A survey on indigenous Freshwater Mollusc of undivided Paschim Medinipur District of West Bengal
A survey was conducted to explore the indigenous Freshwater of undivided Paschim Medinipur District of West Bengal during May 2013 to November 2015. Mollusc as The present study results revealed that freshwater ecosystem of undivided Paschim Medinipur represents existence of nine species of edible mollusks under eight genera of six families and four orders. Out of these nine species four species namely Bellamya bengalensis (Lamarck,1882,Pila globosa (swainson, 1828), Lamellidens marginalis (Lamarck, 1819) and Lymnaea acuminata (Lamarck, 1822) are most abundant and found in all most all twenty nine revenue blocks of undivided Paschim Medinipur District. Present work is the first report of indigenous freshwater molluscan diversity of the study area.