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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2018, Vol. 6, Issue 3, Part D

Morphometric variation of ten species of Nerita (Molluscs: Gastropods) in rocky intertidal zone of Oma Village, Central Moluccas, Eastern Indonesia


Author(s): Sara Haumahu and Prulley A Uneputty

Abstract: Neritidae is a gastropod molluscs found primarily in marine habitat, as well as brackish and freshwater environment. There is limited information on Neritidae on rocky intertidal zone of Oma Village, Central Moluccas, Eastern Indonesia especially on the diversity and its morphometric variation. This research provided information on morphometric variation of the shell of Nerita on rocky intertidal zone of Oma Village. The fifty individual of each Nerita species found in this research sampling site had been measured its morphological characteristics. The result showed that there were ten spesies of Neritidae found in this reseach area. N. albicilla found in this study has a higher shell length, wider shell, low spire height, higher aperture length, and higher columella length compared to other nine species of Nerita. Spire height and aperture length were the main parameters which distinguist one species from the other species of Nerita.

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How to cite this article:
Sara Haumahu, Prulley A Uneputty. Morphometric variation of ten species of Nerita (Molluscs: Gastropods) in rocky intertidal zone of Oma Village, Central Moluccas, Eastern Indonesia. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2018;6(3):276-280.
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