About the book:
The book is a valuable introductory text for students in marine biology, fisheries, aquatic fauna and for researchers working on different marine habitats of the Philippine coastal areas. The unique combination of photographs and comprehensive accounts of the different species of shells make it a welcome addition to the seashell taxonomy and ecology in the Philippines.
Publisher: University of the Philippines Press
Publication Date: 2008
About the author:
Liberato V. Laureta is a researcher and faculty member of the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences of the University of the Philippines in the Visayas. He has lectured on invertebrates and aquatic ecology and researched on the biology and hatchery of commercially important mollusks in the region.
He obtained his doctorate in Marine Biology from the University of Liverpool in Great Britain and trained in taxonomic identification of invertebrates at the National History Museum in London.