My collection, my history... 

Philippines. Palawan, El Nido. 2007

My collection, my history

My fascination with shells was born more than 30 years ago, transforming me since then into a specialized collector, in inexhaustible hours of pleasure in the preparation and conservation of the shells, or simply in their cataloguing... 

The seashells have amazed us all since ancient times. Its curious shapes, bright colors and spectacular species, put them among the most fascinating creations of nature. Live jewels from the seas all over the world, possessing unique characteristics that make them a pleasant object of study and collecting...

...This fascination and passion for shells also took me to travel, to discover the pleasure of personally catch some of these wonderful species of sea shells (Philippines, 2007 / India, 2009 / Thailand, 2011 / India 2016 / Japan, 2017 / Malaysia and Singapore, 2019). In these places, I plunged into the warm waters of th e Pacific and Indian, among the corals, or in the tangle of the roots of the Mangues, where I caught numerous specimens of shells.

Information:                                       I also leave the message to future collectors and those who have long been engaged in malacology, who are awareness of the preservation of the species and their natural habitat, not collecting more specimens of the various species, than those that are necessary to have a pleasantly beautiful collection of pedagogical interest.

In the photo galleries below, there are some of the most representative families of Gastropoda & Bivalvia. Some of the most beautiful specimens of the many existing species, highly appreciated by collectors around the world...                                                  

Each species is presented with its respective classification, according to the most recent scientific update (World Register of Marine Species). Any information error in the classification or any other can always be corrected with your help. Please don't hesitate contact me for can correct possible errors. Whenever possible I will add more and better photos, as well as other families of species shells to the gallery. Suggestions and corrections will always be welcome...                                               

                                                                                                                               website administrator: J.P Oliveira

My collection, my projects... 

Collections - J.P Oliveira

"In this my project come with me to discover a fantastic world about Malacology, Paleontology and the pleasure of traveling around the World. Here you can find some interesting information on these three themes, that connect perfectly with each other. Photos, articles and much more..."

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