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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2015, Vol. 2, Issue 6, Part A

Reef dependent ichthyofauna of the Gulf of Kachchh, Gujarat, Western India


Author(s): Heena Parmar, Dashrathsinh Barad, Dishant Parasharya

Abstract: The coral reef environment are very productive of reef associated life comprising of algae, sponges, annelids, molluscs, crabs, prawns, echinoderms, fishes, sea turtles, birds and marine mammals with several other members of minor phyla. Out of total 34 phyla, 32 are reported from the marine ecosystem. The major representative of the chordate fauna is found from the class Pisces. The present study describes species diversity of reef fishes in some of the representative reef areas of the Gulf of Kachchh (Dwarka, Okha, Poshitra, Narara and Goose). This study was carried out from 2008 to 2014 during various biodiversity studies through visual census method. Total 35 genus and 41 species belonging to 27 Families were found in the reef area of Gulf of Kachchh.

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How to cite this article:
Heena Parmar, Dashrathsinh Barad, Dishant Parasharya. Reef dependent ichthyofauna of the Gulf of Kachchh, Gujarat, Western India. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2015; 2(6): 33-37.
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