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A record of Mono-specific Carpets of Genus –Sinulariaon Coral reefs of the Gulf of Kachchh, Gujarat, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Gujarat Ecological Education and Research (GEER) Foundation, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 4, Issue (10), Pages 15-19, October,10 (2015)

Abstract

The present observation is confined to the coral reefs of the Gulf of Kachchh at the western coast of India. The observation describes occurrence of two large patches of soft coral belonging to genus Sinulariaon Mangunda reef and Paga reef at the Gulf of Kachchh (GoK). It was observed that the colonies of Sinulariasp completely surrounded other Scleractinians. The present observation indicates occurrence of Allelopathicphenomenon on reef habitat.

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