A checklist of malacofauna of the Vellar Estuarine Mangroves, India

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K. Kesavan
C. Palpandi
A. Shanmugam

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A survey conducted to know the diversity of malacofauna in Vellar estuarine mangroves (southeast coast of India). In this study, 13 species of molluscs (10 species of gastropods - Melampus ceylonicus, Cerithidea cingulata, Cassidula nucleus, Pythia plicata, Neritina (Dostia) violacea, Littorina scabra, Littorina melanostoma, Ellobium aurisjudae, C. obtusa T. telescopium and Assiminea nitida and 3 species of bivalves - Perna viridis, Crassostrea madrasensis and Modiolus metcalfei were recorded. M. pulchella, C. obtusa, L. scabra and N. violacea were found arboreal. T. telescopium, C. cingulata and E. aurisjudae were found crawling on the intertidal mud.

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Kesavan, K., Palpandi, C. and Shanmugam, A. 2009. A checklist of malacofauna of the Vellar Estuarine Mangroves, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 1, 7 (Jul. 2009), 382–384. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o1912.382-4.
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