The coral fauna of Lakshadweep

Pillai, C S G and Jasmine, S (1989) The coral fauna of Lakshadweep. CMFRI Bulletin Marine living resources of the union territory of Lakshadweep An Indicative Survey With Suggestions For Development, 43. pp. 179-195.


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Despite the early works of Gardiner (1904, 1905) and Piilai il971, 1971a, 1986, 1986a, 1987) the coral fauna of Lakshadweep, except for Minicoy, remained virtually unknown to the scientific community. A. resume of corals and coral reef research from this area is presented by Piilai (1987) along with a discussion on the structure and composition of the fauna. During the survey of the marine resources by the Institute, corals were also collected from the various islands in Lakshadweep, and the present report embodies the information thus gathered along with data gleened from early literature. A detailed taxonomic treatment of the various species is not attempted in this communication. The material will be described in future work.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coral fauna; Lakshadweep
Subjects: Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2010 10:35
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:18

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