Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 45 Issue 2

Annotated list of molluscs from the coastal tract of Midnapore District, West Bengal, India

R. K. Khalua, G. Chakravarty and S. K. Chakraborty

The paper deals with 43 species (live - 31, dead - 12) of molluscs belonging to 33 genera, 28 families, and 12 orders, recorded from the intertidal belts along the coastal tract of Midnapore District, West Bengal, India. Among these, 11 species have been recorded for the first time from this coastal environment. A comparison of present findings with earlier records from these study sites and other coastal belts of India has been made. 

Date : 30-12-2003