Plant and animal dynamics in Sundarban mangroves - An ecological study

K. Chakrabarti

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A Synthetic analysis of flora - fauna has been made for the mangroves of Sundarbans and other forest types of West Bengal, India. Mangrove Zone situated below the tide level was observed to be comparatively rich in genetic and specific diversity than other zones which are either frequently inundated or situated above the tide level. Generic diversity of the flora of Sundarbans mangrove was observed to be lower than that of North and South Bengal. Molluscs were found to be more diverse that of the Crustaceans, fish and other kinds of organisms. Generic diversities of trees, shrubs and herbs of South Bengal were observed to be higher than those of Sundarban mangroves but lower than those of North Bengal

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