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Title: Space competition studies between Briareum violaceum (Octocorallia; Alcyonacea) and scleractinian corals in Shark Island, north Andaman, India
Authors: Geetha, S.
Kumar, J. S. Yogesh
Raghunathan, C.
Sornaraj, R.
Keywords: Hexacoral – Octocoral competition;Overgrowth;Briareum;Invasive species;Andaman
Issue Date: Dec-2018
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Present study focused on growth competition between Scleractinia vs. Alcyonacea corals. Percentage of live scleractinian coral cover is 44.17% of which 11.67% Briareum violaceum (Alcyonacea) soft coral encrusted on scleractinian hard corals. Among them maximum 2.5% of Acropora and Porites species were causes by same species from the study site.
Page(s): 2390-2394
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.47(12) [December 2018]

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