Benthic fauna of southwest and southeast coasts of India

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dc.contributor.author Devi, K.S.
dc.contributor.author Sheba, P.
dc.contributor.author Balasubramanian, T.
dc.contributor.author Venugopal, P.
dc.contributor.author Sankaranarayanan, V.N.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-10T11:49:37Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-10T11:49:37Z
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier.citation The Fourth Indian Fisheries Forum, Proceedings. 24-28 November, 1996, Kochi, Kerala, eds. Joseph, M.M.; Menon, N.R.; Nair, N.U. 9-12p.
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/1839
dc.description.abstract Benthos, sediments characteristics and organic matter content were studied along southwest and southeast coasts of India. Number of groups/species varied with the stations and also with the depths. Population density was very low in southeast coast compared to southwest coast. Polychaetes formed the dominant groups. 36 species of polychaetes were recorded along southwest coast, whereas 19 species were recorded from southeast coast. Molluscs were more common along southeast coast. Five types of substratum viz. clayey silt, clayey sand, silty clay, sandy silt and sandy were noticed from different stations along southwest coast. But sand percentage dominated along southeast coast. The pooled mean organic matter percentage varied from 0.08 to 4.08 in southwest coast and 0.25 to 2.18 in southeast coast. Organic matter was high in silty clay substratum (3.15%) whereas in sandy substratum this varied between 0.07 and 1.38 percent.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Asian Fisheries Society, Indian Branch, Mangalore (India)
dc.rights Copyright [1999]. All efforts have been made to respect the copyright to the best of our knowledge. Inadvertent omissions, if brought to our notice, stand for correction and withdrawal of document from this repository.
dc.subject biogeography
dc.subject benthic environment
dc.subject benthos
dc.subject sediments
dc.subject organic matter
dc.subject population density
dc.subject dominant species
dc.title Benthic fauna of southwest and southeast coasts of India
dc.type Conference Article


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