Foraminifera from beach sands along Saurashtra coast, north-west India

Rao, K Kameswara and Srinath, M (2002) Foraminifera from beach sands along Saurashtra coast, north-west India. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 44 (1 & 2). pp. 22-36.



One hundred seven foraminifera1 species have been identified and studied quantitatively in regard to their relative abundance in sand samples from 13 stations along the Saurashtra coast. This study has shown that Ammonia beccarii (Linn6) variant is the dominant and most widely distributed species of the coast. Ammonia tepida, Asterorotalia dentata, Hanzawaia asterizans and Pararotalia minuta are the other abundant species of the fauna. The fauna is dominated by species of Rotaliina followed by Miliolina, Textulariina, Globigerinina, Lagenina and Robertinina. Furthermore, it shows affinity with that of Indo-Pacific faunal province. Also, the relationship between the abundance of Foraminifera and the median grain size of the sand is discussed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Foraminifera; Saurashtra coast; North-west India
Subjects:Invertebrata > Foraminifera
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:1982
Deposited On:10 Aug 2010 16:05
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