First Report of Drupella cornus Röding, 1798 (Gastropoda: Muricidae), a Biological Indicator of Coral Reef Habitat of Lakshadweep Archipelago, India


  • Zoological Survey of India, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata – 700053, West Bengal
  • Zoological Survey of India, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata – 700053, West Bengal



Biological Indicator, Coral Bleaching, Coral Reef, Drupella cornus, Pocillopora verrucosa.


The present study infers that the impact of Drupella cornus Röding, 1798, particularly on the coral, Pocillopora verrucosa (Ellis and Solander, 1786) at Minicoy Island, Lakshadweep Archipelago, India. During the benthic reef monitoring in connection with the health of the reef ecosystem under Tourism Capacity Building project, it was identified as one of the biological indicators of the reef habitat. Further, the description and morphometric characters of the species were studied and presented in this paper.


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Marimuthu, N., & Tripathy, B. (2018). First Report of <I>Drupella cornus</I> Röding, 1798 (Gastropoda: Muricidae), a Biological Indicator of Coral Reef Habitat of Lakshadweep Archipelago, India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 118(1), 97–99.



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