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Table 3 Checklist of benthic fauna recorded at stations 1–4, Pondicherry mangroves

From: The distribution and diversity of benthic macroinvertebrate fauna in Pondicherry mangroves, India

S. no Species Station 1 Station 2 Station 3 Station 4
  Polychaeta     
1 Capitella capitata - - + +
2 Marphysa macintoshi - - + +
3 Marphysa sp - + - +
4 Namalycastis indica + - + -
5 Nereis sp + + - +
6 Pseudonereis variegata - + - -
  Oligochaeta     
7 Pontodrillus litoralis - + - +
  Crustacea     
  Sessilia     
8 Balanus Amphitrite + + + +
9 B. variegatus - + + -
10 B. reticulatus - - + -
11 Callappa lophos - + - -
12 Cardisoma carnifex + + + +
13 Charybdis lucifera + + - -
14 C. feriata + + + -
15 C. granulta + - + -
16 Muradium tetragonum + + + +
17 Scylla serrata + + + +
18 S. tranquebarica + + + +
19 Selatium brockii + + + +
20 Portunus sanguinolentus + - - -
21 P. pelagicus + + - -
22 Thalamitta crenata + + - -
23 T. chaptali - + + -
24 Uca anulipes + + + +
25 U. triangularis - + + -
26 U. inversa - - + +
27 Metapograpsus latifrons + - - +
28 M. messor - - - +
29 Ocypode macrocera + + + -
30 O. platytarsis + + - -
31 Macropthalmus depressus + - - -
32 M. erato - + + -
  Amphipoda     
33 Cymadusa pathyi - - + +
34 Eriopisella sp + - - -
35 Eriopsia chilkensis + - - -
36 Grandidierella bonnieroides - - - +
37 G. pathyi - - - +
38 Isala montagui - - - +
39 Melita dentada - - + +
  Mollusca     
  Bivalvia     
40 Anadara granosa + + + +
41 A. rhombea + + + -
42 Bivalve spat - - + -
43 Crassostrea madrasensis + + + +
44 Cucullea cucullata + - - -
45 Donax faba + - - -
46 D. scortum + - - -
47 Mactra laevis - + - -
48 Marcia opima + - - -
49 Meretrix meretrix + + + +
50 M. casta + + + +
51 Perna viridis + + + -
52 P. indica + - - -
53 Scapharca inaequivalvis + - - -
54 Saccostrea cucullata + - + -
55 Modiolus metcalfei + - - -
  Gastropoda     
56 Cantharus tranquebaricus + + - -
57 Cassidula nucleus - - + +
58 Cerithidea cingulata + + + +
59 C. obtusa - + - -
60 Clithon oualaniensis + + - -
61 Herpetopoma sp + - - -
62 Melampus ceylonicus - - + +
63 Littorina melanostoma - - + -
64 Natica marochiensis + + + +
65 Nassarius pullus - - - +
66 N. stolatus + + + -
67 Neritina violacea - - + +
68 Polinices mammilla + + - -
69 Sinum neritoideum + - - -
70 Sphaerassiminea minuta - - + +
71 Telescopium telescopium + + + +
72 Thais bufo - + - -
73 Trochus radiatus + - - -
74 Turbo brunneus + - - -
75 Turritella attenuata + - - -
76 Vittina coromandeliana + + + -
  1. (+) Presence; (−) absence.