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Sponges of Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Flora / Fauna

Series: Records of the Zoological Survey of India Occasional Papers Volume: 385

By: C Raghunathan(Author), Titus Immanuel(Author), R Raghuraman(Author), Krishnamoorthy Venkataraman(Author)

112 pages, 40 plates with colour & b/w photos

Zoological Survey of India

Paperback | Mar 2017 | #236057 | ISBN-13: 9788181714572
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About this book

Language: English

This identification guide given an overview of sponge biology, the study area and systematic accounts of all sponge groups found around the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It describes 41 species under 33 genera, 27 families, and 10 orders.


Contents

1. Introduction
2. Physiology of Sponges:
      i. General organisation
      ii. Digestive system
      iii. Canal system
      iv. Skeleton
      v. Reproduction
      vi. Defence mechanism of sponges
3. Study area and methodology:
      i. Topography of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
      ii. Survey areas
      iii. Sponge collection
4. Systematics of sponge
      1. Phylum porifera grant, 1836
      2. Class demospongiae sollas, 1885
      3. Order homosclerophorida Dendy, 1905
      4. Family plakinidae schluze, 1880
      5. Order spirophorida bergguist and Hogg, 1966
      6. Family Tetillidae sollas, 1886
      7. Order astrophorida sollas, 1888
      8. Family ancorinidae Schmidt, 1870
      9. Order Hadromerida topsent, 1894
      10. Family Clionidae d’ orbigny, 1851
      11. Family spirastrellidae Ridley and Dendy, 1886
      12. Family Tethyidae gray, 1848
      13. Order poecilosclerida topsent, 1928
      14. Suborder microcionina Hajdu, van Soest and Hooper, 1994
      15. Family acarnidae Dendy, 1922
      16. Family microcionidae carter, 1875

References
Index


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