Article: Distribution of molluscan fauna in the artificial mangroves of Pazhayar back water canal, Southeast Coast of India[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: The distribution of molluscs has been studied at artificial mangroves of pazhayar back water canal. During the present survey, 11 species of molluscs were recorded. Among them 8 of gastropods, viz., Nerita crepidularia, Littorina scabra, L. undulata, L. melanostoma, Cerithidea cingulata, C. obtusa, Telescopium telescopium, Melampus ceylonicus, and 3 species of bivalves namely, Modiolus metcalfei, Crassostrea madrasensis and Saccostrea cucculata were observed.Advances in Applied Science Research. 01/2012; 3(1):1795-1798.