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Research Article, J Mar Biol Oceanogr Vol: 6 Issue: 3

A Report of Uncommon Sabellariid Polychaete Worm to Tropical Island Environment of Andaman Archipelago, Andaman Sea

P. M. Mohan*, M. Muruganantham and Vibha V. Ubare

Department of Ocean Studies and Marine Biology, Pondicherry University, Brookshabad Campus, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

*Corresponding Author : P. M. Mohan
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Received: July 17, 2017 Accepted: August 22, 2017 Published: August 28, 2017

Citation: Mohan PM, Muruganantham M, Ubare VV (2017) A Report of Uncommon Sabellariid Polychaete Worm to Tropical Island Environment of Andaman Archipelago, Andaman Sea. J Mar Biol Oceanogr 6:3. doi: 10.4172/2324-8661.1000179

Abstract

A Report of Uncommon Sabellariid Polychaete Worm to Tropical Island Environment of Andaman Archipelago, Andaman Sea

The present study focused on a detailed taxonomical work of the very old and rarely studied taxon Phragmatopoma. The intertidal region of Andaman Sea coastal environment studied for reef forming Sabellariidae worm and found out that a new species of reef forming sand castle worm Phragmatopoma ranganica, sp. nov. The species may be adapted in the tropical environment with their modified character and also it enlightens the probable climatic adaptation of a species.

Keywords: Phragmatopoma; Rangat; Rocky Coast; Andaman Sea; Indian Ocean

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