Macrobenthos - Methods for Study

Vijayakumaran, K (2005) Macrobenthos - Methods for Study. CMFRI Special Publication Mangrove ecosystems: A manual for the assessment of biodiversity, 83. pp. 117-124.


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The bottom fauna or benthos forms an important link in the food web of the aquatic ecosystems. Bottom dwelling fishes and crustaceans feed mainly on the benthic organisms and hence the abundance of benthic fauna is a major factor deciding the fishery potential of watery body. In recent years, long-term works on benthic communities has been gaining importance in pollution studies and assessment of ecosystem health. Therefore, study of the qualitative and quantitative aspects of benthos is very important in mangrove ecosystem biodviersity determination.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Macrobenthos; Mangroves
Subjects: Marine Biology > Marine benthos
Marine Ecosystems > Mangroves
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2010 08:42
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:25

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