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Distribution and abundance of gelatinous zooplankton along Tamil Nadu coastal waters

G., Iyyapparajanarasimapallavan and P., Sampath Kumar and C., Prasanna Kumar and Khan Chowdhury, Ahmed Jalal and Yunus, Kamaruzzaman and John, Akbar (2013) Distribution and abundance of gelatinous zooplankton along Tamil Nadu coastal waters. Journal of Biological Sciences, 13 (1). pp. 18-25. ISSN 17273048 (P), 1812-5719 (O)

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The distribution and abundance of the gelatinous zooplankton namely hydromedusae, scyphomedusae, siphonophore, ctenophore, salps, doliolids, appendicularians and chaetognaths were investigated in two seasons at seven stations in East Tamil Nadu coast, India. The occurrences of gelatinous zooplankton were observed to be more in summer than in winter. However, the composition of different species in each group varied from all the stations and seasons. Apart from the individual variation in seasonal distribution, most of the species appeared to be cosmopolitan in the Indian waters. A total of 34 species from summer and 17 species from winter were recorded during the present study. The hydromedusae were dominant in both the seasons of the study period. Ephyrae of the scyphomedusae were also noticed in both the seasons.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3575/29805
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gelatinous zooplankton, jellyfish, hydromedusae, zooplankton, Indian waters
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Biotechnology
Depositing User: Professor Dr. Kamaruzzaman Yunus
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2013 14:32
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2017 10:35
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/29805

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