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Title: Distribution of meiobenthos and macrobenthos at the mouth of some rivers of the East Coast of India
Authors: Ansari, Z A
Rodrigues, C L
Chatterji, A
Parulekar, A H
Issue Date: Dec-1982
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Distribution of meio- and macrobenthos of muddy bottom deposits at the mouth of Krishna, Godavari, Mahanadi and Hooghly rivers was studied from replicate sampling. Total meiofauna ranged from 226 animals/4.5 cm2 to 967 animals/4.5 cm2 in the top 10 cm layer of the bottom deposits. Macrofaunal density varied from 90/m2 to 4785/m2. Nematodes, harpacticoids and polychaetes were the important faunal taxa. Meiobenthic population was contagiously distributed.
Page(s): 341-343
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.11(4) [December 1982]

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