Seasonal Variation of Bivalves of Intertidal Mangrove Area of Shirgaon, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra

S. M. Karhale *

Department of Fisheries Hydrography, College of Fisheries Shirgaon (Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth), Ratnagiri - 415629 (MS), India

A. D. Adsul

Department of Fisheries Hydrography, College of Fisheries Shirgaon (Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth), Ratnagiri - 415629 (MS), India

S. T. Indulkar

Department of Fisheries Hydrography, College of Fisheries Shirgaon (Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth), Ratnagiri - 415629 (MS), India

R. Pai

Department of Fisheries Hydrography, College of Fisheries Shirgaon (Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth), Ratnagiri - 415629 (MS), India

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

A study has been made during February 2012 to January 2013 to know the pattern of bivalve fauna in the mangrove area of Shirgaon. During the present study, nine of bivalve, viz. Anadora granosa, Brachiodontes striatulus, Dosinia sp., Meretrix meretrix, Saccostrea cucculata, Lucina sp., Tellina palatam, Trapezium sublivigatum and Polymesoda expansa were recorded. The bivalves, Brachiodontes striatulus and Saccostrea cucculata were recorded throughout the year. The species such as, Lucina sp., Dosinia sp., P. expansa and T. sublivigatum have shown inconsistence occurrence during the study period while M. meretrix, A. granosa and T. palatam were recorded only once during September, June and May respectively.

 

Keywords: Mangrove, bivalve, diversity, transect, quadrate


How to Cite

M. Karhale, S., A. D. Adsul, S. T. Indulkar, and R. Pai. 2018. “Seasonal Variation of Bivalves of Intertidal Mangrove Area of Shirgaon, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra”. Advances in Research 12 (6):1-7. https://doi.org/10.9734/AIR/2017/36786.

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