COMPARATIVE STUDY OF SIGNIFICANT MOLLUSCANS DWELLING AT TWO SITES OF JIWANI COAST, PAKISTAN
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Keywords

Molluscan
Significance
Jiwani
Balochistan

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Ghani, A., Afsar, N., Ahmed, R., Qadir, S., Saleh, S., Majeed, S., & Imam, N. (2019). COMPARATIVE STUDY OF SIGNIFICANT MOLLUSCANS DWELLING AT TWO SITES OF JIWANI COAST, PAKISTAN. Pakistan Journal of Marine Sciences, 28(1), 19–33. Retrieved from http://pakjmsuok.com/index.php/pjms/article/view/12

Abstract

During the present study collectively eighty two (82) molluscan species have been explored from Bandri (25 04. 788 N; 61 45. 059 E) and Shapk beach (25 01. 885 N; 61 43. 682 E) of Jiwani coast. This study presents the first ever record of molluscan fauna from shapk beach of Jiwani. Amongst these fifty eight (58) species were found belonging to class gastropoda, twenty two (22) bivalves, one (1) scaphopod and one (1) polyplachopora comprised of thirty nine (39) families. Each collected samples was identified on species level as well as biometric data of certain species was calculated for both sites. Molluscan species similarity was also calculated between two sites. For gastropods it was remain 74 %, for bivalves 76 %, for Polyplacophora 100 % and for Scapophoda 0 %. Meanwhile total similarity of molluscan species between two sites was calculated 75 %. Notable identified species from Bandri and Shapak includes Oysters, Muricids, Babylonia shells, Trochids, Turbinids and shells belonging to Pinnidae, Arcidae, Veneridae families are of commercial significance which can be exploited for a variety of purposes like edible, ornamental, therapeutic, dye extraction, and in cement industry etc.

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