Dear MoFA community!

We can look back on a very successful year 2019, with two excursions, two presentations, the MoFA annual conference in Salzburg and finally the publication of Arianta 7, the current volume of the societies’ magazine.

Before the publication is after the publication: We invite you to submit manuscripts for Arianta 8. If you have interesting observations, studies or reports on mollusks that you would like to publish in Arianta, send your manuscript (as a Word text file) together with figures and tables to When submitting, please follow the guidelines for authors.

Arianta is published annually and publishes scientific works on extant and fossil molluscs. Regional faunistic contributions are also expressly welcome. Arianta is published digitally and is available on the MoFA website. Authors receive PDFs of their articles for free use. Manuscripts are subjected to an editorial check for suitability for our journal and to an external review by two experts.

Please submit your manuscripts until 30. June 2020.

We are pleased to announce that Arianta 7 has been published:

Haring, E., Sattmann, H., & Patzner, R. A. (Eds.). (2019). Arianta 7. Wien: Verlag des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien. Download

Arianta 7 includes the abstracts from the first MoFA Meeting 2019 in Salzburg, excursion reports and original papers. In this volume, you find also the instructions for authors. We are already looking forward to the next issue of Arianta and we invite all readers to submit their work to our journal (

Dear friends of malacology!

Just before the middle of the year, the new newsletter of the Malakologische Arbeitsgemeinschaft Salzburg has been completed.

Bobby Patzner and his team hope you enjoy reading and wish you a nice – and successful – summer!

Dear MoFA members and friends of malacology!

For the exhibition “Streck die Fühler aus – Schnecken in ihrer vollen Pracht” (May 17, 2019 – March 1, 2020), two volumes of Denisia on molluscs will be published:

Aescht, E. (Ed.). (2019). Mollusca (Weichtiere) – Beiträge zur Kulturgeschichte, Forschung und Sammlungen aus Österreich [Molluscs – Contributions to Cultural history, Research and Collections from Austria]. Denisia, 42, 1–688.
Blatterer, H. (2019). Mollusca of the Dahab region (Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea). Denisia, 43, 1–480.

The Bologiezentrum and the printing house Plöchl have decided on a subscription period. You can find the prices and dates in the [pdf].

We would like to draw your attention to the recently published comprehensive bibliography of the literature Mollusks of Austria, which Alexander Reischütz, Peter L. Reischütz and Wolfgang Fischer compiled.

Reischütz, A., Reischütz, P. L., & Fischer, W. (2019). Bibliographie nach linneischer Literatur über die Mollusken Österreichs, II. (Stand 31. Dez. 2018). Horn - Wien: Erste Vorarlberger Malakologische Gesellschaft. Retrieved from

Part of the literature listed in that work can also be found (partly for download) on our literature page.
Further entries for our literature page are welcome (E-Mail:

We are happy to announce that Arianta 6 is now available online.

Besides the report and abstracts of the 2017 Workshop “Alpine Land Snails” in Johnsbach it contains three articles:

Arianta 7 is in progress. Any articles are welcome!