Marine Biodiversity Records

Research Article

Paper bubble shell, Hydatina zonata (Gastropoda: Hydatinidae) from the north-east coast of India

T. Ganesh p1 c1, K.V. Surya Raoa1 and A.V. Ramana1

a1 Marine Biological Laboratory, Department of Zoology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam—530 003, India

Abstract

A single specimen of paper bubble shell, Hydatina zonata was collected in trawl catches at a depth of 30 m off Koyyam, Bay of Bengal. A literature review on the distribution of this species revealed that this is the first report of H. zonata from the north-east coast of India. A note on the morphological features of this specimen is detailed in this paper.

(Received August 11 2009)

(Accepted September 25 2009)

Keywords

  • paper bubble shell;
  • Hydatina zonata;
  • Bay of Bengal;
  • new record;
  • north-east coast of India;
  • Hydatinidae

Correspondence:

c1 Correspondence should be addressed to: T. Ganesh, Centre for Marine Living Resources & Ecology, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Kendriya Bhavan, Kakkanad, Kochi 682 037 India email: tganesh.es@gmail.com

p1 Present address: Centre for Marine Living Resources & Ecology, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Kendriya Bhavan, Kakkanad, Kochi 682 037 India