Distinctive Community Patterns With Exceptional Diversity of Polychaetes Around a Tectonically Active Archipelago in the Tropical Indian Ocean

  title={Distinctive Community Patterns With Exceptional Diversity of Polychaetes Around a Tectonically Active Archipelago in the Tropical Indian Ocean},
  author={Aiswarya Gopal and K. U. Abdul Jaleel and Usha V. Parameswaran and V. N. Sanjeevan and A. V. Saramma and Anilkumar Vijayan and Narayanane Saravanane and G V M Gupta and Maruthadu Sudhakar},
  booktitle={Frontiers in Marine Science},
Marine soft-sediments sustain functionally important benthic assemblages that are critical for remineralization of organic matter and supply of nutrients to the water column. While these assemblages are well studied along continental margins, investigations from insular margin that surround oceanic islands are very limited. This paper examines the distribution and standing stock of macrozoobenthos at 50, 100, and 200 m depth contours surrounding the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago in the… Expand
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