aspella lorenzi n. sp. (Gastropoda: Muricidae: Aspellinae) from the northern Red Sea 93–100
Gilbertson, L.H. & Van Devender, T.R.Sonorella naranjoae (Eupulmonata: Helminthoglyptidae), a new species from the Sierra Cucurpe, Sonora, Mexico, with comments on biogeography 101–110


Volume 147(2), published on 20th December 2018:

Cosel, R. von & Gracia, A.: A new mussel species, Gigantidas samario (Bivalvia: Mytilidae: Bathymodiolinae), from hydrocarbon seep communities of the Caribbean coast of Colombia 173–179
Sitnikova, T.Ya.: Review of Valvatidae (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia) endemic to Lake Baikal, with taxonomic and morphological notes 181–201
Gittenberger, E., Leda, P., Sherub, S. & Páll-Gergely, B.Endothyrella Zilch, 1960 in Bhutan (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Plectopylidae), with a description of three new species 203–213
Dell’Angelo, B., Renda, W., Sosso, M. & Giacobbe, S.: 138 years later: new data on Callistochiton (Allerychiton) pachylasmae (Monterosato, 1879) from its type locality, the Strait of Messina 215–221
Anistratenko, V. V., Anistratenko, O. Yu. & Shydlovskyy, I. V.: Karl E. von Baer’s collection of Caspian Sea molluscs stored in the Zoological Museum of Lviv University, Ukraine. Part 1. Catalogue and general description 223–236


Volume 147(1), published on 29th June 2018:

Yonow, N. & Jensen, K.R.: Results of the Rumphius Biohistorical Expedition to Ambon (1990). Part 17. The Cephalaspidea, Anaspidea, Pleurobranchida, and Sacoglossa (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Heterobranchia) 1–48
Esu, D. & Girotti, O.Valvata mathiasi n. sp. (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia: Valvatidae) from the Lower Pliocene of the Val di Pesa (Tuscany, Central Italy) 49–54
Aravind, N.A. & Páll-Gergely, B.Dicharax (?) bawai n. sp. from southern India (Gastropoda: Cyclophoroidea: Alycaeidae) 55–62
Sitnikova, T.Ya., Peretolchina, T.E., Anistratenko, V.V., Anistratenko, O.Yu. & Palatov, D.M.:  Variability and taxonomy of South Caucasian freshwater snails of the genus Shadinia Akramowski, 1976 (Caenogastropoda: Hydrobiidae) based on new morphological and molecular data 63–76
Batomalaque, G.A. & Rosenberg, G.:  Three new species of Zaptyx (Gastropoda: Eupulmonata: Clausiliidae) from the Babuyan and Batanes islands, Philippines 77–86
Cianfanelli, S., Bodon, M., Somoza, E. & Gómez Moliner, B.J.:  A new azecid from the Carnic Pre-Alps: Hypnocarnica micaelae gen. et sp. nov. (Gastropoda: Eupulmonata: Azecidae) 87–100
Salvador, R.B., Charles, L., Simone, L.R.L. & Maestrati, P.:  Terrestrial gastropods from Pedra Talhada Biological Reserve, Alagoas state, Brazil, with the description of a new species of Radiodiscus (Gastropoda: Charopidae) 101–128
Walther, F., Neiber, M.T. & Hausdorf, B.:  Systematic revision of the Caucasigenini (Gastropoda: Hygromiidae) from the Caucasus region 129–169
Boeters, H.D., Glöer, P. & Stamenković, V.S.:  Corrigenda to Boeters, Glöer & Stamenković (2017) “The Radomaniola/Grossuana group from the Balkan Peninsula ..." 171


Volume 146(2), published on 20th December 2017:

Boeters, H.D., Glöer, P. & Stamenković, V.S.: The Radomaniola/Grossuana group from the Balkan Peninsula, with a description of Grossuana maceradica n. sp. and the designation of a neotype of Paludina hohenackeri Küster, 1853 (Caenogastropoda: Truncatelloidea: Hydrobiidae) 187–202
de Winter, A.J.: “Dwarfs among pygmies”: the genus Punctum in western Africa and the Congo Basin, with descriptions of two new species and notes on other Afrotropical punctoids (Gastropoda: Eupulmonata: Punctidae) 203–211
Anistratenko, V.V., Zettler, M.L. & Anistratenko, O.: On the taxonomic relationship between Theodoxus pallasi and T. astrachanicus (Gastropoda: Neritidae) from the Ponto-Caspian region 213–226
Czaja, A., Estrada-Rodríguez, J.L., Romero-Méndez, U., Ávila-Rodríguez, V., Meza-Sánchez, I.G. & Covich, A.P.: New species and records of phreatic snails (Caenogastropoda: Cochliopidae) from the Holocene of Coahuila, Mexico 227–232
Salvador, R.B. & Rasser, M.W.: Fossil terrestrial and freshwater Gastropoda from the Early/Middle Miocene of Heuchlingen, Germany 233–241
Dell’Angelo, B., Renda, W., Sosso, M., Sigwart, J. D. & Giacobbe, S.: A new species of Callochiton (Mollusca: Polyplacophora) from the Strait of Messina (central Mediterranean) 243–250
Rizhinashvili, A.L.: The hinge in Unio tumidus Retzius, 1778 (Bivalvia: Unionidae) may reflect anthropogenic development in the waterbody catchment 251–261


Volume 146(1), published on 29th June 2017.

Editorial 1
Odabaşı, S. & Odabaşı, D.A.: Bithynia kayrae n. sp. (Gastropoda: Bithyniidae), a new species from freshwaters of Biga Peninsula (northwestern Anatolia, Turkey) 3–8
Shirokaya, A.A., Sitnikova, T. Ya., Kijashko, P.V., Shydlovskyy, I.V., Prozorova, L.A. & Yamamuro, M.: A review of the Lake Baikal limpets, family Acroloxidae Thiele, 1931 (Mollusca: Pulmonata: Hygrophila), based on type specimens, with keys to the genera 9–64
Neiber, M.T. & Hausdorf, B.: Monacha (Metatheba) tibarenica sp. nov. (Gastropoda: Hygromiidae) from northern Turkey 65–69
Breure, A. S.H. & Backhuys, W.: Sauveur Abel Aubert Petit de la Saussaye (1792–1870), his malacological work and taxa, with notes on his correspondence 71–96
Kadolsky, D.: On the type species of the genus Galactochilus Sandberger, 1875, with a review of the identity of Helix cornumilitare Linnaeus, 1758 and of its misidentifications (Gastropoda: Helicoidea) 97–110
Simone, L.R.L.: A new species of Thaisella (Neogastropoda: Muricidae) from Caribbean Guatemala, with accounts on the anatomy and taxonomy of the genus in the Western Atlantic 111–120
Dayrat, B. & Goulding, T.C.: Systematics of the onchidiid slug Onchidina australis (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Pulmonata) 121–133
Yonow, N.: Results of the Rumphius Biohistorical Expedition to Ambon (1990). Part 16. The Nudibranchia–Dendronotina, Arminina, Aeolidina, and Doridina (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Heterobranchia) 135–172
Miquel, S.E. & Bungartz, F.: Snails found among herbarium specimens of Galapagos lichens and bryophytes, with the description of Scolodonta rinae (Gastropoda: Scolodontidae), a new species of carnivorous micro-mollusk 173–186


Volume 145(2), published on 20th December 2016.

Birckolz, C.J., Salvador, R.B., Cavallari, D.C. & Simone, L.R.L.: Illustrated checklist of newly described (2006–2016) land and freshwater Gastropoda from Brazil 133–150
Kadolsky, D., Binder, H. & Neubauer, T.A.: Taxonomic review of the fossil land gastropod species hitherto placed in the genus Galactochilus Sandberger 1875, with the description of a new genus (Gastropoda: Helicoidea) 151–188
Neiber, M.T., Walther, F., Santana, J., Alonso, M.R. & Ibáñez, M.: A new Obelus Hartmann 1842 species from the Jandía Peninsula, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, with the description of Grohiellus n. subgen. (Helicoidea: Geomitridae: Cochlicellini) 189–194


Volume 145(1), published on 30th June 2016.

Miquel, S.E. & Cerdeño, E.: First record of the Chilean gastropod Chiliborus in the Oligocene of Mendoza (Argentina) (Gastropoda Pulmonata: Strophocheilidae)   1–6
Esu, D. & Girotti, O.: New Plio-Pleistocene freshwater gastropods from Tuscany and Umbria, with comments about confined Neogene-Quaternary basins of Central Italy (Gastropoda: Viviparidae, Hydrobiidae)             7–22
Harzhauser, M., Mandic, O., Büyükmeriç, Y., Neubauer, T.A., Kadolsky, D. & Landau, B.M.: A Rupelian mangrove swamp mollusc fauna from the Thrace Basin in Turkey 23–58
Salvador, R.B., Cavallari, D.C. & Simone, L.R.L.: Taxonomical study on a sample of land snails from Alto Ribeira State Park (São Paulo, Brazil), with description of a new species   59–68
Rowson, B. & Herbert, D.G.: The type species and circumscription of the species-rich Afrotropical snail genus Gulella L. Pfeiffer 1856, based on anatomical and mtDNA data (Mollusca: Eupulmonata: Streptaxidae)     69–84
Subai, P. & Neubert, E.: Revision of the Ariantinae. 4. The genus Faustina Kobelt 1904 (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Helicidae) 85–110
Salvador, R.B. & Rasser, M.W.: Fossil land and freshwater gastropods from the Middle Miocene of Bechingen and Daugendorf, southwestern Germany     111–124
Nordsieck, H.: Three remarkable fossil Helicoidea species (Gastropoda: Stylommatophora)  125–132