Benthic studies in Goa estuaries. Part 3. Annual cycle of macrofaunal distribution, production and trophic relations

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dc.contributor.author Parulekar, A.H.
dc.contributor.author Dhargalkar, V.K.
dc.contributor.author Singbal, S.Y.S.
dc.date.accessioned 1995-04-29T09:57:09Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-29T13:48:47Z
dc.date.available 1995-04-29T09:57:09Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-29T13:48:47Z
dc.date.issued 1980
dc.identifier.citation Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, vol.9; 1980; 189-200
dc.identifier.issn 0379-5136
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/6796
dc.description.abstract Macrobenthos in Mandovi, Cumbarjua canal and Zuari estuaries, a physically interconnected tropical estuarine system which undergoes large seasonal changes in salinity distribution due to heavy monsoonal precipitation, is very rich (111 species) and varied. Fauna is most continuously distributed showing high degree of aggregation, less affinity, lowest degree of association and high diversity. Six faunal assemblages based on dominant species and faunal associates are identified. Polychaetes and bivalves together contribute 70% of the macrofauna, by number and weight. Biomass production, inspite of large temporal and spatial variations, is high (54.17 g m-2) with proportionately high organic matter production of 4.08 g C m-2 y-1. Estimated annual benthic production, based on standing stock measurements, is 49.95 g m-2 or 5 tonnes km-2
dc.language en
dc.publisher CSIR-NISCAIR
dc.relation.ispartof Indian J Mar Sci
dc.relation.isreferencedby SCI
dc.subject Aquatic Ecology, Productivity
dc.subject.other spatial variations
dc.subject.other temporal variations
dc.subject.other seasonal distribution
dc.subject.other biomass
dc.subject.other check lists
dc.subject.other salinity
dc.subject.other seasonal variations
dc.subject.other estuaries
dc.subject.other population number
dc.subject.other benthos
dc.subject.other ISW, India, Goa, Mandovi-Zuari Estuary
dc.title Benthic studies in Goa estuaries. Part 3. Annual cycle of macrofaunal distribution, production and trophic relations
dc.type Journal Article
dc.affiliation.author CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, Goa, India


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