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Bivalves - Research, Training, Electronic Dissemination of Data


From the site, “A joint program based at the Field Museum of Natural History and the American Museum of Natural History. Drs. Rüdiger Bieler (FMNH) and Paula M. Mikkelsen (AMNH), principal investigators”. Included in this site are resources, research, and databases.



A bivalve topical research information section from the State University of New York College at Cortland. As listed on the index page at:


This web site was created to be a companion to the laboratory for GLY 363 - Invertebrate Paleontology. It is designed to provide the student enrolled in GLY 363 with an additional resource for reviewing laboratory materials. It is set up in a format which parallels the laboratory handouts. Most of the images contained within the web site are taken directly from specimens that are found on display for study in the paleontology laboratory”. Other sections are listed as well including a comprehensive section on Cephalopoda, Gastropoda, and other Molluscs.


The Centro de Estudios de Almejas Muertas (C.E.A.M.)


As listed on this web site, “[English translation: Center for the Study of Dead Clams] is an informal organization dedicated to the study of taphonomy. Taphonomy is the study of dead things and how they get incorporated into the fossil record”.


            Another page on this site at:

has some good links under Mollusk Links at:


The parent home page is from the University of Arizona, Dept. of Geosciences at:


As listed on the about us page, “Our large compilation of video and audio clips, which is currently the primary focus of this site, should complement other available animal directories in the web. We have avoided using precise scientific classification and references to academic work to keep this site accessible to the younger crowd. However, we hope the site will still be useful to educators, parents, and anyone interested in animals”. There is a section focused on clams and bivalves. Also included are sections on Cephalopods and Gastropods.

The Living World of Molluscs

            By Robert Nordsieck - general and comparative information on the phyllum of molluscs.

National Shellfisheries Association


From the homepage, “Founded in 1908, The National Shellfisheries Association is an international organization of scientists, management officials and members of industry, all deeply concerned with the biology, ecology, production, economics and management of shellfish resources - clams, oysters, mussels, scallops, snails, shrimp, lobsters, crabs, among many other species of commercial importance”. A good site to visit to explore the positive influence of aquaculture on research with respect to other readily available web resources as listed.


The Neogene Marine Biota of Tropical America (NMITA)  


            Bivalve page:


            Also has a bibliography available at:



As listed on the About Us page, “The Neogene Marine Biota of Tropical America (NMITA) WWW Site contains images and information on taxa collected as part of two large multi-taxa fossil sampling programs: (1) the Panama Paleontology Project coordinated by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama; (2) the Neogene Paleontology of the northern Dominican Republic ( DR ) project coordinated by the Natural History Museum in Basel, Switzerland. NMITA is designed for use in research and education in systematics and evolutionary paleontology. Partial information is currently available for bryozoans, corals (zooxanthellate and azooxanthellate), molluscs (gastropods and bivalves), ostracodes, and fish”.


Russian Academy of Sciences, Far East Branch 

This page has some specific information on bivalves (complete with descriptions and images):



Cephalopoda, Gastropoda, and other Molluscs


As listed above, this web site is made available from the State University of New York College at Cortland. Classifications and geologic ranges are included as well. Also see above for additional information.

Cephalopod International Advisory Council

Addresses of current officers are posted on the website.


Founded in 1983, the aims of CIAC are to stimulate, accelerate and influence the direction of cephalopod research, to provide help and advice on aspects of cephalopod biology, including those relevant to the management of the increasingly important cephalopod fisheries, and to spread information on past and current research.


CIAC holds workshops and symposia, endorses meetings organized by cephalopod workers, and produces workshop proceedings and a newsletter.

The Cephalopod Page

This site is maintained by Dr. James B. Wood, a faculty member of the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences. The comprehensive site contains in-house articles ranging from procurement, housing, and breeding cephalopods to cephalopods in cinema. There are species factsheets with photos, a list of suppliers by species with links to the supplier’s sites, conference information, news, and links to related sites including CephBase. In addition to the information, you will be able to search a database of commonly asked questions on the FAQ page:

The Cephalopod Group (previously called the Cephalopod Page Listserver)


The Cephalopod Group is devoted to promoting discussion of cephalopod biology, husbandry, and behavior. This list is moderated and open to everyone. To join the group, go to



CephBase is a dynamic html relational database-driven interactive web page. The purpose of CephBase is to provide life history, distribution, catch and taxonomic data on all living species of cephalopods (octopus, squid, cuttlefish and nautilus). It also provides predator-prey information. A search engine allows searching records by species. CephBase is created and maintained by James B. Wood and Catriona L. Day under the supervision of Dr. Ron K. O'Dor, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.


A list of researchers working with cephalopods. Includes contact information, projects, and links to related reports and publications. The database is searchable and allows users to enter or delete their own information.

The EuroSquid World Wide Web Page



This site contains information about research on cephalopods at the Department of Zoology, University of Aberdeen and collaborating institutions, along with some general information about cephalopods and people working on them. There are also links to the "marine mammal" and "fisheries" pages and more general pages about Marine and Fisheries Science at the University of Aberdeen. "Eurosquid" was the nickname given to the EC-funded project on "Fishery Potential of North East Atlantic Squid Stocks" (1990-92).


The website contains bibliographic citations, abstracts, and posters from researchers in the program; abstracts from ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea) annual meetings; job information; squid-related links; news items; and a page hosting the ICES Working Group on Cephalopod Fisheries and Life History.

The Living World of Molluscs

            By Robert Nordsieck- general and comparative information on the phyllum of Molluscs.

            Here’s the Cephalopod section:

Mote Marine Laboratory

            Here’s where you’ll find the cover image of this publication and more.

National Resource Center for Cephalopods

Marine Biomedical Institute

The University of Texas Medical Branch

301 University, Ewing Hall-ground floor

Galveston, TX 77555-1163

Tel: (409) 747-0768, Fax: (409) 772-1822



The National Resource Center for Cephalopods (NRCC) offers cephalopods, including squid and nautalus for use in education and research projects. The website includes the species available, prices per animal, transport costs, and fees to use NRCC facilities. The site also includes a recommended reading list and a searchable citation database. Current research emphasizes sub-cellular ion channel formation and function, equilibrium receptor function and pharmacology, skin pigment synthesis, aspects of aging, cataract formation, regulation of reproduction and development, respiratory and cardiac physiology, and biochemistry of gene repair, and behavior.

The Ocean Lab Giant Squid Page


The Aberdeen University Ocean Research Laboratory is based in the Zoology Department. The research group includes biologists and engineers investigating the ecology and behavior of marine animals. This site contains information and photos of the giant squid (Architeuthis sp.). Topics include strandings, factsheets, and links.

Smithsonian Institution Cephalopod Bibliography

Cephalopod Bibliography
Department of Invertebrate Zoology-Mollusks
Smithsonian Institution

Washington, DC 20560 USA
Fax: (202) 357-2343



The Cephalopod Bibliography describes publications (books, journal articles, etc.) about recent cephalopods and cephalopod related subjects (predators, prey, etc.). It is searchable by keyword, title, author, and subject. This bibliography comprises publications located at the Division of Mollusks, NMNH. At present, the entries concentrate primarily on works in English or those with an English summary. Future additions to this catalog will include foreign language publications. No attempt has been made for comprehensive coverage of cephalopod publications on fossils or neurophysiology.

Tree of Life - Cephalopoda

Dept of Oceanography

University of Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA 96822



An international site containing general characteristics, a reference list, and related links. Also includes a classification table which contains detailed information on every order, family, genus, and species.


Australian Museum Online


            See this page:

for information on research, projects, collections, and more from as listed, “The Australian Museum has an international reputation in the fields of natural history and indigenous studies research, community programs and exhibitions. The Museum was established in 1827 and is Australia's first museum, with unique and extensive collections of natural science and cultural artefacts”. Lots of additional information is included as well.


Bibliographia Nudibranchia


Gary McDonald’s bibliography of the nudibranch literature. This bibliography attempts to list all publications which mention nudibranchs, with the exception of textbooks and field guides to local marine animals. Citations were compiled from Biological Abstracts, its RRM counterpart and antecedent, BIOSIS, Current Contents, Zoological Record, Russells's Index Nudibranchia and supplement, and Opisthobranch Newsletter.


Additional citations were gleaned from the "references cited" sections of numerous major nudibranch articles. A search engine allows keyword and Boollean literature searches.

The Living World of Molluscs

            By Robert Nordsieck- general and comparative information on the phyllum of molluscs.

            Here’s the Gastropod section:

NIH/University of Miami National Resource for Aplysia

RSMAS - University of Miami

4600 Rickenbacker Causeway

Miami, FL 33149
Tel: (305) 361-4946, Fax: (305) 361-4934


Provides laboratory cultured Aplysia. The site contains the newsletter Slime Lines, the NIH qualification form, a 3-D tour of the laboratory, and information about rearing and ordering Aplysia and red seaweed Gracilaria needed to feed them.

The Neogene Marine Biota of Tropical America (NMITA)


See description above under Bivalves. Also as stated above, contains information on Gastropods at:


Sea Slug Forum


An Australian Museum website that allows you to ask questions and post information on nudibranchs and related sea slugs such as bubble-shells, sea hares and side-gilled slugs. Past questions are categorized for easy searching. Topics range from medical use to captive care. A species list, book reviews, participant list, and links are also provided.



            See above as listed under Bivalves.

Living Reef Images

            See above under Bivalves for a description.

Marine World


Has some interesting information on molluscs and other species as well. Made available by the Marine Conservation Society.

Nature Portfolio Image Library

            Large collection of natural history photographs with a special section on Invertebrates (including molluscs) at: A fee-based system; however, classifications/listings of common bivalves, cephalopods, and gastropods are made available free.

University of Arizona, Dept. of Geosciences - also see above under Bivalves

            The parent home page is from the University of Arizona, Dept. of Geosciences at:



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