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Title Marine faunal diversity in India : taxonomy, ecology and conservation / edited by Krishnamoorthy Venkataraman, Chandrakasan Sivaperuman
Published London ; San Diego, CA : Academic Press, [2015]
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Summary 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 nurserie
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Subject Animal diversity -- India.
Marine animals -- India.
Form Electronic book
Author Sivaperuman, C. (Chandrakasan)
Venkataraman, Krishnamoorthy
ISBN 012801962X
9780128019627