Systematic account of diverse sponge species

Vinod, K and George, Rani Mary and Thomas, P A and Manisseri, Mary K (2019) Systematic account of diverse sponge species. In: Stony corals, sponges and reef fishes off Enayam to Kollam, south-west coast of India. CMFRI Special Publication (119). ICAR - Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, pp. 69-103.

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    Underwater surveys were conducted in six study locations viz., Enayam, Adimalathura, Vizhinjam, Varkala, Odayam and Paravoor to record the diversity of sponges. A total of 24 species of sponges was identified during the study which belonged to 20 genera, 14 families and 6 orders. Maximum species diversity was recorded at Enayam (11 species), followed by an equal number of species at Vizhinjam and Adimalathura (10 species each). Five species of sponges were recorded at Odayam while three species were recorded at Varkala and only one at Paravoor. The present study has indicated that the stations Enayam, Vizhinjam and Adimalathura are rich in diversity of sponges as compared to Varkala, Odayam and Paravoor as is evident from the Shannon diversity index and the dominance plot. A systematic account of all the 24 species of sponges recorded during the study has been described with salient illustrations in this chapter.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Marine sponges, Distribution, Diversity, Southern India
    Subjects: Marine Ecosystems > Sponges
    Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kozhikode
    CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2019 06:02
    Last Modified: 18 Nov 2019 06:02

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