Mollusca Section

Mollusca Section


The Mollusca Section of the Zoological Survey of India is one of the oldest and largest repositories of molluscs collection among the Asian countries.  The sectional collection comprises more than 2 lakhs of registered molluscan specimens (including around 1650 type specimens) acquired from the Museum of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, the Zoological section of the Indian Museum, and collections through various surveys till now which started in the late 18th to the mid-20th centuries. The primary focus of the section is to safeguard the National Zoological Collections (types and non-types) and to promote the research work in the field of malacology.


Officers& Staff of Mollusca Section

Dr. Tamal Mondal, Scientist-D & Officer-in-Charge

Dr.Amit Mukhopadhyay, Assistant Zoologist

Dr.Abhijna Ghosh, Assistant Zoologist

Md. Hafiz, Assistant Zoologist

Mr.Soumitra Chakraborty, Senior Zoological Assistant

Mrs.Indrani Ganguly, Senior Zoological Assistant

Mr.Aritra Ghosh, Senior Zoological Assistant

Mr.Madhab Nayak, Junior Zoological Assistant

Mr.Amit Das, Junior Zoological Assistant

Mr.Sukanta Ghosh, Junior Zoological Assistant

Mr.Babulal Jassora, Field Assistant

Mr.Uttam Giri, Field Assistant


Contact Details

Dr. Tamal Mondal


Officer-in-Charge | Mollusca Section

Zoological Survey of India

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Government of India

Kolkata-700 053, West Bengal, India


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