FLORA AND FAUNA ISSN 2456-9364(Online) 0971-6920(Print)
         
2017 Vol.23 No.1 PP 179-187
FIRST RECORD OF TURRIS CLAUSIFOSSATA7, (GASTROPODA: CONOIDEA, TURRIDAE) FROM GULF OF KHAMBHAT, INDIA
DEVENDRA SOLANKI, JIGNESH KANEJIYA AND *BHARATSINH GOHIL
Department of Life Sciences,
Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University,
BHAVNAGAR (GUJARAT) INDIA-364002
*Corresponding Author :
Email : bharatsinhmgohil@gmail.com
ABSTRACT
Turris clausifossata, a Conoid, Turrid is being reported for the first time from Gopnath coast, Gulf of Khambhat the state of Gujarat situated on the west coast of India. Turris clausifossata was first recorded7 from Dwarka, Gulf of Kachchh, Gujarat (21°49’N, 68°55’E), but not brought to light as first record to the west coast of India. Yet, its occurrence was reported only at two coasts of Gujarat. Current research reveals that Turris clausifossata is extending its distribution range to the south of Dwarka on the west coast of India. Present study was carried out from April 2015 to March 2016 and in this study, a status of species presented in form of population dynamics and seasonal availability.

Key words : Distribution, Gujarat, Gulf of Khambhat, New record, Turris clausifossata.
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