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E-ISSN: 2347-5129, P-ISSN: 2394-0506

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2018, Vol. 6, Issue 2, Part D

Study of seasonal prevalence of snails in Kanchipuram District of Tamil Nadu


Author(s): M Muthu, Dr. N Subramanian and Dr. C Soundararajan

Abstract: Seasonal prevalence of aquatic snails in four zones of Kancheepuram district viz., Melkadirpur, Kalianur, Enjambakkam and Vedal villages were carried out during the period from March 2016 to February 2017. The collected snails were identified as Radix luteola, Indoplanorbis exuxtus, Gyraulus convexiusculus, Melanoides tuberculatus, Bellamyia sp., Stenothyra blanfordiana, Paludomas tranchauricus and Pila globosa. Snails were found to be more in northeast monsoon (32.31%) followed by winter (25.09%), summer (21.50%) and southwest monsoon (21.08%). Among the snails, more number of R. luteola G. convexiusculus Bellamyia sp., and P. tranchauricus found in summer, whereas I. exustus and P. globosa were found more number during northeast and southwest monsoon respectively. Highest number of M. tuberculatus and S. blanfordiana occurs mostly during winter.

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How to cite this article:
M Muthu, Dr. N Subramanian, Dr. C Soundararajan. Study of seasonal prevalence of snails in Kanchipuram District of Tamil Nadu. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2018;6(2):300-304.
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