Comparative studies on the intertidal marine biodiversity of Macro benthos of Kachchh coastal region, Gujarat, India

  • R A Naz
  • G A Thivakaran
  • Jessen George
  • V Devi
  • Mithun L
  • S Suriyanarayanan

Abstract

The Gulf of Kachchh coast, western India is highly
rich in biodiversity. The present comparative study
has been undertaken to examine the intertidal biodiversity
(Macrobenthos) of the three different shores
of the Kachchh coast. The three different sites chosen
for the study area were Tragadi (Muddy coast),
Nana Layja (Rocky coast) and Luni (Sandy coast). The
study was done to find a comparatively more suitable
habitat coast and the highest number of diversity
species. A total of 15 live species of intertidal organisms
were recorded from the quadrates in the three sites.
Shannon-Wiener and Simpson’s diversity index, Margalef’s
richness index and Pielou’s evenness index were
calculated. The study concludes that amongst the three
sites, Nana Layja showed to have the highest species diversity
compared to the other two sites and the species
diversity list results showthatGastropodswere recorded
highest in number followed by Crustaceans in the three
sites.

Author Biography

Jessen George

The Gulf of Kachchh coast, western India is highly
rich in biodiversity. The present comparative study
has been undertaken to examine the intertidal biodiversity
(Macrobenthos) of the three different shores
of the Kachchh coast. The three different sites chosen
for the study area were Tragadi (Muddy coast),
Nana Layja (Rocky coast) and Luni (Sandy coast). The
study was done to find a comparatively more suitable
habitat coast and the highest number of diversity
species. A total of 15 live species of intertidal organisms
were recorded from the quadrates in the three sites.
Shannon-Wiener and Simpson’s diversity index, Margalef’s
richness index and Pielou’s evenness index were
calculated. The study concludes that amongst the three
sites, Nana Layja showed to have the highest species diversity
compared to the other two sites and the species
diversity list results showthatGastropodswere recorded
highest in number followed by Crustaceans in the three
sites.

Published
2016-12-28
How to Cite
NAZ, R A et al. Comparative studies on the intertidal marine biodiversity of Macro benthos of Kachchh coastal region, Gujarat, India. Bulletin of Environmental and Scientific Research, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 3-4, p. 11-15, dec. 2016. ISSN 2278-5205. Available at: <http://besr.org.in/index.php/besr/article/view/73>. Date accessed: 17 sep. 2019.
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