Common Trace-Making Endobenthic Invertebrates

  • Chirananda DeEmail author
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The most commonly encountered trace-making endobenthic invertebrates, their general habits and habitats and over all geographic distribution patterns are addressed here. These organisms are overwhelmingly dominated by decapod crustaceans (mainly crabs). Some gastropods, bivalves, polychaetes and anomurans also produce distinctive traces and are prime associates of the decapods.


Trace Maker Tagelus Plebeius Faunal Zones Periophthalmus Ocypode 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Palaeontology DivisionGeological Survey of IndiaKolkataIndia

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