Skeletal extension of staghorn coral Acropora formosa in relation to environment at Kavaratti atoll (Lakshadweep)

Suresh, V R and Mathew, K J (1993) Skeletal extension of staghorn coral Acropora formosa in relation to environment at Kavaratti atoll (Lakshadweep). Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, 22 (3). pp. 176-179.

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Abstract

Growth study for 2 years, in rspect of skeletal extension, was conducted in situ at Kavaratti atoll. Average annual rate of extension of branches was 7.9 ± 2 cm for first year and 8.2 ± 1.8 em for second year. Growth of individual branches exhibited intracolony variations. Monthly rate of growth was found to be slower during monsoon (June-September) when compared to premonsoon (February-May) .and postmonsoon (October-January) seasons. Environmental conditions at the study area, with the exceptIOn of the amount of sediments in water, seemed conducive to the growth of Acropora formosa.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Skeletal extension; staghorn coral; Acropora formosa; Kavaratti atoll; Lakshadweep
Subjects:Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
ID Code:8254
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:19 Apr 2011 14:10
Last Modified:19 Apr 2011 14:10

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