Graphic pattern of foraminiferal dominance in nearshore region of central west coast of India

M.G.A.P. Setty, R. Nigam, N.V. Ambre


Within the inner neritic zone (0-55 m depth) along the central west coast of India, some foraminiferal groups such as Ammonia, Elphidium, Trochammina, Bulimina, Bolivina, Nonion, Nonionella and Florilus individually (total foraminiferal number) and collectively (total species number) are dominant. Their distribution pattern is shown graphically. The living/dead foraminiferal test ratio was found to be anomalous but the richness of foraminiferal number probably reflects the high organic productivity of the region


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