New distributional record of Acroporids along the eastern Arabian Sea

Viswambharan, Divya and Sreenath, K R and Alvin, A and Raju, Aju K and Mohan, Smruthu and Jasmine, S and Joshi, K K and Rohit, Prathibha (2021) New distributional record of Acroporids along the eastern Arabian Sea. Regional Studies in Marine Science. pp. 1-30.

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    Abstract

    The scleractinian family Acroporidae is highly diverse in the Indo-Pacific region, and dominates the coral species composition on many reefs. However, live Acroporids are seldom observed in the patch reefs along the eastern Arabian Sea, due to the marginal environmental condition that prevents the establishment of the sensitive ramose corals. A recent survey reveals the presence of two species of Acropora, Acropora cf. polystoma and Acropora efflorescens, in the reef areas of Netrani Island. This is the first report on the occurrence of live and healthy Acropora, in the patch reefs along the central west coast of India, and the first record on the occurrence of A. polystoma in the patch coral reefs along the Indian peninsula and the eastern Arabian Sea.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: West coast of India; Patch coral reef; AcroporaTurbidity
    Subjects: Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs
    Marine Ecosystems
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2021 06:54
    Last Modified: 13 Jan 2021 06:54
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/14807

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