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Surveillance of Gravel Attached Sea Anemone

Author Affiliations

  • 1Division of Marine Biology, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, The M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, 390002, Gujarat, INDIA
  • 2Division of Marine Biology, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, The M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, 390002, Gujarat, INDIA
  • 3Division of Marine Biology, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, The M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, 390002, Gujarat, INDIA

Res. J. Marine Sci., Volume 3, Issue (3), Pages 1-2, November,5 (2015)

Abstract

Sea anemone, Urticina cledenstina (Order: Actiniaria, Family: Actinidae, Genus: Urticina) is commonly found in the mid littoral zone at Vadodara-jhalaof the Saurashtra coast, Gujarat. Its presence in shallow tide pools in the intertidal zone makes them at risk to various environmental stresses during both low and high tide. The purpose of the present study is to provide evidence of the adaptive strategy of Utricina cledenstina for the survival against the environmental stresses. The adherence of the gravel and shell to the external surface of the organism is the survival peculiarity for imitating surrounding habitat. This facilitates the camouflage.

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