Invasion of biofouling mussel Mytilopsis Conrad, 1857 (Bivalvia: Dreissenacea) in the Cochin backwaters, southwest coast of India.
This paper reports on the occurrence of Mytilopsis sp. from the southwest coast of India (near Cochin harbour). The results lead to the confirmation of bioinvasive occurrence of M. sallei in the Cochin backwaters. Five specimens, including one voucher specimen used for the molecular study were deposited in the museum collections of the Department of Marine Biology, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Cochin (MBM/SBN/JCPR/11-15/2018).