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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2016, Volume : 4, Issue : 5
First page : (108) Last page : (113)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2381

Molluscan Diversity in River Sip- A Tributary of River Narmada in Central India

Rumeet Kour Raina1, Vipin Vyas2,*, Abha Swarup3 and Parul Gurjar4
1Department of Zoology and Applied Aquaculture, Barkatullah University, Bhopal (M.P.) 462026, India
2Department of Bioscience, Barkatullah University, Bhopal, 462026, India
3MP council of Science and Technology, Bhopal, 462003, India
4Department of Environmental Sciences and Limnology, Barkatullah University, Bhopal, 462026, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: vyasvipin992@gmail.com
Received: 27.09.2016  |  Revised: 10.10.2016   |  Accepted: 12.10.2016  

The survey was conducted to assess the freshwater molluscan diversity of the river Sip. The Sip River is a tributary of River Narmada, and joins in the Narmada at right bank just upstream of the Indira Sagar reservoir. This riverine system is poorly studied till date and, mainly lack of information about the molluscan fauna in this particular water body. During present investigation, a total of 17 species of molluscs were recorded from Sip River. Among collected molluscs, 17 species were identified from nine families i.e. Viviparidae, Thiaridae, Pilidae, Lymnaeidae, Planorbidae, Amblemidae, Unionidae, Corbiculidae, Pisdiidae included in class Gastropoda and Bivalve. The molluscan community could be used as good bio-indicator for ecologically diverse freshwater habitat.

Key words: Sip River, Molluscs, Gastropoda, Bivalve, Bio-indicators.

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Cite this article: Raina, R.K., Vyas, V., Swarup, A. and Gurjar, P., Molluscan Diversity in River Sip- A Tributary of River Narmada in Central India, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.4(5): 108-113 (2016). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2381