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|Title:||A note on shallow water octocorallia from Nicobar Islands, India|
|Authors:||Kumar, J. S. Yogesh|
|Keywords:||Soft coral;Octocorallia;Diversity;Nicobar Islands;India|
|Abstract:||Present study revealed the diversity of shallow water soft coral octocorallia (Helioporacea, Alcyonacea, Pennatulacea, Gorgonacea) in Nicobar group of Islands. The sampling made at 11 study sites with help of SCUBA diving to the depth of 5 to 30 m. A total 27 species were found in Nicobar Island. Of which the Alcyonacea was dominant group followed by Gorgonacea, Helioporacea and Pennatulacea at all the study sites which is contributed with result obtained based on Principal Component analysis, De-Treneded analysis and Ternary plot. Bray-Curtis cluster analysis resulted 75% similarity between the study sites in Nicobar Islands.|
|ISSN:||0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||IJMS Vol.47(01) [January 2018]|
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