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ISSN Print: 2349-6800 | ISSN Online: 2320-7078

Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

2017, Vol. 5, Issue 3
New locality report on freshwater clam; Corbicula striatella (Deshayes, 1854) (Bivalvia: Mollusca) with reference to freshwater bivalves from Baluchistan Province, Pakistan

Shahab-ud-Din Kakar, Kashif Kamran, Saeed Ahmad Essote and Asim Iqbal

The aim of present investigation is to study the distribution and diversity of freshwater Bivalves fauna from Balochistan Province during the year 2012-2013. Collection of specimens were done through hand picking, and scoop methods and preserved in 70% ethyl alcohol. Specimen were identified and categorized on the basis shell characteristics A total of 3 species including Corbicula striatella (Deshayes, 1854), Parreysia favidens (Benson, 1862) and Lamellidens marginalis (Lamark, 1892) were recorded from Zhob and Jaffrabad Districts of the Baluchistan Province. Among these, Corbicula striatella is presented in a new locality report from mountainous locality of Zhob District. Among these freshwater Bivalves species, the Corbicula striatella was tremendously facing threats due to modification and natural habitat destruction by extensive human’s activity. Furthers, this newly threatened species requires its conservation from extinction
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How to cite this article:
Shahab-ud-Din Kakar, Kashif Kamran, Saeed Ahmad Essote, Asim Iqbal. New locality report on freshwater clam; Corbicula striatella (Deshayes, 1854) (Bivalvia: Mollusca) with reference to freshwater bivalves from Baluchistan Province, Pakistan. J Entomol Zool Stud 2017;5(3):231-235.
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