Chakravarty, Gurudas and Chakraborty, S K and Achari, G P Kumaraswamy and Dam Roy, S (2005) Sea-Anemones. CMFRI Special Publication : Mangrove ecosystems - A manual for the assessment of biodiversity (83). pp. 146-149.


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Actiniarians are popularly called ‘sea-anemones’ because of their flower-like appearance of the expanded oral disc. They are very common animals of the sea-shore and muddy intertidal belt of estuary. They belong to the Phylum Cnidaria having solitary, cylindrical body. The body is divided into oral disc, column and base. Different workers like- Annandale (1907&1915), Carlgren (1925), Panikkar (1936), Parulekar (1968), Seshaiya and Cuttres (1971), Misra (1975&1976), Misra and Soota (1981), Bairagi (1998) etc. had worked on sea-anemones in Indian waters. Altogether 20 species under 17 genera belong to 10 families have been recorded from India. Among these only 7 species are reported from West Bengal but Bairagi (1998) had confirmed the occurence of 9 species under 7 genera and 5 families from Hoogly- Matla estuarine area of West Bengal.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sea-Anemones; Mangroves
Subjects: Marine Ecosystems
Marine Ecosystems > Mangroves
Marine Biodiversity
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2010 08:33
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:22

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