Zonation of molluscan assemblage at Kavaratti Atoll (Laccadives)

P.N. Namboodiri, P. Sivadas


Four major biomorphological zones were identified on Kavaratti Atoll for molluscan assemblage. While 45 species were found in the intertidal rocky shore, the inner reef platform and 28, the lagoon floor 19 and the intertidal sandy beach only one. It was observed that functionally similar but unrelated species lived together in the same habitat. The species were grouped according to their dietary habits


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