Ecology and Conservation of Tropical Marine Faunal Communities

  • K. Venkataraman
  • C. Sivaperuman
  • C. Raghunathan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Tropical Marine Faunal Communities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. P. Prabhakaran, N. G. K. Pillai, P. R. Jayachandran, S. Bijoy Nandan
      Pages 43-54
    3. Bhave Vishal, Apte Deepak
      Pages 63-79
    4. R. Rajasekaran, J. Fernando Olivia, V. Sekar, J. Suriya
      Pages 107-116
    5. P. Santhanam, N. Jeyaraj, J. Sivakumar, K. Jothiraj, T. Jayalakshmi, S. Ananth et al.
      Pages 117-136
    6. Tripathy Basudev, K. Sivakumar, John Sajan, Behera Satyaranjan, B. C. Choudhury
      Pages 137-146
    7. S. Kumaralingam, C. Sivaperuman, C. Raghunathan
      Pages 171-181
    8. Sadhukhan Koushik, C. Raghunathan, K. Venkataraman
      Pages 183-195
    9. C. Venkatraman, K. Venkataraman, Rajan Rajkumar, S. Shrinivaasu, P. Padmanaban, K. Paramasivam et al.
      Pages 197-212
    10. V. K. Meenakshi, S. Senthamarai
      Pages 213-229
    11. P. T. Rajan, C. R. Sreeraj
      Pages 231-243
    12. Mishra Subhrendu Sekhar
      Pages 245-260
    13. K. Rakesh Kumar, S. Parthasarathy, R. Rajaram
      Pages 283-296
    14. J. S. Yogesh Kumar, S. Geetha, R. Sornaraj
      Pages 297-310
    15. K. Behera Subrata, C. S. Kar, Behera Satyaranjan, John Sajan, K. Sivakumar, B. C. Choudhury
      Pages 311-321
  3. Ecology and Conservation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-331
    2. R. Raghuraman, C. Raghunathan, K. Venkataraman
      Pages 351-379
    3. P. Krishnan, Grinson George, Titus Immanuel, Malakar Bitopan-Malakar, A. Anand
      Pages 395-407
    4. Nair Aditi, Apte Deepak
      Pages 409-418
    5. P. Nammalwar, V. S. Gowri, S. Satheesh
      Pages 433-449
    6. John Sajan, B. M. Praveen Kumar, K. Sivakumar, B. C. Choudhury
      Pages 451-461
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 477-481

About this book


This book provides insights into various aspects of marine faunal communities in India, which are extremely diverse due to the geomorphologic and climatic variations along the Indian coasts. Consisting of 30 chapters by experts in their respective fields, it is divided into two parts:

·         Part I: Tropical Marine Faunal Communities

·         Part II: Ecology and Conservation

Part I highlights the diversity and distribution of Foraminifera; sponges associated with seagrass; Polychaeta; Opisthobranchia; oysters; copepods; horseshoe and brachyuran crabs; echinoderms; ascidians; fishes; fish parasites; and sea mammals. Topics of Part II include the status and environmental parameters of benthos; the status of coral reefs; the invasion of snowflake coral; the recovery of bleached corals; the socioeconomics and management of dugong; marine biodiversity conservation and management in India; the assessment of the marine fauna of the Indian Wildlife Protection Act; and marine biodiversity protected areas in India.

This book will serve as a valuable reference work for marine scientists, as well as for environmental managers and policy makers.


Andaman Biodiversity Conservation India Marine fauna Tropical Marine ecosystem

Editors and affiliations

  • K. Venkataraman
    • 1
  • C. Sivaperuman
    • 2
  • C. Raghunathan
    • 3
  1. 1.Zoological Survey of IndiaKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Zoological Survey of IndiaPort BlairIndia
  3. 3.Zoological Survey of IndiaPort BlairIndia

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