Field Guide to Coral and Coral Associates of A&N Islands

By: D.V. Rao

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Contents Foreword Preface Introduction 1 Reef formation 2 Life on coral reefs 3 Value of coral reefs 4 Coral reefs of A and N Islands 5 Faunal composition of reefs 6 Reef associates i Reef flora ii Reef fauna iii Corals iv Soft corals seafans and seawhips v Reef worms vi Crustaceans vii Molluscs viii Echinoderms ix Reef fishes x Turtles xi Sea snakes 7 Threats to the reefs of A and N Islands 8 Impact of earthquake and Tsunami on coral reefs References AnnexureFrom the preface As elsewhere the archipelago of Andaman and Nicobar Islands located between Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea are unique in supporting extensive coral reefs reputing the Andaman Sea as a coral paradise The reefs of these Islands with over 200 species of corals are harbouring more than 1000 species of colourful fish in addition to a large number of animal groups According to expert workers on this region there still exists a great number of undiscovered marine life including corals To enjoy the beauty of these marvelous reef denizens one should have a basic knowledge on various marine groups and their components It is not easy to identify the corals and their associate animals unless one is an expert in the various fields There is always a possibility of miss identification of faunal groups by common people Lack of any guide books on the corals and their associates of this region and over a decade of exploration of reef areas of these islands prompted the author to bring out this volume Keeping in view of the uniqueness of the reefs of these Islands an effort has been made to expose the underwater life through this illustrated guide on Corals and Coral Associate Fauna It is hoped that this guide book help in understanding and appreciate the marvels of reef ecosystem by amateur naturalists experts researchers swimmers snorkelers and SCUBA divers It is a difficult task to present in this guide all the corals and their associate fauna that inhabit this region Therefore brief information on corals and coral formation biology and ecology of associate animal groups with 571 colour photographs of common species which are frequently encountered are provided to convey the veracity of underwater world of reefs. Printed Pages: 283.

Title: Field Guide to Coral and Coral Associates of A&N Islands

Author Name: D.V. Rao

Categories: Zoology, India,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Kolkata, India, Zoological Survey of India: 2010

ISBN: 8181712455

ISBN 13: 9788181712455

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 040523

Keywords: Field Guide to Coral and Coral Associates of A&N Islands