Special Issue Description

Authors : S. D. Misar , A. A. Dhamani and P. R. Chavhan

Page Nos : 29-32

Description :
Many freshwater molluscan species are at the risk, due to loss and degradation of aquatic habitats by anthropogenic activities. They were frequently considered as a bioindicator organisms,and there productivity play important link in food chain of aquatic fauna . In present study molluscan species were collected from Saigata lake near Bramhapuri from July 2014 to December 2014. During the present investigation, a total of 19 molluscan taxa belonging to 2 classes, viz., gastropoda and bivalvia, 14 families were recorded. Out of the 19 species, 15 gastropods and 4 bivalves were recorded. Among the gastropoda group, Pila globosa was most dominant followed by viviparous Bengalensis, lymnaea acuminate, Lymnea auricularia, among bivalvia the dominant species was Pisidium personatum, followed by, Lamellidens marginalis, Pisidium casertanum and Unio crassus. The study indicates that the molluscan community could be explored for possible use as biomonitors of pollution in the lake.

Date of Online: 30 Special Issue-1,Feb.2016