Loricate Ciliate Tintinnids in a Tropical Mangrove Wetland

Diversity, Distribution and Impact of Climate Change

  • Santosh Kumar┬áSarkar

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series (BRIEFSENVIRONMENTAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Santosh Kumar Sarkar
    Pages 1-6
  3. Santosh Kumar Sarkar
    Pages 7-61
  4. Santosh Kumar Sarkar
    Pages 63-88
  5. Santosh Kumar Sarkar
    Pages 89-102
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 103-106

About this book


This book is an integrated approach to present a detailed case study in order to address the taxonomic and ecological features of this planktonic choreotrich protists in an iconic tropical mangrove wetland - Sundarban. To identify each tintinnid species, emphasis is given with regards to taxonomic features accompanied by high resolution images. This work explores the interaction between man-induced stress and the  impact of climate change which is threatening the tintinnid biodiversity, and suggests, for example, remedial measures by adopting sound management strategies. Tintinnids  (Protozoa: Ciliata: Tintinnida) are a coherent group ecologically recognized as micro-zooplankton. They deserve  special attention because of their  unique biodiversity and  their  crucial, functional role in the marine food chain. This is a valuable reference source for students, researchers, policy planners and coastal managers engaged in the field of marine biology, microbial ecology and  marine bio-resources.


Algal bloom Community structure Heterotrophic protists Indian Sundarban Lorica Mangrove Microzooplankton Morphology Taxonomy Tintinnids

Authors and affiliations

  • Santosh Kumar┬áSarkar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Marine ScienceUniversity of CalcuttaCalcuttaIndia

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