Diversity of Ctenophores in the Sundarban Mangroves, Northern Indian Ocean

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  • 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

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.26515/rzsi/v120/i2/2020/144245

Keywords:

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

Abstract

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

 

SCIENTIST D

ZOOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA

M BLOCK
NEWALIPORE
KOLKATA

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

PROTOZOOLOGY SECTION

CSIR, JRF

ZOOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA

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

DST, JRF

ZOOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA

KOLKATA

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

DIRECTOR

ZOOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA

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2020-06-30

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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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