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Diversity and occurrence of nudibranchs in Thailand
Chavanich, S.; Viyakarn, V.; Sanpanich, K.; Harris, L.G. (2013). Diversity and occurrence of nudibranchs in Thailand. Mar. Biodiv. 43(1): 31-36. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s12526-012-0141-4
In: Marine Biodiversity. Springer: Heidelberg; Berlin. ISSN 1867-1616, more
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Keywords
    Distribution; Diversity; Substrates; Opisthobranchia [WoRMS]; ISEW, Thailand Gulf [Marine Regions]; Marine
Author keywords
    Nudibranch molluscs;

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  • Chavanich, S.
  • Viyakarn, V.
  • Sanpanich, K.
  • Harris, L.G.

Abstract
    The diversity and occurrence of nudibranchs were studied during a 10-year survey in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, Thailand. We recorded 96 species in 40 genera and 17 families at 0–20 m depth, which resulted in a total of 136 species in Thai waters in combination with previous studies. The largest group was the suborder Doridina (81 % of the species), followed by the suborder Aeolidina (15 %). The Chromodorididae, Phyllidiidae, and Discodorididae were the most dominant families. During the surveys, 39 % of the nudibranch species was found on coral rubble, 28 % on sand, 8 % on rock, and 25 % in association with sessile organisms.

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