Marine Faunal Diversity in India - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128019481, 9780128019627

Marine Faunal Diversity in India

1st Edition

Taxonomy, Ecology and Conservation

Authors: Krishnamoorthy Venkataraman Chandrakasan Sivaperuman
eBook ISBN: 9780128019627
Paperback ISBN: 9780128019481
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 19th November 2014
Page Count: 546
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Description

More than 70% of the earth’s surface is covered by water, making it an ideal and abundant resource for studying species diversity, faunal communities, and ecosystems. India’s massive coastline (5,044 miles) means it plays a major role in housing these faunal communities. Of the 32 animal phyla, 15 are represented in India’s marine ecosystem, covering more than 15,000 species.

Marine and coastal ecosystems of India provide supporting services in the form of wide range of habitats. Major ecosystems such as estuaries, mangroves, coral reefs, lagoons, seaweeds and sea grasses serve as nurseries for both inshore and offshore fishes and others, many of which are supposed to be commercially exploited. Marine Faunal Diversity in India describes different marine faunal group ranges from sponges, corals, mollusks, crabs, fishes, reptiles, birds, marine mammals, mangrove fauna and tsunami impact on marine faunal diversity. The chapters, written by reputed experts in their respective fields, illustrate diversity and distribution of marine faunal communities. Key aspects of the ecology and conservation of this important ecosystem are also discussed. Marine Faunal Diversity in India provides marine biologists and related researchers with access to the latest research and field studies from this major region.

Key Features

  • Provides the latest field research on marine faunal diversity throughout the vast and species-rich Indian region
  • Brings together expertise from top marine biology researchers in the country
  • Covers a diverse array of aquatic environments, including coastal and island areas
  • Discusses conservation ecology of marine faunal groups

Readership

Graduate students, academics and researchers in marine biology; conservation ecology and biology; environmental biology; wildlife biology; evolutionary biology; food web structures; and ecosystem management science.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contributors
  • Part I: Marine Faunal Diversity
    • Chapter 1: An Updated Report on the Diversity of Marine Sponges of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Methods
      • Results
      • Discussion
    • Chapter 2: Abundance of Shallow Water Octocorals in the Andaman and Nicobar Archipelago, India
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Methods
      • Results
      • Discussion
      • Acknowledgements
    • Chapter 3: Occurrence of Brown Paper Nautilus Argonauta hians (Lightfoot, 1786) at Inglis Island, South Andaman
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Methods
      • Results and discussion
      • Acknowledgements
    • Chapter 4: Marine Molluscan Diversity in India
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Historical review
      • Taxonomic diversity of marine mollusca of India
      • Status of marine mollusca in India
      • Acknowledgements
    • Chapter 5: Diversity of Brachyuran Crabs of Cochin Backwaters, Kerala, India
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Methods
      • Results
      • Discussion
      • Acknowledgements
    • Chapter 6: Status of Horseshoe Crabs at Digha, Northern East Coast of India
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Methods
      • Results and discussion
      • Acknowledgements
    • Chapter 7: Diversity of Bryozoans of India with New Records from Maharashtra
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Literature review
      • Methods
      • Taxonomy
      • Discussion
      • Acknowledgements
    • Chapter 8: Diversity, Distribution and Nesting Behavior of Sea Urchins along the Coast of Port Blair, South Andaman
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Methods
      • Results
      • Discussion
      • Acknowledgements
    • Chapter 9: Coral Reef Associated Macrofaunal Communities of Rutland Island, Andaman and Nicobar Archipelago
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Methods
      • Results
      • Discussion
      • Acknowledgements
    • Chapter 10: Diversity and Distribution of Sea Grass Associated Macrofauna in Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve, Southern India
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Methods
      • Results
      • Discussion
    • Chapter 11: Diversity and Ecology of Sedentary Ascidians of the Gulf of Mannar, Southeast Coast of India
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Methods
      • Results
      • Discussion
    • Chapter 12: Diversity of Marine Fish of India
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Studies on indian marine fishes
      • Marine fish diversity
      • Distribution and endemism
      • Marine fishes and ecological diversity
      • Marine fishes and conservation
    • Chapter 13: Fish and Shellfish Fauna of Chilika Lagoon: An Updated Checklist
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Diversity status of finfish and shellfish
      • Conclusion
      • Acknowledgements
    • Chapter 14: New Records of Reef Fishes from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Methods
      • Results and discussion
      • Acknowledgements
    • Chapter 15: Ichthyofauna of Digha Coast, India
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Methods
      • Acknowledgements
    • Chapter 16: Seasonal Abundance of Sea Snakes on the Chennai Coast, Southern India
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Methods
      • Results and discussion
      • Acknowledgements
    • Chapter 17: Coastal and Marine Bird Communities of India
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Methods
      • Results and discussion
      • Acknowledgement
    • Chapter 18: Diversity of Marine Mammals of India—Status, Threats, Conservation Strategies and Future Scope of Research
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Species composition and distribution in indian waters
      • Conservation measures by various organizations
      • Research on marine mammals in india
      • Modern techniques used in mammalian research
      • Threats to marine mammals
      • Conclusion and recommendations
    • Chapter 19: Coastal and Marine Biodiversity of India
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Marine algae
      • Seagrasses
      • Mangroves
      • Diatoms
      • Dinoflagellates
      • Protozoa
      • Porifera
      • Cnidaria
      • Annelida
      • Arthropoda: Crustacea
      • Mollusca
      • Echinodermata
      • Hemichordata
      • Protochordata
      • Fish
      • Reptiles
      • Seabirds
      • Marine mammals
      • Marine biodiversity of India and the globe
      • Marine protected fauna
      • Conclusion
  • Part II: Ecology and Conservation
    • Chapter 20: DNA Barcoding of Marine Venomous and Poisonous Fish of Families Scorpaenidae and Tetraodontidae from Andaman Waters
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Methods
      • Results and discussion
      • Conclusion
      • Acknowledgements
    • Chapter 21: Molecular Taxonomy of Serranidae, Subfamily Epinephelinae, Genus Plectropomus (Oken, 1817) of Andaman Waters by DNA Barcoding Using COI Gene Sequence
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Methods
      • Results and discussion
      • Conclusion
      • Acknowledgements
    • Chapter 22: Diversity of Antagonistic Streptomyces Species in Mangrove Sediments of Andaman Island, India
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Methods
      • Results and discussion
      • Acknowledgements
    • Chapter 23: Impact of Anthropogenic Activity and Natural Calamities on Fringing Reef of North Bay, South Andaman
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Methods
      • Results and discussion
    • Chapter 24: Lucrative Business Opportunities with Shrimp Brood Stocks
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Shrimp farming in india
      • Conclusion
      • Acknowledgements
    • Chapter 25: An Assessment of Faunal Diversity and its Conservation in Shipwrecks in Indian Seas
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Methods
      • Results
      • Discussion
      • Acknowledgements
    • Chapter 26: Saltwater Crocodiles in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, with Special Reference to Human–Crocodile Conflict
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Methods
      • Results and discussion
    • Chapter 27: Conservation Status of Marine Faunal Diversity in India: An Analysis of the Indian Wildlife (Protection Act) and IUCN Threatened Species
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Threatened and endangered species
      • Key messages
    • Chapter 28: Macrofaunal Assemblages of Carbyn’s Cove Mangroves, South Andaman
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Mangrove macrofauna
      • Methods
      • Results and discussion
    • Chapter 29: Status of Fauna in Mangrove Ecosystems of India
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Mangrove-inhabiting fauna
      • Conservation status of mangrove fauna
      • Recent status of research on mangrove fauna
      • Threats to mangrove fauna
      • Values of mangrove fauna
      • Conclusion
      • Acknowledgements
  • Index

Details

No. of pages:
546
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2015
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780128019627
Paperback ISBN:
9780128019481

About the Author

Krishnamoorthy Venkataraman

Affiliations and Expertise

Zoological Survey of India, Andaman & Nicobar Regional Centre, Haddo, Port Blair, A & N Islands, India

Chandrakasan Sivaperuman

Dr. Sivaperuman, M.Sc., D.B.T., Ph.D., works as Scientist-C in the Zoological Survey of India. He received his Master’s Degree in Wildlife Biology from Bharathidasan University, Tamil Nadu, and holds his doctorate in Ecology of Wetland Birds in the Vembanad-Kole Ramsar Site from (Kerala Forest Research Institute, Kerala), Forest Research Institute, Deemed University, Dehra Dun. He has worked in various areas of the country in a range of different ecosystems, including Kerala, Rajasthan, and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He has published more than 140 research papers in national and international journals and newsletters. He has also participated and presented research papers in 30 national and international seminars and symposia.

Affiliations and Expertise

Zoological Survey of India, Andaman & Nicobar Regional Centre, Haddo, Port Blair, A & N Islands, India