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Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz v.84 supl.4 Rio de Janeiro 1989
Levantamento preliminar de moluscos em praias arenosas e areno-lodosas de Piúma, estado do Espírito Santo, Brasil
Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas e de Geociências, Departamento de Biologia, Juiz de Fora, Brasil
The present work is a preliminary contribution to the knowledge of the fauna, with regard to the aspect of mullusks, on the coast located in the city of Piúma (40º45' lat. L and 20º50' long. W) Espírito Santo State, aiming a better comprehension of the distribution and ecology of mollusks in the South Atlantic. Collections were made in planned sporadic periods (May/29 to 31 of 1984; May/04-05 and September/13-16 of 1985; March/26-28; October/30-31 and November/01-02 of 1986), in the intertidal zones in the area, in each chosen region and in presence of an 0.0 tide. The material identified by comparative analysis of the morphologic variability presented a total of 41 generic taxa (52.56%) and 44 specific taxa (52.38%) of the class Gastropoda, 36 generic taxa (46.15%) and 39 specific taxa (46.43%) of the class Bivalvia and 1 generic taxa (1,28%) and 1 specific taxa (1.19%) of the class Scaphopoda.
Key words: Mollusks; sea-shore; Espírito Santo State; intertidal; Brazil