The pycnogonid (Endeis mollis Carpenter, 1904) associated with hydroids from the inshore waters of Visakhapatnam, India

Veena, S and Kaladharan, P and Rohit, Prathibha and Rao, G Syda (2008) The pycnogonid (Endeis mollis Carpenter, 1904) associated with hydroids from the inshore waters of Visakhapatnam, India. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 50 (1). pp. 17-22.

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Abstract

The sea spider or pycnogonid, identified as Endeis mollis Carpenter, 1904 were isolated from hydroids colonized for over 45 days on a large floating cage installed at Visakhapatnam inshore area at a depth of 10-12 m. More than 50% of the population consisted of males carrying egg mass. Occurrence of E. mollis off Visakhapatnam as well as their association with hydroids in Indian waters is reported for the first time.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pycnogonids; sea spiders; Endeis mollis; hydroids; floating cage; Visakhapatnam
Subjects: Marine Ecosystems
Marine Biology
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2010 18:58
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:16
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/2220

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