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Research Article, J Mar Biol Oceanogr Vol: 3 Issue: 4

Swarm of Salps in the Northern Arabian Sea During Winter Season of February 2011

Kannathasan A, Ezhilarasan P, Sampathkumar P* and Balamurugan K
1Divisions of Medicinal & Process Chemistry, CSIR- Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India
2Division of Parasitology, CSIR- Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India
3Division of Botany, CSIR- Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India
Corresponding author : Sampathkumar P
Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Faculty of Marine Sciences, Annamalai University, Parangipettai, Tamil Nadu- 608502, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: September 25, 2013 Accepted: November 20, 2014 Published: November 27, 2014
Citation: Kannathasan A, Ezhilarasan P, Sampathkumar P, Balamurugan K (2014) Swarm of Salps in the Northern Arabian Sea During Winter Season of February 2011. J Mar Biol Oceanogr 3:4. doi:10.4172/2324-8661.1000138

Abstract

 Swarm of Salps in the Northern Arabian Sea During Winter Season of February 2011

Samples were gathered to identify the diversity and distribution of salps in the Northern Arabian Sea during February 2011, the survey was made by FORV Sagar Sampada (Cruise No. 284). During the survey period, 15 species of the shops were identified among them the dominant species was Pegea confoederata with higher abundance followed by Metcalfina hexagone and Iasis zonaria. The abundance of salps was increased from south to north most stations and it was varied between 10.05 and 609.93ind.m-3.

Keywords: Distribution of salps; Environmental parameters; Northern Arabian Sea; Swarms of salps; Winter season

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