Underwater ecological observations in the Gulf of Mannar, off Tuticorin-V. On sea anemones and the fishes Amphiprion and Dascyllus found with them

Nayar, K Nagappan and Mahadevan, S (1965) Underwater ecological observations in the Gulf of Mannar, off Tuticorin-V. On sea anemones and the fishes Amphiprion and Dascyllus found with them. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 7 (2). pp. 458-459.

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Abstract

The giant sea-anemone, Stoichactis giganteum (Forsk.) was found to grow both on the sandy area as well as on the rocky bottom, the large-lobed disc lying flat reaching up to a maximum of 80 cm. diameter in the latter case whereas the sandy forms were smaller in size. On the rocky bed, between 14-22 metres depth, the anemone occupied shallow pits or holes into which they retracted when needed. Often, many Amphiprion sebae Bleeker and a few Dascylltls trimantlatus (Ruppell) Were found swimming over the anemone at a height of nearly 30 mm.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:giant sea-anemone; Stoichactis giganteum (Forsk)
Subjects:Marine Environment > Underwater observation
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:1862
Deposited By:Edwin Joseph
Deposited On:10 Aug 2010 14:34
Last Modified:10 Sep 2013 14:32

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