Russian Journal of Marine Biology, Vol. 27, No. 4, 2001, pp. 266–267. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2001 by Biologiya Morya, Zhirmunsky, Selin. REVIEWS On the Book “Atlas of Bivalve Mollusks of Russian Far Eastern Seas” (Compiled by S.V. Yavnov, Edited by S.E. Pozdnyakov, Vladivostok: Dyuma, 2000, 168 p.) A.V. Zhirmunsky and N. I. Selin Institute of Marine Biology, Far East Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok 690041 Russia This book signiﬁes the beginning of publication in side of the mollusk is. Unfortunately, the brilliance of the Russian language of a series of atlases of commer- the illustrations overshadowed essential diagnostic cially valuable or promising species of animals, plants, characters of many species (presence of distinct pallial and algae of Russian Far Eastern Seas. Such wide- sinus, teeth arrangement of shell hinge, etc.). To deter- scope series are common practice abroad and can be mine the identity of a species, the inexperienced reader found onboard any ﬁshery vessel or on the bookshelves will have nothing to do but turn to the morphological of students and researchers. description of the shell. However, the required informa- tion, if present here, is often abridged. It would have This atlas is devoted to
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