DIVERSITY OF MOLLUSCAN FAUNA FROM FRESHWATER BODIES OF SANGLI DISTRICT: A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY IN RELATION TO ENVIRONMENTAL VARIABLESAbstract
Molluscs as a second largest phyla includes snails, slugs, clams, oysters, scallops, cuttlefish, squid and octopus. Present study revealed, diversity of molluscan fauna from three sites i.e Khanderajuri lake, Mhaishal lake and Krishna river in the period of January, 2011 to December, 2013. Among collected molluscs 10 species were identified from seven families i.e. Physidae, Lymnaeidae, Viviparidae, Corbiculidae, Thiaridae, Planorbidae and Littorinidae included in class Gastropods and Bivalve. Seasonal variations showed quantitative difference in gastropods, Quantity was observed to be minimum in mansoon season as compared to premansoon and postmansoon season. Physicochemical alterations were showed influence on the biodiversity at the various sites.
A. B. Sarwade , S. K. Pati and N.A. Kamble *
Department of Zoology, Shivaji University, Kolhapur -, Maharashtra, India
27 January, 2015
04 March, 2015
10 May, 2015
01 August, 2015