Macro benthos of Minicoy island, Lakshadweep

Vargis, Dalia Susan (2005) Macro benthos of Minicoy island, Lakshadweep. PhD thesis, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin.



The lack of sufficient information on benthic fauna of an Island territory in India paved the way for the present study. This is an attempt to study the macrobenthos at the intertidal zones of seagrass and mangrove ecosystems of Minicoy Island of Lakshadweep. The objectives of the study include the identification of benthic fauna, their distribution and composition, standing stock, qualitative and quantitative nature in relation to hydrography, seasons and sediment texture, community structure analysis and trophic relationships. For this purpose a monthly plan of sample collection and analysis were carried out at six stations in the Minicoy seagrass/mangrove area from September 1999 to August 200 1. The first chapter gives an introduction covering the importance of benthos, inter tidal zones, seagrass beds and mangroves. Review of literature, scope and purpose of study are also included in this chapter. The second chapter 'Materials and Methods' describes the study area, period of study and frequency of sampling. The methods adopted for the study of environmental parameters, macrofauna and benthic abundance, statistical techniques etc. are explained in this chapter. The third, fourth, fi fth and sixth chapters contain the results of the studies on environmental parameters, bottom fauna, regression analysis for correlation and benthic production respectively. The seventh chapter is the discussion based on the results and the eighth is the summary and conclusion.

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor(s):Pillai, N G K
Uncontrolled Keywords:Macro benthos; Minicoy island; Lakshadweep
Marine Biology > Marine benthos
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:7250
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:01 Feb 2011 16:06
Last Modified:21 Jan 2014 13:58

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