Marine bryozoans of Gujarat and Maharashtra


  • Zoological Survey of India, M- Block, New Alipore, Kolkata – 700053, West Bengal
  • Zoological Survey of India, 130, Santhome High Road, Chennai – 600028, Tamil Nadu
  • St. Theresa College for Women, Ernakulam, Kochi – 682011, Kerala
  • National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management, Anna University Campus, Chennai – 600 025, Tamil Nadu



Gujarat, Maharashtra, Marine bryozoans, West Coast


Extensive field survey was conducted along the coast of Gujarat and in Maharashtra states during November 2015, 2016 and February 2016 respectively in selected reef localities. A total of 24 species of bryozoans belonging to 18 families were collected and identified. Of which eight species of bryozoans were recorded for first time in Indian coastal waters. More research should be encouraged in reef areas to throw more light on the marine bryozoan diversity in India.


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Venkatraman, C., Padmanaban, P., Louis, S., & Shrinivaasu, S. (2018). Marine bryozoans of Gujarat and Maharashtra. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 118(4), 389–404.





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