Four new Records to the Malacofauna of West Bengal from Sunderban Biosphere Reserve, India


Published: 2023-10-09

DOI: 10.56557/upjoz/2023/v44i213692

Page: 227-235

Somesh Banerjee

Zoological Survey of India, Freshwater Biology Research Center, Attapur, Hyderabad– 500048, India.

Chemmencheri Ramakrishnan Sreeraj *

Zoological Survey of India, Western Ghats Regional Centre, Kozhikode, Kerala– 673006, India.

Arya Sen

Zoological Survey of India, Sunderban Regional Centre, Canning, West Bengal– 743329, India.

Chelladurai Raghunathan

Zoological Survey of India, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal– 700053, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


This communication presents the first distributional report of four gastropod species from West Bengal coast of India. These species include Littoraria intermedia (Philippi, 1846), Nerita semirugosa Récluz, 1841, Pila virens (Lamarck, 1822), and Tonna tessellata (Lamarck, 1816). These findings were made during a six-month investigation of malacofaunal diversity in the Sunderban Biosphere Reserve. This discovery underscores the need for more comprehensive surveys throughout the Sunderban region to gain a better understanding of the current diversity of malacofauna in the Indian Sunderban.

Keywords: Gastropoda, malacofauna, new record, Sunderban Biosphere Reserve, West Bengal

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Banerjee, S., Sreeraj, C. R., Sen, A., & Raghunathan, C. (2023). Four new Records to the Malacofauna of West Bengal from Sunderban Biosphere Reserve, India. UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 44(21), 227–235.


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