Underwater ecological observations in the Gulf of Mannar, off Tuticorin-II. The Occurrence of the Synaptid Chondrocloea along with the Massive Sponge, Petrosia

Nayar, K Nagappan and Mahadevan, S (1964) Underwater ecological observations in the Gulf of Mannar, off Tuticorin-II. The Occurrence of the Synaptid Chondrocloea along with the Massive Sponge, Petrosia. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 7 (1). pp. 199-200.

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Abstract

In this paper an interesting instance of association between a sponge and a synaptid, which was observed during the course of our underwater dives with SCUBA is recorded. The rocky patches of the sea bottom off Tuticorin exhibited certain sharacteristic fauna depending on the depth and locality. For instance, the shorepvard rocky floor in the 10-13 metre range was characterized by, amongst other things, the small and medium sized sponges firmly attached to the substratum and Ivas conspicuous by the absence of the massive sponge of the genus Petrosla.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:association; sponge; synaptid; Petrosla
Subjects:Oceanography > Underwater study
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:1678
Deposited By:Edwin Joseph
Deposited On:06 Aug 2010 15:37
Last Modified:10 Sep 2013 14:35

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