New Polychaete Records from Seagrass Beds at Minicoy Island, Lakshadweep, India

Vargis, Dalia Susan and Pillai, N G K and Satheeshkumar, P (2011) New Polychaete Records from Seagrass Beds at Minicoy Island, Lakshadweep, India. Ocean Science Journal, 46 (4). pp. 315-321.

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Abstract

Species composition, distribution and taxonomic description of polychaete fauna in the seagrass beds of the Minicoy lagoon, Lakshadweep, India were studied during 1999 - 2001. In 4 stations, 27 species of polychaetes belonging to 14 genera were identified. Of these 27 species, 10 species of polychaetes, belonging to 8 genera under 6 families, comprise new distributional records from Minicoy Island, and the descriptions of these species are provided. Among these, Glycera lancadivae, G. tesselata, and Eurythoe matthaii are found to be the most dominant species.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:polychaetes; species; distribution; seagrass
Subjects:Invertebrata > Polychaetes
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
ID Code:8825
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:18 Jan 2012 16:48
Last Modified:30 May 2012 12:12

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