Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 46 Issue 1

Gorgonids off the southwest coast of India

Anita G. Mary and S. Lazarus

A survey conducted during 1997 indicated the availability of 15 species of gorgonids belonging to 5 families and 11 genera in the southwest coast off India between Kanyakumari and Vizhinjam. High demand as an export commodity and consequent indiscriminate exploitation using bottom set nets in the past have resulted in partial to near depletion of many gorgonid beds in this region.


Gorgonids off southwest coast of India

Date : 30-06-2004