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Ecology and Conservation of Tropical Marine Faunal Communities

By: Krishnamoorthy Venkataraman(Editor), Chandrakasan Sivaperuman(Editor), C Raghunathan(Editor)

550 pages, 103 colour & 39 b/w illustrations


Paperback | Oct 2016 | #235313 | ISBN-13: 9783662513026
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Hardback | Jul 2013 | #206121 | ISBN-13: 9783642381997
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About this book

Ecology and Conservation of Tropical Marine Faunal Communities provides insights into various aspects of marine faunal communities in India, which are extremely diverse due to the geomorphologic and climatic variations along the Indian coasts. Consisting of 30 chapters by experts in their respective fields, it is divided into two parts:
- Part I: Tropical Marine Faunal Communities
- Part II: Ecology and Conservation

Part I highlights the diversity and distribution of Foraminifera; sponges associated with seagrass; Polychaeta; Opisthobranchia; oysters; copepods; horseshoe and brachyuran crabs; echinoderms; ascidians; fishes; fish parasites; and sea mammals. Topics of Part II include the status and environmental parameters of benthos; the status of coral reefs; the invasion of snowflake coral; the recovery of bleached corals; the socioeconomics and management of dugong; marine biodiversity conservation and management in India; the assessment of the marine fauna of the Indian Wildlife Protection Act; and marine biodiversity protected areas in India.

Ecology and Conservation of Tropical Marine Faunal Communities will serve as a valuable reference work for marine scientists, as well as for environmental managers and policy makers.


Part I. Tropical marine faunal communities
1. The late Holocene foraminifera from Andaman Islands, Andaman Sea, Bay Of Bengal C. Rajasekar
2. Distribution of live Planktonic and benthic foraminifera in the shelf off Port Blair and Hutbay, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India P.M. Mohan, P. Dhivya and K. Narayanamurthy
3. Species composition and distribution of sponges (Phylum: Porifera) in the Seagrass ecosystem of Minicoy Atoll, Lakshadweep, India M.P. Prabhakaran, N.G.K. Pillai, P.R. Jayachandran and S. Bijoy Nandan
4. Diversity and distribution of Polychaetes from Tamil Nadu Coast, India G. Sivaleela and K. Venkataraman
5. Current Status of Indian Opisthobranch fauna Vishal Bhave and Deepak Apte
6. Species diversity and abundance of Opisthobranch molluscs (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia) in the coral reef environments of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India C.R. Sreeraj, C. Sivaperuman and C. Raghunathan
7. Macrofaunal assemblage of Oyster bed (Crassostrea madrasensis) in Vellar estuary R. Rajasekaran, Olivia J. Fernando, V. Sekar and J. Suriya
8. Diversity and abundance of marine copepods in Muthupet mangrove waters, Southeast coast of India P. Santhanam, N. Jeyaraj, J. Sivakumar, K. Jothiraj, T. Jayalakshmi, S. Ananth, R. Nandakumar, A. Shenbaga Devi, B. Balaji Prasath and S. Dinesh Kumar
9. Assessment of the population status and threats to the Horseshoes along the northern East Coast of India Basudev Tripathy, K. Sivakumar, Sajan John, Satyaranjan Behera, B. C. Choudhury
10. Diversity and distribution of marine brachyuran crab communities inhabiting West Coast of India M.K. Dev Roy
11. Diversity and community structure of brachyuran crab in North Andaman Kumaralingam, S., C. Sivaperuman and C. Raghunathan
12. Present status and distribution of echinoderms in Reef Communities of Nicobar Islands, India Kaushik, S. and C. Raghunathan
13. Diversity and distribution of sea cucumber in Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve, India C. Venkatraman, K. Venkataraman, Rajkumar Rajan, P. Padmanaban, S. Shreenivaasu, K. Paramasivam and C. Sivaperuma
14. Diversity of Ascidians from the Gulf of Mannar V. K. Meenakshi and S. Senthamarai
15. Fish fauna of Andaman and Nicobar Islands - a review P.T. Rajan and C.R. Sreeraj
16. Coastal marine fish fauna of East Coast of India S.S. Mishra
17. Deep-sea fish distribution along the south-west region of Indian EEZ S. Venu
18. Diversity and abundance of the marine fish parasite from Coromandal coast of Tamil Nadu K. Rakesh Kumar, S. Parthasarathy and R. Rajaram
19. Diversity and distribution of reef fishes in Gulf of Mannar, India Yogesh Kumar, S. Geetha and R. Sornaraj
20. Abundance of Olive ridleys at Odisha coast: sources of mortality and relative importance of fisheries impacts Subrata K. Behera, Satyaranjan Behera, Sajan John, C.S Kar, K.Sivakumar, and B.C.Choudhury,
21. Sightings of marine mammals in Bay of Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands waters P. Kannan and M. Rajagopalan

Part II. Ecology and conservation
22. Status of the benthos and its environmental parameters in Redskin Island, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park (MGMNP), Andaman And Nicobar Islands P. Dhivya, P.M. Mohan and V. Sachithanandam
23. Present status of Coral reefs in India Raghuraman, R., C. Raghunathan and K. Venkataraman
24. An invasion of Snowflake Coral Carijoa riisei (Duchassaing and Michelotti, 1860) in Indian Seas: Threats to Coral Reef Ecosystem C. Raghunathan, K. Venkataraman, Ch. Satyanarayana and R. Rajkumar
25. Studies on the recovery of bleached corals in Andaman: Fishes as indicators of reef health P. Krishnan, Grinson-George, Titus Immanuel, Bitopan-Malakar and A. Anand
26. Artisanal octopus fishery: Socio-economics and Management Aditi Nair and Deepak Apte
27. Status and conservation of Dugong dugong in India: Strategies for species recovery K. Sivakumar
28. Marine biodiversity conservation and management in India P. Nammalvar, V.S. Gowri and S. Satheesh
29. An assessment of marine fauna of Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 in curio trade in India - A market study Sajan John, B.B. Praveen Kumar, K. Sivakumar and B.C. Choudhury
30. Coastal and Marine Protected Areas in India: Challenges and way forward K. Sivakumar

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