—Diversity and abundance of Gastropods were determined in seven sampling sites in Bukidnon, Philippines: Maapag, Matay, and Tigua rivers and Lakes Napalit, Apo, and Pulangui for a period of one year from June 2011-May 2012. Pulangui Lake is a manmade impoundment while all the other sites are natural formations. Sampling was done in a 100m × 3m belt transect and gastropods were collected within the belt transect by hand picking and sieving. Seven species representing 5 families were collected. Shannon-Weiner index shows that the highest diversity is in Tigua river ( H
’= 0.518) and lowest is in Pulangui lake (H
’=0.144). Tigua River has also the most abundant gastropod species.
—Diversity, gastropods, lakes, rivers, Philippines.
The authors are with the Biology Department, Central Mindanao University, 8710, Musuan, Bukidnon, Philippines (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite:Gloria L. Galan, Marilou M. Ediza, Marife S. Servasques, and Heidi C. Porquis, "Diversity of Gastropods in the Selected Rivers and Lakes in Bukidnon," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 6, no. 8, pp. 615-619, 2015.