Studies on the fauna associated with the cultured seaweed Gracilaria edulis

James, P S B R and Chennubhotla, V S Krishnamurthy and Rodrigo, Joseph Xavier (1986) Studies on the fauna associated with the cultured seaweed Gracilaria edulis. In: Proceedings of the Symposium on Coastal Aquaculture, Part 4; MBAI, 12-18 January 1980, Cochin.

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Abstract

With a view to study the fauna associated with the cultured seaweed Gracilaria edulis in coastal waters of the Palk Bay and the Gulf of Mannar and to assess the damage, if any, caused by any of the organisms, samples of all animal associated with the cultured seaweeds were collected from the seaweed culture sites. Qualitative analysis of the samples indicated that the fauna is mainly composed of crabs, amphipods, polychaetes, isopods, copepods, gastropods, bivalves, holothurians and fishes. Quantitatively, crabs were found to be more numerous than all other groups, followed by amphipods and polychaetes.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Fauna; cultured seaweed; Gracilaria edulis
Subjects:Algae > Seaweed
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:2334
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:18 Aug 2010 17:42
Last Modified:18 Aug 2010 17:42

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