Scleractinian corals from the Gulf of Kutch

Pillai, C S G and Patel, P I (1988) Scleractinian corals from the Gulf of Kutch. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 30 (1&2). pp. 54-74.


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The Scleratinian corals of the Gulf of Kutch from the north-west coast of India is taxonomically analysed. The coral fauna include 37 species among 24 genera. Out of these, 20 genera with 33 species are hermatypec and the rest 4 genera and 4 species is ahermatypes. Early mention in literature on the occurrence of genera such as Pavona, Podabacia, Leptoria and Lobophyllia from the Gulf of Kutcb is not taken into account, since these records are based on unconfirmed determinations. All genera and species considered are widespread in the Indo-Pacific coral provinces and no new species is described herein.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Scleractinian corals; Gulf of Kutch
Subjects: Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2010 12:12
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:10

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