Record of bi-operculate fouling serpulid polychaete, Hydroides operculatus (Treadwell, 1929) from Diu, west coast of India

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dc.contributor.author Kubal, P.
dc.contributor.author Sukumaran, S.
dc.contributor.author Vijapure, T.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-15T09:20:23Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-15T09:20:23Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences, vol.41(4); 2012; 381-384
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/4183
dc.description.abstract The bi-operculate form of fouling serpulid polychaete, Hydroides operculatus Treadwell, 1929 was studied. This variant was found in samples collected from Diu, North West coast of India. A perusal of literature indicates that the bi-operculate form is an advanced ontogenic stage of the polychaete rather than a different taxon. Such stages are transient and therefore rarely seen in natural populations. Polychaete species identification is intrinsic to many ecological and environmental studies. Therefore this study will help prevent possible taxonomic confusion due to the presence of dual functional opercula.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher CSIR-NISCAIR
dc.rights © IJMS/NISCAIR 2010. CC Attribution 3.0 License
dc.subject fouling organisms
dc.subject morphology
dc.subject Hydroides operculatus
dc.title Record of bi-operculate fouling serpulid polychaete, Hydroides operculatus (Treadwell, 1929) from Diu, west coast of India
dc.type Journal Article


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