Boring sponges of Zuari and Mandovi estuaries

Thomas, P A (1975) Boring sponges of Zuari and Mandovi estuaries. Bulletin of the Department of Marine Sciences, CUSAT, 7 (1). pp. 117-126.


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A study of the boring sponges of the Zuari and Mandovi estuaries in relation to those in the open sea has revealed that the percentage of incidence of Cliona celata Grant and C. vastifica Hancock in the marine environment is rather negligible (3 and 2% respectively). But in the estuaries of these two major rivers the incidence of C. vastifica is more (8%) and the Oyster Crassostrea cucullata Born, formed in main target of this species. The distribution of C. vastifica in both these estuaries is more or less similar and occur throughout the year. But C. celata is found only during the summer months, in both the estuaries.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Boring sponges; Zuari; Mandovi; estuary
Subjects: Marine Ecosystems > Sponges
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2011 04:10
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:41

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