Biodiversity of sponges (Phylum: Porifera) off Tuticorin, India

Varsha, M S and Ranjith, L and Varghese, Molly and Joshi, K K and Sethulakshmi, M and Reshma Prasad, A and Thobias, P A and Parvathy, M S and Jesuraj, N and Muthukrishnan, P and Ravindren, I and Paulpondi, A and Kanthan, K P and Karuppuswamy, M and Biswas, Madhumita and Gopalakrishnan, A (2020) Biodiversity of sponges (Phylum: Porifera) off Tuticorin, India. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 62 (2). pp. 40-57.

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    The present study deals with 18 new records of sponges found at Kayalpatnam area and a checklist of sponges reported off Tuticorin in the Gulf of Mannar. The new records are Aiolochoria crassa, Axinella damicornis, Clathria (Clathria) prolifera, Clathrina sororcula, Clathrina sinusarabica, Clathrina coriacea, Cliona delitrix, Colospongia auris, Crella incrustans, Crambe crambe, Hyattella pertusa, Plakortis simplex, Petrosia (Petrosia) ficiformis, Phorbas plumosus, Spheciospongia vesparium, Spirastrella cunctatrix, Xestospongia muta and Sycon ciliatum. Details about the species diversity of common sponges, invasive sponges,massive sponges and boring sponges of the area are discussed and presented.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Marine sponges, Demospongiae, boring sponges, coral slands
    Subjects: Marine Ecosystems > Sponges
    Marine Ecosystems
    Divisions: CMFRI-Tuticorin
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biodiversity Division
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biodiversity Division
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biodiversity Division
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biodiversity Division
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2021 05:53
    Last Modified: 08 Feb 2021 05:53

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