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Sarcophyton andamanensis, a new species of soft coral from Andaman Islands
(Andaman Science Association, 1994)
A systematic and morphological description of a new species of soft coral, Sorcophyton andamanensis collected from Andaman Islands is given. A comparative study made between the new species of sarcophyton and other related ...
Interdependence of environmental parameters and sand dwelling benthic species abundance: a multivariate approach
(NISCAIR, New Delhi, 1991)
Multivariate analysis showed dependence of distribution and abundance of sand dwelling fauna on more than one ecologically significant environmental parameters rather than one ecological master factor. Salinity, grain size, ...
Bio-indications of sunken ships and ship wrecks
(NIO. Goa, 1991)
An evaluation of bottom fauna of ship-wreck sites in estuarine and coastal waters of Goa, India, revealed an exceptionally high biotic enrichment. In terms of number of species, faunal dispersion, faunal diversity, biomass ...
Compartmental models for assessing the fishery production in the Indian Ocean
Compartmental models for assessing the fishery production in the Indian Ocean is discussed. The article examines the theoretical basis on which modern fishery sciences is built. The model shows that, large changes in energy ...
An unusual giant pycnogonid (Pycnogonida-Colossendeidae) Decolopoda qasimi sp. nov. from Antarctic waters
(Current Science Association, Bangalore, India, 1993)
Five specimens of benthic pycnogonids collected from the Southern Ocean are described. Of these, two are identified as Nymphon australis (Hodgson) and two as Ecleipsotherma spinosa (Hodgson). One specimen under the class ...
Bioactivity and chemical ecology of some intertidal animals
(Oxford and IBH, New Delhi, 1991)
Some marine organisms from intertidal regions of the Indian Coast have shown promising activities. Marine sponges, coelenterates, molluscs, and echinoderms are found to possess rich sources of novel chemical compounds. The ...
Macro and meiofaunal abundance in six sandy beaches of Lakshadweep islands
(NISCAIR, CSIR, 1990)
Feeding behaviour and food selection in the horseshoe crab, Tachypleus gigas (Muller)
The Indian horseshoe crab, Tachypleus gigas, is a benthic feeder which subsists mainly on molluscs, decayed organic matter and polychaetes, in order of prevalence. A strong and positive preference was recorded for molluscs ...
The ecology and distribution of alcyonaceans at Mandapam (Palk Bay, Gulf of Mannar), South India
(Bombay Natural History Society, 1997)
New distribution records for 27 species of Alcyonaceans are given. These include major genera Sinularia (12 spp.), Lobophytum (7 spp.), Sarcophyton (6 spp.), Dampia (1 sp.) and Nephthya (1 sp.). The factors that influence ...