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Title: Distribution of Ostracoda in marine and marginal marine habitats off Tamil Nadu and adjoining areas, southern east coast of India and Andaman Islands: Environmental implications
Authors: Hussain, S.M.
Ganesan, P.
Ravi, G.
Mohan, S.P.
Sridhar, S.G.D.
Keywords: Ostracoda;Tamilnadu coast;Andaman Islands;Ecology;Environmental implications
Issue Date: Dec-2007
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: Ostracods successfully inhabit almost all types of aquatic environment, from deep oceans to brackish water lagoons, estuaries and even freshwater streams, lakes, etc. The major controlling factors governing ostracod population and distribution in estuarine environments and continental shelf zones are water temperature, salinity and substrate. In this paper, the distribution and ecology of marine ostracoda in relation to the environmental parameters such as temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen of the bottom waters, organic matter, and CaCO3, along with the sand-silt-clay ratio of sediments from the inner shelf sediment region off Karikkattukuppam (near Chennai), off Rameswaram, off Tuticorn and Andaman Islands is discussed. Additionally, similar studies on the brackish water ostracods from the Adyar estuary, Pitchavaram mangroves and Tamiraparani estuary have also been presented. The work pertaining to the statistical parameters of ostracoda such as carapace/valve ratio, ornamentation and grain size to infer the environment of the study area, from the Indian region is also discussed.
Page(s): 369-377
ISSN: 0379-5136
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.36(4) [December 2007]

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