Record of inarticulate Brachiopoda, Lingula sp. from mangrove areas in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra and its unusual commercial exploitation

Sundaram, Sujit and Deshmukh, V D (2011) Record of inarticulate Brachiopoda, Lingula sp. from mangrove areas in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra and its unusual commercial exploitation. Marine Fisheries Information Service (207). pp. 34-35.

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Abstract

The Brachiopoda or ‘lamp shells’ belong to an ancient phylum of filter feeding marine worms. They live inside a pair of shells much like the bivalve; however, brachiopods differ from bivalves in many ways. Their shells have a definite dorsal and ventral (upper and lower) half, while bivalves, which are molluscs, have left and right halves to their shells. The brachiopods are so different internally that they have been grouped under separate phylum. Lingula is a genus of brachiopods with about eleven species within the family lingulidae.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:inarticulate Brachiopoda; Lingula; mangrove; Ratnagiri; Maharashtra; commercial exploitation
Subjects:Marine Ecosystems > Mangroves
Invertebrata
Divisions:CMFRI-Mumbai
ID Code:8870
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:07 Mar 2012 09:46
Last Modified:07 Mar 2012 09:46

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