anasacuta

Unido: 26.abr.2019 Última actividad: 05.jul.2020

I find everything interesting, I am an expert on nothing. Currently obsessed with land snails and marine molluscs. Also spiders. I like photographing critters without bothering them too much (if that means they can't be identified to species level, so be it). Thank you for all IDs and comments.

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Mainly as bookmarks for myself, but also in case it is useful to others, I will list some identification resources as I come across them.

LAND SNAILS
- France: MNHN Biodiversicles app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mnhn.inpn.biodiversicles&hl=fr (Android app; allows filtering by region and by intuitive traits; with good photos of shells for all species + map for France; a great identifying resource inc for beginners; in French)
- Iberia & Balearics: Cadevall & Orozco (2016) Caracoles y Babosas de la Península Ibérica y Baleares (excellent book for identification; with good photos of shells, sometimes of the live animal too + description + maps; in Spanish)
- Global: http://www.animalbase.org/ (database of species; with some ID info + photos of shells; particularly useful to see a diversity of shells; in English)
- Iberia & Macaronesia: https://www.malacowiki.org/ (database with photos of shells + description + distribution maps; in Spanish)
- Continental Portugal: Albuquerque de Matos (2014) Atlas dos Caracóis Terrestres e de Águas Doces e Salobras Portugal Continent (book; with photos of land AND freshwater species; maps in Atlas format; in Portuguese)
- Global: IUCN Red List of Threatened Species https://www.iucnredlist.org (database of species, progressively getting more complete - many European species there already; not an ID resource, but useful for its global distribution maps; also conservation status, habitat, threats; in English).
- Andaluzia: ICTIOTERM http://www.ictioterm.es/glosario_taxonomico_nombres_cientificos.php (database of common species, with good photos and a little description; in Spanish)

SEASHELLS
- Global: DORIS (Données d'Observations pour la Reconnaissance et l'Identification de la faune et la flore Subaquatiques) https://doris.ffessm.fr/ (database with photos of live animals and shells + description + distribution notes + similar species; in French)
- Global: Marine Species Identification Portal http://species-identification.org/index.php (database with a photo + description + distribution notes; in English)
- France (Atlantic/Channel): http://nature22.com/estran22/mollusques/mollusques.html (great photos + great ID tips; in French) (particularly useful for the N. Sea)
- British Isles: https://naturalhistory.museumwales.ac.uk/BritishBivalves/home.php? (Bivalves only; 1 page per species, great photos + description + distribution in the BI; in English)
- Mediterranean: http://www.idscaro.net/sci/04_med/index.htm (great photos, great photo index)
- World: Hardy's Internet Guide to Marine Gastropods http://www.gastropods.com/index.shtml (catalogue with a good diversity of photos)
- Morddyn's flicker albums: excellent photos and detailed ID notes for some British species inc gastropodes (e.g. Littorina, trivia, limpets) and barnacles https://www.flickr.com/photos/56388191@N08/collections/

TERRESTRIAL INVERTEBRATES
Insects (& spiders), France: https://www.insecte.org/ (in French) - great photo gallery, forum with ID tips
Jumping spiders, France: https://www.regard-d-araignee.fr/ (in French). Great photos/description. Inc comparative table.
Spiders, France: http://www.dipode-vie.net/Arachnides/Index.html (in French). Great photos/descriptions per species
Spiders, France & Belgium: https://arachno.piwigo.com/index.php?/categories - great photos
European cicada sounds: http://www.cicadasong.eu/
Centipedes, France: http://aramel.free.fr/INSECTES31.shtml (in French)

LICHENS
British lichens http://www.lichens.lastdragon.org/index.html

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