Current issue, Vol. 23(2)

Volume 23(2) published online October 15, 2013

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Latest issue Vol. 24(1)

published electronically May 21, 2014

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Ruthenica, Russian Malacological Journal [ISSN 2307-7336 (Online), ISSN 0136-0027 (Print)] is published since 1991 and accepts articles dedicated to all aspects of malacology in English or Russian. Since 2008 it is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access. Ruthenica fully complies with the requirements of ICZN to electronic publications. Registered at Zoobank: Paper copies are printed once a year.

Continental molluscs of Russia and adjacent territories

First on-line catalogue of continental (fresh-, brackish-water and terrestrial) molluscs of Russia and adjacent territories - in English - (compiled by Yu.I.Kantor, M.V.Vinarski, A.A.Schileyko, A.V.Sysoev) . Version 2.3 (December 22, 2009) was significantly corrected and updated and contains 2065 species and subspecies of terrestrial and aquatic molluscs (including Caspian Gastropoda and Bivalvia). See more

Last updated November 15, 2013 / Последние изменения внесены 15 ноября 2013 г.

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Statistics of Ruthenica for 2008-2011

Since the opening of the Ruthenica web cite (November 2008) the full content of the journal is available on-line free. Some of the statistics of most downloaded papers as well as downloads per month is provided.

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Benthic fauna of the Bay of Nhatrang, Southern Vietnam

Benthic fauna of the Bay of Nhatrang, Southern Vietnam. Vol. 2. Moscow: KMK Scientific. Press Ltd. 2012. 491 p. (size 24х17 cm)
The book contains 9 chapters describing different groups of marine invertebrates: symbiotic polychaetes; mollusks – chitons, gastropods of the family Eulimidae, nudibranchs; pontoniin shrimps; commercial and mangrove species of crabs; sea stars and crinoids. In the result of the processing of the samples, collected in the Bay of Nhatrang, 474 species of invertebrates are described, nearly half of them (218 species) were found in Vietnam for the first time. Eight new for science species are described. For each species the localities and general distribution data, synonymy and for many species diagnoses and descriptions are provided. The book is illustrated by 62 line drawings text figures and 70 plates with 502 original color photographs of live specimens taken in nature or in aquaria immediately after collecting. This volume significantly increases the knowledge not only about the fauna of the Bay, but of Vietnam in general.
Detail on the content of the book and sample pages are available here 
For purchase, contact the Alexander V. Rzhavsky
Book price of EUR 60 without postage. Postage is EUR 14 by airmail and 12 euro by snail-mail
You can also purchase first volume. Information see:
for EUR 40 without postage. Postage is EUR 7 by airmail and EUR 5 by snail-mail.