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|Title:||Ecology of benthic macrofauna in Cuddalore-Uppanar backwater, southeast coast of India|
|Abstract:||Benthic fauna were mainly represented by polychaetes, molluscs, crustaceans and 'others'. Faunal density was more in st I than at the other station. Polychaetes were found dominant in st I whereas the dominance of crustaceans at st II was due to the tanaid Apseudes chilkensis and accordingly lower faunal diversity than at st I. Highly significant correlation was observed between benthic fauna and organic carbon. Station II showed higher organic carbon content owing to the addition of organic substances from sewage outlets and wastes from coconut husk retting grounds.|
|ISSN:||0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||IJMS Vol.20(3) [September 1991]|
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