Zonation of intertidal organisms on the rocky shores of Bombay

Bhatt, Y M and Bal, D V (1973) Zonation of intertidal organisms on the rocky shores of Bombay. MBAI Special Publication dedicated to Dr. N K Panikkar (1). pp. 306-314.

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Abstract

Zonation of intertidal organisms on the rocky shores of Cuffe Parade, Chowpathy, Breach Candy and Mahim around Bombay was studied. In all the four shores it was possible to recognise the following general pattern of zonation. (i) Upper littoral zone dominated by httorinids-four littorinid species were abundant in all the four localities. Major species showed definite vertical zonation. (ii) Mid littoral zone characterised by barnacles and oysters, was divisible into three or four belts-dominated by distinct set of animals. (iii) Lower littoral zone (wide zone), had a large number of species and maximum number of animals-trochids in general dominated this zone.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Zonation; intertidal organisms; rocky shores; Bombay
Subjects: Marine Biology
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2010 12:18
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:17
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/2479

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