Sea cucumber and sea urchin resources

James, D B (1983) Sea cucumber and sea urchin resources. CMFRI Bulletin, 34 . pp. 85-93.

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The Andaman and Nicobar Islands offer one of the most suitable habitats for sea cucumbers and sea urchins due to the presence of sheltered bays and lagoons. The sea cucumbers prefer muddy or sandy flats and the sea urchins rocky coasts and algal beds. There have been very few reports on these echinoderms of the islands in the earlier years (Theel, 1882 ; Koehler and Vaney, 1908 ; Koehler, 1927). More recently James (1969) recorded several species of sea cucumbers and sea urchins from the islands. A specific account of the beche-de-mer resources of India was given by James (1973). A cottage level export-oriented beche-de-mer industry has been established in the Andamans since 1975. Kloss (1902) had made passing references to this resource.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:seacucumber; seaurchin
Subjects:Echinoderms > Seacucumber
Echinoderms > sea Urchin
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
ID Code:1054
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