Microenvironments and anomalous benthic foraminiferal distribution within the neritic regime of the Dabhol-Vengurla sector (Arabian Sea)

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dc.contributor.author Setty, M.G.A.P.
dc.contributor.author Nigam, R.
dc.date.accessioned 1997-04-08T09:57:11Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-29T13:48:50Z
dc.date.available 1997-04-08T09:57:11Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-29T13:48:50Z
dc.date.issued 1980
dc.identifier.citation Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia, vol.86(2); 1980; 417-428
dc.identifier.issn 0035-6883
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/6844
dc.description.abstract An anomalous distribution of benthic Foraminifera within the neritic regime at a few stations indicates the existence of microenvironments. The vertical distribution is marked by the restricted occurrence of @iCibicides@@ group at only one station (15) at 51 m and Miliolid group in station 18 at 25 m depth. The lateral distribution is characterised by a low total species number (TSN) but high total foraminiferal number (TFN) wherein at stations 6, 1, 12 and 26 @iTrochammina inflata@@; @iT. inflata@@ and @iT. pacifica@@ and @iAmmonia beccarii@@ and @iAmmobaculites agglutinans@@ are predominantly monospecific while other associated species are impoverished. The microisolation of these species is accounted to edaphic condition (for @iCibicides@@ group) at sta. 15, of organic matter percentages in the sediment (for Miliolid group) at sta. 18, @iTrochammina inflata@@ (at sta. 6); @iT. inflata@@, and @iT. pacifica@@ group (at sta. 1); @iAmmonia beccarii@@ (at sta. 12); @iT. pacifica@@ and @iAmmobaculites agglutinans@@ (at sta. 26) are characterised by low salinity (31.1 to 32.1 ppt) and estuarine condition and high organic matter content in the sediment
dc.language en
dc.publisher Universita' degli Studi di Milano
dc.relation.ispartof Riv Ital Paleontol
dc.relation.isreferencedby SCI
dc.subject Aquatic Communities
dc.subject.other benthos
dc.subject.other distribution
dc.subject.other aquatic environment
dc.subject.other vertical distribution
dc.subject.other population number
dc.subject.other associated species
dc.subject.other marine environment
dc.subject.other salinity
dc.subject.other organic matter
dc.subject.other species composition
dc.subject.other Foraminifera
dc.subject.other ISW, Arabian Sea
dc.title Microenvironments and anomalous benthic foraminiferal distribution within the neritic regime of the Dabhol-Vengurla sector (Arabian Sea)
dc.type Journal Article
dc.affiliation.author CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, Goa, India


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