Distribution and abundance of molluscan cryptofauna from Karaichalli Island (Gulf of Mannar), southeastern coast of India

Jeyabaskaran, R and Asir Ramesh, D and Paul Pandian, A L (1996) Distribution and abundance of molluscan cryptofauna from Karaichalli Island (Gulf of Mannar), southeastern coast of India. Phuket Marine Biological Center Special Publication (16). pp. 215-219.

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Abstract

Replicate samples of live coral, dead massive coral, dead branching coral, and live & dead coral were studied. The surface area, volume, percentage cover, biomass and percentage available living space were determined for molluscan cryptofauna in each habitat. The gastropods Pyrene versicolor, Drupa sp. and Cerithium sp. were common in branching corals. The bivalves Saccostrea cllecullata, Area sp., Isognomon sp., Pinctada sp. and Lithophaga sp. were common in dead parts of ramose corals. Mytilids were rare in living parts of ramose corals. Pyrene sp., Drupa sp., Cerithium sp. and Lambis sp. were found crawling on the surface of the massive corals .

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Distribution and abundance; molluscan cryptofauna; Karaichalli Island; Gulf of Mannar; India
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries
Divisions:Contributors
ID Code:7679
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:22 Feb 2011 09:46
Last Modified:22 Feb 2011 09:46

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