Diversity of Ctenophores in the Sundarban Mangroves, Northern Indian Ocean


  • Zoological Survey of India, Protozoology Section, M Block, New Alipore, Kolkata – 700053
  • Zoological Survey of India, Protozoology Section, M Block, New Alipore, Kolkata – 700053
  • Zoological Survey of India, Protozoology Section, M Block, New Alipore, Kolkata – 700053
  • Zoological Survey of India, Protozoology Section, M Block, New Alipore, Kolkata – 700053




Bay of Bengal, Ctenophora, Beroe gracilis, Beroe ovata, Pleurobrachia pileus, Pleurobrachia globosa.


Four species of ctenophore viz., Pleurobrachia globosa Moser, 1903; Pleurobrachia pileus (O. F. Müller, 1776); Beroe ovata Bruguière, 1789 and Beroe gracilis Künne, 1939 were collected from the mangrove estuarine waters of Sundarban during winter monsoon survey conducted in January 2018. Of these species, Beroe gracilis Künne, 1939 is a new record from Bay of Bengal, Northern Indian Ocean. Pleurobrachia pileus was found to cause a swarm in Sundarban waters. The present study provides the description and distribution of four ctenophore species recorded in the study area.


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Jasmine Purushothaman, Zoological Survey of India, Protozoology Section, M Block, New Alipore, Kolkata – 700053





Alfisa Siddique, Zoological Survey of India, Protozoology Section, M Block, New Alipore, Kolkata – 700053




Aishee Bhowal, Zoological Survey of India, Protozoology Section, M Block, New Alipore, Kolkata – 700053




Kailash Chandra, Zoological Survey of India, Protozoology Section, M Block, New Alipore, Kolkata – 700053






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Purushothaman, J., Siddique, A., Bhowal, A., & Chandra, K. (2020). Diversity of Ctenophores in the Sundarban Mangroves, Northern Indian Ocean. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 120(2), 133–140. https://doi.org/10.26515/rzsi/v120/i2/2020/144245





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