Checklist of gastropod molluscs in west coast of Algeria

Khadidja Meziane, Ahmed Kerfouf, Affef Baaloudj

Abstract

Samplings were performed during 2015-2019 from the rocky intertidal zone of the west coast of Algeria to determine its gastropods’ inventory. The regular survey from 18 stations revealed the presence of 28 species belonging to 12 families. The patellids was most diverse family with 17.85% of the total sampled gastropods, followed by Buccinidae (14.28%), Trochidae (14.28%), Muricidae (10.71%), Mitidae (7.14%), Certhiidae (7.14%), Vermetidae (7.14%), Aplysiidae (7.14%), Cymatiidae (3.57%), Haliotidae (3.57%), Calliostomatidae (3.57%) and turbinids (3.57%). In addition, the Crustaceans living under these mollusk shells were reported.

Keywords

Gastropod, Intertidal zone, Molluscs, Rocky, Algeria.

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