Sea urchin diversity and its resources from the Gulf of Mannar

Saravanan, Raju and Syed Sadiq, I and Jawahar, P (2017) Sea urchin diversity and its resources from the Gulf of Mannar. [Image]

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    Abstract

    Gulf of Mannar is the richest marine biodiversity hotspot along the Southeast coast of India, encompassing the territorial waters from Dhanushkodi in the north to Kanyakumari in the south. It has a chain of 21 islands, located 2 to 10 km from the mainland along the 140 km stretch between Thoothukudi and Rameswaram. The area of Gulf of Mannar under the Indian EEZ is about 15,000 km2 where commercial fishing takes place only in about 5,500 km2 and that too only up to a depth of 50m. This marine ecosystem holds nearly 117 species of corals, 441 species of fin-fishes, 12 species of sea grasses, 147 species of seaweeds, 641 species of crustaceans, 731 molluscan species (Kumaraguru, 2006). There are around 950 species of sea urchin in class Echinoidea which comes under two subclasses found around the world’s oceans.

    Item Type: Image
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute; CMFRI
    Subjects: CMFRI Publications > CMFRI Brochures
    Echinoderms > sea Urchin
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mandapam
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2017 08:49
    Last Modified: 16 Mar 2017 08:49
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/11638

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