Two new records of bivalve (Mollusca) from Sonadia Island, Bangladesh

  • Parsha Shanjana Brishti Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Aquatic Bioresource Research Lab (ABR Lab), Department of Fisheries Biology and Genetics, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh; Jahangirnagar University, Department of Zoology, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh
  • Kazi Sonia Sultana Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Aquatic Bioresource Research Lab (ABR Lab), Department of Fisheries Biology and Genetics, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh
  • Md. Jayedul Islam Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Aquatic Bioresource Research Lab (ABR Lab), Department of Fisheries Biology and Genetics, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh
  • Shilpi Sarkar Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Aquatic Bioresource Research Lab (ABR Lab), Department of Fisheries Biology and Genetics, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh; Jahangirnagar University, Department of Zoology, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh
  • Md. Baki Billah Jahangirnagar University, Department of Zoology, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh
  • Kazi Ahsan Habib Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Department of Fisheries Biology and Genetics, Faculty of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Science, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8989-5175
Keywords: Bivalvia, first record, morphological identification, Tellinides timorensis, Vepricardium coronatum

Abstract

The Sonadia Island, located at the south-east coast of Bangladesh, comprises a wide variety of wetland habitats including mudflats, sand dunes and mangroves which made this island a favoured habitat for diversified molluscan fauna. This paper deals with the new distributional record of two species of marine Bivalvia in Bangladesh- Tellinides timorensis Lamarck, 1818 and Vepricardium coronatum (Schröter, 1786) belonging to the family Tellinidae and Cardiidae respectively. Analysis of taxonomy, diagnosis of shell, geographic distribution and habitat, illustrations of each species and identification characteristics were presented in this paper.

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Published
2021-07-08
How to Cite
Brishti, P. S., Sultana, K. S., Islam, M. J., Sarkar, S., Billah, M. B., & Habib, K. A. (2021). Two new records of bivalve (Mollusca) from Sonadia Island, Bangladesh. Journal of Fisheries, 9(2), 92203. Retrieved from https://journal.bdfish.org/index.php/fisheries/article/view/JFish92203