Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)
Study of Occurrence of snails in Kanchipuram district of Tamil Nadu
Author(s): M Muthu, Dr. N Subramanian, Dr. C Soundararajan
Abstract: A total of 3259 snails were collected from four zones of Kancheepuram district viz., Melkadirpur, Kalianur, Enjambakkam and Vedal villages during the period from March 2016 to February 2017 to know the types and intensity of different species of snails. Aquatic snails (92.74%) were found to be more than the amphibious snails (7.26%). Among the various types of snails, Stenothyra blanfordiana (43.73%) was found to be more followed by Indoplanorbis exuxtus (23.69%), Radix luteola (15.16%), Pila globosa (7.18%), Bellamyia sp. (5.16%), Melanoides tuberculatus (3.19%), Gyraulus convexiusculus (1.19%) and Paludomas tranchauricus (0.70%). Snails were found mostly on Nymphaea pubescens, Paspalum vaginatum, Paspalidium geminatum, Bergia capensis, Brachiaria eruciformis, Brachiaria ramosa, Panicum maximum, Fimbristylis aestivalis, Neptunia oleraceae), Ipomoea asarifolia, Pannisetum hohenackeri (Manjapullu), Monochoria vaginalis, Fuirena trilobites, Striga angustifolia, Diplachne malabarica, Andropogan pumilus, Rottboelliaco chinchinensis, Echinochloaoryzoides Sporobolus maderaspatanus and Digitariatomentos.