Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 54 Issue 2
First Report of Dendrophylliid coral Rhizopsammia verrilli from Andaman &Nicobar Islands
Tamal Mondal, C. Raghunathan and K. Venkataraman \ doi: 10.6024/jmbai.2012.54.2.01723-16
Reefs of Andaman & Nicobar Islands are formed by highly diverse hermatypic scleractinian corals and a few numbers of ahermatypic corals. The present study reports presence of Rhizopsammia verrilli van der Horst, 1922 under the genus Rhizopsammia Verrill, 1870 as a new record to Indian fauna,identified from Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The taxonomic description of newly reported azooxanthallate coral with its distribution is given in detail.
ahermatypic coral, Rhizopsammia, new record,Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Date : 01-02-2013