The marine Mollusca of the Qatari waters, Arabian Gulf
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The species composition of the mollusca community in the Qatari waters of the Arabian Gulf, is reported. Data were obtained from analysis of samples collected during 1996 - 1997. A total of 246 species were recorded, including 115 Gastropoda, 124 Bivalvia, 4 Scaphopoda and 3 Polyplacophora. This study provides the first comprehensive list of mollusca species occurring in the Qatari waters.