First evidence of aggregating sea anemone, anthopleura elegantissima (brandt, 1835) from the saurashtra coast, Gujarat

This communication reports the first documentation of the Actiniarian, Anthopleura elegantissima (Brand, 1835) which was found at mid littoral zone of Vadodra jhala, Saurashtra coast of Gujarat. Till date there are no records available on this species and its aggregation form in Indian waters. Interestingly, this species of anemone Anthopleura elegantissima known particularly for its aggressiveness, also display acrorhagi on contact with members of the same or other species.

Author: 
Pinal D. Shah, Nevya J. Thakkar and Pradeep C. Mankodi
Journal Name: 
Int J Inf Res Rev
Volume No: 
04
Issue No: 
08
Year: 
2017
Paper Number: 
2185
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