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Guido T. Poppe

As the son of an enthusiast sports fisherman, Guido came into contact with the sea at a very young age. He became fascinated by the marine life during yearly holidays in Brittany, France and his first diving experiences started in these cold waters in 1968.

He developed as a professional freelance conchologist which allowed him to dive in many parts of the world: from the northern tip of Norway south to Ushuaia. Apart from the whole of Europe, including the Black sea, he dived in many tropical seas: Baja California, the sea of Cortes, Chile, Argentina, the Caribbean from Florida south to Margarita Island, West Africa with many stays in the Cape Verde Islands and Senegal, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, Australia: Queensland and Western Australia, French Polynesia and Rapa Nui. But most of his dives are done in the Philippines: he compiled about 6,000 dives. He lives in Belgium and Philippines today.


His career as a conchologist brought him fame in this field, mainly through the many co-authorships in popular books on the subject:

  • 1991 Poppe & Goto : European Seashells Vol. I.
  • 1992 Poppe & Goto: Volutes.
  • 1993 Poppe & Goto : European Seashells Vol. II.
  • 1993 Poppe & Goto: Recent Angariidae.
  • 1994 Poppe & Senders: An annotated price catalogue of marine shells.
  • 1996 Poppe & Goto: A listing of Living Mollusca. Vol. I and Vol. II, 2 parts each.
  • 2005 Anseeuw & Poppe: Pleurotomariidae: An Iconographic visit anno 2005 ≠ as supplement of Visaya.
  • 2006 Poppe, Tagaro & Dekker: The Seguenziidae,Chilodontidae, Trochidae, Calliostomatidae and Solariellidae of the Philippine Islands as supplement of Visaya.
  • 2008 Poppe : Philippine Marine Mollusks Vol. I. & Vol. II
  • 2010 Poppe : Philippine Marine Mollusks Vol. III.
  • 2011 Poppe : Philippine Marine Mollusks Vol. IV.
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    In 1999, he started with Klaus Groh the prestigious series "A Conchological Iconography" which today is one of the biggest compilations of reviews of its time. Appeared already:

    Today Guido continues his vocation as a conchologist in our company. His latest contributions to the field are the creation of Visaya - our journal. Apart from that he continues his work on the Conchological Iconography with Klaus Groh and the many more authors involved.

    Apart from the books, he wrote dozens of popular articles in journals and magazines such as Hawaiian Shell News, Of Sea and Shore, Malacologia, Apex, Novapex, Musorstom, Informations, Gloria Maris, Visaya etc.

    He discovered and described over 130 species of new mollusca, mainly in the Volutidae and Trochidae, and more than 30 species have been named after him by scientists from all over the world.

    As a collector he build major conchological collections which are now housed in prestigious Muséums all over the world:

    • Aesthetic collection in the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris.
    • European collection in the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, Florida.
    • Trochidae collection in the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de la ville de Geneve, Geneva.
    • General collection in the Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen, Brussels. The latter collection forms an important addition to the Dautzenberg collection and together both collections are the soul of the conchological collections of the Institute.

    In 1996 he was honoured by the MusÈum national d'Histoire naturelle in Paris and attributed the title of Correspondent of the MusÈum. In 2006 he received the title of Scientific Associate, Malacologie Section, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.

    He recently created together with Philippe Poppe the journal, Visaya, a rapidly growing periodical specialised in taxonomy of mollusca.

    His diving activities are focused on the Philippine fauna today and he photographs with:

    • Nikon Coolpix 5400 in Ikelite housing with Ikelite DS125 Strobe.
    • Nikon D-70s in Ikelite housing with Ikelite DS125 Strobe.

    Bibliography

    Bold are books.

    2013 Poppe, G.T. , Tagaro, S. & Groh, K.
    A New Species of Contradusta (Gastropoda: Cypraeidae) from the Philippines. Conchology, Inc., Ocassional Publications. Philippines. Conchbooks. Vol. 4(1). 95-101 pp., 1-3 pls.

    2012 Poppe, G.T. , Tagaro, S. & all
    A Statement on the land Snails of Cebu. Conchology, Inc., Ocassional Publications. Philippines. Conchbooks. Vol. 3(6). 65-103 pp., 1-14 pls.

    2012 Poppe, G.T. , Tagaro, S. & Monnier, E.
    New Conidae from the Central Philippines. Conchology, Inc., Ocassional Publications. Philippines. Conchbooks. Vol. 3(5). 47-56 pp., 1-5 pls.

    2012 Poppe, G.T. , Tagaro, S. & Sarino, J.
    A new Ceratoxancus (Gastropoda: Ptychatractidae) from the Philippines. Conchology, Inc., Ocassional Publications. Philippines. Conchbooks. Vol. 3(5). 29-32 pp., 1 pl.

    2011 Poppe, G. T.
    Philippine Marine Mollusks. Volume 4. Conchbooks. Hackenheim, Germany. 680 pp., 301 pls.

    2011 Poppe, G.T. , Tagaro, S. & Bail, P.
    Notes on the genus Cymbiola in the Philippines, with the redefinition go cymbiola cathcartiae reeve, 1856 and the description of Cymbiola laminas n. sp. Conchology, Inc., Ocassional Publications. Philippines. Conchbooks. Vol. 3(4). 76-87 pp., 1-7 pls.

    2011 Poppe, G.T. , Tagaro, S. & Sarino, J.
    Two Species of Fissurellidae from Namibia. Conchology, Inc., Ocassional Publications. Philippines. Conchbooks. Vol. 3(4 ). 71-75 pp., 1-2 pls.

    2011 Poppe, G.T. & Tagaro, S.
    A New Subspecies of Conus Nobilis Linnaeus, 1758 from Solar, Island, Indonesia. Conchology, Inc., Ocassional Publications. Philippines. Conchbooks. Vol. 3(3). 83-90 pp., 1-3 pls.

    2011 Poppe, G.T. , Tagaro, S. & Chino, M.
    Two New Rictaxiella (Gastropoda: Bullinidae) from the Philippines. Conchology, Inc., Ocassional Publications. Philippines. Conchbooks. Vol. 3(3). 76-82 pp., 1 pl.

    2011 Poppe, G.T. & Tagaro, S.
    The Egg Case of Melo broderipii . Conchology, Inc., Ocassional Publications. Philippines. Conchbooks. Vol. 3(3). 59-62 pp., 1-3 pls.

    2010 Poppe, G. T.
    Philippine Marine Mollusks. Volume 3. Conchbooks. Hackenheim, Germany. 702 pp., 307 pls.

    2010 Poppe, G.T. & Tagaro, S.
    New Species of Haloceratidae, Columbellidae, Buccinidae, Mitridae, Costellariidae, Amathinidae and Spondylidae from the Philippines. Conchology, Inc., Ocassional Publications. Philippines. Conchbooks. Vol. 3(1). 73-93 pp., 1-9 pls.

    2009 Poppe, G. T., Tagaro, S. & Salisbury, R.
    New Species of Mitridae and Costellariidae from the Philippines with Additional Information on the Philippine Species in these Families. Supplement 4. Conchology, Inc., Occasional Publications, Philippines. 87pp. 23 pls.

    2009 Poppe, G.T. & Groh, K.
    A New Species of Trimusculus (GASTROPODA: EUPULMONATA: TRIMUSCULIDAE) from the Central Philippines. Conchology, Inc., Ocassional Publications. Philippines. Conchbooks. Vol. 2(5). 91-93 pp., 1 pl.

    2009 Poppe, G.T. , Tagaro, S. & Terryn, Y.
    New TEREBRIDAE from the Philippines. Conchology, Inc., Ocassional Publications. Philippines. Conchbooks. Vol. 2(4). 57-62 pp., 2 pl.

    2009 Poppe, G.T. & Tagaro, S.
    A Spectacular New Conus (CONIDAE) from the Philippines. Conchology, Inc., Ocassional Publications. Philippines. Conchbooks. Vol. 2(4). 50-56 pp., 2 pl.

    2009 Poppe, G.T. , Tagaro, S. & Vilvens, C.
    A New Clanculus (TROCHIDAE) from the Philippines. With additional notes and new records of TROCHIDAE – species in the Archipelago. Conchology, Inc., Ocassional Publications. Philippines. Conchbooks. Vol. 2(4). 4-10 pp., 2 pl.

    2008 Poppe, G. T.
    Philippine Marine Mollusks. Volume 2. Conchbooks. Hackenheim, Germany. 848 pp., 313-707 pls.

    2008 Poppe, G. T.
    Philippine Marine Mollusks. Volume 1. Conchbooks. Hackenheim, Germany. 759 pp., 312 pls.

    2008 Poppe, G. T., Tagaro, S. P. & Fraussen, K.
    A New Nassaria from the Philippines.Visaya. Conchology, Inc., Ocassional Publications. Philippines. Conchbooks. Vol. 2(3). 4-6 pp., 1 pl.

    2007 Tenorio, M. J., Poppe, G. T. & Tagaro, S. P.
    New Indo-Pacific Conidae with Taxonomic and Nomenclatural Notes on Conus recluzianus. Visaya. Conchology, Inc., Ocassional Publications. Philippines. Conchbooks. Vol. 2(2). 78-90 pp., 1-4 pls.

    2007 Fraussen, K. & Poppe, G.T.
    The Genus Nassaria (Buccinidae) in the Central Philippines. Visaya. Conchology, Inc., Ocassional Publications. Philippines. Conchbooks. Vol. 2(2). 43-56 pp., 1-5 pls.

    2006 Raines B.K, & Poppe G.T.
    In A Conchological Iconography. The Family Pectinidae. 402pp., 320pls.

    2006 Poppe, G.T., Guillot de Suduiraut, E. & Tagaro, S.
    New Costellariidae from the Philippines. Visaya. Conchology, Inc., Ocassional Publications. Philippines. Conchbooks. Vol. 1(6). 104-113 pp., 1-4 pls.

    2006 Poppe, G.T., Tagaro, S. & Dekker, H.
    The Seguenziidae, Chilodontidae, Trochidae, Calliostomatidae and Solariellidae of the Philippines with the description of 1 new genus, 2 new subgenera, 70 new species and I new subspecies. Supplement 2. Conchology, Inc., Occasional Publications, Philippines. 228 pp. 77pls.

    2006 Poppe, G.T. & Tagaro, S.
    New Mitridae and Costellariidae from the Philippines and the East China Sea. Visaya. Conchology, Inc., Ocassional Publications. Philippines. Conchbooks. Vol.1(6). 76-89 pp., 1-7 pls.

    2006 Poppe, G.T. & Tagaro, S.
    A New Fusinus from the Philippines. Visaya. Conchology, Inc., Ocassional Publications. Philippines. Conchbooks. Vol. 1(6). 48-50 pp., 1 pl.

    2006 Anseeuw, Poppe, G. T. & Goto, Y.
    Description of Bayerotrochus philpoppei sp. nov. from the Philippines.(Gastropoda: Pleurotomariidae). Visaya. Conchology, Inc., Ocassional Publications. Philippines. Conchbooks. Vol. 1(6). 4-8 pp., 1-2 pls.

    2005 Anseeuw, P. & Poppe, G.T.
    Pleurotomariidae: An Iconographic visit anno. Supplement 1. Conchology, Inc., Occasional Publications, Philippines. 37pp.

    2005 Poppe, G.T. & Tagaro, S.
    A new Cymbiola (Volutidae, Gastropoda) from the Arafura Sea.Visaya 1(5). :136-138, 1 pl.

    2005 Poppe, G.T. & Tagaro S.
    Enigmavasum enigmaticum, a new species from Cotabato, the Philippines. Visaya 1(5). Conchology, Inc., Occasional Publications, Philippines. :133-135, 1pl.

    2005 Poppe, G.T. & Patamakanthin S.
    On the Discovery of New Population of Turbinella fusus Sowerby, 1825, a valid species. Visaya 1(5). Conchology, Inc., Occasional Publications, Philippines.:128-132 2 pls.

    2005 Poppe, G.T. & Fraussen K.
    Revision of Phos and Antillophos (Buccinidae) from the Central Philippines. Visaya 1(5). Conchology, Inc., Occasional Publications, Philippines. :76-115, 15 pls.

    2005 Poppe, G.T.
    Conchological Treasures from the Philippines Part II. Visaya 1(4). Conchology, Inc., Occasional Publications, Philippines. :45-50, 4 pls.

    2005 Poppe, G.T. & Tagaro S.
    A new Conus from Aliguay Island, the Philippines. Visaya 1(4). Conchology, Inc., Occasional Publications, Philippines. :40-44, 2 pls.

    2005 Poppe, G.T., Tagaro S. & Buijse J.
    A new subspecies of Cypraea hungerfordi from Aliguay Island, the Philippines. Visaya 1(4). Conchology, Inc., Occasional Publications Philippines. :24-29, 4 pls.

    2005 Poppe, G.T., Tagaro S. & Dekker H.
    Discovery of new Guildfordia (Gastropoda,Turbinidae) near Balut Island, South of Mindanao, the Philippines. Visaya 1(3). Conchology, Inc., Occasional Publications, Philippines.4-10pp., 3 pls.

    2005 Poppe, G.T., Bail, P. & all
    A Conchological Iconography. The Recent Volutes of New Zealand. With the a Revision of the Genus Alcithoe H. & A. Adams, 1853. 73pp., 62pls.

    2004 Poppe, G.T.
    Conchological Treasure from the Philippines Part I. Visaya 1(1). Conchology, Inc., Occasional Publications, Philippines. :50-58.

    2004 Poppe G.T. & Fraussen K.
    A new species of Nassaria from the central Philippines. Visaya 1(1) Conchology, Inc., Occasional Publications Philippines.: 48-50.

    2004 Tenorio M.J. & Poppe G.T.
    Description of three deep-water species of Conus from the central Philippines (Gastropoda - Conidae). Visaya 1(1). Conchology, Inc., Occasional Publications Philippines.: 20-30.

    2004 Poppe, G.T.
    Description of Spectacular new species from the Philippines (Gastropoda -Trochidae, Cypraeidae). Visaya 1(1). Conchology, Inc., Occasional Publications, Philippines. 19 pp., 7 pls.

    2004 Monteiro A., Tenorio M.J. & Poppe G.T.
    In A Conchological Iconography. The Family Conidae. The West African and Mediterranean species of Conus. 102pp., 164 pls.

    2004 Bail P. & Poppe G.T.
    In A Conchological Iconography. The Tribe Lyriini. A Revision of the Recent Species of the Genera Lyria, Callipara, Harpulina, Enaeta and Leptoscapha. 93 pp., 68 pls.

    2004 Poppe, G.T. & Tenorio, M.J.
    Description of three deep-water species of Conus from the Central Philippines. (Gastropoda, Conidae). Visaya 1(1). 20-30 pp., 5 pls.

    2003 Alf A., Kreipl K. & Poppe G.T.
    In A Conchological Iconography. The Family Turbinidae. Subfamily Turbininae, Genus Turbo. 68pp., 95pls.

    2002 Groh K., Poppe G.T. & Charles M.
    In A Conchological Iconography. The Family Acavidae excluding Genus Ampelita. 69 pp., 44pls.

    2001 Bail P., Limpus A. & Poppe G.T.
    In A Conchological Iconography. Genus Amoria. 50 pp., 93 pls.

    2001 Bail P. & Poppe, G.T.
    In A Conchological Iconography. A Taxonomic Introduction to the Recent Volutidae. 30 pp., 5 pls.

    2000 Geiger, D.L. & Poppe, G.T.
    In A Conchological Iconography. The Family Haliotidae. 135pp., 83 pls.

    1999 Verhaeghe, M. & Poppe, G.T.
    In A Conchological Iconography. The Family Ficidae. 31pp., 27pls.

    1999 Kreipl K, Poppe G.T., Man in ‘t Veld L. & De Turck K.,
    In A Conchological Iconography. The Family Strombidae. 58pp., 130pls.

    1999 Dance S. P., Poppe, G.T. & Brulet T.
    In A Conchological Iconography. The Family Harpidae. 17pp., 51pls.

    1996 Goto Y. & Poppe, G.T.
    A Listing of Living Mollusca. Part II Vol.2. L‘Informatore Piceno. Ancona. - Italy. :525-1031.

    1996 Goto Y. & Poppe, G.T.
    A Listing of Living Mollusca. Part II Vol. 1. L‘Informatore Piceno. Ancona. - Italy. :1-524.

    1996 Goto Y. & Poppe, G.T.
    A Listing of Living Mollusca. Part I Vol. 2. L‘Informatore Piceno. Ancona. - Italy. :470-868.

    1996 Goto Y. & Poppe, G.T.
    A Listing of Living Mollusca. Part I Vol. 1. L‘Informatore Piceno. Ancona. - Italy. :1-469.

    1995 Bouchet Ph. & Poppe, G.T.
    A review of the deep-water volute genus Calliotectum (Gastropoda: Volutidae). Résultats des Campagnes Musorstom. 14: 499-525.

    1994 Poppe, G.T. & Senders J. R.
    An annotated Price Catalogue of Marine Shells. Mostra Mondiale Malacologia. Ancona. 311 pp.

    1993 Poppe, G.T.
    A new Cowrie. La Conchiglia, 267:32-35.

    1993 Poppe, G. T. & Goto, Y.
    Recent Angariidae. Monstra Mondiale Malacologia. Cupra Marittima. 32pp., 10pls.

    1993 Poppe, G. T. & Goto, Y.
    European Seashells. (Scaphopoda, Bivalvia, Cephalopoda). 2 :221 pp., 32pls.

    1992 Poppe, G.T.
    New species and new subspecies in Volutidae. Malacologia, 11:3 21.

    1992 Poppe, G. T. & Goto, Y.
    Volutes. Monstra Mondiale Malacologia Cupra Marittima. 348 pp., 107 pls.

    1991 Poppe, G. T. & Goto, Y.
    European Seashells. (Polyplacophora, Caudofoveata, Solenogastra, Gastropoda). 1 :352 pp., 40 pls.

    1991 Poppe, G.T. & Martin, P.
    A new Trivia species from South Africa. La Conchiglia, 259:2-3.

    1989 Poppe, G.T. & Martin, P.
    New Findings of Cypraea teramachii Kuroda, 1938. La Conchiglia. Vol. 21(246-249). 16p.

    1989 Martin, P. & Poppe, G.T.
    Description of a new species of Cypraeidae from the Marquesas Islands. La Conchiglia. Vol. 21(246-249). 3-7pp.

    1989 Martin, P. & Poppe, G.T.
    Notes on the Mollusca of Easter Island: Cypraea. Hawaiian Shell News. An Educational Publication of the Hawaiian Malacological Society. Vol. 37(10), 358.

    1988 Bouchet Ph. & Poppe, G.T.
    Deep water volutes from the new Caledonian region with a discussion on Biogeography. Venus, 47(1):15-32.

    1988 Poppe, G.T.
    New Volutes since 1970. Supplement 1. La Conchiglia, 232-233:19-24.

    1987 Poppe, G.T.
    A novel species of Volutidae from north-western Australia. Apex 2(3-4):99-112.

    1987 Poppe, G.T.
    New Volutes since 1970 part II, La Conchiglia, 220-221:20-27.

    1987 Poppe, G.T.
    New Volutes since 1970 part I, La Conchiglia, 218-219:8-21.

    1986 Poppe, G.T.
    A novel species and a novel subspecies of Volutidae from north-western Australia. Apex 1(1):27-36.

    1985 Poppe, G.T.
    Update on the genus Cymbiolacca (Gastropoda, Volutidae), with the description of two new taxa. Inform. Soc. Belge. 13, (3-4): 187-205.

    1984 Poppe, G.T.,
    Two new Australian Volutes. La Conchiglia. 15(180-181):12-13.

    1982 Poppe, G.T.,
    Separating Voluta Sophia and Voluta cymbiola. Hawaiian Shell News. An Educational Publication of the Hawaiian Malacological Society. Vol. 30(1), 265

    1982 Poppe, G.T.
    Notes on Cymbiola marispuma Angioy and Biraghi, 1997, Festilyria festiva (Lamarck, 1811), Lyria vicdani Kosuge, 1981. La Conchiglia, 162/163:6-7, 10.

    1981 Poppe, G.T.,
    Récoltes en Espagne et au Maroc (1981) - suite et fin - Arion. 7(5-6) :3-7, 5 pls.

    1981 Poppe, G.T.,
    Récoltes en Espagne et au Maroc (1981) - 1ére partie. Arion. 7(3-4) : 7-14.

    1980 Poppe, G.T.,
    Excursion du 13 octobre 1979 aux environs de Lier. Arion. 5(1-2) :9-10.

    1979 Poppe, G.T.,
    Analyse d‘un livre par Guido Poppe: Guida alle conchiglie Mediterranee (G. d‘Angelo & S. Gargiullo). Arion. 11-12 :9-10.

    1979 Poppe, G.T.,
    Notes on Ampulla Priamus (Gmelin, 1791). The Strandloper. Bulletin of the Conchological Society of Southern Africa. 196: 1.

    1979 Poppe, G.T.,
    Ampulla priamus (Gmelin, 1791). Arion. 5-6 : 3-5.

    1978 Poppe, G.T.,
    Excursion en Espagne. Arion. 5-6 : 1-6.

    1977 Poppe, G.T.,
    Voyage de noces en mer Lutetienne. Arion 4 :1-6.

    1977 Poppe, G.T.,
    Volutoconus bednalli, Arion 11-12 :1-6.

    1976 Poppe, G.T.,
    Mollusques de Quiberon (Pointe du Conguel). Arion. 3-4 : 4-6.

    1975 Poppe, G.T.,
    Mollusca uit de baai van Palma. Gloria Maris. :207-223.

    1975 Poppe, G.T.,
    Verslag van vierdaagse uitstap naar het eiland Wight. Gloria Maris. :179-183.

    1975 Poppe, G.T.,
    Schelpen van Bretagne. Vangst van Pecten maximus L. de Val-André. Gloria Maris. :127-138.

    Books

    Philippine Marine Mollusks
    2008 Volume I
    2008 Volume II
    2008 Volume III
    2008 Volume IV

    A conchological Iconography
    1999 The family Harpidae
    1999 The family Strombidae
    2000 The family Haliotidae
    2000 The family Ficidae
    2001 Genus Amoria
    2001 Recent Volutidae
    2002 The family Acavidae
    2003 The family Turbinidae
    2004 The tribe Lyriini
    2006 The Family Pectinidae

    European Seahsells
    1991 Volume I
    1993 Volume II

    Other Books
    1996 A listing of Living Mollusca
    1994 An annotated Price Catalogue of Marine Shells
    1994 Angariidae
    1992 Volutes