International Journal of Entomology Research

International Journal of Entomology Research


International Journal of Entomology Research
International Journal of Entomology Research
Vol. 7, Issue 5 (2022)

Distribution of molluscs in Devbhumi-Dwarka, Gujarat, India


Shuchi Bhatt, M Srinivasan

The present study was conducted on the diversity and distribution molluscs along Devbhumi-Dwarka coast, India from December 2016 to August 2019. Total fifty-three molluscs species were identified. All the identified molluscs were belonging to four classes, fourteen orders and thirty-one families. The temporal study revealed that during winter season species richness, abundance, species concentration was higher found. Devbhumi-Dwarka has a subtropical low-latitude arid hot climate. The coast is a rocky and sandy shoreline. Besides above, the intertidal belt of the sampling area could be responsible for recorded molluscs diversity recorded. The Simpson index, species evenness and Shanon index for coast, is 0.94, 0.63 and 3.61 respectively. On the coast healthy molluscs diversity found. The study provides a baseline data for mollusc diversity in Devbhumi Dwarka, India.
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Shuchi Bhatt, M Srinivasan. Distribution of molluscs in Devbhumi-Dwarka, Gujarat, India. International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 7, Issue 5, 2022, Pages 110-120
International Journal of Entomology Research