Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2012

ISSN Print :  0975-4393

ISSN Online :  2349-2988


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An account of Faviid Corals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India



Address:   Tamal Mondal1, C. Raghunathan1 and K. Venkataraman2
Zoological Survey of India, Andaman and Nicobar Regional Centre, National Coral Reef Research Institute, Haddo, Port Blair-744 102, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India
Zoological Survey of India, Prani Vigyan Bhawan, M- Block, New Alipore, Kolkata-700 053, India
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ABSTRACT:
On global record the family faviidae is the 2nd largest under the order scleractinia. A total of 88 species of faviids were recorded from entire Andaman and Nicobar Islands, of which a maximum of 85 species (H’: 5.96) at South Andaman, whereas the minimum was recorded from Nicobar with 49 species (H’:5.13). Though the variation in species composition, diversity, density and evenness varied between study areas, the results showed significance on the health status of the recorded species under the family faviidae.
KEYWORDS:
Faviidae, diversity, Andaman and Nicobar
Cite:
Tamal Mondal, C. Raghunathan, K. Venkataraman. An account of Faviid Corals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India . Research J. Science and Tech. 2012; 4(2): 62-66 .
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