alexa Abstract | Association of molluscan fauna with the coral reefs of Gulf of Mannar

European Journal of Experimental Biology
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Abstract

Coral reefs are one of the important ecosystems in India. Major coral families of Gulf of mannar such as Acroporidae, Pocilloporidae, Poridae were collected. The above reef building corals harboured 51 numbers of molluscan species during this study. Pteria chinensis, Ostrea sp, Nerita rumphi and Cypraea tigris were noted from the study area. The gastropods are mostly associated with the coral reefs than the bivalves. The present study will reveal the diversity of molluscan fauna harbored in the different habitat of corals.

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Author(s): T Mohanraj I Jagadis and H Sivanesh

Keywords

Molluscs, coral reefs, Gulf of Mannar, bivalves

 
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