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Title: A new record of photosymbiotic ascidians from Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India
Authors: Stalin, Chinnathambi
Ananthan, Gnanakkan
Raghunathan, Chelladurai
Keywords: Photosymbiotic;Intertidal;Sub tidal;Islands;Coral reefs
Issue Date: Nov-2017
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Photosymbiotic ascidian fauna were surveyed in the intertidal and subtidal zone off Andaman and Nicobar Islands in  India. A total of four species, Didemnum molle, Diplosoma simile, Lissoclinum patella and Trididemnum cyclops, were newly recorded in India. Clean waters in Andaman and Nicobar Islands probably provide a better environment for the growth of photosymbiotic ascidians and this area has a greater variety of these ascidians than the other areas in India and all of the observed species are potentially widely distributed in  Coco-Channel, Andaman Sea, Great Channel and Bay of Bengal coral reefs.
Page(s): 2393-2398
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.46(11) [November 2017]

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