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-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2011 08:40
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:48
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/8254

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