Marine Faunal Diversity In India: Taxonomy, Ecology And Conservation by Krishnamoorthy Venkataraman

Marine Faunal Diversity In India: Taxonomy, Ecology And Conservation

byKrishnamoorthy Venkataraman, Chandrakasan SivaperumanEditorKrishnamoorthy Venkataraman

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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 Indiadescribes 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 Indiaprovides marine biologists and related researchers with access to the latest research and field studies from this major region.



  • 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

About The Author

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 Resear...

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Title:Marine Faunal Diversity In India: Taxonomy, Ecology And ConservationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:546 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:November 19, 2014Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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  1. An Updated Report on the Diversity of Marine Sponges of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  2. Abundance of Shallow Water Octocorals from the Andaman and Nicobar Archipelago, India
  3. Occurrence of Brown Paper NautilusArgonauta hiansLightfoot, 1786 from Inglis Island, South Andaman
  4. Marine Molluscan Diversity in India
  5. Diversity of Brachyuran Crabs of Cochin backwaters, Kerala, India
  6. Status of Horseshoe Crabs at Digha, Northern East Coast of India
  7. Diversity of Bryozons of India with new Records from Maharashtra
  8. Diversity, Distribution and Nesting Behavior of Sea Urchins along the Coast of Port Blair, South Andaman
  9. Coral Reef Associated Macro Faunal Communities of Rutland Island, Andaman and Nicobar Archipelago
  10. Diversity and Distribution of Sea Grass Associated Macro Fauna in Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve, Southern India
  11. Diversity and Ecology of Sedentary Ascidians of the Gulf of Mannar, Southeast Coast of India
  12. Marine Fish Diversity of India
  13. Fish and Shellfish fauna of Chilika Lagoon: An updated checklist
  14. New Records of Reef Fishes from Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  15. Ichthyofauna of Digha Coast, India
  16. Seasonal Abundance of Sea Snakes in Chennai Coast, Southern India
  17. Coastal and Marine Bird Communities of India
  18. Diversity of Marine Mammals of India - Status, Threats, Conservation Strategies and Future Scope of Research
  19. Coastal and Marine Biodiversity of India
  20. DNA Barcoding of Marine Poisonous and Venom Fishes (Family Scorpaenidae and Tetraodontidae) of Andaman Waters
  21. Molecular Taxonomy of Serranidae, Subfamily: Epinephelinae GenusPlectropomus(Oken, 1817) of Andaman Waters using DNA Barcode COI Gene Sequence
  22. Diversity of AntagonisticStreptomycesspp. in Mangrove Sediments of Andaman Island, India
  23. Impact of Anthropogenic Activity and Natural Calamities on Fringing Reef of North Bay, South Andaman
  24. Lucrative Business Opportunities with Shrimp Brood Stocks
  25. As Assessment of Faunal Diversity and its Conservation in the Shipwreck in Indian Sea
  26. Saltwater Crocodiles in Andaman & Nicobar Islands with Special Reference to Human-crocodile Conflict
  27. Conservation Status of Marine Faunal Diversity in India: An Analysis on the Indian Wildlife (Protection Act) and IUCN Threatened Species
  28. Macro Faunal Assemblages of Carbyns Cove mangroves, South Andaman
  29. Status of Fauna in Mangrove Ecosystems of India