Distribution and Abundance of Amphioxus With Relation To Sediment Characteristics from South East Coast of IndiaA Babu*, P Sampathkumar, T Balasubramanian, D Varadharajan and T Manikandarajan
Faculty of Marine Sciences, Annamalai University, Parangipettai – 608 502, Tamil Nadu, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Babu A
Faculty of Marine Sciences
Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology
Annamalai University, Parangipettai-608 502
Tamil Nadu, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date March 05, 2013; Accepted date May 26, 2013; Published date May 31, 2013
Citation: Babu A, Sampathkumar P, Balasubramanian T, Varadharajan D, Manikandarajan T (2013) Distribution and Abundance of Amphioxus With Relation To Sediment Characteristics from South East Coast of India. J Marine Sci Res Dev 3:121. doi:10.4172/2155-9910.1000121
Copyright: © 2013 Babu A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Biodiversity, the variety of life and understood of species survive. Lancelet plays an important role in marine benthic food chain. A study was carried out to observe the abundance and diversity of marine bottom lancelet and observations on sediment characteristics. The lancelet were collected station 1 at Cooum the maximum of 98.12 No/ m2 was observed in site IV and minimum of 4.22 No/m2 was observed in site II. Station 2 at Muttukadu the maximum of 165.12 No/m2 was observed in site I and minimum of 1.10 No/m2 was observed in site IV. Station 3 at Pondicherry the maximum of 98.8 No/m2 was recorded in site II and minimum of 2.35 No/m2 was recorded in site IV. At all station when compared the maximum species was observed in Muttukadu and minimum in Cooum during the study period.