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Documenting India’s Marine Biodiversity

Molluscs (oysters and clams): The diversity of molluscs from various parts of the world varies from 80,000 to 1,50,000. In India, malacological studies began in the early-20th century. The ZSI, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) and several maritime universities have contributed immensely to the knowledge of molluscan fauna. In India, 5100 species of molluscs have been discovered from freshwater (183 species), land (1487) and from marine habitats (3400) (Subba Rao, 1991, 1998 and 2000). The Andaman and Nicobar have...

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