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2012 (Vol. 1, Issue: 2)
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Distribution of Macro Fouling Community in the Coastal Region of Pondicherry, India

R. Anand Babu, A. Yogamoorthi, R. Siva Sankar and T. Kaviarasan
Corresponding Author:  R. Siva Sankar 

Key words:  Barnacles, macro fouling, mussels, oyster, Pondicherry coast, , ,
Vol. 1 , (2): 147-149
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July 24, 2012 August 17, 2012 October 20, 2012
Abstract:

The study was undertaken to investigate the macro fouling fauna in the coastal area of Puducherry, India. A total of 8 species belong to different groups such as barnacles, mussels, Oysters and Tubicolous polychaetes. Barnacles made larger contribution followed by mussels, Tubicolous polychaetes and Oyster. Balanus balanus, Balanus amphitrite, Chthamalus stellatus, Lepas anatifera, Perna viridis, Crassostrea madrasensis, Tubicolous polychaetes, Modiolus and Oysters, were the prevalent macro foulers encountered in our coastal area. The rapid growth of macro fouling community in the coastal area giving an alarming signal of its capacity to cause potential biodiversity losses and ecosystem damages. Hence an urgent attention must be taken to control the fouling community in coastal area of Pondicherry.
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R. Anand Babu, A. Yogamoorthi, R. Siva Sankar and T. Kaviarasan, 2012. Distribution of Macro Fouling Community in the Coastal Region of Pondicherry, India.  International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 1(2): 147-149.
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