Observation on juvenile sea cucumber occurrence in the shallow waters of Hare Island (erstwhile Pandian Island), Tuticorin

Asha, P S and Diwakar, K and Manisseri, Mary K (2013) Observation on juvenile sea cucumber occurrence in the shallow waters of Hare Island (erstwhile Pandian Island), Tuticorin. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (215). pp. 11-12.

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    Abstract

    Understanding juvenile sea cucumber habitat preferences is very much essential for determining the carrying capacity of a given habitat which enables the successful release of sea cucumber juveniles for restocking purpose. Holothurians occupy different habitats such as rocky shores, sandy beaches, muddy flats, coral reefs and mangrove swamps at different depths. In general, the juvenile sea cucumbers exist in the habitat occupied by the adult but are obscured from view within the sediment or crevices or beneath obscuring objects such as corals and rocks. Juveniles of 21 species of holothurians have already been reported from Indian waters, of which 17 were observed in the same habitat as adults and 4 in the absence of adult.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: juvenile sea cucumber; shallow waters; Hare Island; Pandian Island; Tuticorin
    Subjects: Invertebrata
    Divisions: CMFRI-Tuticorin
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2013 08:18
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:55
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/9424

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