Ecology of intertidal echinoderms of the Indian Seas

James, D B (1982) Ecology of intertidal echinoderms of the Indian Seas. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 24 (1&2). pp. 124-129.


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Echinoderms are common and conspicuous organisms of the intertidal region. Their body structure is modified to live on different substrata such as rocky shores, sandy beaches, muddy fiats, algal beds and coral reefs. Their concentration in the coral reefs is maximum. The author during the past twenty years has collected and studied echinoderms from various places along the Indian Coast and also from the coral reefs of the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the Lakshadweep Islands. More than one hundred species belonging to all the five classes have been collected from the intertidal region of India. In this paper their adaptations, habits and their distribution in the intertidal region is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: echinoderms; Indian Seas
Subjects: Echinoderms
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2010 03:52
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:11

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