Check List 9(3): 504-509, doi: 10.15560/9.3.504
Mollusks from two estuarine areas in Ceará state, northeastern Brazil, with new state records for four species
expand article infoCristiane Xerez Barroso, Soraya Guimarães Rabay, Carlos Augusto Oliveira de Meirelles, Helena Matthews-Cascon
‡ Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil
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We analyzed qualitatively the malacofauna found in the tidal zones of Banco dos Cajuais and Ilha Grande estuarine complex, both in Ceará State, northeastern Brazil. Qualitative data on the malacofauna from Banco dos Cajuais and the Ilha Grande estuarine complex were obtained by systematic sampling in 2008 and 2009 during field activities for the “Migratory Shorebirds Conservation and Shrimp Farming in Northeast Brazil” project. Twenty-two species of mollusks (13 bivalves and 9 gastropods) were found in Banco dos Cajuais, and 25 species (18 bivalves and 7 gastropods) were found in the Ilha Grande estuarine complex. Four species, Lucina muricata (Spengler, 1798), Tagelus divisus (Lightfoot, 1786), Crassinella martinicensis (d’Orbigny, 1853), and Periploma ovata Kuroda and Horikoshi, 1958 were recorded from Ceará for the first time.