The intertidal zone of the island is characterized predominantly by sand with minor gravel. The intertidal zone creates a suitable habitat for living things that bury themselves under the sand, including bivalves. Bivalves have an economic role because they can be processed as food and their shells can be used as decoration. Other than that, bivalves can also be pollutant bio-filters. The total number of Bivalves family identified in the intertidal zone is still unknown. Thus, this article presents a review of the biodiversity of bivalve family in the intertidal zone in Southeast Asia and along the coastline of Arabian Sea from 2010-2020. Published data on the distribution of bivalve family in the intertidal zone were listed and checked using online databases and datasets from international organizations. A total of 35 bivalve families in the intertidal zone are found in 10 Southeast Asian countries also and a total of 45 bivalve families have been found in 8 countries (bordering) the Arabian Sea. This review serves as basic information for the biodiversity of Bivalves family in Southeast Asia and the Arabian Sea for future studies.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Ecology, Environment and Conservation|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
- Arabian sea
- Intertidal area
- Southeast asia