DIVERSITY OF MOLLUSCS FROM SONGIR AREA OF DHULE DISTRICT

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DEVENDRA RAJARAM PATIL
SHASHIKANT RATILAL MAGARE

Abstract

Molluscs are an important element in the environment and used as food by various animals. Nowadays biodiversity is declining tremendously by pollution, mainly aquatic pollution, natural disaster and various human interference in an environment. It’s a time and immense need to conserve biodiversity on earth.  Present paper deals with the exploration of molluscan diversity from Songir area of Dhule district. The present work was carried out during June 2018 to August 2019 to observe the land and freshwater molluscs from forest, mountains, agricultural lands, gardens, river, ponds, lakes and roadside vegetations in the study area.  Fifteen species of molluscs were recorded of which Seven species from terrestrial moist habitat whereas eight species are from freshwater habitat.  The land molluscs are from five families includes five snails and one slug and freshwater snails are from four families.

Keywords:
Molluscan diversity, gastropods, freshwater snails

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PATIL, D. R., & MAGARE, S. R. (2021). DIVERSITY OF MOLLUSCS FROM SONGIR AREA OF DHULE DISTRICT. UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 42(23), 95-98. Retrieved from http://mbimph.com/index.php/UPJOZ/article/view/2614
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