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Title: Spatial & Temporal Changes in Benthic Macrofauna from Mandovi & Zuari Estuaries of Goa, West Coast of India
Authors: Ansari, Z A
Ingole, B S
Banerjee, G
Parulekar, A H
Issue Date: Dec-1986
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Sixty nine species were recorded from 6 stations in the Mandovi and Zuari estuaries ofGoa. Maximum density (2425m -2) was observed during pre- and post-monsoon and minimum (650 m -2) during monsoon season. Polychaetes were dominant taxa in both estuaries followed by Crustacea and Mollusca. There was about 40% reduction in the population density and species composition as compared with an earlier study of 1971-73. The implication of this variability and the utilization of quantitative benthic information in pollution impact studies are discussed.
Page(s): 223-229
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.15(4) [December 1986]

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