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Title: A Checklist of Indian Sea pen (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Pennatulacea)
Authors: Tudu, Prasad Chandra
Ray, Dipanjan
Mohapatra, Anil
Keywords: Checklist;Pennatulacea;Sea pens
Issue Date: May-2018
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: A checklist of Indian sea pen is provided based on recent survey and literarture available at different source. A total of 53 species belonging to 15 genera and 10 families are found in Indian waters. The family Pennatulidae Ehrenberg, 1834 is the most species-taxon (17 species) whereas Anthoptilidae Kölliker, 1880, Scleroptilidae Jugersen, 1904, Halipteridae Williams, 1995, and Protoptilidae Kölliker, 1872 are lowest in species count (1 species each). Number of species is higher in the east coast (including Bay of Bengal and Andaman Islands) as compared to the west coast (including Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep Islands). Among the regions of east coast, Andaman and Nicobar Islands are very rich in sea pen diversity.
Page(s): 1014-1017
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.47(05) [May 2018]

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