Raghu Prasad, R (1958) A note on the occurrence and feeding habits of noctiluca and their effects on the plankton community and fisheries. Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, 47 (6). pp. 331-337.
Noctiluca miliaris (Suriray) are widely distributed in the tropical and temperate seas and under favourable conditions they rapidly reproduce by binary fission resulting in the production of great masses of individuals particularly in the inshore waters. The countless numbers thus produced, by their accumulation, impart a reddish, pinkish or greenish (if the Noctiluca have the green flagellates in them) colour to the surface waters. There are several reports of such swarming from various parts of the world but except in a few instances the mere swarming of these does not seem to have caused any widespread mortality of the marine fauna.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Occurrence; feeding habits; noctiluca; plankton community; fisheries|
|Divisions:||CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity|
|Depositing User:||Arun Surendran|
|Date Deposited:||10 Nov 2010 11:28|
|Last Modified:||09 Sep 2015 15:36|
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