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  • Title
    Status review of Rocky plateaus in the northern Western Ghats and Konkan region of Maharashtra, India with recommendations for conservation and management
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Rocky plateaus in the northern Western Ghats and Konkan region are specialized habitats belonging to the general habitat category of Rock Outcrops. Their distribution and classification is presented here, with details of microclimate and edaphic features. Microhabitats on the rocky plateaus have been described along with characteristic species assemblages and changes in them due to biotic pressure. Ecological assessment of representative sites show high species richness and diversity (H). A review of current knowledge about endemic flora and fauna on the rocky plateaus shows a large number of endemic species of flora and fauna, of which many are regionally assessed as threatened. Localized diversification within floral and faunal genera is common and indicates active speciation. Most localities except those within protected areas are affected by biotic pressures and there is no specific legal protection for their rich biodiversity. The paper suggests needs for future research on the habitat and recommends conservation and management actions based upon the ecology of the habitat.
    Attribution
    Watve A. (2013). Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(5) pp. 3935-3962; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3372.3935-62
  • Title
    Some hydroids (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa: Hydroidolina) from the Konkan coast, Maharashtra, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    An account is given of eight hydroid species, assigned to five families, from three districts of the Konkan coast on the western coastline of India. All species are reported for the first time from the study area, while five of them are reported for the first time from the coastal state of Maharashtra. Identifications were based on morphological characters including hydrothecal shape, colony form, arrangement of hydrocladia, and polyp structure.
    Attribution
    Nagale P., Apte D. (2013). Journal of Threatened Taxa 13(5) pp. 4814-4818; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3484.4814-8