Copepods of the nearshore waters of Bombay

Show simple item record Gajbhiye, S.N. Stephen, R. Nair, V.R. Desai, B.N. 2009-05-12T10:19:02Z 2009-05-12T10:19:02Z 1991
dc.identifier.citation Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, Vol.20; 187-194p.
dc.description.abstract Variability in copepod population was studied along 2 transects off Mahim and Versova (Bombay, Maharashtra, India) during November 1979 to December 1980 covering eight stations from the creek towards the offshore area. Contribution of copepods to total zooplankton was 72.7 and 79.7% at Versova and Mahim transects respectively. The mean value of copepod (no.m/3) was more at Mahim (310) than at Versova transect (213). The distribution pattern was influencEd. by the tidal phase with an increase towards the shore during the flood period and an reverse pattern during the ebb period. Sixty eight species were recorded from the area. Acartia spinicauda, Acrocalanus similis and Paracalanus crassirostris were the most common species. Species assemblage indicated the predominance of omnivores in the polluted regions. Dominance of Acartia spinicauda appears to be an indicator of polluted environment.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher NISCAIR, New Delhi
dc.rights Copyright [1991]. 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.title Copepods of the nearshore waters of Bombay
dc.type Journal Article

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search DRS

Advanced Search


My Account