A preliminary survey of freshwater mollusca (gastropoda and bivalva) and distribution in the river Brahmaputra, Mymensingh, Bangladesh

Hossain MM Baki MA      

Abstract

The present studies the molluscan fauna from twelve sampling stations within two sites of River Brahmaputra in Mymensingh, Bangladesh. Survey was carried out from December 2011 to November 2012. During survey period we have collected mollusca by hand packing from the study area and identified a total of 15 species. Altogether 15 species (10 gastropod and 5 bivalve species) were recorded during the study period. Among gastropoda Melanoides tuberculata (Muller), Indoplanorbis exustus (Deshayes) and Bellamya begalensis were most dominant species recorded from all stations and in Bivalve specie Lamellidens marginalis were found at ten stations out of twelve. Three types of habitat (Muddy, Sandy and low vegetation) also observed in the River. The study revealed that the molluscan community could be explored for possible use as biomonitors in the River Brahmaputra.


MS Received Date:   2014-04-19  MS Accepted Date:  2014-05-20  MS Published Date:  2014-05-20
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Hossain MM, Baki MA. "A preliminary survey of freshwater mollusca (gastropoda and bivalva) and distribution in the river Brahmaputra, Mymensingh, Bangladesh" Journal of Zoology Studies 1.3 (2014): 19-22.
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Hossain, MM., Baki, MA. (2014). A preliminary survey of freshwater mollusca (gastropoda and bivalva) and distribution in the river Brahmaputra, Mymensingh, Bangladesh. Journal of Zoology Studies, 1(3), 19-22.
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Hossain MM, Baki MA. A preliminary survey of freshwater mollusca (gastropoda and bivalva) and distribution in the river Brahmaputra, Mymensingh, Bangladesh. Journal of Zoology Studies. 2014; 1(3): 19-22.
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