New records of corals from Lakshadweep Islands

Jeyabaskaran, R (2009) New records of corals from Lakshadweep Islands. Records of Zoological Survey of India, 109 (1). pp. 53-64.

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Abstract

The Lakshadweep (Laccadive Islands) is situated in the Arabian Sea (71"-74"E Longitudes and 8"- 12"N Latitudes) about 225-450 km from the southwest coast of India. There are 27 islands in Lakshadweep covering a total land area of 28.54 km2 of which, 11 islands are inhabited and have a land area of 26.89 km2, while the 16 uninhabited islets are 1.65 km2 (Attakoya, 2000). Most of the islands are located within the 12 atolls. The height of the land above sea level in the islands is generally 1-2 m and the terrain is mostly flat. Lakshadweep is lying along a north-south axis (except Androth Island, the length of which is in East-West direction) with lagoon on the west and open sea on the east. Estimated total coral reef area in these islands is 276 km2 including the reef flat area of 136.5 km2 (Bahuguna and Nayak, 1998).

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:coral reefs; Lakshadweep Islands
Subjects:Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
ID Code:6850
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:23 Dec 2010 16:49
Last Modified:23 Dec 2010 16:49

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