First record of marine gastropod Prionovolva brevis (G. B. Sowerby I, 1828) from Gujarat coast, India

Vadher, P ; Kardani, H ; Beleem, I

Abstract

The present study describes a single species of marine gastropod commonly called fruit egg shell cowrie, Prionovolva brevis (G. B. Sowerby I, 1828) reported for the first time from Gujarat, India. This species was found in association with soft coral (Dendronephthya sp.) in lower intertidal zone of Sikka coast. A morphological description with key characters, illustrations and geographical distribution of present species are given.


Keyword(s)

Distribution, Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh, New record, Prionovolva brevis

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