Archiv für Molluskenkunde

An International Journal of Malacology, edited by the Senckenberg – Leibniz Institution for Biodiversity and Earth System Research (SGN), Frankfurt/M.
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, biogeography, and behaviour 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 Generally we do not publish regional faunistics but we may make exceptions, for instance for discoveries of general significance from poorly known regions or for comprehensive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 per year.

We do not normally levy page charges. The corresponding author is provided with 25 free offprints and also a pdf to distribute privately (not on a public webserver).

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

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Volume 150 (1), published on 30th June 2021

Zettler, M.L. & Alf, A.
A new Polititapes Chiamenti, 1900 (Bivalvia: Veneridae) from Namibia….. 1–4

Gittenberger, E., Gyeltshen, C. & Sherub, S.
Conspicuously sculptured small shells from Bhutan: Philalanka bhutana sp. nov. and Sculpteuconulus obliquistriatus gen. et sp. nov. ….. 5–11

Hernández, M., Backeljau, T. & Bauzá, M.A.
Genital anatomy, jaw, and radula of the species of the genus Jeanneretia (Helicoidea: Cepolidae), endemic to western Cuba….. 13–29

Pimenta, A.D. & Simone, L.R.L.
Morphology of two deep-sea Olivella from the southwestern Atlantic, with a record of a radula-less Olivellinae species (Neogastropoda: Olivoidea: Olividae)….. 31–43

Bhosale, A., Thackeray, T. & Rowson, B.
Perrottetia rajeshgopali, a new species of Perrottetia Kobelt, 1905 (Stylommatophora: Streptaxidae) from the Western Ghats, India….. 45–54

Signorelli, J. & Pastorino, G.
Semimytilus patagonicus (d’Orbigny, 1842) (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) revealed as the valid name with priority over Semimytilus algosus (Gould, 1850)….. 55–63

Fernandes, M.R., Souza, L.S. & Pimenta, A.D.
Taxonomic assessment of Triphoroidea and Eulimidae (Caenogastropoda) from the Rio Grande Rise, southwestern Atlantic Ocean….. 65–77

Simone, L.R.L.
A new species of Semele from Trindade oceanic island, Brazil (Tellinoidea: Semelidae)….. 79–86

Volume 149 (2), published on 18th December 2020

Zvonareva, S.S., Mekhova, E.S., Hoang, D.T., Nguyen, T.H.T., Vo, H.T. & Fedosov, A.E.
Diversity and relationships of shallow-water Ovulidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) of Vietnam….. 113–146

Bonfitto, A.
A new species of Gregorioiscala (Gastropoda: Epitoniidae) from the Red Sea….. 147–150

Sayenko, E.M. & Akiyama, Y.B.
Comparative morphology of glochidial shells of Inversiunio (Bivalvia: Unionidae) from Japan….. 151–162

Schwabe, E. & Sirenko, B.I.
Revision of the genus Subterenochiton (Mollusca: Polyplacophora), with a new diagnosis….. 163–180

Calcutt, J., Cuezzo, M.G., Jackson, M. & Salvador, R.B.
Phylogenetic relationships and classification of Solaropsidae (Gastropoda: Stylommatophora)….. 181–193

Chen, Z.-Y.
Ping Chi’s contributions to early Chinese malacology….. 195–201

Bodon, M., Cianfanelli, S., Chueca, L.J. & Pfenninger, M.
Candidula conglomeratica sp. nov. from the northern Apennines, Italy (Gastropoda: Eupulmonata: Geomitridae)….. 203–220

Hutchinson, J.M.C., Reise, H. & Schlitt, B.
Mating behaviour and genital anatomy of Deroceras cecconii (Pollonera, 1896), a widespread but overlooked slug from Italy, now introduced to eastern Germany….. 221–236

Volume 149 (1), published on 26th June 2020


Fraussen, K. & Stahlschmidt, P.
Euthria erythraea sp. nov. (Gastropoda: Buccinidae), the first record for the genus from the Red Sea…..1–4

Walther, F. & Groh, K.
Description of a new genus and two new species of land snail (Gastropoda: Gastrodontidae, Geomitridae) from the late Pleistocene of the island Porto Santo (Madeira Archipelago)…..5–12

Harzhauser, M., Neubauer, T.A., Nordsieck, H., Marigó, J. & Minwer-Barakat, R.
Late Eocene non-marine gastropods from Roc de Santa (Spanish Pyrenees)…..13–47

Böhmer, R. & Zettler, M.L.
A new species of Afriscrobs (Gastropoda: Anabathridae) from South Africa…..49–54

Zhang, G., Ge, L., Hao, S. & Liu, T.
Current status and illustrations of the type specimens of the species described by Teng-Chien Yen in 1935 belonging to Cathaica Möllendorff, 1884 and Pseudiberus Ancey, 1887 (Gastropoda: Eupulmonata: Camaenidae)….. 55–65

Rutherford, M.G.
A new species of Radiodiscus (Gastropoda: Eupulmonata: Charopidae) from Trinidad and Tobago…..67–74

Neubert, E., Breure, A.S.H., Ablett, J.D. & Bank, R.A.
The malacological contributions of Carl Georg Ludwig Pfeiffer (1805–1877): a bibliography, with a collation of the publication dates of the Malakozoologische Blätter…..75–102

Sirenko, B.I.
Strictochiton schniebsae gen. et sp. nov. from Caribbean Colombia (Mollusca: Polyplacophora: Tonicellidae) with an unusual position of the nephridiopore…..103–111

Volume 148 (2), published on 19th December 2019


Walther, F. & Gryl, I.
A new species of Bostryx (Gastropoda: Bulimulidae) from the Atacama Desert (Chile)…..111–115

Bhosale, A. R., Muley, D. V., Yadav, O. V. & Raheem, D. C.
Re-description of the land snail Eurychlamys platychlamys (Blanford, 1880) (Eupulmonata: Helicarionidae) from the Western Ghats of India…..117–128

Breure, A. S. H.
A little-known German naturalist: Konrad Miller (1844–1933) and his malacological contributions…..129–136

Teixeira, D., Pokryszko, B., Cameron, R. A. D., Silva, I. & Groh, K.
Taxonomic revision of the late-Pleistocene/Holocene land-mollusc fauna (Gastropoda: Eupulmonata) of the Desertas Islands, Madeiran Archipelago, with the description of 6 new species and 2 new subspecies…..137–159

Boeters, H. D.
Old and new taxa of Bythinella Moquin-Tandon, 1856 (Gastropoda: Caenogastropoda: Truncatelloidea) in Spain and adjacent France…..161–183

Odabaşı, S., Odabaşı, D. A. & Acar, S.
New species of freshwater molluscs from Gökçeada (northeastern Aegean Sea), Turkey (Gastropoda: Hydrobiidae, Bythinellidae)…..185–195

Shirokaya, A. A., Sitnikova, T. Ya., Vinarski, M. V., Palatov, D. M., Kijashko, P. V. & Izzatullaev, Z. I.
Fresh- and brackish-water gastropod taxa described by Zuvaidullo I. Izzatullaev…..197–261

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



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