The marine environment is extremely important and has remarkable biodiversity. Turbinella pyrum is a marine species found only in the Indian Ocean. It is an economically important resource as well as a sacred animal. The meat of this animal is used in traditional medicine. T. pyrum is a less known species from Pakistani marine waters. This research validated its molecular identification as T. pyrum. The neighbor-joining results revealed that it clustered with the same species of family Turbinellidae except for the individual of the same species from India’s west coast. Individuals of this species have demonstrated less genetic difference. The present findings will be beneficial for taxonomists and future researchers of the region.
Novelty Statement | An important species of gastropod known as Turbinella pyrum (Lin-neaus, 1967) has been identified for the first time using Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 from Pakistani marine waters.
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