A total of 45 seaCoor sediments procured from shelf-slope region oA Chennai–Cuddalore in the Bay of Bengal and analyzed for ostracod population revealed the presence of 41 species in 30 genera. Based on the results, the dominant species include Cushmanidea spp., Actinocythereis scutigera, Caudites javanus,Neomonoceratina iniqua, Spinoceratina spinosa, Stigmatocythere spp., Tanella gracilis and Lankacythere spp. Shapes, sizes and sculpture of ostracod carapaces/valves reCect the textural characteristics of substrates displaying their preference of habitats along with other ecological factors such as temperature, salinity, pH and dissolved oxygen content which seem to positively inCuence the abundance of diverse ostracod population at various depths.
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