Studies on Chaetognatha of the Indian EEZ

Mathew, K J (2000) Studies on Chaetognatha of the Indian EEZ. In: Marine Fisheries Research and Management. Pillai, V N and Menon, N G,(eds.) CMFRI; Kochi, Kochi, pp. 38-48.



The Phylum Chaetognatha, the members of which are popularly known as 'arrow worms'is a holoplanklonic group found in all the oceans in the epi. mesa and bathypelagic zones. The animals play a vital role in the marine food web forming food for a variety of animals and themselves feeding on a host of zooplankters. Recognising the importance of chaetognaths in the marine ecosystem, the CMFRI had taken up irwestigations on different aspects of these organisms to understand their role as predator and prey in the food chain. The facilities offered by several ocean going research vessels enabled us to get a comprehensive picture of the chaeiognaths of our EEZ. The present paper is a digest of the work done at the CMFRI on the distribution, ecology, biology and taxonomy of the Chaetognatha of the Indian EEZ.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Chaetognatha; Indian EEZ
Subjects:Marine Biology > Zooplanktons
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:4158
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:04 Oct 2010 11:03
Last Modified:25 Jun 2014 15:05

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