The sponge resources of India

Thomas, P A (1973) The sponge resources of India. In: Proceedings of the symposium on living resources of the seas around India, 1968, Mandapam Camp.


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    Marine sponges are found in fair abundance in the Indian region. Of about 305 species recorded from the coasts of India a variety of Spongia, viz., Spongia officinalis yat. ceylonensis Dendy appears to have commercial possibilities. It is widely distributed in the shallow water areas of Gulf of Mannar, Palk Bay and Laccadive Archipelago. In view of its softness, absorbent power, elasticity combined with its size and shape its suitability for commercial purpose is pointed out. The abundance, distribution, etc., are given in this paper. The possible steps to be adopted for the exploitation of the same are also briefly discussed.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: sponge resources; India
    Subjects: Marine Ecosystems > Sponges
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
    Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2010 06:28
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:19

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