Checklist and Spatial Distribution of Molluscan Fauna in Minicoy Island, Lakshadweep, India

Dalia Susan, V and Pillai, N G K and Satheeshkumar, P (2012) Checklist and Spatial Distribution of Molluscan Fauna in Minicoy Island, Lakshadweep, India. World Journal of Fish and Marine Sciences, 4 (5). pp. 449-453.

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Abstract

Among the various animal groups represented in the macrobenthic fauna of Minicoy lagoon studied, mollusks were the dominant group. Molluscan fauna were investigated from six selected stations in the sea grass beds and mangroves of the Minicoy lagoon, Lakshadweep during 1999-2001. A total of 70 species of mollusk (52 gastropods, 12 bivalves) and an additionally 7 soft mollusks are reported in the present study. The total density of molluscan fauna varied from 137-604 (no. 0.25m2), while the highest biomass was obtained during postmonsoon season at southern seagrass bed and the least was observed during premonsoon season at northern seagrass bed. Among these Gafrarium divarticatum, Terebralia palustris are found the most dominant species of Minicoy Island, India.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bivalve; Gastropods; Mollusk; Seagrass; Mangrove
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:9023
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:13 Aug 2012 10:17
Last Modified:13 Aug 2012 10:17

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