Benthic macro polychaetes communities are important food source for most of the marine organisms. especially fishes in marine ecosystem. In the present study a survey on macro benthic polychaete was carried out in 9-different coastal areas. Results indicates that macro polychaetes are dominated diversed group .The maximum species diversity recorded due to high salinity. So the present study confirming that pollution in the intertidal coastal area directly affecting the species diversity as well as indirectly the fishery potential. Species diversity of benthic macro polychaetes of 70-species have been studied.
Pradnya D.Bandekar., Ulhas. G.Naik and Rathod J.L.2016, Benthic Macro Polychaete Diversity of Karwar Coast, Karnataka, India. Int J Recent Sci Res. 7(12), pp. 14568-14570.