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a group dedicated to the appreciation, study, and sustainable use of molluscs
Our sister group is the Society for the Study of Molluscan Diversity
Discover amazing achievements in Australian malocology through MSA Turns 60
Oviducal glands throughout the gonad development stages: a case study of Octopus mimus
First description of egg masses, oviposition and copulation of a neglected apple snail endemic to the Iguazú and Alto Paraná Rivers
A new species of freshwater snail Tchangmargarya (Gastropoda: Viviparidae) endemic to a vanished small lake in Yunnan, China
Feeding dynamics of Terebralia palustris (Gastropoda: Potamididae) from a subtropical mangrove ecosystem
Nomenclature of the horned turbans previously known as Turbo cornutus [Lightfoot], 1786 and Turbo chinensisOzawa & Tomida, 1995 (Vetigastropoda: Trochoidea: Turbinidae) from China, Japan and Korea
First Australian records of Scalaronoba Powell, 1927 (Gastropoda: Aclididae?), with the description of two new species from Victoria
Biomarkers of oxidative stress in Biomphalaria alexandrina snails for assessing the effects of certain inorganic fertilisers
We look forward to welcoming you to Wellington for Molluscs 2018 later this year! This will be the first time the MSA's triennial conference will be held in New Zealand.
Two PhD candidates were recently awarded the MSA's annual research grant to help support their research. Congratulations to Kara Layton (Uni Western Australia, Western Australian Museum) for her study ‘Using a transcriptome-based exon capture approach for resolving a phylogeny of Chromodoris nudibranchs' and to Endurance Ewere (Southern Cross Uni, Uni of Benin) for his study ‘Impacts of a neonicotinoid (imidacloprid) on the Sydney rock oyster'.
Congratulations to Omar Hernando Avila-Poveda who won this award for his contribution to the paper 'Reproductive traits of Octopus maya (Cephalopoda: Octopoda) with implications for fisheries management'.
December 2016 marks 60 years since the first annual general meeting of the MSA. In honour of our birthday, we'll be posting one new fact each week to highlight amazing discoveries, events, or people related to malacology. Check out our facebook page (blue button above) to see each new post!
At the AGM several new officers and council members were elected, including our new President Lisa Kirkendale and Vice-President Simon Hills.