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Volume 6 | Number 1 | May 2014 v6i1.128 taprobanica 6 1 cover


Volume 6 | Number 1 | May 2014
Short Note
ISSN: 1800-427X (print)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Submitted date: 23 November 2013
Accepted date: 2 April 2014
Published date: 29 June 2014
Pp. 49–52.

Marine Mollusc Diversity along the Southwest Coast of Sri Lanka

C.H.T. Rubesinghe & S.R. Krishnarajah
*Corresponding author. E-mail: dentallium@gmail.com

Molluscan species as well as class-level diversity is highest in the marine environment. The current survey data reveals that Sri Lanka is inhabited by about 240 species of marine molluscs belonging to four of the seven classes representing marine molluscs. The study area, along the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, experiences the southwest monsoon from May to September, which has a significant impact on climate and oceanographic conditions in this region.

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