Basteria is the scientific journal of the Netherlands Malacological Society. It is published six times a year in two volumes. In Basteria, original articles are published about malacological subjects like taxonomics, systematics, fauna-surveys, (palaeo)ecology, (palaeo)biogeography, the way of life of molluscs, anatomy, book reviews, etc. Articles are reviewed by an editorial board of prominent malacologists and can be offered by members as well as non-members. Basteria is mainly published in English.

The name of the Journal is related to the famous scientist of the 18th century, Mr. Job Baster.


The editorial staff of Basteria consists of Dr. E. Gittenberger (editor in chief), Dr. B. Kokshoorn (lay-out redacteur/editor) and G.C. Kronenberg (editor). Other editors involved with Basteria are: Dr. F. Wesselingh, Dr. G. Vermeij, Dr. G. van der Velde, Dr. A.C. van Bruggen and Dr. Th.C.M. Kemperman.
You can find the editorial address at the contact page.

Guidelines for authors

For more information about the requirements to articles in Basteria please consult the guidelines for authors.

Single issues

Single issues can be ordered via the librarian
Prices of back issues of Basteria of the past 5 years: € 15.00 per volume of 3 numbers, i.e € 30.00 per year.
Issues older than that € 10.50 per volume, i.e. € 21.00 per year. Postage not included.
Back issues can be obtained solely at Conchbooks, E-mail:; homepage


Two supplements to Basteria are published, both in English. These are:

  • The Netherlands as an environment for molluscan life, This supplement to Vol. 23 was published on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Society. Supplement No 1 (1959). SOLD OUT
  • The marine Mollusca of the Bay of Algeciras, Spain, with general notes on Mitrella, Marginellidae and Turridae. J.J. van Aartsen, H.P.M.G. Menkhorst & E. Gittenberger, Supplement No 2 (1984). PRICE: Euro 15,00
  • Basteria Supplement 3 (2006) On the occasion of the 90th birthday of the well known malacologist and NMV member Mr. Hans Kuiper, a special supplement to Basteria was published. The index is printed below. All articles were dedicated to Hans Kuiper and the publication was financed by special gifts of the members of the NMV. During the annual meeting held on 8 April, 2006, the first hard cover print was presented to Hans Kuiper by the president of the NMV, Mr. Ruud Bank. He gratefully accepted the supplement with thanks to the autors and the editors. The special editors responsible for this supplement were Rob Moolenbeek, Jeroen Goud en Henny Coomans.
    Separate issues can be ordered via the librarian of the NMV, Rob Moolenbeek. The price, excluding postage, is 15.00 euro (soft cover) or 25.00 euro (hard cover).
    Index of Basteria Supplement 3
    MOOLENBEEK, R.G., H.E. COOMANS & M. FRANÇOIS: J.G.J. Kuiper - 90 years
    BOETERS, H.D.: Die Gattung Bythinella (Caenogastropoda, Hydrobiidae) in Deutsch-land, 2. Vorarbeit für eine weitergehende Revision
    DANCE, S.P.: The Kuiper/Dance letters : a 50-year chronicle
    DEKKER, H.: A comparison of two ostreid species from widely separated localities in the Indo-West Pacific (Bivalvia, Ostreidae, Lophinae)
    GITTENBERGER, E.: Science, snails and textbook’s sloppiness
    GLAUBRECHT, M.: Independent evolution of reproductive modes in viviparous freshwater Cerithioidea (Gastropoda, Sorbeoconcha) - a brief review
    GLÖER, P.: Der Gefährdungsgrad der Sphaeriidae (Bivalvia, Veneroida) in Hamburg
    HEIMAN, E.L.:Diagnostic shell characters of Erosaria acicularis and Erosaria spurca (Gastropoda, Cypraeidae)
    JANSSEN, A.W.: Notes on the systematics, morphology and biostratigraphy of fossil holoplanktonic Mollusca, 151. Description of Edithinella doliarius spec. nov. (Gastro-poda, Euthecosomata), from the Miocene (Langhian) of the Maltese archipelago
    MEEUSE, A.D.J.: Albinism in Gastropoda
    CADÉE, G.C.: Gastropod shells cracked by hooded crows by dropping
    PEURSEN, A.D.P. VAN: Müllers flu’s (Bivalvia, Corbiculidae)
    TORREY, C., I. HUMPHERYES & G. DUSSART: Littorina littorea (Linnaeus, 1758) (Gastropoda, Littorinidae) considered as an indicator of recovery from sewage pollution
    WINTER, A.J. DE: Gulella (Silvigulella) kuiperi spec. nov., a new minute land snail from Cameroon (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Streptaxidae)
    ROLÁN, E.: The genus Seila in West Africa (Gastropoda, Cerithiopsidae)
    MOOLENBEEK, R.G.: Conus (Lilliconus) kuiperi spec. nov. (Gastropoda, Conidae), from the Sultanate of Oman
    FABER, M.J.: A small note on the distribution of a small clam (Bivalvia, Nuculidae)
    MIENIS, H.K.: De Siciliaanse kielnaaktslak Milax nigricans (Philippi, 1836) in Nederland (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Milacidae)
    TURNER, H.: A new small ribbed miter from the Indo-Pacific (Neogastropoda, Muricoidea, Costellariidae)
  • Index

    The on-line index on Basteria can be consulted here
    In Basteria new species are described frequently. An overview of the newly described species in Basteria is available here.

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