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Title: Water quality and benthic fauna of the Kayamkulam backwaters and Arattupuzha coast along south west coast of India
Authors: Devi, L Prabha
Natarajan, P
Ammal, G Saraswathy
Azis, P K Abdul
Issue Date: Sep-1996
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: The benthic fauna of the Kayamkulam backwater and adjacent sea composed mainly of foraminiferans, polychaetes, nematodes, amphipods. isopods and bivalves. The population density varied between 900-76000/m(2) in October and 1020-60000/m(2) in May. Foraminiferans were the predominant group in the sea and in the marine zone of the backwater. Polychaetes ranked second in terms of the species composition followed by bivalves. Amphipods were the predominant group in the upper reaches of the backwater.
Page(s): 264-267
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.25(3) [September 1996]

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