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Marine Faunal Diversity in India: Taxonomy, Ecology and Conservation

Provides the latest field research on marine faunal diversity throughout the vast and species-rich Indian region
Brings together expertise from top marine biology researchers in the country
Covers a diverse array of aquatic environments, including coastal and island areas
Discusses conservation ecology of marine faunal groups

By: Krishnamoorthy Venkataraman (Editor), Chandrakasan Sivaperuman (Editor), Hem Pande (Foreword By)

535 pages, 16 plates with colour photos; b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables

Academic Press

Paperback | Nov 2014 | #221097 | ISBN-13: 9780128019481
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About this book

More than 70% of the earth's surface is covered by water, making it an ideal and abundant resource for studying species diversity, faunal communities, and ecosystems. India's massive coastline (5 044 miles) means it plays a major role in housing these faunal communities. Of the 32 animal phyla, 15 are represented in India's marine ecosystem, covering more than 15 000 species. Marine and coastal ecosystems of India provide supporting services in the form of wide range of habitats. Major ecosystems such as estuaries, mangroves, coral reefs, lagoons, seaweeds and sea grasses serve as nurseries for both inshore and offshore fishes and others, many of which are supposed to be commercially exploited.

Marine Faunal Diversity in India describes different marine faunal group ranges from sponges, corals, mollusks, crabs, fishes, reptiles, birds, marine mammals, mangrove fauna and tsunami impact on marine faunal diversity. The chapters, written by reputed experts in their respective fields, illustrate diversity and distribution of marine faunal communities. Key aspects of the ecology and conservation of this important ecosystem are also discussed. Marine Faunal Diversity in India provides marine biologists and related researchers with access to the latest research and field studies from this major region.


Contents

- An Updated Report on the Diversity of Marine Sponges of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
- Abundance of Shallow Water Octocorals from the Andaman and Nicobar Archipelago, India
- Occurrence of Brown Paper Nautilus Argonauta hians Lightfoot, 1786 from Inglis Island, South Andaman
- Marine Molluscan Diversity in India
- Diversity of Brachyuran Crabs of Cochin backwaters, Kerala, India
- Status of Horseshoe Crabs at Digha, Northern East Coast of India
- Diversity of Bryozons of India with new Records from Maharashtra
- Diversity, Distribution and Nesting Behavior of Sea Urchins along the Coast of Port Blair, South Andaman
- Coral Reef Associated Macro Faunal Communities of Rutland Island, Andaman and Nicobar Archipelago
- Diversity and Distribution of Sea Grass Associated Macro Fauna in Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve, Southern India
- Diversity and Ecology of Sedentary Ascidians of the Gulf of Mannar, Southeast Coast of India
- Marine Fish Diversity of India
- Fish and Shellfish fauna of Chilika Lagoon: An updated checklist
- New Records of Reef Fishes from Andaman and Nicobar Islands
- Ichthyofauna of Digha Coast, India
- Seasonal Abundance of Sea Snakes in Chennai Coast, Southern India
- Coastal and Marine Bird Communities of India
- Diversity of Marine Mammals of India - Status, Threats, Conservation Strategies and Future Scope of Research
- Coastal and Marine Biodiversity of India
- DNA Barcoding of Marine Poisonous and Venom Fishes (Family Scorpaenidae and Tetraodontidae) of Andaman Waters
- Molecular Taxonomy of Serranidae, Subfamily: Epinephelinae Genus Plectropomus (Oken, 1817) of Andaman Waters using DNA Barcode COI Gene Sequence
- Diversity of Antagonistic Streptomyces spp. in Mangrove Sediments of Andaman Island, India
- Impact of Anthropogenic Activity and Natural Calamities on Fringing Reef of North Bay, South Andaman
- Lucrative Business Opportunities with Shrimp Brood Stocks
- As Assessment of Faunal Diversity and its Conservation in the Shipwreck in Indian Sea
- Saltwater Crocodiles in Andaman & Nicobar Islands with Special Reference to Human-crocodile Conflict
- Conservation Status of Marine Faunal Diversity in India: An Analysis on the Indian Wildlife (Protection Act) and IUCN Threatened Species
- Macro Faunal Assemblages of Carbyns Cove mangroves, South Andaman
- Status of Fauna in Mangrove Ecosystems of India


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