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dc.contributor.authorParulekar, A.H.
dc.contributor.authorDhargalkar, V.K.
dc.contributor.authorSingbal, S.Y.S.
dc.date.accessioned1995-04-29T09:57:09Z
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-29T13:48:47Z
dc.date.available1995-04-29T09:57:09Z
dc.date.available2017-09-29T13:48:47Z
dc.date.issued1980
dc.identifier.citationIndian Journal of Marine Sciences, vol.9; 1980; 189-200
dc.identifier.issn0379-5136
dc.identifier.urihttp://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/6796
dc.description.abstractMacrobenthos 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.languageen
dc.publisherCSIR-NISCAIR
dc.relation.ispartofIndian J Mar Sci
dc.relation.isreferencedbySCI
dc.subjectAquatic Ecology, Productivity
dc.subject.otherspatial variations
dc.subject.othertemporal variations
dc.subject.otherseasonal distribution
dc.subject.otherbiomass
dc.subject.othercheck lists
dc.subject.othersalinity
dc.subject.otherseasonal variations
dc.subject.otherestuaries
dc.subject.otherpopulation number
dc.subject.otherbenthos
dc.subject.otherISW, India, Goa, Mandovi-Zuari Estuary
dc.titleBenthic studies in Goa estuaries. Part 3. Annual cycle of macrofaunal distribution, production and trophic relations
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.affiliation.authorCSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, Goa, India


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