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Abstract

A looming chance of bio invasion by a bryozoan Amathia verticillata among the sea fan and seagrass population along Tamil Nadu coast: a case study.

Abstract

A rapid survey was carried out to evaluate the status of a diverging bryozoan Amathia verticillata (delle Chiaje 1822) around the natural milieu after their successions on artificial coastal defense structures Tamil Nadu coast. This research communicates its incidence with sea fan Subergorgia suberosa and seagrass Cymodocea serrulate, Halophila ovalis in the nearshore reef environment of Tuticorin coast, Tamil Nadu, India. Thus, the rare Colonization of bryozoan on the sea fan was unique and reported for the first time in India.