• Benthic biocoenosis: influence of edaphic factors in the tropical mangroves of Cochin, Southern India

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    Abstract
    Biocoenosis of macrobenthic communities in relation to environmental and mangrove flora was studied in mangrove ecosystem of Cochin backwaters during 2010-2012 period. A total of 48 species in 45 genera belonging to 38 families of macrobenthos were collected with a mean numerical density of 1628 ± 2283 ind m −2. Malacostraca was the dominant taxa in terms of benthic density and diversity with 17 spp., then polychaeta , mollusca and others. The dominant species were amphipods Idunella sp. , Cheiriphotis geniculata , polychaete Dendronereis aestuarina , tanaid Ctenapseudes...
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