Marine Faunal Diversity in India

Marine Faunal Diversity in India : Taxonomy, Ecology and Conservation

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 546 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 26mm | 899.99g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0128019484
  • 9780128019481

Table of contents

Table of Content

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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About Chandrakasan Sivaperuman

Dr. Sivaperuman, M.Sc., D.B.T., Ph.D., works as Scientist-C in the Zoological Survey of India. He received his Master's Degree in Wildlife Biology from Bharathidasan University, Tamil Nadu, and holds his doctorate in Ecology of Wetland Birds in the Vembanad-Kole Ramsar Site from (Kerala Forest Research Institute, Kerala), Forest Research Institute, Deemed University, Dehra Dun. He has worked in various areas of the country in a range of different ecosystems, including Kerala, Rajasthan, and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He has published more than 140 research papers in national and international journals and newsletters. He has also participated and presented research papers in 30 national and international seminars and symposia.
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