• Ecology ofHeteromastus similis Southern 1921 (Polychaeta: Capitellidae) in the Vasishta Godavari estuary

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      Heteromastus similis ; fixed level transect sampling; high annual floods; organic pollution indicator

    • Abstract


      Ecology ofHeteromastus similis, capitellid, inhabiting the intertidal area of the Vasishta Godavari estuary has been studied for a period of 15 months. Its abundance and distribution in relation to the distance from the river mouth, tidal level, temperature, interstitial salinity, dissolved oxygen, sediment composition and organic matter in the sediment is discussed.

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      D Srinivasa Rao1

      1. Department of Zoology, Andhra University, Waltair - 530 003, India
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